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My Town EGR: Aquinas College to host Dr. Barbara Rylko-Bauer in honor of Women's History Month
My Town EGR: Aquinas College to host Dr. Barbara Rylko-Bauer in honor of Women's History Month

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. In honor of Women’s History Month, on March 19, author and anthropologist, Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Ph.D., will deliver her presentation, “Writing Women's History: A Polish Doctor in Nazi Camps.”  

  • WHAT: Writing Women's History:  "A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps"
  • WHEN:  Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Aquinas College’s Wege Ballroom; 1607 Robinson Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
  • COST: Free and open to the public.

In her talk, “Writing Women's History: A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps,” Dr. Rylko-Bauer combines the history of World War II, the hardships of female concentration camp prisoners, and personal family narrative in discussing the research and conversations that contributed to her most recent book, “A Polish Doctor in the Nazi Camps: My Mother’s Memories of Imprisonment, Immigration, and a Life Remade.”  Rylko-Bauer's book was recently named a 2015 Michigan Notable Book and won the Biography/Autobiography Prize in the New York Book Festival.

Other recent publications from Dr. Rylko-Bauer include a chapter on “Structural Violence, Poverty, and Social Suffering,” written with Paul Farmer in The Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Society; and “Global Health in Times of Violence,” edited with Linda Whiteford and Paul Farmer.

This event is hosted by the Aquinas College Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center  and is co-sponsored by the Aquinas Departments of History and Sociology.

About the Jane Hibbard Idema Women's Studies Center: The Jane Hibbard Idema Women's Studies Center at Aquinas College serves as a community resource for women's and gender issues; promoting awareness of these issues through its programs and curriculum, and empowering students and community members to become advocates for gender equality and social justice. aquinas.edu/womenscenter

About Aquinas College: Aquinas is a Catholic Liberal Arts College founded in 1886 by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids. The wooded, 117-acre campus is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With over 2,300 students and 60 academic programs, Aquinas College is an inclusive educational community that emphasizes career preparation, leadership, service to others and lifelong learning. aquinas.edu

 

 

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