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Womyn's Resource Center to Host Bruncheon

Jumet to Discuss Women's Role in Protests in Egypt

Written by: Jessica Bates '20, PR Intern

Utica College’s Womyn’s Resource Center will host its annual Womyn's Herstory Month bruncheon on Sunday, March 3 at 12 noon.

Dr. Kira Jumet, assistant professor of government at Hamilton College, will be the keynote speaker. Jumet will address this year’s theme of "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence" by discussing the role of women in the Arab Spring protests that occurred in Egypt.

The Bruncheon will be held in the Library Concourse. This event is free for Utica College students, $10 for UC faculty and staff, and $15 for general community members. Students can RSVP for this event at https://goo.gl/forms/aIfxbm3cIHW2KpnD3. Faculty, staff, and community members interested in attending can purchase tickets at https://uticatickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx.

Jumet earned her bachelor's in international relations and Middle East studies from Brown University, her master's in Middle East studies from the American University in Cairo, and her doctorate in political science from Rutgers University. Her research focuses on protest mobilization leading up to and during the 2011 and 2013 Egyptian uprisings, including the relationship between emotions and protest participation. Jumet is the author of a recently published book, “Contesting the Repressive State: Why Ordinary Egyptians Protested During the Arab Spring.” She previously was the director of development at the American Iranian Council and has taught at the College of Staten Island, Rutgers University, and Marymount Manhattan College.

The K. Della Ferguson Womyn's Resource Center was established in 1990 with the mission of empowerment and growth of all women through education and mutual support. The Center addresses the wide range of issues that women of all ages, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and lifestyles face on a daily basis. The Center also addresses issues of social justice that affect not only women, but other genders and children as well.
For more information, contact womynsrc@utica.edu.

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