July 15, 2024

Women’s History Month 2011 “Role” Call: Women’s Presence and Power in Society

Sheesh, Is She Crying Again?

The Connection between Gender and Rationality

Date: March 8 | Time: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Location: Annex A, Room 110

Traditionally, women have been associated with an excess of emotion and a lack of mental discipline; men, on the other hand, have been thought to be more rational. Do these stereotypes still exist? Please join Dr. Ray Mataloni, Visiting Professor of Economics as he discusses this topic and much more.

Who Opens the Door and Covers the Check? Exploring Roles and Stereotypes in the GLBTTQQIAAP Community

Date: March 9 | Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Meeting Room #4, Woodard Campus Center

Please join members of Women of Color and People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities (PRISM) for a stimulating conversation about the expected and stereotypical roles of women in GLBTTQQIAAP relationships. FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED

Latin American Women Intellectuals

Date: March 10

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Combs 139

Join Dr. Claudia Cabello-Hutt, Assistant Professor at The University of North Carolina Greensboro as she discusses how Latin American women writers challenged the traditional definition of the Latin American public intellectual.

Writing the South in the 21st Century

Date: March 10 | Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Combs 139

Award-winning author Jill McCorkle, a writing professor at N.C. State University, will talk about what it means to be among the foremost female fiction writers of our time.

You Better Work!

Open Lecture featuring 2003 America’s Next Top Model finalist April Wilkner

Date: March 14 | Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Lee Hall 411

April Wilkner will discuss her experience as a model-hopeful on one of the world’s leading shows. Her emphasis will be on the significance of intelligence and diversity within the modeling industry.

Ms. UMW: More than a just Beauty Pageant

Date: March 15 | Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

Join UMW hopefuls as they compete for the coveted title of Ms. UMW in this nontraditional pageant that celebrates women and their beauty from the inside out.

Dr. Gail Dines Women’s History Month Keynote & Cultural Awareness Series Speaker

Date: March 16 | Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

A professor, author, and internationally-acclaimed lecturer, Gail Dines is an energetic and outspoken critic of pornography and the hypersexuality that permeates pop culture. Dines’ vision is to heighten awareness of the shallow and sexist side of the mass media, and she has targeted outlets like MTV with undermining equality and intimacy in relationships.

The Vagina Monologues

Date: March 18 & 19 | Time: 8-9:30 pm

Location: Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Cost: $3 in advance; $5 at the door

Proceeds to benefit Hope House

Email zoller.eli@gmail.com to purchase tickets.

The 8th annual UMW production of The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, uses the arts to explore women’s issues such as sex, love, rape, abuse, relationships, menstruation, and childbirth. By promoting inner beauty and self-worth, The Vagina Monologues celebrates the true essence of the vagina, femininity, and the ability to speak out against the pressures of society.

The Gender Pay Gap:

Where do Women Stand Now?

Date: March 22 | Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Lee Hall 411

Join Radford University Professor of Psychology Hilary M. Lips as she explores the current status of the gender pay gap and how it undercuts women’s power and limits their achievements in today’s workforce.

Women’s Research Symposium

Date: March 23 | Time: 4-6 p.m.

Location: Red Room, Woodard Campus Center

Please join UMW students as they showcase their undergraduate research in women’s studies. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners. Please contact Professor Cooperman at rcooperm@umw.edu for more information regarding submitting an entry.

This is What Makes Her Special…

Brown Bag Lunch

Date: March 24 | Time: Noon

Location: The Underground

Join campus and community members as they read short stories and poems about the women who have had the greatest impact on their lives.

Fresh Face to the World…Easy, Breezy, No Makeup on that CoverGirl

Makeup Drive

Date: March 25 | Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Locations: Lee Hall 211 or OSACS office

Beauty is far more than enhanced eyelashes, plucked brows, and fiery red lips. Campus and community members are invited to share their true beauty by participating in a day devoted to no makeup. Participants are strongly encouraged to donate their new and unopened cosmetic products to benefit Hope House.

For Colored Girls

Film and Discussion

Date: March 29 | Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Lee Hall 412

Based on Ntozake Shange’s Obie Award-winning play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, this presentation is a poetic exploration of what it means to be a woman of color in today’s world. Discussion immediately following the film. Food will be provided.

Freedom Riders

Great Lives lecture featuring Raymond Arsenault

Date: March 31 | Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

Raymond Arsenault, author of Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, will present the Great Lives lecture, followed by a discussion with a panel of Freedom Riders, which will include some of the women who changed the face of racial and gender equality for our country

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.