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Women's History Month at UW-Eau Claire to Continue after Spring Break

RELEASED: March 20, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — Women's History Month events at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will continue after the university's spring break. There will be an array of events to wrap up the month's celebration of women. These events include the following:

Monday, March 27:

  • " Readings from the Heart" will take place at noon in The Cabin of Davies Center. This brown bag lunch with Cathy Sultan, author of "A Beirut Heart: One Woman's War," will include a reading and response panel discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the context of larger Middle East peace efforts. Books will be available for signing and purchase.
  • At 6 p.m. there will be a critique session addressing erotica and the politics of feminism in Room 102 of Hibbard Hall.

Tuesday, March 28:

  • A Women's History Month Prose and Poetry Reading that was cancelled Monday, March 13, because of the snow emergency has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in The Cabin of Davies Center. English faculty member Karen Loeb and student services coordinator Patti See will read pieces from their personal collections. Both women have had works published in a variety of well-known publications. Books and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Wednesday, March 29:

  • The Women's Studies Awards and Reception Honoring Student Scholarship will be held at 4 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be recognized for their achievements in research and writing specifically focusing on women's issues. Awards for research papers, service, fiction and non-fiction prose, and poetry will be presented.
  • A special pre-forum screening of the film "The Killing Fields" will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Admission is $1 for students and $2 for faculty/staff and IFS members. IFS membership is $4. The film also will screen at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, through Sunday, March 30-April 2, in Davies Theatre.
  • The Forum, featuring Loung Ung's presentation, "First They Killed My Father-A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers," will follow at 7:30 p.m. in Zorn Arena. Tickets are $7 for general public, $5 for faculty/staff, and $3 for students. Ticket prices are the same as noted above.

Saturday, April 1:

  • From 4-7 p.m. the College Feminists will host an open house at 539 Union Street.

Wednesday, April 5:

  • A Women on Wednesdays' brown bag discussion, "Women's Studies in India," will feature guest lecturer and visiting faculty in the department of economics Dr. Manju Jaidka. This dialogue will start at 12:05 p.m. in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.

Thursday, April 6:

  • Women's History Month will culminate with a lecture by Jaidka titled "Gender Issues in Bollywood" at 4 p.m. in Room 107 of Schneider Hall. Jaidka will discuss gender issues and the impact of film on cultural trends.

Please refer to the Women's History Month Events Calendar for any updates, changes or additional information.

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