Feminist author, podcaster to kick off Women’s History Month at PSU

Women’s History Month will kick off at Pittsburg State University on March 1 with a lecture from a national speaker as part of the long running Women in Government Lecture Series. 

April Young Bennett, author of the “Ask a Suffragist” book series, host of the Religious Feminism Podcast, and a writer for the Exponent II, will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center, 302 E. Cleveland Ave. 

Bennett, who by day works for the Office of Emerging Infections for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, began studying the lives of suffragists to inform her fight for gender equality within her modern-day patriarchal religious community. She was an organizer for the activist organization Ordain Women and an advocate for better state and federal laws that affect children and families, addressing the wage gap, healthcare, education, and juvenile justice.  

In her address, Bennett will share what can be learned from the first feminists, as well as other meaningful insights into women’s empowerment and leadership. 

The lecture is part of the Pitt State Women in Government Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. It is hosted by University Advancement and Pitt State Women and Gender Studies Program.  

“Ask a Suffragist” can be purchased in the University Book Store and can be signed by Bennett after the event. 

About the Women in Government Lecture Series 

The Women in Government Lecture Series was established through a gift from the Helen S. Boylan Foundation to the PSU Foundation in 2001. Past speakers have included Laura Bush, Soledad O’Brien, Tina Tchen, Dr. Jackie McClaskey, Helen Thomas, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, and more. 

Learn more: www.bicknellcenter.com/events/women-in-goverment.html