Lincoln (Neb.) - Oct. 29, 1999 - "Out of the Shadows and Into the Light," a photo exhibit and lecture series Nov. 15-17 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will highlight the history of women in Nebraska.
The photo exhibit by Omaha artist David Helm features images of Nebraska women projected onto large screens and juxtaposed with quotations, data, and vignettes.
The lecture series will present a variety of perspectives on women's lives in Nebraska. The topics range from women who make quilts to those who make laws; from women who have lived here for centuries, to those who were homesteaders, and to still others who have just recently arrived; and from women who perform exceptionally in the arts to those who excel on the sports field.
"The event is exciting because it combines an innovative and captivating photo exhibit with informative and entertaining stories about the experiences of Nebraska women," said Steven Willborn, an NU law professor who is helping organize the event.
The exhibit and lectures - sponsored by UNL, the Nebraska Commission on the Status of Women and the Nebraska Women's Foundation - will be held in the ballroom of the Nebraska Union, 1400 R St., and are free and open to the public. The photo exhibit is open Nov. 15 to 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The lecture schedule follows:
Nov. 15 - 11 a.m., Tonia Tauke, Nebraska volleyball player, "Sports, Title IX and Nebraska Women"; 2 p.m., Georgia Stevens, UNL professor and extension specialist, "The Role of Women in Nebraska Families."
Nov. 16 - 11 a.m., Charlene Porsild, UNL assistant history professor and assistant director of humanities, "Nebraska Women: Hidden in History"; noon, Patricia Cox Crews, UNL professor of textiles, clothing and design, and director of the International Quilt Study Center, "Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers: Continuity and Change"; 1 p.m., Colette Masp, UNL McNair Scholar, enrolled member of Northern Cheyenne nation, "The Voice of the Native American Female in Nebraska"; 2 p.m., Peggy Holloway, assistant dean, UNL College of Fine and Performing Arts, "Nebraska Women Making Music"; 4 p.m., Ann Mari May, UNL associate professor of economics, "Working Women in Nebraska"; 6 p.m., Nebraska state Sens. LaVon Crosby and DiAnna Schimek, "Women in Politics in Nebraska."
Nov. 17 - 11 a.m., Maria Dan Vu, director, Asian Community
and Cultural Center, "Southeast Asian Women in Nebraska"; noon.
Teresita Aguilar, associate professor, UNL Center for Curriculum
and Instruction, "Women and Multicultural Education in Nebraska";
2 p.m., Linda Ray Pratt, professor and chair, UNL English
department, "Literature and Nebraska Women: Tillie Olsen's Omaha
Heritage"; 4 p.m., Judge Janice Gradwohl, UNL adjunct law
professor, "Women Lawyers and Judges in Nebraska"; 6 p.m., Karen
McWilliams, Calvert Elementary School teacher, "African-American
Women and Spirituality: A Personal Perspective."
For questions regarding these releases, contact:
(402) 472-8514, Fax: (402) 472-7825