Few U.S. citizens recognize the significance of March 8th and it's globally recognized holiday as the celebration of International Women' day (IWD). Experiencing it's centenary in 2011, the way the holiday is currently celebrated, the way it is globally perceived and most importantly, how the day has evolved from it's roots in socialist Germany, raised numerous questions. For nearly a year, Dr. LeSavoy has been working to address these questions with the assistance of a history graduate student, that contributed historical context to support this project's larger goals. This research offers insight to IWD and it's impact on women's activism in Soviet and post-Soviet society. The subject would benefit both historian and gender studies student interested in learning more about life in the Soviet Union and a very important holiday that is devoted to the celebration of women unaware of the day's existence.
|Presenter:||Garrett Jordan (Graduate Student)|
|Time:||1:35 pm (Session III)
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