Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum to present Real Talk Community Forum series

Posted: Wednesday, 08 March 2017

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will present a series of free community forums on issues affecting women this month in recognition of Women's History Month.

The events, which will be held in the museum's auditorium at 252 Montgomery St., will begin at 6 p.m. on March 14, 21 and 28 and 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 troy.edu/rosaparks.