Clarkdale AZ (October 8, 2016) – While Arizona was considered ahead of its time in giving women the right to vote and hold office while a still a territory and then formally in 1912 by a citizens initiative proposed amendment to the Arizona Constitution, legislation introduced over the past few years might make one wonder if there is a war on women’s rights in Arizona. The status of women’s rights in Arizona is the subject of the October 17 League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley voter education program.
“Women’s Rights in Arizona: History, Legislation, Threats and Opportunities” will be addressed by featured speaker, Frances Julia Riemer, Ph.D., According to Reimer, “While women in Arizona have made real progress in jobs and education, wages won’t catch up to men’s until 2044, and women still make up only 1/3 of the state legislators.”
The presentation will be given twice: from 9-10:30AM at Yavapai College Sedona Center, 4215 Arts Village Drive, and again from 12-1:30 at Yavapai College, 601 W. Black Hills Dr., Clarkdale, Rm G106. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Frances Julia Riemer is Associate Faculty and former Director of Northern Arizona University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and professor of Educational Foundations. She is an educational anthropologist who has conducted ethnographic research in the US, Africa, and Latin America. Her research focuses on gender, development and sustainable communities, change and issues of equity and access, and culture and social organization of community, school, and workplace. Dr. Riemer is the author of Working at the Margins: Moving off Welfare in America, co-editor of Qualitative Research: An Introduction to Methods and Designs, and author of book chapters and articles in Critical Education, Action in Teacher Research, Critical Education, and Anthropology and Education Quarterly. She is a Fulbright Fellow affiliated with the University of Botswana, and recipient of a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, an Elva Knight Research grant, an Arizona Board of Regents Innovation Fund for Learner-Centered Education grant, and a Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, contact Barbara Litrell, 649-0135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.