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Final Events to be Held in Irwin Chair Series

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Posted March 15, 1996
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The Jane Watson Irwin Chair Series, which brings distinguished lecturers to Hamilton, will close this year's series with a workshop from an accomplished educator and a lecture from a long time activist.

Dr. Felice Yeskel, one of the region's foremost educators on issues of economic and social class, will hold a workshop on Tuesday, March 26, at 4:15 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn at Hamilton College. The workshop, "The Growing Divide: Inequality and the Roots of Economic Insecurity," is free and open to the general public. Refreshments will also be served.

Yeskel, who teaches in the Social Justice Program and directs the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, is co-founder of SHARE THE WEALTH. The organization helps to raise awareness of growing economic inequality in the U.S.

The workshop is the fifth event in this year's Irwin Chair Series. It is co-sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty and the Faculty Women's Committee.

Nancy Ordover, a long-time activist in the movement to stop violence against women, will give her lecture on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Red Pit of the Kirner-Johnson Building. Her lecture, "Eugenics, the Gay Gene and the Science of Backlash," is free and open to the general public.

Ordover is currently working against California's Proposition 187 and preserving affirmative action. She is completing her dissertation and teaching in ethnic studies at the University of California-Berkeley. She is also a member of the Socialist Review collective.

This is the final event in the Irwin Chair series. Co-sponsored by the Kirkland Project for the Study of Gender, Society and Culture, the Rainbow Alliance, Women's Studies and others.

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