College to host Women's History Month lecture

Beth Bartlett

Beth Bartlett

St. Scholastica will host a local leader of feminist thought for a Women's History Month discussion on Monday, March 27.

The Women's History Month Lecture and Discussion Panel will present Beth Bartlett, Ph.D., on "Feminist Activism in the Twin Ports: Where We've Been and Where We Need to Go" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 27 in room 249 of the Burns Wellness Commons on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Bartlett is the author of "Making Waves: Grassroots Feminism in Duluth and Superior." The Minnesota Historical Society Press describes the book this way: "‘Making Waves' presents the histories of ten innovative grassroots feminist organizations to paint an overall picture of feminist activism in the Twin Ports over the last forty years. Through the voices of the women who formed and developed them, the book tells how these organizations began, their struggles and their triumphs, their lessons and their legacies."

Bartlett is a recently retired professor of Women's Studies at UMD, where she was part of the program since it began in 1980. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the College of Wooster, an M.A. in Political Science from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota. She teaches and researches about feminist theory, ethics, spirituality, ecofeminism, and peace and justice.

She has written several articles and books, including "Sarah Grimke: Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and Other Essays," "Liberty, Equality, Sorority: The Origins and Interpretation of American Feminist Thought: Frances Wright, Sarah Grimke, and Margaret Fuller," "Journey of the Heart: Spiritual Insights on the Road to a Transplant," and "Rebellious Feminism: Camus's Ethic of Rebellion and Feminist Thought."