Date: September 23, 1999
Contact: Elizabeth Leonard
Phone: (207) 872-3273
"Whose Problem Is It Anyhow?" is the question that panelists will explore in a program about sexual assault that will be presented at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, in the Robins Room, Roberts Building, at Colby College. Panelists include Chief Justice Daniel Wathen, Attorney General Andrew Ketterer, Representative Julie O'Brien of Augusta and sexual assault survivor and activist Cynthia Yerrick. The event inaugurates the 18th year of the Women's Studies Colloquia lecture series.
Topics covered in the panel discussion will include the victim's perspective, the lifelong effects of sexual abuse and assault, prosecution of offenders, current laws, the difficulty of proof and sentencing practices. A half-hour question and answer period will follow the panel discussion. A reception will follow the event.
For more information contact Rape & Crisis Prevention at 872.0601 or Elizabeth Leonard, director of Colby's Women's Studies program, at 872.3273.
Additional Women's Studies Colloquia events scheduled for the fall semester include: "Elegiac Intimacy: Mourning and Voice in Sidney Herbert's 'To the Angell Spirit'" on Thursday, October 28; "Women's Hair, Women's Power, and the Nature of Resistance" on Thursday, November 11; "'In Indian Ink': Gender and Politics in the Anglo-Indian Romance 1880-1900" on Thursday, November 18; and "'Hegemonic Motherhood': Deviancy Discourses and Employed Mother's Accounts of Out-of-School-Time Issues" on Thursday, December 2. All are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in the Whitney Room, Roberts Building, and all are open to the public free of charge