Rosa Parks Museum’s community forum series to examine issues of importance to women

March 8, 2017

A series of free community forums addressing issues affecting women will be presented this month by Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum, located at the University’s Montgomery Campus.

The Real Talk Community Forums, which will begin at 6 p.m. on March 14, 21 and 28 in the museum’s auditorium, are being presented in recognition of Women’s History Month. The sessions, which are free and open to the public, will be moderated by Dr. Felicia Bell, the museum’s director.

The March 14 forum will address Female Activism, covering such topics as how women can become involved in politics and grassroots organizations in order to have a voice in creating change in the world. The forum will feature Beth Anne Dunagan, executive director of E.A.T. South, Alabama Rep. Laura Hall and Tori Wolfe-Sisson, field organizer for the Human Rights Campaign Alabama.

Domestic violence and sexual assault will serve as the topics on March 21. Guest speakers will include Melanie Beasley, public affairs director for the Family Sunshine Center, Tajuan McCarty, founder of The WellHouse, and Kimberly Todd, an officer with the Alabama State University Campus Police Department’s Violence Against Wo(men) Program.

The series will conclude on March 28 with discussion of issues surrounding women’s health. Dr. Venus Hewing, diversity student advocate in Auburn University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity, and Mia Raven, founder of the POWER House and Montgomery Area Reproductive Justice Coalition will be among the speakers for the event.

For additional information, contact the museum at 334-241-8615 or visit the museum’s website.