Mildred Twohy Benezet memorial lectures launched

Julie Dorf, executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, recently spoke at Reed on "Human Rights, Sexual Orientation, and Global Activism" as the first Mildred Twohy Benezet Memorial Lecturer. She also gave a workshop for Reed students on starting nonprofit organizations devoted to social justice. Both events were co-sponsored by Reed's political science department.

In 1996, Dorf was commended by the California legislature and the West Hollywood City Council; she has received numerous other human rights awards and has been featured in numerous media sources including Time, Newsweek, New York Times, and Larry King Live.

The lecture fund commemorates the life of Mildred Twohy Benezet, who graduated in political science from Reed in 1939. She remained active in political science and public affairs until her death in 1977. R

Documenting a Myth: The South as Seen by Three Women Photographers opened at the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Gallery in April and will run through June 14. The exhibition features photographs taken between 1910 and 1940 by Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, Doris Ulmann, and Bayard Wootten. The exhibition was co-curated by noted photographic historian Naomi Rosenblum, author of A History of Women Photographers (1994, Abbeville Press) and A World History of Photography (1989, Abbeville Press), and Cooley Gallery director Susan Fillin-Yeh, who has curated exhibitions and written on the history of photography. R

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