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IU Northwest Women's Studies conference to host presentation by anti-pornography activist Prof. Gail Dines on March 12

On Thursday, March 12, the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Indiana University Northwest will celebrate Women's History Month by hosting the Celebrating Our Students Conference from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Library Conference Center Rooms 105 A, B and C. The keynote speaker for this event will be Wheelock College Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies Gail Dines, Ph.D., a leading anti-pornography activist and coauthor of the 1998 book "Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality."

Prof. Dines will deliver the address "Sexy or Sexist? Images of Women and Men in Popular Culture," beginning at 1 p.m. Prior to a noontime RSVP luncheon, the women's studies department will feature research presentations from students beginning at 9 a.m.

Dines received her Ph.D. from Salford University in England. She is co-editor of the bestselling media textbook "Gender, Race and Class in Media" (2nd edition, Sage, 2002), which is used at more than 200 colleges across the country. Her numerous articles on pornography, the media and violence have appeared in academic journals and books, as well as in magazines and newspapers such as Newsweek, Time, Working Woman, The New York Times, USA Today, and others, and she has also appeared on several popular talk shows. Dines is a founding member of Stop Porn Culture, an international movement against pornography.

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies at IU Northwest invites the campus community to come out on Thursday, March 12, to celebrate the accomplishments of the department's talented student scholars and to learn more about a timely and important subject.



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