Gender Studies celebrating 50th anniversary with day-long event

The Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Department’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebration will host a day-long event on March 24.

“Looking Back, Looking Forward: 50 Years of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at Pitt” will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 24 at William Pitt Union and Alumni Hall.

Founded as the Women’s Studies Program in 1972, it is one of the oldest women’s studies programs in the United States.

State Rep. La'Tasha Mayes, a graduate of the program, will give the keynote address at 6:30 p.m. at Alumni Hall, fifth floor.

Other sessions during the day include: “The Work of Creating Women's Studies at Pitt”; thematized intergenerational lunch conversations on “What Can We Learn Together?”; “From Women's Studies to Gender, Sexuality and Womens Studies”; and more.

Throughout the day, Lynne Layton Interns will be recording oral interviews and scanning documents outside the Lower Lounge in the William Pitt Union. The material will be added to the department’s Omeka database.

The last day to RSVP for this event is March 17. 50th Anniversary Celebration RSVP