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Women's Herstory Month Wraps Up
With Final Week's Events at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: March 14, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — Women's Herstory Month wraps up at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire March 25-27 with events hosted by organizations 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.

Tuesday, March 25:

  • WAGE Reading Discussion, 3:30 p.m., WAGE Center, Schofield 30. Excerpts from Ellen Bravo's " Taking On the Big Boys: Or Why Feminism is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation." Bravo will be at UW-Eau Claire March 26 to give a presentation and sign books. For reading materials, see the calendar at www.uwec.edu/sdd/wage.
  • "Herstory is our Shared Story" Creative Reading, 7:30 p.m., The Cabin, Davies Center. Share a creative reading or performance or enjoy the work of others. The theme is "On the Experience of Womanhood: Yesterday and/or Today." Free and open to all. Sponsored by Dr. Ardyth Krause, assistant professor of social work.

Wednesday, March 26:

  • Ellen Bravo
    Ellen Bravo
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Ellen Bravo, 4 p.m., Schneider 100. Bravo is a long-time activist for working women. She began working for 9 to 5, the National Association of Working Women, in 1982 and served until 2004 as its national director. Bravo now teaches Women's Studies at UW-Milwaukee, including master's level classes on family-friendly workplaces and sexual harassment, and serves as a consultant to 9 to 5. She is the author of "Taking On the Big Boys: Or Why Feminism is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation." Her talk will be followed by a question and answer and book-signing session.

Thursday, March 27:

  • Nnenna Freelon
    Nnenna Freelon
    The Artists Series presents Nnenna Freelon, 7:30 p.m., Zorn Arena. An artist of the highest caliber, Nnenna Freelon will present an Artists Series concert performing with UW-Eau Claire's award-winning Jazz Ensemble I. The concert will kick off UW-Eau Claire's 41st annual Jazz Festival, one of the oldest and largest festivals in the nation. A five-time Grammy Award nominee, Freelon currently has nine albums available. In her most recent, she pays tribute to Lady Day, emulating the spirit rather than the sound of Billie Holiday. Tickets are available at the University Service Center.

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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