University of Leicester eBulletin

University of Leicester Academic is Keynote Speaker at Women's Day Event

March 2003
No 75

A University of Leicester academic is a keynote speaker at a celebration of International Women's Day

Dr Gillian Youngs from the University of Leicester's Centre for Mass Communication Research will be the keynote speaker at 'Leicestherday' on March 7.

Dr Youngs has a diverse professional and academic background including spells as a journalist and communications consultant. She has a special interest in International Relations and the International political economy, particularly when viewed from women's perspectives.

As a launch co-editor of the International Feminist Journal of Politics and a member of the UK-based Women Studies Network, Dr Youngs has a great interest and knowledge of many issues facing women.

Leicestherday features a full day of speeches, discussions and workshops designed to highlight some of the issues surrounding International Women's Day, which marks the struggle of women through the decades. The event was started by German socialist Klara Zetkin in 1911 and originally consisted of a series of marches and strikes.

NOTE TO NEWSDESK: The event takes place at the Ramgarhia Centre, Ulverscroft Road and further information is available from Penny Waterfield on 0116 257 5615, or www.leicestherday.org.uk

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