BOZEMAN – Montana State University continued to celebrate National Women’s History Month with a Sack Lunch Seminar at 12 p.m. on Wednesday.
March was declared National Women’s History month by Congress in 1987. MSU’s Women’s Center has been celebrating women’s history the entire month and continued this celebration with the seminar today.
The event was held at the Strand Union Building with guest speaker, Emma Folkerts. Folkerts is an MSU sophomore who is studying Political Science, Economics, and Sociology. She says that her 2017 summer internship in Maharashtra opened up her eyes to the problems women face around the globe.
Folkerts hopes that she inspired those who came to Wednesday’s seminar to work towards equality for everyone.
“I am very passionate about these issues and I think it is very important to start these conversations and dig into them more,” she said.
Attendees discussed issues facing women including discrimination, human trafficking, interpersonal violence, and access to health care.
MSU will also host the film Mama Rwanda Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Union Building in honor of International Women’s Day.
Reporting by Mederios Babb for MTN New