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Friday, November 9, 2012

On Equal Terms


Last night was a big night for the housing studies program! Our annual Housing Alumni Gathering served as a social hour before a the feature event - "On Equal Terms" which was a lecture by author, electrician, artist and poet Susan Eisenberg followed by a Q&A Panel with four women in the construction trade. For many years, Ms. Eisenberg was one of the only women in the construction industry and therefore faced many challenges along the way. Although gender discrimination had long been banned prior to her time of employment, the construction trade was (and largely still is) dominated by males. It was really interesting to hear Ms. Eisenberg's personal accounts accompanied by poetry and an enlightening ladder demonstration.

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The Housing Alumni Gathering/social hour beforehand was also a great time! It was great to meet a few new faces as well as catch up with old housing friends and professors. The event was also catered by Kafé 421, so good food was plentiful (and free!). All in all, a good night.

Have a great weekend!

- Jesse LaMaack - Housing Studies, B.S.