Women Moving Up in the World

womens physed

"Moving Through the Centuries: The Empowerment of U-M Women Through Physical Activity" is 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 the early participatory nature of women’s movement. Despite inequities regarding physical activity, women have danced, flexed, fought, and championed for future women athletes at the university and beyond!

To kick off this exhibit, there will be a panel discussion Thursday, January 12 at 4:00pm featuring:

  • U-M softball head coach Carol Hutchins;
  • Ava Purkiss, assistant professor of American Culture and Women's Studies; and
  • Marissa Pollick, lecturer of sport management and kinesiology.
  • Sport Management professor and associate dean for graduate affairs Ketra Armstrong will moderate. Dr. Armstrong is currently serving as Faculty Athletics Representative.

Limited seating! RSVP: http://myumi.ch/J7Me0.

The exhibit itself runs from January 12 through June 30, and can be viewed in the Lane Hall Gallery weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm.

"Moving Through the Centuries" exhibit and panel are a collaboration of the:

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