Women and War: Honoring All Those Who Serve

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: via Zoom  Fee: $15 in advance

PAST PROGRAM

GUEST SPEAKER:

Elayne Clift

Journalist and Author

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Since the days of the goddess Athena, armed and shouting war cries, there have always been female fighters. Some, often dressed as men, fought in battle alongside male warriors. Some served as nurses, ferried airplanes or worked in factories. Others served as intelligence officers, code breakers, or journalists. Some saved others, and some were brutally victimized but survived. No matter their contribution to wartime, many a war heroine has gone unnoticed, been devalued, or been forgotten. This presentation, which includes visuals, puts a female face on the reality of war and leaves them forgotten no more while revealing their actions and courage.

This presentation is part of GMALL’s Women ‘20-’20 series commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and celebrating the accomplishments of women in all areas of society.

Registration is $15 per person. FREE to military service members/veterans - just give us a call with your email address to receive the Zoom link. (802) 867-0111

Elayne Clift is a writer, journalist, lecturer and workshop leader. She has taught at several colleges and universities in the fields of Gender Studies and Health Communication, and she worked nationally and internationally in these areas. A Vermont Humanities Scholar, she has written and spoken widely about women in war, bringing feminist sensitivities to the topic.