April 02, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Andrea Parrot will give the talk, "Forsaken Females: The Global Brutalization of Women," Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the  Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free to the public, is based in part on Parrot's most recent book, Forsaken Females: The Global Brutalization of Women. It will be followed by a question-and-answer period and a book signing.

An international authority on violence against women, Parrot is professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University. She has been a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Justice to fund programs through the Violence Against Women money appropriated by Congress.

"Unheard Voices"

Parrot was instrumental in developing the "Unheard Voices" exhibition of face castings and oral histories of sexual assault survivors. Her work in sexual assault has required her to provide expert testimony at Congressional hearings as well as in civil and criminal cases.

She is a board member of the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault as well as the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Since 2001, she has been researching women's issues and lecturing in selected countries in Europe, Central and Eastern Asia, Africa, South America and North America

Parrot will meet with several classes while at Bucknell.

The talk is sponsored by the University Lectureship Committee, the Deans of Students, the Offices of the President and the Provost, the Campus Committee on Diversity, Community Health Promotion, the Women’s Resource Center, and the Office of LGBT Awareness.

Posted April 2, 2007