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Friday, November 02, 2012

Zimbabwean blogger discusses social media at Westfield State


WESTFIELDMass. November 2, 2012- Westfield State University’s Global Women’s History Project presents its second Living Room Conversation: Using Social Media to Create an Alternative Zimbabwean Woman’s Narrative on Monday November 5th at 6:30 pm in the Loughman Living Room in Scanlon Banquet Hall.
Speaker Fungai Machirori is a Zimbabwean blogger, poet, and social media innovator. This year, she launched a new web-based platform, Her Zimbabwe, to encourage online activism and digital storytelling among Zimbabwean women.
This event is part of a collaboration between Global Women’s History Project, a unique educational model within the History Department, combining research, activism, and international education and cooperation created by Elise Young, and the Communication Department with The Five College’s Women’s Studies Research Center. This partnership continues the goal of Global Women's History and Africa Alive to link public and private education; to link the academy with surrounding communities; and to hear about the latest developments on a range of topics from women in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia who are engaged in cutting edge work.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information on Global Women’s History Project, please visit the website http://www.westfield.ma.edu/gwhp/GWHP-Archives.html.
About Westfield State University
Founded in 1838 by Horace Mann, Westfield State is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. www.westfield.ma.edu

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