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Women's History Month Continues with
Third Week of Activities at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: March 11, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — Women's History Month continues at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with the following events scheduled for March 13-16. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

March 13

  • Open house for College Feminists, Women's Studies Minors and supporters — Offers a chance for Women's Studies faculty, students and supporters to socialize and share ideas. Pro-feminist t-shirts and buttons will be available for purchase. For location information, contact Patti See at seepk@uwec.edu.

March 14

  • "Electing a U.S. woman president: How do we get there from here" panel discussion featuring Ardyth Krause, assistant professor of social work and panel facilitator; Nicholas Smiar, professor of social work; Melissa Bonsted-Bruns, assistant professor of sociology; Magaret Gilkison, professor of political science; Carol Craig, Wisconsin Democratic Party representative; and UW-Eau Claire student Emily Ascher. 6-7 p.m. in the Ojibwa Room, Davies Center.
  • "Jodi Cobb: Hidden Worlds" — UW-Eau Claire Forum Series: Photographer Jodi Cobb will discuss the hidden worlds of women as depicted in photographs from the more than 50 countries she has worked in as a National Geographic Society staff photographer. Begins at 7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. There is a charge for this event. Tickets are available at the University Service Center and at the door.

March 15

  • Women’s Health Day of ACTION — Join Planned Parenthood and stand up for women's health and promote family planning, reproductive rights and access to affordable health care. More information: www.ppawi.org.
  • "Israeli and Palestinian Voices: Dialogue with Both Sides" — Local author Cathy Sultan will read from her recently published account of visits to and interviews with Palestinian and Israeli citizens and from her soon to be released book on the Lebanese civil war, now a topic frequently in the news headlines. 11:30-1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Davies Center.
  • "Women Behind the News: Students and Professionals Speak About Their Goals, Obstacles and Successes in the Newsroom" — A panel discussion with women students and professionals in the journalism field to talk about gender diversity issues in the newsroom. Panelists are Gina Duwe, a UW-Eau Claire senior print journalism major and editor in chief of The Spectator; Tracy Miller, a UW-Eau Claire senior broadcast journalism major and the weekend news director at WQOW-TV 18; Jan Larson, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of communications and journalism; Lisa Patrow, WQOW-TV 18, representing the field of broadcast journalism; and Susan Barber, a print journalist from the Leader-Telegram. 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room, Davies Center.

March 16

  • Back Your Birth Control Day — Free literature, information and discussion sponsored by the College Feminists. 10 a.m.-noon on the Campus Mall.
  • "Contemplating Campus Climate for Lesbians, Bisexual and Transgender Women" — Brownbag panel discussion. Noon-1:00 p.m. in Room 55 of Brewer Hall.
  • "Women and Sex: A MOSAIC Forum" — An educational but fun outlet for discussion of topics related to women's sexuality, with topics chosen by participants. 7-8 p.m. in the Towers TV lounge.

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