Helen Matthews Lewis Women’s and Gender Center

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Helen Matthews Lewis Women’s and Gender Center

Emory & Henry honors a pioneering woman in Appalachia and the world.

Welcome to the Helen Matthews Lewis Women’s and Gender Center at Emory & Henry. We named the Center in honor and memory of Helen, a fierce mountain feminist known as the Grandmother of Appalachian Studies. Born in Georgia in 1924, Helen dedicated her entire life to working for social justice not only in Appalachia, but also in the Deep South and around the globe. With Helen’s life work serving as our guiding inspiration for the Women’s and Gender Center, we strive to support our students, faculty, staff, and community individuals in the quest for equity and justice, with a commitment to enhancing their lives, development, and contributions.

Please contact Dr. Amy Sorenson (asorensen@emoryhenry.edu), Jacob Cordle (jacordle@emoryhenry.edu) or Dr. Theresa L Burriss (tlburriss@emoryhenry.edu) for more information.