"Native American Women and the Power of Quilting" is June 16

The Women’s Fund Advisory Committee welcomes Birgit Hans, professor and chair of the Indian studies department, to speak at the Women’s Fund Lecture Series, a program designed to raise awareness and discuss issues which affect women in our region and throughout the country. Dr. Hans' lecture is titled “Native American Women and the Power of Quilting.”

The lecture is at 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the Idea Lab of the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center, Center for Innovation. A reception will follow to meet and visit with Dr. Hans. The event is free; all are welcome.

Hans specializes in American Indian literature and oral traditions, and teaches writing and history courses. She is also interested in historical and contemporary quilting, particularly star quilts. She received her doctorate in English from the University of Arizona in l998. She has published extensively; her newest book, "D’Arcy McNickle’s The Hungry Generations: The Evolution of a Novel," was released by the University of New Mexico Press in the spring of 2007.
-- SuAnne W. Frasier, Womens Fund Director, Community Foundation, sfrasier@gofoundation.org, 772-4288