Dr. Joycelyn Elders will present her keynote address "Evolving Gender Roles in the 21st Century" as part of the Gender Matters Conference. Elders’ speech takes place in Sherman Music Hall Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. Elders will present lively discussion on the status of women's health, gender issues in health, education, economics and politics as well as gender equality. And she questions if we are making progress in closing the gap.
Dr. Elders is a long-time proponent of calling for connecting research to practice. During the U.S. Senate hearings on her confirmation, Elders said, "I want to change the way we think about health by putting prevention first. I want to be the voice and vision of the poor and powerless. I want to change concern about social problems that affect health into commitment. And I would like to make every child born in America a wanted child."
An Evening with Dr. Joycelyn Elders is made possible by the generous support of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College Health and Human Services, and an Intellectual Life Grant.