The Feminine Touch | Evening with WKAR

Nov 17, 2017

FREE – Wednesday, November 29, 7 p.m. at WKAR | View the film and join the conversation on the changing role of women in the osteopathic medical field. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

WKAR presents a screening and Q&A of The Feminine Touch, an original documentary by WEDU and PBS. The film showcases the valiant women who rose above adversity to become osteopathic physicians in the early years of the field, and those who carry on that legacy today.

An Evening with WKAR featuring The Feminine Touch takes place Wednesday, November 29 at 7 p.m.

The evening begins with a screening of the film and continues with conversation as panelists comment on the film from personal experiences and expertise.

Panelists include: Shirley A Harding, D.O.; Stephanie Chavez-Yenter, MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine student; Emily K. Hurst, D.O., FACOI; Rachel Young, D.O.. The moderator is Dr. Kirsten Waarala, as assistant dean at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Macomb University Center site..

Presented in partnership with the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Michigan Osteopathic Association.

Free with Reservation

This event is free, but registration is required. | RESERVE SEATS HERE


Evening with WKAR takes place in the Communication Arts & Sciences Building, WKAR Multimedia Room 145, 404 Wilson Road on the campus of Michigan State University. Parking is free after 6 p.m. in the adjacent Trowbridge Road parking ramp


1149 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI 48824 

More About 'The Feminine Touch' | VIEW THE TRAILER

A WEDU PBS original documentary
In 1892, Andrew Taylor Still did the unimaginable when he accepted women and men equally in his new medical school. The Feminine Touch showcases the valiant women who rose above adversity to become osteopathic physicians in those early years, and includes today’s prominent female DOs who carry on that legacy. Their fight for equality is intertwined with the struggles of osteopathic medicine to be accepted as a valid scientific practice, illuminating how osteopathic medicine developed into the flourishing profession it is today.

On the Air

The Feminine Touch airs
Sunday, December 10 at 5pm on WKAR HD
Monday, December 4 at 11pm on WKAR World