Know Explorers: Women of Discovery

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  10/29/2014

Chris Rubio NASA astronaut and first female in space Sally Ride once said “All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.” Get to know some amazing, groundbreaking women who challenged themselves and perceptions when Chris Rubio speaks at the Sisters and East Bend Libraries. The presentations, part of the Know Exploring series during the month of November, are free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 1 • 2:00 p.m.
Sisters Library

Thursday, November 13 • 6:00 p.m.
East Bend Library

“While women's accomplishments in various fields are certainly recognized today more than they were even 15 or 20 years ago, the remarkable discoveries of these women have not necessarily been the top news story on any given day,” says Rubio. During her presentation Rubio will highligh handful of adventurers, explorers and scientists that are not as well-known as some of their female counterparts. “By pausing and acknowledging the extraordinary talents of these women, we open the door of possibility for everyone — especially young women— that they, too, can aspire to explore without limitations all that intrigues them,” she says. Rubio hopes that people will leave her presentations with a more thorough awareness of women explorers and an appreciation for their varied accomplishments. “They may learn additional tidbits about explorers they thought they knew and be introduced to some new, extraordinary women,” she says.

Chris Rubio is an Assistant Professor of English at Central Oregon Community College where she has taught since 2009. Before moving to Central Oregon, she taught for over 20 years at American River College in California. She is also a consultant for the National Women's History Project, work that continues to educate her on remarkable women in history.

For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032 or visit People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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