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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

March 18, 2008

Downtown Lunch Series speaker will tell how 'Your Mama'
is part of history

GREEN BAY-Your mama isn't just your mama, she is a part of history too, says UW-Green Bay Prof. Kim Nielsen, speaker at the next Downtown Third Thursdays lecture series event at noon Thursday, March 20 in Suite 110 of the Baylake Bank City Center, 301 N. Adams St. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The topic, "Your Mama, Your Grandma and Women's History" is in celebration of Women's History Month. All of us whether female or male, as individuals and as members of a community have been shaped by women and their history, explains Nielsen. She'll share what women's history is and how women have participated in and shaped our national history. She also will offer suggestions about how attendees can recognize the historical impact of the women in their lives.

Nielsen, who joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1999, teaches in the Social Change and Development and Women's Studies academic units. Her research has resulted in numerous publications and presentations on topics such as Helen Keller, right-wing women, and women's peace activism. Her recent books include "The Radical Lives of Helen Keller" and "Helen Keller: Selected Writings." Nielsen won the 2005 UW-Green Bay Founders Association Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her Ph.D. degree at the University of Iowa.

The Downtown Third Thursdays series is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor at UW-Green Bay, the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association, Downtown Green Bay, Inc., Olde Main Street, Inc., and On Broadway, Inc. in collaboration with the UW-Green Bay Division of Outreach and Adult Access.

More information about the lecture series is available online at

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