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Women's History Month Events
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MAILED: March 6, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE -- Women's history month is in full swing across America and in the spirit of the celebration, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is hosting a variety of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the women's movement.
From noon to 1 p.m. on March 9 and 12 in Davies Center, the history department and the College Feminists will host brown bag presentations on the women's movement. On March 9, senior Sunshine Hedlund and faculty researcher Jodi Thesing-Ritter will present a collaborative research project titled "Exploring the History of Suffrage." The presentation will be in the Wisconsin Room. And on March 12 in the Presidents' Room, history professor Claire Sanders will present "Ladies and Citizens: Gender and Political Activism in France in the 1920s."
At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Dr. Barbara Garvey Jackson, professor emerita from the University of Arkansas, will present "Finding the Lost Mistresses of Music and Art," a lecture which focuses on women composers, musicians and artists from the 17th and 18th centuries. Her presentation will be in Phillips Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Center.
Jackson, along with discussing numerous works by women composers and showing slides of paintings by women artists, will speak on reasons why women musicians and artists have had less attention focused on them throughout history.
The University Activities Commission will host the film "Girlstown" March 26-29 in the Davies Center Theatre. The film follows three high-school girls on a crusade against abuse by men after a friend's sudden death brings them together. Show times are 6 and 8:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. in the Phillips Recital Hall, the Women's Studies office will host its annual Women's Studies Award Celebration, recognizing students who have worked on projects emphasizing the contributions and roles of women in society.
At 7 p.m. March 31, also in the Phillips Recital Hall, an informal musical, poetry and/or prose, visual art, dance and theatre celebration will be held to close the month's festivities. University faculty, staff, students and community members interested in performing or displaying works must sign up by Friday, March 13. To sign up, contact the Women's Studies office at (715) 836-5717 or call Sunshine Hedlund at (715) 833-1595.
For more information about events being held this month, contact the Women's Studies office at (715) 836-5717.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 6, 1998