The Future is Female

Everist Gallery
at Washington Pavilion
June 20, 2024 | 5:30 pm

Thursday, June 20, 2024 | 5:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Center | Everist Gallery
Free Event!

The future is female and so is this exhibition! Join us for a powerful lecture on what a female future looks like, the need for it and how society as a whole will benefit because of it with Dr. Rebecca Kuehl, associate academic director and professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at South Dakota State University. Alongside the National Geographic "WOMEN: A Century of Change" exhibition, a new addition will be revealed during the event. Attendees will be the first to view several portraits of local female change-makers making a difference in South Dakota! 

This event is in conjunction with the traveling exhibition "WOMEN: A Century of Change." This significant exhibition featuring famous National Geographic photographs is open in the Visual Arts Center now through June 30, 2024.

This program is funded by a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Rebecca A. Kuehl is associate academic director and professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at South Dakota State University. She also teaches in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at SDSU. Her research focuses on intersections among rhetorical citizenship and public deliberation, civic rhetoric and education, workplace cultural diversity and community inclusion and women’s health discourses such as childbirth and breastfeeding. Her research has been funded by two Community Innovation Grants from the Bush Foundation. Her research has appeared in edited books, including Rhetoric: Concord and Controversy, Contemporary Rhetorical Citizenship, Speech and Debate as Civic Education, and The Rhetoric of Health and Medicine As/Is. Her research has also appeared in Human Communication Research, Rhetoric of Health & Medicine, Southern Communication Journal, Communication Quarterly, Communication Design Quarterly Review, Health Communication, Translational Behavioral Medicine, and the Journal of Human Lactation.

Event Details: 

  • 5:30 p.m. - Join us in the Everist Gallery of the Visual Arts Center to view the "WOMEN: A Century of Change" traveling exhibition by National Geographic. A curator will be available during this self-guided hour to offer insight.
  • 6:30 p.m. - Event begins in the Belbas Theater with a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.
  • 7:30 p.m. - Event concludes.
  • Bars will be available in both the Visual Arts Center and Belbas Theater lobby for attendees to purchase adult beverages and snacks.