The witch has been a popular figure in fairy tales and fiction for centuries, ranging from the traditional malevolent villain to the feminist hero as seen in recent years. Despite some of the more positive depictions, more often than not the witch stereotype has been used against women who have defied societal norms. Join us for an educational discussion with Jodie Simon, an instructor in women’s studies and sociology at Wichita State University, where she will explore the evolution of the witch stereotype in popular culture and how and why it has been used to both repress and empower women who dare to be different. Registration is required. Call (316) 261-8500 or visit wichitalibrary.org/events to register. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.