The Texas Tech University Women’s Studies Program is celebrating an extended Women’s History Month by showcasing women past, present and future. Taking inspiration from the National Women’s History Project 2012 theme “Women's Education - Women's Empowerment”, we honor women who helped and are continuing to help create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations. Throughout the month of March, we will test your knowledge of history of women and women’s achievements through an online trivia game.
For a calendar of events, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/EventCalendar.php
1. As vice president of the United Farm Workers, what woman has been vital in speaking for civil and economic rights for farm workers throughout the U.S.?
2. When did Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 go into effect, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded school programs and activities?
3. What woman was invited to teach nuclear physics at Princeton University, even though no female students were allowed to study there?
4. What woman served as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, freeing hundreds of southern slaves and leading them to safety in the North? A $40,000 reward was offered for her capture.
5. What woman is credited with helping free more than 2,000 Chinese women and children smuggled into San Francisco to be sold as slaves?
For answers to today’s quiz go to the Women’s Studies Program web site at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies/events_womenshistory.php
The Women’s Studies Program is a part of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.
CONTACT: Patricia Earl, coordinator, Women’s Studies Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335, or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also join our group page on Facebook: Texas Tech University Women's Studies Program.
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All Day Event
Event Date: 4/30/2012
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