Moving Through the Centuries: The Empowerment of U-M Women Through Physical Activity

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Historical photo of two women climbing rope ladders circa 1910
Event Date: 
January 12, 2017
Event Time: 
4:00pm
Location: 
Lane Hall Gallery
Event Accessibility : 
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.
Historical photo of two women climbing rope ladders circa 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.

PANELISTS

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. 

An Institute for Research on Women and Gender, School of Kinesiology, Athletics Department, History Department, Department of Women’s Studies, Recreational Sports, & Bentley Historical Library Collaboration