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The HerStory Project celebrates the remarkable stories of four women who work at Central Washington University. Their talks range in topics from women survivors of war and human rights—told by a woman who helped shape policy for emergency response at the United Nations—to saving animals from the Taylor Bridge fire, told by a woman who runs a cow-calf operation in Ellensburg. All of these women have stories that are unique and will undoubtedly inspire and ignite. All you have to do is bring your lunch!

The HerStory Project at CWU is a Provost initiative with support from: Women's and Gender Studies, Inclusiveness and Diversity Center and the Dean of Student Success. To learn more, e-mail Dr. Candace Cleary:  or email:
Here are the dates, times and locations for HerStory Speaker Series:
Fridays at noon.
Bring a lunch.
(Friday, Feb 28    Dr. Anne Cubilie) - COMPLETED
Friday, April 11    Joanne Hillemann- COMPLETED
Friday, April 18    Dr. Lene Pedersen
Friday, May 9      Charlene Andrews
Hosted at the Faculty Center (AKA Mary Grupe Center)

Religious Collaboration in Indonesia
Lene Pedersen, Anthropology, CWU
Date: Friday, April 18  Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.  Location: Faculty Center
Lene Pedersen, professor of anthropology at Central Washington University, is a native of Denmark who spent much of her childhood in East Africa. For the last 15 years, she has conducted research on the island of Bali, the smallest province of Indonesia. Her work focuses on the evolving phenomenon of decentralized political systems emerging in the face of older, multi-level traditional systems—a trend happening in many parts of the world today. She is currently working on a National Science Foundation sponsored project on political change in Bali. Pedersen is the author of Ritual and World Change in a Balinese Princedom, and has written articles on gender, decentralization, and Hindu-Muslim relations.

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