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Women's Herstory Month Events Continue
this Week at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: March 3, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — Various University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire organizations will host a number of events throughout March to celebrate Women's Herstory Month, highlighting women of yesterday, today and tomorrow. The university's Women's and Gender Equity Center coordinates the celebration.

The Women's History Project national theme "Women's Art, Women's Vision" has been incorporated into many of this year's events.

Monday, March 3:

  • Panel Discussion: Noon-1 p.m. in the Presidents Room, Davies Center, "Latina/o Students in the U.S. Education System." Dr. Eva Santos-Phillips, Maria Paulina Duarte Hernandez, Danielle Alba and Celismarie Ortiz will discuss issues faced by Latina/o students in the U.S. education system, with a special emphasis on how gender plays a role. Free and open to all. Sponsored by the WAGE Center.
  • SAI Concert, 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center. UW-Eau Claire's women's music fraternity will host a recital with a split theme: half of the recital is based on Greek mythology and the other consists of compositions by women. Free and open to all. Contact Michelle Kochan kochanmm@uwec.edu for more info.

Tuesday, March 4:

  • Vagina Monologues Post-Discussion, 3:30 p.m. in the WAGE Center, Schofield 30. This event will be mediated with questions about the message presented in the Monologues. Participants are invited to express their thoughts, concerns and opinions in a welcoming and safe environment. Free and open to all.

Wednesday, March 5:

  • People of Substance: Discussion on Size Acceptance and a Healthy Lifestyle, 2-3 p.m. in the WAGE Center, Schofield 30. The first meeting of this new group, facilitated by Petra Mohr. The purpose of this group is to facilitate, support and encourage size diversity among UW-Eau Claire students and faculty with a goal of increasing awareness of size discrimination and fat phobia at UW-Eau Claire and to organize campus activism centered on these issues. Everyone is welcome! Meetings will be at the same time, every other Wednesday in the WAGE Center.
  • Feminist Book Club Meeting, 4-5 p.m. in the WAGE Center, Schofield 30. We will be discussing "Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity" by Dr. Robert Jensen (available 20% off at the University Bookstore). Dr. Jensen will visit UW-Eau Claire March 11 and will be available to answer questions about his book.
  • Discussion and Support Group for those with deployed loved ones, Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. in the WAGE Center, Schofield 30. Everyone is welcome. Join this week to learn about and discuss re-integration issues.
  • Presentation by Bay Buchanan, former Treasurer of the United States, on "The Failures of Feminism," 6:30 p.m. Schneider Hall, Room 100. Sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire Conservative Union and Young America's Foundation from Student Organization Opportunity Funds made available by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. For more info on Buchanan, go to Young America's Foundation Web site.

Thursday, March 6:

  • International Women's Day Panel Discussion, Noon in Davies Theatre. The Center for International Education will host a panel discussion about International Women's Day followed by a reception in the Skylight Lounge. Come talk to international students about how they celebrate women. Feel free to bring your lunch and your questions. Free and open to all.

Saturday, March 8:

  • Peanut Butter & Gypsy Performance Fund-raiser, 7-8:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This local tribal belly dancing group demonstrates the beauty and strength of women dancing together and celebrates life through ancient and modern belly dancing. Performers are asking for those who are able to make a small donation to the Bolton Refuge House. Sponsored by the College Feminists.

For a complete Women's Herstory Month calendar and more info, contact WAGE at wage@uwec.edu, call 715-836-2693 or see the calendar on the WAGE Web site.

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