Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society
2015 Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society
Girls Like Us: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Girls in the US
by Rachel Lloyd
Tuesday, March 24
Student Life Center Board of Trust
Rachel Lloyd is the Founder & Executive Director of GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services), a nonprofit that serves victims of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking, and the author of Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale (Harper). A nationally recognized expert and keynote speaker on the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking in the United States, she has spoken at the United Nations, New York University, Columbia University, the Brooklyn Museum, the Library of Congress, and at international and national conferences.
About the Lecture Series:
Every spring, the Women’s Center hosts the annual Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society. Started in 1986, this endowed lecture series features experts from around campus and around the world. Recent keynote speakers have included Jessica Valenti, author of The Purity Myth, and Daisy Hernandez, editor of Colorlines. It was named for Margaret Cuninggim, for whom the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is also named.
As part of the Cuninggim Lecture, the Women’s Center presents the annual Mentoring Award and Mary Jane Werthan Award to honor individuals making a difference for women on campus.
Past Cuninggim Lecture Speakers:
Courtney Martin, 2014
Issa Rae, 2013
Lilly Ledbetter, 2012
Jessica Valenti, 2011
To suggest a speaker for the 2016 lecture, please contact the Women’s Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.