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‘Texting, Tattling, Leadership and Lies’ workshop set March 10

Posted March 3, 2011

The Idaho State University Professional Women organization, ISU WeLEAD and the ISU Anderson Center will present the workshop, "Texting, Tattling, Leadership and Lies," a workshop with Candace Rosovsky, a national leader in women and gender studies.

The free workshop open to the public is part of the ISU Art of Gender in Everyday Life VIII Conference and will be held 1-2:45 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Rendezvous Complex Suites A, B and C.

A complete listing of all conference events can found on the Anderson Center website, www.isu.edu/andersoncenter.

This workshop, through interactive and creative small-group projects, will explore the ways in which people engage in conflict, navigate power, and manipulate our social or professional status, particularly in same-sex or identity-based groups.

Rosovsky has been involved in issues of women and gender studies since the 1970s, when a small group of community college students asked her help in starting the first women's organization on their campus. Since then, she has taught women's studies at the University of Washington, University of Cincinnati and Vanderbilt University and directed two university Women’s Centers: Middle Tennessee State University's June Anderson Women’s Center and the Women’s Center at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo (UHH).

Balancing her belief that we are best served by an equal appreciation for the arts and a commitment to social justice and systemic change, she is both a published poet and a tireless advocate for women and under-represented groups, developing programs and workshops on race and gender, Safe Zone, the advancement of women in higher education, women working with women, and women’s leadership.

 Rosovsky has served on state and national advisory boards and commissions and, from 2008-2010, served as co-chair of the National Women's Studies Association Women’s Centers Committee and on the NWSA Governing Council.

For additional information, please contact the Anderson Center at 282-2805. A complete listing of all Women's History Month events can be found at the Center’s website: www.isu.edu/andersoncenter.

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