University of Leicester Academic is Keynote Speaker at Women's Day Event
University of Leicester academic is a keynote speaker at a celebration of
International Women's Day
Gillian Youngs from the University of Leicester's Centre for Mass Communication
Research will be the keynote speaker at 'Leicestherday' on March 7.
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.
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.
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
The event takes place at the Ramgarhia Centre, Ulverscroft Road and further
information is available from Penny Waterfield on 0116 257 5615, or
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