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Moving Through the Centuries: The Empowerment of UM Women Through Physical Activity

Women’s gymnastics (1910) Women’s gymnastics (1910)
A collection of photographs and memorabilia showcasing women’s physical activity at U-M. From early and restrictive physical education to D1 athletics, the exhibit explores early participatory nature of women’s movement. Despite inequities faced by women regarding physical activity, women have danced, flexed, fought, and championed for future women athletes at the university and beyond!

Panel discussion begins at 4:00 PM in Lane Hall 2239 with reception to follow in Lane Hall Gallery at 5:30 PM. Seating is limited, please RSVP if you plan to attend the panel.

Carol Hutchins
Women’s Softball Head Coach

Ava Purkiss
Assistant Professor of American Culture and Women's Studies

Marissa Pollick
Lecturer, Sport Management & Kinesiology

Ketra Armstrong (moderator)
Professor of Kinesiology and Women’s Studies; Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Affairs, School of Kinesiology; and Faculty Athletic Representative

The Lane Hall Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and will remain open through winter semester. Ramp and elevator access at the E. Washington Street entrance (by the loading dock). There are accessible restrooms on the south end of Lane Hall, on each floor of the building. A gender neutral restroom is available on the first floor.

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Map Lane Hall

January 2017

4:00pm - 7:00pm

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