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Meeting Rooms A & C
Premieres Tuesday, March 24 at 11:30 am
In the early twentieth century, gender roles impacted the citizens of Grover's Corners in every aspect of their lives. More than a century later, women's roles have expanded, yet women are still underrepresented in leadership positions. Laura Merrifeld Wilson, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Indianapolis, will discuss how historical expectations for women still affect their participation in government roles today. Dr. Wilson, a specialist in gender politics, campaigns and elections, and state government, will share her research on women's roles in politics and how historical assumptions about women's work impact female representation in government. She will also discuss changes that society should make to encourage more women to run for office.
Celebrate the women who are making history in the Wabash Valley. This year, honor Sister Barbara Battista, a physician's assistant, social justice advocate, feminist, and Justice Promoter for the Sisters of Providence. Battista will share the crossroads of her experiences and discuss how she is living a life of service with her faith community.
Ages 5-19: Master acting techniques and practice your improvisational skills through creative games and verbal exercises. Led by two local actors, this workshop will keep you moving and stretch your imagination.
Start your day with a relaxing 30-minute mindful yoga and meditation session led by Kris Aninger, a certified yoga instructor. Kris focuses on trauma-informed yoga, which seeks to create a safe, sensitive environment for students to learn to connect with their breath, be aware of intention, and be present in the current moment. The session will be appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners. Yoga mats will be provided, or you may bring your own.