Former Miss America Brings Feminist Message to Denison
Date of Event: March 20, 2001
Posted: March 15, 2001
GRANVILLE - Former Miss America '98 Kate Shindle will discuss "Miss America and Feminism: Are They Mutually Exclusive?" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday (March 20) in Denison University's Herrick Auditorium. This All-College Convocation is free and open to the public.
Shindle's presentation challenges women's rights activists who proclaim the Miss America system, with its swimsuits and appearance trappings, as the antithesis of the nation's women's rights movement. She does not believe that Miss America and Feminism are mutually exclusive, but instead encourages women to define their own diverse roles in today's society.
Shindle is a senior at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where she is pursuing a double major in theatre and sociology. As Miss America, she conducted a year-long national speaking tour, bringing her HIV/AIDS prevention message before diverse audiences including the National Press Club, the US Conference of Mayors and students all across the country. Shindle is the first Miss America to take her national platform worldwide as a panelist and speaker for the 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
She is the 1998 recipient of the Funders Concerned About AIDS Humanitarian Leadership Award and serves as an honorary board member for the AIDS Policy Center for Children, Youth and Families.
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