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01/20/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/20/2017 23:18

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Lisa Maatz

A leading figure on issues of gender and equity
ATHENS, Ohio (January 20, 2017)-Lisa Maatz, an Ohio University alumna, understands what the 2016 presidential election means for women in America. Maatz doesn't see the results as a parlor game, often played behind the scenes and leaving women - blacks and Hispanics, too - to wonder aloud if they have an uneven access to the board. She will tell you that few topics are as pressing today as race and gender.

Maatz, vice president for Government Relations at American Association of University Women (AAUW), will bring her grass-roots perspective to OHIO about what the new climate on race and gender might look like in the Trump era. The question is: Should women be concerned?

Attend a talk with Maatz, moderated by Lilli Sher, as part of the 90 Minutes Series on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Morton Hall, 201.

Education beyond the Scripps school's classrooms
In an effort to bring issues that matter to campus, the '90 Minutes' series is building partnerships across the university community that will bring diverse speakers to campus.

The series creates discussion about politics, racism, sexism and global topics. The purpose is to expose students - all students on campus - to men and women who have faced adversity or who have seen injustice happen but have stepped forward to address those wrongs.

We are hopeful that everybody who attends one of these events will come away with a more enlightened and informed view.

Sponsored by: OU APSE; The Scripps Hispanic Network; Housing and Residence Life; Office of Student Affairs; E.W. Scripps School of Journalism; Scripps College Diversity Committee; Office of Diversity and Inclusion; The LGBT Center; Honors Tutorial College; Center for Law, Justice and Culture; Office of the Provost; The OU Police; The Resident's Action Council and the Political Science Department.

-From staff reports