Women's History Month Calendar (Released:
by Sherry Fisher, Office of University Communications.
STORRS, Conn. -- Feminist writer Louise Bernikow will lecture at
the University of Connecticut March 26 as part of UConn's
Women's History Month celebration.
The public is invited to events throughout the month. The
calendar of events:
- March 3 through April 25 -- Quilt exhibit. An
exhibit of quilts, including the Women's Studies Program Quilt
and the Women's Center Commemorative Quilt, sewn and designed
by Patricia Carter, associate director of the Women's Studies
Program at UConn. Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, West Court.
- March 5 -- Film. Peace Train to
Beijing, a documentary recounting the experience of 230 women
and 10 men as they traveled by train to the Women's Conference
in Bejjing, China. The film also brings to life some of the ideas
debated at the conference 7 p.m., Women's Center lounge.
- March 7 -- Film. Citizen Ruth. Satire
about a pregnant drug abuser who is given the option of abortion in
lieu of jail. 7 p.m., von der Mehden Recital Hall. $3.50.
- March 11 -- Lecture. "Assessing 'The
Beauty Myth': Women's Cosmetics Stories, 1920 - 1940,"
by Kathy Peiss, professor of history at the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst. Peiss is author of Cheap Amusements:
Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New
Co-sponsored with the history department. 4-6 p.m., Asian
American Cultural Center.
- March 12 -- Discussion. Voices: Discussions
with Women on Current Issues. Topic: Young Women and Feminism. Come
explore what feminism means to women of Generation X. 7 p.m.,
Women's Center lounge.
- March 24 -- Panel Discussion. "Telling
Their Stories: Celebrating 25 Years of Activists and
Academics." Elizabeth Roper, former director of the Office of
Continuing Education for Women, Catherine Havens, associate dean of
the School of Social Work, Martha Mednick, the first Women's
Studies Director, and Myra Marx Ferree, professor of sociology,
will talk about the beginnings of the Women's Center and
Women's Studies Program at UConn. 2 p.m., Room 382, Student
- March 26 -- Lecture. "The Secret History
of Feminism in Our Time" by Louise Bernikow. An inspiring and
irreverent look at the past 25 years of the women's movement
shows how women of all races have challenged narrow definitions of
womanhood and changed history. Bernikow, the founder of two
Women's Studies programs, is a former Fulbright Scholar and the
author of six books. 7:30 p.m. Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
All events are co-sponsored by the Women's Center and the
Women's Studies Program.
For more information, call UConn's Women's Center at
(860) 486-4738 or Women's Studies at (860) 486-3970.