Fettuccine Forum March 2010
February 23, 2010
Dr. Jennifer Stevens will be the featured speaker at the
March Fettuccine Forum on Thursday, March 4.
What does Boise, Idaho have in common with Los Angeles, California?
Proud Boiseans might shout
"nothing!"--but the truth is, a lot. Come hear Dr. Stevens present
how women changed the face of
post-war western cities like Boise, L.A., Portland, and San
Francisco by advocating new ideas on city
and regional planning and preserving open space. While their
activism launched a new role for women
in public life long before the bra-burning days, you needn't worry
- these ladies never missed a chance
to host a dinner party or don a new dress, and most of the time,
they were well-behaved. The evening
promises to be insightful, timely and thought-provoking!
Dr. Stevens is the principal of Stevens Historical Research
Associates (SHRA), a local historical
consulting firm that focuses on environmental issues. She works
throughout the West, with much of her
work focused in Idaho. She is active in local preservation issues
and very interested in development
issues. Dr. Stevens was on the Boise City Historic Preservation
Commission for 5 years and is currently
on the Boise City Planning and Zoning Commission. She also teaches
part-time in the Boise State History
The Fettuccine Forum is a free public lecture series on
six First Thursdays throughout the academic
year. Bring a friend and join us!
When and Where:
March 4, 2010: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the presentation begins
at 5:30 p.m.
Rose Room, in downtown Boise's historic Union Block, 718 W. Idaho
Free appetizers; fettuccine will be available for $6, catered by
Beverages, for a cost, are provided by Jo's Traveling
The Fettuccine Forum is produced by the Boise City
Department of Arts & History in conjunction with
Boise State University (College of Social Sciences and Public
Affairs). The March forum is sponsored by
Platform Architecture Design. Lively and informal, the monthly
event invites the public to interact
with politicians, artists, historians, activists, advocates and
professionals in an effort to promote good
citizenship and responsible growth through education.
A companion workshop March 4-6 "Women, Western Cities, and
the Environment," taught by Jennifer
Stevens will be offered for graduate and undergraduate credit.
Register at www.broncoweb.edu