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Mar 7, 2013 2:49 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Alecia P. Long to give a free lecture on March 14

The Center for Louisiana Studies and the Department of History and Geography are pleased to host LSU Associate Professor of History, Alecia P. Long on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30pm, at the UL Alumni Center, for a Women's History Month presentation. Since 2009, Professor Long, in conjunction with her students and community partners, has been collecting oral history interviews from Louisiana women. The purpose of the ongoing oral history project is to let Louisiana women tell their stories their own way and to collect those oral histories for posterity. Professor Long and her students have collected interviews from a diverse population of women (80 so far), and many of their subjects have shared stories related to the project's areas of special emphasis - sexuality, reproduction, and social equality in Louisiana women's lives.

In her talk "Listening to Louisiana Women: Future, Past, Present," Professor Long will talk about the origins of the project, its promise for the future, the perspective it provides on the past, and the role it can play in educating others about the issues that impact the lives of Louisiana women in the present.

The Acadiana community is invited to attend this free lecture co-sponsored by the Center for Louisiana Studies and the UL Lafayette Department of History and Geography. For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Mary Farmer-Kaiser at 337.482.5206 or kaiser@louisiana.edu.

This Women's History Month event is made possible by a grant from the Guilbeau Charitable Trust, a benefactor of the Department of History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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