Plymouth State Celebrates Women’s History Month

February 23rd, 2005 by Adam

Plymouth State University will celebrate Women’s History Month with a variety of lectures, arts events and other celebrations throughout the month of March.

The kick-off, held on March 2, is the “Women Change America” Celebration held in the Hartman Union Building (HUB) Fireplace Lounge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by the University’s Women’s Services and Gender Resources office. The event will feature information tables and presentations by women’s organizations from around the state.

March 3-5 at 8 p.m. in Hyde 220, the V-Day Organization’s 2005 College Campaign, the Women’s Services and Gender Resources office and The Alliance for Women’s Awareness, Rights & Equality (A.W.A.R.E.) will present the “Vagina Monologues,” a theatrical production based on original stories from women around the world.

On March 7, A.W.A.R.E. will present “The Female Orgasm,” a humorous presentation combining sex education and women’s empowerment. The presentation, held in Hyde 220 at 7:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Women’s Services and Gender Resources office, the Wellness Center, the Women’s Studies Council, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the President’s Commission on Diversity and the Concord Feminist Health Center.

Plymouth State University history professor Dr. Whitney Howarth will give a lecture entitled “Politics are Personal, The Personal is Political: Womens’ Activism Beyond the West” on March 8 at 4 p.m. in Frost Commons. Howarth’s lecture will focus on women’s issues and activism in India, Africa and Latin America. The lecture is sponsored by A.W.A.R.E.

“Sisters by Heart, Partners in Aging,” held on March 9 at 6 p.m. in Frost Commons, will explore changing attitudes toward same sex relationships during the past 25 years.

Women of Words, a group of poets and creative writers from Plymouth, will present a reading of their work in Smith Recital Hall on March 10 at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Council and will include a musical performance.

On March 13 at 4 p.m., the Silver Cultural Arts Center will present acclaimed Canadian folk musicians Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Tickets are $24-$21 for adults, $23-$20 for seniors, $18-$15 for youth and $8-$5 for PSU students. Call (603) 535-ARTS or visit www.plymouth.edu/cac for more information.

Mary Pratt, an original player for the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League, will talk about her experiences as a female athlete on March 15 at 4 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the HUB. The presentation is sponsored by Women’s Services and Gender Resources and the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department.

On March 16, A.W.A.R.E. and Plymouth Poets and Writers will present “Women Off the Page,” an open poetry reading, in the HUB Fireplace Lounge at 7 p.m.

Art professors Annette Mitchell and Sue Tucker will exhibit their sculpture and printmaking works in the Karl Drerup Art Gallery. The opening reception for True G.R.I.T.S – Girls Raised in the South will be held on March 28 from 4 -6 p.m.

On March 30, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women will present the Theo Kalikow and POWA Awards and Reception. These awards are given each year to a PSU employee and student who show dedication and commitment toward the advancement of women and women’s advocacy. The ceremony will take place at 3:30 in Room 109 in the HUB.

For more information about Women’s History Month events, call the Women’s Services and Gender Resources office at (603) 535-2387 or visit
www.plymouth/edu/wsgr/index.shtml

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