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Beaverton City Library Hosts Free Discussion About Gender and Society
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Saturday March 5, 2016 - 8:50 AM
 
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Beaverton City Library will host "Mind the Gaps: How Gender Shapes Our Lives" on Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at 12375 SW Fifth Street. This free conversation with Jade Aguilar, an assistant professor of sociology and women's and gender studies at Willamette University, is sponsored by Oregon Humanities. The program focuses on how to better understand the complexities of gender's effects on daily lives and identities.

From the moment we are born, gender shapes every aspect of our lives: our interests, opportunities and how we move through the world. Gender disparities still prevail in the 21st century, especially at the intersections of race, class, immigration status, and geography. What can disparities tell us about society's values and priorities? Aguilar will lead participants in a conversation and examine ways of finding meaning within gender gaps.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nicole Alger, adult services librarian, at nalger@BeavertonOregon.gov.

ABOUT OREGON HUMANITIES Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities' programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at www.oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY The Beaverton City Library is the second-busiest library system in the state, with more than 780,000 patrons a year at its main location (12375 SW Fifth Street) and Murray Scholls branch (11200 SW Murray Scholls Place).

For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library services, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197. The Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) that work communally to provide excellent countywide library service by sharing valuable resources and information with one another.