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Gender discrimination law expert to speak

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

04/17/08

Martha West of University of California, Davis will give a free public lecture, "Seeking Equity for Faculty Women,"Ě Tuesday, April 22nd at 7 p.m. in the Wood Center Ballroom on the UAF campus. West is a professor emerita at UC Davis who specializes in gender discrimination law.

West's lecture is being held in conjunction with Equal Pay Day, a day in late April set aside nationally to highlight the importance of gender equity in compensation. Equal Pay Day recognizes that it takes the average woman nearly 16 months to earn what the average man earns in a year.

West's lecture is sponsored by the UAF Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women and the UAF Women's Center. It is funded by a grant from the American Association of University Women. For more information, call 907-474-6515.

CONTACT: Sine Anahita, assistant professor of sociology, at 907-474-6515 or via e-mail at sine.anahita@uaf.edu. Kayt Sunwood, Women's Center manager, at 907-474-6311 or via e-mail at kayt.sunwood@uaf.edu. Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at 907-474-7902 or via e-mail at marmian.grimes@uaf.edu.

NOTE TO EDITORS: West is available for interviews the week of her lecture. Contact Anahita for more information.