The Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon presents “Women’s Rights in a Global World,” the 2010-11 inaugural series of the Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. This yearlong series of lectures, symposia, workshops, and other events focuses on the continuing struggles for women’s rights and is intended to inspire new scholarship and activism on women’s rights. It grows out of CSWS’s historical mission: to generate research on women and gender and to disseminate that research to a broader feminist community. The Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is a bequest of the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences and School of Law.
Women’s Opportunity Worldwide (W.O.W.) is a vital part of this effort, helping us to bridge college and community, theory and practice, and to build and strengthen feminist theory and activism.
This blog will bring together scholars, students, and activists to discuss issues, events, and ideas related to women’s rights in a global world.