Talk to Describe Women, Today’s Society

PULLMAN, Wash. — A talk by anthropologist Angela Gilliam, “Women in Changing
Societies,”is set for March 29 on the Washington State University campus by the Inquiring
Mind Program as part of Women’s History Month.
It is set for 6 p.m. in Room 212 of the Compton Union Building and is open to the public
without charge.
Gilliam’s speech is about women all over the world who are battling suppression and
“Women are becoming more in tune and informed of the society in which they live,”the
speaker said. “This awareness is helping them change their current lifestyle and prepare to gain
independence and make their own decisions about the direction of their lives.”
Drawing examples from the languages of Latin America, Papua New Guinea and Africa, she
explores issues of class, colonialism, politics and trade relationships as expressed through
language variations.
Gilliam has focused her professional work on the intersection of race, gender and class in
cultures throughout the world. Since 1988, she has been a faculty member at The Evergreen State
The event is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, Comparative American Cultures
and the Washington Commission for the Humanities.