Men's Movement Subject of Gender Studies Seminar Feb. 25

Feb. 21, 1997

Dr. Mikeal Parsons, associate professor of religion at Baylor University, will discuss "Whatever Happened to the Men's Movement" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Draper Room 116.

The program, titled Gender Studies Presents, is a monthly program sponsored by the Baylor Gender Studies Program. The purpose of the program is to create awareness of the university's gender studies program.

Dr. Patricia Wallace, professor of history and director of Gender Studies, said that the feminist movement of the 1990s generated the men's movement. Leaders in this movement such as Robert Bly and the Promise Keepers organization have received much of the attention in this movement. Men's Studies courses have appeared in recent years along with the establishment of the National Men's Studies Association.

Parsons will discuss current activity in the men's movement. Parsons joined the Baylor faculty in 1986. He teaches various new testament courses and specializes in studies of the books of Luke and Acts. Books he has written or edited include The Departure of Jesus in Luke-Acts, Narrative Commentary on Acts and Rethinking the Unity of Luke and Acts.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Wallace at 755-2667.

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