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Women's Studies Advisory Board Dinner/Lecture
"Woman Suffrage: the First Campaign, Kansas 1867 - Learn the Story, Remember it, Tell it"
By Jan Dreiling
Thursday, March 5, 2015 5:30pm
Manhattan Country Club 

With the aid of the 1867 photographs of Alexander Gardner and the political cartoons of the times, Dreiling will tell the story of the first campaign for woman suffrage in the United States, the obstacles and the outcomes.  She will tell about the proponents who traveled from the East to convince the voters (the male voters!) to make Kansas the first state where women could vote – Lucy Stone and husband, Henry Blackwell, Olympia Brown, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  She will tell about the Kansas advocates of woman suffrage – Samuel Wood, Charles Robinson, and Clarina Howard Nichols.  She will tell of their optimism, their courage and their betrayal.  She will tell you why this story should never be forgotten.After graduating from Kansas State University, with a Sociology BA with a minor in History, 1966; Sociology MA 1969, Dreiling earned a Juris Doctorate at the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1980. Elected Associate District Judge for Washington County, OK, in 1982, Dreiling served in that position until she was elected District Judge in 2002. As a trial judge, she presided over criminal, civil, probate, juvenile, domestic and mental health cases. She was the first woman to serve as President of the Oklahoma Judicial Conference (1999), Administrative District Judge of the NE Judicial District (2004-2006) and Chair of the Assembly of Presiding Judges (2005 and 2006). She retired from the bench in December 2006, returning to private practice in the firm Selby, Connor, Maddux and Janer in Bartlesville, OK. Dreiling specializes in estate planning and probate. Through Oklahoma State University, Dreiling teaches adult continuing education classes in Bartlesville and Tulsa about the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States.  DINNER COST IS $45 AND RSVP IS REQUIRED BY FEBRUARY 27, 2015 AT 5:30PM. Contact Kim Garver at 785-532-5738 for more details.

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Why You Don't Know about Woman Suffrage and What You Need to Know"
By Jan Dreiling 
Friday, March 6, 2015 10:30am
Hale Library Hemisphere Room

Through the use of political cartoons of the 19th century, Dreiling will present the obstacles faced by early proponents of woman suffrage when women first began asking that the voting privilege be extended to them in 1848.  Dreiling will discuss the reality of what was known as “woman’s sphere,” including the limited right of women to freedom of speech, the exclusion of women from higher education and most professions, the limited job opportunities of women, and the absence of married women’s legal rights.After graduating from Kansas State University, with a Sociology BA with a minor in History, 1966; Sociology MA 1969, Dreiling earned a Juris Doctorate at the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1980. Elected Associate District Judge for Washington County, OK, in 1982, Dreiling served in that position until she was elected District Judge in 2002. As a trial judge, she presided over criminal, civil, probate, juvenile, domestic and mental health cases. She was the first woman to serve as President of the Oklahoma Judicial Conference (1999), Administrative District Judge of the NE Judicial District (2004-2006) and Chair of the Assembly of Presiding Judges (2005 and 2006). She retired from the bench in December 2006, returning to private practice in the firm Selby, Connor, Maddux and Janer in Bartlesville, OK. Dreiling specializes in estate planning and probate. Through Oklahoma State University, Dreiling teaches adult continuing education classes in Bartlesville and Tulsa about the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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"Every Two Minutes" A Documentary Film
March 12, 2015 at 4pm
Leadership Studies Building Town Hall Room

From the perspective of those who have dedicated themselves to helping sexual assault survivors, the documentary film "Every Two Minutes," aims to bring awareness to this silent issue by highlighting the people, organizations, and resources that give hope to a society in need. Presented by SafeZone and the CARE Office

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"Different Motives for Those Who Batter and the Link to Human Trafficking" By Dorothy Stucky Halley
Thursday, March 12, 2014 at 3pm
K-State Union Little Theatre

Dorthy Stucky Halley is a licensed Master Social Worker and director of the Victims Services Division in the Kansas Attorney Generals offiice.  This is the first Tony Jurich Lecture on Social Justice presented by the Marriage & Family Therapy Program.

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"Autobiography by Indirection: The Debt-Bound Daughter of Ingratitude"
By Erin Khue Ninh
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 4pm
Leasure Hall Room 013

When literary critic erin Khue Ninh took up the study of intergenerational conflict--or more precisely, what it costs to produce a high-achieving, model minority child--she turned predictably to Asian American novels, shorts stories, and autobiographies. But measuring each argument was the memory of her own family, and driving each sentence the wish to save her own life, or someone else's.


erin Khue Ninh received her Ph.D. from Berkeley, and is now an Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2013, her monograph, Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature received the Literary Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. This event is sponsored by Women's Studies and the English Department and is free and open to the public.

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The Center For Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE)
"Shatter The Silence"
April 6, 2014 at 12pm
Holton Hall Room 206

Shatter the Silence Lunch Hour is named in recognition of the cultural norms that encourage individuals to stay silent about the issues of sexual violence. Kansas State University, has and always will, place the safety of its students as a top priority. Silence will never be an acceptable response to sexual violence in the K-State community and these lunch hours are a reflection of that standard. Attendees will be able to speak with the CARE coordinators at each meeting, provide feedback on the meeting's topic and voice concerns. Shatter the Silence Lunch Hour is a forum for community dialogue on the first Monday of every month. The lunch hour will be in the CARE office, 206 Holton Hall, and provide a safe and affirming place for any community member who would like to be part of the conversations happening about sexual violence on college campuses.