Women's History Month Schedule of Events 2006

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GLASSBORO ? Throughout the month of March, Rowan University will highlight the cultural, political, and social significance of women during its annual Women?s History Month celebration. Festivities wi

?Women: Builders of Dreams and Communities?

GLASSBORO ? Throughout the month of March, Rowan University will highlight the cultural, political, and social significance of women during its annual Women?s History Month celebration. Festivities will feature an array of educational activities and entertainment, including those listed below. To learn more about the listed events, contact the Rowan University Women Studies Program Coordinator Dr. Ieva Zake at 856-4500, ext. 4514, or zake@rowan.edu. All programs are free and open to the public, other than those specified.

March 1

10:50 a.m. to noon ? ?From Female High School Jocks to College Grads? ? presentation by Sociology Professor Kelly Truman.
Location: Dewey Lounge (Robinson Hall)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ? ?Be Comfortable in Your Genes? ? activities that allow women to embrace their true selves, including image concerns screenings, games and shows.
Location: Student Center Pit

March 6

Noon to 1:30 p.m. ? ?Women and Immigration? ? presentation by Anne O? Callaghan, Executive Director of the Welcoming Center of New Pennsylvanians.
Location: Room 221 in the Student Center

March 7

10:50 a.m. to noon ? ?Arab and Jew: Personal Reflections on Women Creating Culture and Community in the Middle East? ? presentation by Dr. Joyce Zonana, Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of New Orleans .
Location: Dewey Lounge (Robinson Hall)

Noon ? ?Financial Planning for Women? ? workshop with Gitterman and Sacks, LLC. Financial Planner Lyn Tober.
Location: Room 221 in the Student Center

March 7

8 p.m. ? Screening of the film ?The Day I Will Never Forget,? an award-winning documentary offering a rare glimpse into the practice of female circumcision in Kenya.
Location: Student Center Rathskellar

March 8

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ? Women in Black/Code Pink Silent Vigil for Peace ? vigil held by women who believe the world should end the use of war as a means for resolving conflicts.
Location: Student Center patio

8 p.m. ? Screening of the film ?Abortion Diaries,? a documentary featuring 12 diverse women who speak candidly about their experiences with abortion. Discussion led by Elizabeth Voltz, former president of the National Organization for Women of New Jersey.
Location: Room 129 in the Student Center

March 20

6 to 9 p.m. ? Screening and discussion of the film ?North County,? the story of Josey Aimes, a woman who broke the gender barrier laboring in Minnesota iron mines and broke legal ground with the nation?s first class-action sexual harassment lawsuit.
Location: Rowan Hall Auditorium

March 21

4:45 to 6 p.m. ? ?Gentle Heroism: Jewish Women and the Holocaust,? presentation by Dr. Myrna Goldenberg, Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Holocaust Studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Location: Rowan Hall Auditorium

7:15 p.m. ? Student research and reaction on Linda Holler?s ?Erotic Morality: The Role of Touch in Moral Agency? and Susan Bordo?s ?Twilight Zones: The Hidden Life of Cultural Images from Plato to O.J.?
Location: Room 203 in Wilson Hall

March 22

10:50 a.m. to noon ? Student research on women?s history.
Location: Dewey Lounge (Robinson Hall)

6:30 p.m. ? ?Woman-to-Woman: Collaborative Mentoring between Chairs and Faculty,? discussion about professionalism between departments. Open to all Rowan women.
Location: Room 126 in Campbell Library

March 23

6:30 to 9 p.m. ? Screening of the film ?Iron ? Jawed Angels,? the story of suffragists and their struggle for the passage of the 19th Amendment.

8 p.m. ? Performance of ?Vagina Monologues.?
Tickets: $5 (All proceeds will be donated to a local domestic violence shelter)
Location: Tohill Theatre

March 24

8:30 a.m. ? ?Dreams, Risks, Creativity and Confidence = Opportunities for Success,? conference that provides several forums focusing on but not limited to: career strategies, economic self-sufficiency, physical and mental well-being.
Location: Student Center Ballroom

9:30 to 11 a.m. - Celeste Zappala lost her oldest son, Sgt. Sherwood Baker, in Iraq. Zappala, who will discuss her role in changing politics and her quest for peace, is an active member of Military Families Speak Out and a founding member of Gold Star Families Speak Out.
Location: Second Floor of Campbell Library

8 p.m. ? Performance of ?Vagina Monologues.?
Tickets: $5 (All proceeds will be donated to a local domestic violence shelter)
Location: Tohill Theatre

March 27

1:45 to 3 p.m. ? Presentation of student research on philosophy and gender.
Location: Room 107 in Bunce Hall

March 28

4:45 to 6 p.m. - University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor Dr. Katherine Sender will present ?Queens for a Day: ?Queer Eye for the Straight Guy? and the Neoliberal Project.?
Location: Rowan Hall Auditorium

March 29

10:50 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ? Women?s History Month luncheon with presentation by Dr. Sally Kitch, Vice-Chair of the Women's Studies Department at Ohio State University. Kitch will present ?Representation and Feminist Politics: An Afghan ? American Connection.? Reception to follow at 4:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. ? College of Engineering and Society of Women Engineers? presentation on many careers engineering has to offer women. Reception to follow.

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