Please check out a new exhibit on the Central Library 4th and 6th floors curated by Pam Morgan as part of the University’s Human Identities: Global, Local, Personal Project, a year-long series of events, lectures, and programs designed in conjunction with the Commons Reading 2012 [Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide] and the exhibition Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold by Tim Hetherington. This campus-wide initiative is designed to raise a nuanced dialogue about gender and sexuality across the Vanderbilt community.
The Library’s exhibit, “Making Strides: Women as Agents of Social Change” illustrates women’s efforts in the Nashville Community to promote equal rights and to gain access to education, family planning, and employment. The exhibit showcases rare materials from the Vanderbilt Libraries Special Collections, telling an important story of the struggle for equality that continues to be fought in the U.S. and worldwide. The exhibit, which runs through the end of November, is accompanied by a LibGuide and online presence. Thanks to Carla Beals for designing and creating the attractive Web page.