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Women's History Month features lectures, films, open forum (Released: 3/2/98)

by Sherry Fisher, Office of University Communications.

Storrs, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with lectures, films and an open forum. All events are sponsored by the Women’s Center and the Women’s Studies Program, except where specified. The national theme for the month is "Living the Legacy - Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Women’s Rights Movement."

Events are:

Through March 8 - Documentary Video. Give the Ballot to the Mothers: Songs of the Suffragists. Written testimony, musical performances, historical cartoons, photographs and scholarly commentary. Shown on UCTV Monday through Sunday, 9 p.m.

Through March 27- Exhibit. Humours, a mixed-media installation by Monica Bock, assistant professor of art. Sponsored by the School of Fine Arts. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Atrium Gallery.

March 2 - Lecture. Intersecting Lives: Mary McLeod Bethune, Lucy Miller Mitchell and Dorothy Irene Height, by Joyce Hanson, graduate student, history. Noon, Room 409, Beach Hall.

March 2 - Discussion Group: Men, Society and Self Series. Men and Feminism: Anger, Fear or Empowerment, with Steven Botkin, executive director of the Men’s Resource Center, Amherst, Mass. 7 p.m., third floor lounge, Women’s Center.

March 3 - Film. Florence Nightingale, The Mother of Modern Nursing. Sponsored by the School of Nursing. Noon. Room 20, Annex.

March 4 - Lecture. Eleanor Roosevelt’s Legacy: Women, Power, and Human Rights, by Blanche Cook, Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies at the John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. 7 p.m., Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

March 9 - Discussion. Women’s Studies Spotlight on New Faculty. Jennifer Baszile, assistant professor, history, whose specialty is American colonial history. Noon, Room 409, Beach Hall.

March 10 - Open Forum. UConn NOW forum on the Women-Friendly Campus Campaign. Forum for students, staff, and faculty to discuss discrimination issues, child care and other issues facing women on campus. 7 p.m., Room 216A, Student Union.

March 10 - Film. Nursing in America, A Social History. Sponsored by the School of Nursing. Noon, Room 20, Annex.

March 11 - Music. Lively Wednesday. Student singers will perform songs of the suffragists. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Student Union Lobby.

March 11 - Film. Women: A True Story Film Series. The Double Shift examines women who have careers and raise families. 7 p.m., Women’s Center Lounge.

March 12 - Lecture. Patricia Ireland, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will discuss what women have gained since the start of the women’s rights movement and the importance of women of all ages becoming involved in the feminist movement. 11:45 a.m., Student Union Ballroom.

March 12 - Poetry Reading. With Kinereth Gensler, author of Journey Fruit: Poems and a Memoir, 7 p.m., UConn Co-op.

March 24 - Lecture. Burmese Women and Children, with Ohmar Kin, coordinator for the Burma Project of Refugees International in Washington, D.C. Noon, Asian American Cultural Center.

Co-sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center.

March 24 - Film. An American Nurse in World War I. Sponsored by the School of Nursing. Noon, Room 20, Annex.

March 24-April 26 - Photography Exhibits. Elysium: A Gathering of Souls/New Orleans Cemeteries, photographs by Sandra Russell Clark, and Imaging Vodou’s Spiritual Cargo, photographs by Phyllis Galembo, Chantal Regnault, and Maggie Steber. William Benton Museum of Art. For information: 486-4520.

March 25 - Discussion. Women’s Studies Spotlight on New Faculty. Janet Watson, assistant professor, history, whose specialty is 20th century European history. 4 p.m., Room 409, Beach Hall.

March 25 - Discussion. Gender Justice: Women’s Rights are Human Rights. Women and the Environment: Developing Local Plans for Action. 7-9 p.m., Women’s Center Lounge.

March 27 - Music. Abby Rabinovitz and Kaleidoscope. Flutist and composer Rabinovitz, accompanied by musicians, explores different world music traditions. 8 p.m., Jorgensen Auditorium.

March 30 - Discussion. Voices: Discussions with Women on Current Issues. Women of Color and the Women’s Rights Movement, with Angela Rola, director of the Asian American Cultural Center. 7 p.m., Women’s Center Lounge.

March 31 - Lecture. The Contradictions of Co-Education: Women and Sports at UConn, 1920-1940, by Jackie McNeil, graduate student, history. Noon, Room 409, Beach Hall.

March 31 - Film. Community Health Nursing: National and International Views. Sponsored by the School of Nursing. Noon, Room 20, Annex.