The October 29, 1991 issue of the Carlisle Sentinel announced the events at Dickinson for Rape Awareness week, sponsored by the Women's Center and the Sexuality Resource Group, which included a play by the Awareness Act touring group and a "Take Back the Night" rally and march.
Dickinson hosted a week of events surrounding National Coming Out Day in
1996 entitled "Self, Family, World: Continuing the Struggle for
Acceptance."Â The events included a debate over gay marriage, a showing
of the movie Go Fish, a discussion led by the Mechancisburg
Chapter of P-FLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), a lecture
The Women's Studies Program and the Religious Affairs Office sponsored a talk and reading by Margaret Starbird, entitled "Was Jesus Married?" which looked at her book The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail.Â The talk was held on April 2, 1997 in the Hartman Alumni House.
A lecture was given by Christopher Simpson on March 25, 1997 in Weiss Center for the Arts about "Comfort Women" who were victims of sexual enslavement during World War II.Â The talk accompanied an exhibit in the Trout Gallery on the same subject.Â The talk was sponsored by the Sociology, History, and Anthropology Departments, the Women's Studies and International Studies Programs, the Clarke Center, the Commission on the Status of Women, and the Trout Gallery.
The Women's Studies program sponsored two lectures in February of 1997.Â One was given by Kristen Miller, a doctoral student of sociology at the University of Delaware, on lesbian identity, and the other was given by Barbara Ozieblo, a professor of American Literature at the University of Malaga, on feminism in Spain.