Northern Visionaries: Women's Leadership and Activism in Thunder Bay 1960-2000

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
Event Location: 
ATAC 1005
Event Fee: 
Free. All are welcome
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Steven Jobbitt, History; Dr. Jennifer Chisholm, Women's Studies
Event Contact Phone: 
1-807-343-8305, History; 1-807-343-8059, Women's Studies

About the Event

This panel highlights graduate student research at Lakehead University in History and in Women’s and Social Justice Studies. Looking in particular at the role that feminists played as leaders and activists in the region between 1960 and 2000, the lectures highlight the ways that women from the Lakehead intervened in their communities in an effort to both imagine and construct a better and more equitable world. The session begins with Mary Francis Maarup’s paper "Women's Leadership at the Lakehead in the 1960s" and concludes with a joint presentation by Sarah Somerville and Jennifer Blenkarn titled "Writing Feminist Resistance: The Northern Woman’s Journal, Rural Feminist Pathways, and Grassroots Social Change."

About the Speakers

Mary Francis Maarup is an MA student in History, and Sarah Somerville and Jennifer Blenkarn are MA students in the Social Justice Studies program with a specialization in Women's Studies.

Northern Visionaries