‘Voces Latinas’ Panel Discussion Planned March 8 During Women’s History Month


In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Southeast Missouri State University faculty members are hosting a panel discussion to celebrate the power of women and focus on women in Latin America.

The public is invited to attend “Voces Latinas” from 6-8 p.m. March 8 in the University Center Ballroom. Admission is free. Snacks will be provided.

Panelists and their areas of expertise include:

  • Dr. Lissette Acosta, assistant professor of history
    Gender Based Violence in the Americas: From the Colonial Period to the Present
  • Dr. Jennifer Bengtson, assistant professor of anthropology
    Women and Warfare: An Archaeological Perspective
  • Dr. Debra Holzhauer, associate professor of political science
    The Role of Women in Latin American Politics
  • Dr. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, professor of Spanish Language and Culture
    The Strength of Women: Powerful Female Voices Since the Conquest
  • Dr. Kimberly Louie, assistant professor of Spanish
    Creative Non-Fiction: A Professional Arena for Hispanic Women Investigators

This event is sponsored by the Student Organization of Latinos and supported by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Campus Life and Event Services and Southeast’s Dollars for Innovative Campus Events.