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Description: Celebrate United Nations Day 2018 with Beth Blissman, Ph.D., who will dive into SDG 5 (achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and explore progress towards ensuring that all women and girls around the world get the nutrition, health care, education and opportunities they need to flourish. Beth and the staff at Loretto at the UN are active in the Committee on the Status of Women NGO, as well as the Working Group on Girls. Beth Blissman is the United Nations representative for the Loretto Community. She brings over 25 years of experience in higher education with a specialization in community engagement. She received her Ph.D. from University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, specializing in religion and social change. From 2000-2016, Beth served as director of the Bonner Center for Service and Learning at Oberlin College and Conservatory. The Loretto Community was founded in 1812 by three spunky lay women and a Belgian priest. Widely involved in education specifically for girls and women, the Loretto Community continues to express its commitment to both social and ecological justice through its work at the United Nations. See both http://www.lorettocommunity.org and http://lorettoattheun.org/ This event is sponsored by Carney Latin American Solidarity Archive (CLASA) and co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, & the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – Detroit Branch. Detroit Mercy is at 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit MI 48221. Both venues are very near the McNichols entrance. Free parking. For info contact Dr. Gail Presbey at 313-993-1124, or by email at presbegm@udmercy.edu. Consult our website to download color flyers at: http://udmercy.edu/clasa This event counts toward the Emerging Leaders Program [+ 1 Engagement & Learning Event]. Note: Dr. Blissman will speak at 2:30 pm in C and F 138; she will repeat her talk in the evening at 6:45 p.m. in CHP 124.
Location: Commerce & Finance 138
Contact: Gail Presbey
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: University_Services
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 5:43pm GMT