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The Women & Gender Studies program invites you to the annual Lorch Awards celebration. The Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award for Women & Gender Studies honors a person who has made a significant contribution to women, and who exemplifies the pursuit of liberation and justice regarding sex, gender and sexuality.  The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 28 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge in the Student Center.  Happy hour drinks and appetizers will be served.  This event is free and open to the public.

This year we celebrate three outstanding award winners in the following categories:

(1) Canisius Student Award: Hawa Saleh, ’24 English, Creative Writing, and History.

(2) Canisius Colleague Award: Secil Erdogan Ertorer, PhD,  Associate Professor, Sociology.

(3) Community Award: Geo Hernandez, Community organizer and activist, Canisius alumna.

Congratulations to all! At this event, each of the award winners will be honored and offer a brief speech.  We welcome everyone to join us in feminist solidarity and camaraderie on Tuesday, March 28.

Submitted by: Tanya Loughead, professor, Department of Philosophy and Women & Gender Studies