Women's Forum 2020

14th Annual Women's Forum

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In honor of Women's History Month, Roanoke College will host the 
14th Annual Women's Forum throughout the month of March and April 2020

This annual celebration includes a variety of events such as films, lectures, discussions, exhibitions, and performances that feature or focus on women in areas across the liberal arts.
All events are non-ticketed, free and open to the public.
Please check back often, as events are continually added. 

More information also available at www.roanoke/edu/events


Patsy McDonald

  • Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m., Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom
    The Global Impact of the Early Twentieth Century American Suffragist Movement

Patsy McDonald, J.D. will discuss the suffragist movement, through the eyes of her grandmother, Catherine Flanagan, who protested at the White House with the “Silent Sentinels” in 1916.  McDonald will discuss how the destabilization of the early twentieth century ignited political and social upheavals that sought justice and equality of basic human rights for marginalized groups and how these same forces are at work today. 


  • Thursday, March 19, 7:00 p.m., Antrim Chapel
    Phi Beta Kappa Presents: The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide

    Dr. Valerie Hudson will discuss how a society’s choice to subjugate women has significant negative consequences, and wide-ranging implications for global security and development. Guided by an interdisciplinary approach, she will share how history - and data - reveal possibilities for progress.


  • SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, April 9, Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom
    Lauren Sisler, ESPN News reporter and Giles County graduate to share her personal story of family lost to drug addiction.

    This event is sponsored by the Delta Gamma Lecture in Leadership and Ethics. Check back for event updates.