Centenary professors host annual forum, Q & A on gender and sexuality

SHREVEPORT, LA —  Centenary College’s annual open forum on gender and sexuality, hosted by a multi-disciplinary faculty panel, will take place on Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. The forum will be held in the Whited Room in Bynum Commons and is free and open to the public. Masks are requested for all attendees.

The panel includes Centenary professors Dr. Amy Hammond, Dr. Michelle Wolkomir, and Dr. Amanda Donahoe. Following brief introductions from the panelists, the forum will follow a question and answer format, allowing the members of the audience to direct the discussion topics.

The forum is now in its sixth year, originally inspired by a student-organized event in which Hammond and Wolkomir were invited to participate. Although each year’s discussion is different, the topic is continually relevant to students and community members.

“Each year, Centenary hosts the Gender and Sexuality Forum as a venue for open discussion about how and why gender and sexuality matter in society and in individual lives,” said Wolkomir. “At present in our culture, we often hear people discuss traditional masculinity and femininity in opposing ways--as beneficial to culture or as oppressive in culture. Rarely, however, do we have the chance in a safe public space to consider gender and sexuality as a set of interrelated ideas that can be analyzed and altered. The Forum is designed to create this space.”

For more information about the forum, please contact Dr. Amy Hammond at ahammond@centenary.edu.  


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