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"WOMEN AND JUSTICE" LECTURE SERIES TO BE HELD AT ODU MARCH 20-24

In celebration of Women's History Month, Old Dominion University will offer a weeklong Women and Justice Lecture Series from Monday to Friday, March 20-24. It is free and open to the public.

The series is sponsored by the ODU National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, the College of Arts and Letters, the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, the Women's Center, the Department of Women's Studies and In Support of Children.

The following lectures are scheduled:

Monday, March 20
"Women and Criminal Justice," featuring Laura Moriarty, president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; Robbie T. Cross, ODU Office of Public Safety; Jo G. Holland, regional administrator, Virginia Department of Corrections; and Paula Bruns, attorney. They will provide a general overview of women in criminal justice from 7:10-9:30 p.m. in the Virginia Beach Room of Webb University Center.

Tuesday, March 21
"Women as Law Enforcement and Corrections Professionals," featuring Benita Diggs and Danielle Avery of the Norfolk Police Department; and Patricia Terrangi and Valorie DaCosta of the Indian Creek Correctional Center, Virginia Department of Corrections. They will discuss the conventional barriers for women in the law enforcement and corrections professions from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the Potomac River Room of Webb University Center.

"Gendered Violence," featuring ODU faculty members Dianne Carmody and Karen Polonko; and Candace Feathers of the Virginia Department of Social Services. They will address gender inequality, violence against women, sex discrimination and sexual exploitation of women and children from 7:10-9:30 p.m. in the River Rooms of Webb University Center.

Wednesday, March 22
"Women, Justice and Globalization," featuring ODU faculty members Mona Danner and Xiushi Yang. They will explore these issues as they relate to women from 4:20-6:30 p.m. in room 2110 of the Technology Building.

"Families and Boys: The Challenge of Strengthening Them," featuring Eli Newberger, M.D. His talk is scheduled for 7:10-9 p.m. in room 104 of the Batten Arts and Letters Building.

Thursday, March 23
"Women and Crime," featuring ODU faculty members Ruth Triplett and Allison Chappell. They will provide an overview of the problems women face in the criminal justice system from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in the River Rooms of Webb University Center.

"Financial Independence for Women in Criminal Justice and Social Services Professions," featuring Jacqueline Holman of the United States Probation Office. She will explore the rapid debt reduction program for college students and adult community members from 7:10-9:30 p.m. in the Hampton/Newport News Room of Webb University Center.

Friday, March 24
"Women and Leadership in Criminal Justice and Social Services Professions," featuring Gwenn Chunn, president of the American Correctional Association. She will discuss the essential elements of leadership required for the field from 1-3 p.m. in room 232 of the Education Building.

For more information call 683-5634.

This article was posted on: March 15, 2006

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