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Dr. Joan Peters “#Me Too Then & Now”
October 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dr. Joan K. Peters is a Professor Emerita in the Literature and Writing Department at California State University at Channel Islands. She earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago.
During the 2nd Wave of the Women’s Movement, she created some of the first Women’s Studies courses and programs, she was a founding member of Sagaris, A Feminist Think Tank that brought together women from all over the country to work on a unified political platform, and she’s written two books on working mothers: When Mother’s Work: Loving Our Children Without Sacrificing Ourselves and Not Your Mother’s Life: Changing the Rules of Work, Love, and Family.
Not only was she Coordinator of The Creative Writing Program but in addition to offering creative writing and literature courses, she team-taught “Narratives of Southern California” and “The Sixties and Seventies in America” with Prof. Frank Barajas from the history program.