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Women’s and Gender Studies Program

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Adrenée Glover Freeman Lecture

The Adrenée Glover Freeman Lecture in African American Women’s Studies
The Freeman Lecture was established in 1993 in memory of The Adrenée Glover Freeman, a Columbia attorney who was active in civic affairs and served on the Community Advisory Board of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Each year the lecture is given by a prominent African American woman.


Mary Baskin Waters Lecture

This annual lecture series is named in honor of benefactor, longtime community partner, and service learning advocate Dr. Mary Baskin Waters. Dr. Waters earned her B.A. in Art Studio from the University of South Carolina, as well as her master’s and Ph.D. She is an affiliate faculty member in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and in the Department of Political Science. 

During this series, we take a closer look at various women's issues like women in sports and human rights in the face of extremism. This lecture is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.