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Feminist author Jewel Woods to present Perkins Lecture

Jewel Woods, feminist author and noted gender analyst, will speak Monday, March 21, as part of the Carol Ortman Perkins Lectureship Series.

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Media Relations Office News Release (3-2-2011)

Jewel Woods, feminist author and noted gender analyst, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Minnesota State University, Mankato as part of the Carol Ortman Perkins Lectureship Series. 

His lecture, scheduled for Ostrander Auditorium in the Centennial Student Union, is sponsored by the Women’s Center and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and is open free to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Woods, author of the book "Don't Blame It On Rio: The Real Deal Behind Why Men Go to Brazil for Sex," will speak on “Feminism and Masculinity: How to Be a Black Male Feminist,” focusing on the intersectionality of gender, race and class in a way that will help the audience understand how identities are formed within complex social systems.

Home-based in Ohio, Woods has been featured in numerous regional and national media, including such publications as Essence, Ebony and The Huffington Post. He is a frequent guest on radio and television commentary shows across the nation.

The Women's Center originated in 1978 in response to the need of a wide range of services and educational opportunities for women students. One of the center's primary activities is providing sexual violence awareness education and non-therapeutic support services for survivors of gender-based violence.

Those who want more information about the event may contact the Director of the Women’s Center, Wanda Viento, at (507) 389-6146 or      

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