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

RELEASED: March 6, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The Women's Herstory Month celebration will continue March 10-12 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, with events highlighting women of yesterday, today and tomorrow. The Women's History Project national theme, "Women's Art, Women's Vision," was incorporated into many of this year's campus events.

Monday, March 10:

  • CASA reading discussion, 11 a.m.-Noon, WAGE Center, Schofield 30. The Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault will host a brown bag lunch discussion on Andrea Dworkin's "I Want a 24-Hour Truce During Which There Is No Rape." For reading materials, see www.uwec.edu/sdd/wage.

Tuesday, March 11:

  • Guest speaker: Dr. Robert Jensen, 7 p.m., Davies Theatre . Jensen is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Much of his work has focused on pornography and the radical feminist critique of sexuality and men's violence. His book, " Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity," asks crucial questions about pornography, sex, manhood and the way toward social justice. Jensen's presentation, "The Paradox of Pornography: Sex, Intimacy & Communication," is sponsored by WAGE and the English department.
  • Workshop : Dr. Robert Jensen, 3:30 p.m. Jensen will discuss his slide show, "Who Wants to be a Porn Star?: Sex & Violence in Today's Pornography Industry." To attend the workshop, contact WAGE at wage@uwec.edu.
  • UAC Concert: Raining Jane, 7:30 p.m., Schofield Auditorium. Raining Jane is a Los Angeles-based independent, eclectic rock-folk band. The group's live shows are marked by the swapping of instruments (including the cello, cajon and sitar), rapping and unique three-part harmonies. The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 12:

  • Back Up Your Birth Control Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Davies Center Lobby. Visit the information booth in Davies Center or the Campus Mall for free condoms and literature on accessing emergency contraception. The event will be sponsored by College Feminists, SLD Commission, Students for Choice, SWATeam and WAGE.
  • Screening of "The Defenders: A History of the Birth Control Movement in WI," followed by a panel discussion, 5-6.p.m., Arrowhead Room, Davies Center. The 25-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion on birth control. For more information, go to www.uwec.edu/sdd/wage.

The university's Women's and Gender Equity Center will coordinate the Women's Herstory Month events.

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

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