Wilkes University


Get Inspired to Act at the Sordoni Lunchtime Lecture

Please join us at the Sordoni Art Gallery from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, for a lunchtime lecture by Professor Jennifer J. Thomas titled Inspired to Act: Why Young Women Combat Sexism. 

Recently women have taken action against sexual assault by joining movements such as #Metoo.  Not every woman who has been assaulted takes action. In the face of sexist oppression, why do some young women choose to take action to lessen gender inequality while others do not?  In this talk, findings from a research study will illuminate how factors such as self-efficacy and embracing a feminist identity are important for determining who will be inspired to act.

Bring your lunch and we'll provide the lecture!

More about Professor Jennifer J. Thomas: Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Psychology Department Coordinator, and Director of Women's and Gender Studies at Wilkes University. Her research focuses on peer relationships, peer pressure, and how adolescents manage friendships and relationships.  

More About the Current Exhibition:  Loud Silence: Expressions of Activism explores artists who use the human figure or body as a means for activism. The works featured demonstrate the unique perils of living while a woman, while a person of color, while indigenous, while LGBTQ+, and while an immigrant. The exhibit features 40 artists including Judy Chicago, Faith Ringgold, Ana Mendieta, Kiki Smith and Jenny Holzer.

For more information, contact director Heather Sincavage at heather.sincavage@wilkes. edu or ext. 3365.

sordoni loud silence exhibit poster