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11/10 Tuesday Roundtable

Cartoon from Everyday Feminism by Christine Deneweth
Cartoon from Everyday Feminism by Christine Deneweth

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Event: Special Round Table Discussion
Topic: Systemic Issues Surrounding Sexual Assault and Micro-Aggressions
Host: Lt. John Weinstein and Ilham Bowzit
Date: Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Bisdorf Building | AA-158
Contact: Dr. Carolyn Lorente

In the last month, the Women’s Center at NOVA has been focusing on highlighting the systemic issues surrounding sexual assault and micro-aggressions with regard to sex and gender that exist in our society. We don’t have to look far to find grievous acts of injustice, inequality or even basic ineptness or ignorance.

Keep the conversation going by joining us for a special Round Table Tuesday hosted by Lt. John Weinstein and Ilham Bowzit, our student panelist from the ‘Hunting Ground’ seminar and peer educator from the Office of Student Conduct. They’ll discuss ways that NOVA helps support safety and security for all. Self-defense considerations will also be addressed.

Urusula Burns

Many of us have seen Xerox boxes around campus, holding the precious paper we use for copying and printing, but did you know that the CEO of the Fortune 500 company is Ursula Burns. This week we are looking Ms. Burns in our Black History Month series.

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Why you may ask?

We are all aware of the minimal female presence in the STEM fields, and women of color are even rarer. Ms. Burns managed to knock down those hurdles back in the 1980’s by getting a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University(Xerox), when it was even more of a rarity. She is also the first black female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company.

Ms. Burns is an inspiration, and has managed to break both gender and racial barriers in the Stem field. For more on this powerful, check out the video, where she talks about her upbringing, and the challenges she faced to get where she is today.