Ann Jones, guest lecture and book signing
Wednesday, October 28
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 7:00 p.m.
A writer and photographer who has several books written on domestic violence and women's issues. She has worked in Afghanistan as a humanitarian volunteer for four years, teaching Afghan high school English teachers, documenting the cases of women detained in prison, and advocating for women's rights.
Ann Jones has spent the better part of her life traveling at home and abroad and speaking up for people - especially women - who have trouble making their voices heard. She has been a lifelong activist for civil rights, women's rights, and peace.
She grew up and went to school mostly in Wisconsin and received a Ph.D. in literature and history from the University in 1970. At her first real job, teaching at a black college in the south, she found students getting shortchanged and wrote her first book of advocacy, Uncle Tom's Campus (1973). She followed with a series of books about women and violence beginning with Women Who Kill (1980) and culminating in Next Time, She'll Be Dead (1994).
Admission is free and a ticket is not required.