Women Writing Across Wires and Borders with Deborah Rose-Milavec
Listen in as host Phebe Beiser interviews Deborah Rose-Milavec, VP of Catherine of Siena College, former director of a domestic violence agency, writer and mother. Deborah enlightens listeners about her journey from a town with no stoplight to the creation of an online college for women across international boundaries. Eschewing the traditional world, Deborah was introduced to Mary Pierce Brosmer, founder of Women Writing for a Change, and other writers of feminist literature. She began to stretch out from her town, participating in mission trips abroad, developing writing classes, Women Writing for Peace, and landed at Catherine of Siena.
Deborah found the Internet to be a force for good, empowering women from multiple countries to participate in a virtual classroom settting, exchanging ideas across wires and borders. She states, "I didn't want to do this work if it was to be an isolating experience." But students join in the class hungry to learn about Women in Islam, Gender Awareness and Women Writing, Changing Lives, taught by Phebe Beiser. "We are not boiling the ocean, but doing our piece," concludes Deborah.
Music by Beth Lodge-Rigal
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 17:09