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Kent State University at Stark’s observance of Women’s History Month in March offers opportunities for the campus community to come together and experience diversity in all its forms. The monthlong commemoration will feature presentations, forums and a documentary about one of the 20th century’s most important female artists. Events are listed below. All are free and open to the public.
For more information on Women’s History Month, contact Marie Gasper-Hulvat, assistant professor of art, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-244-3353 or visit www.kent.edu/stark/diversity-events. All events are sponsored by the Kent State Stark Women’s History Month Committee.
EXHIBIT: MARCH INTO HISTORY
Kent State Stark and the Worldwide Women’s March
Now through Friday, March 17, 2017
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fine Arts Lobby
Curated by Ariana Parry, Kent State Stark alumna
Members of the Kent State Stark community participated in the Women’s Marches in Washington, D.C., and downtown Cleveland. In celebration of these events, the Women’s History Month Committee is holding an open exhibition of memorabilia that the Kent State Stark marchers brought back from their participation.
Eva Hesse, a film by Marcie Begleiter
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
036 Fine Arts
As the wild ride of the 1960’s came to a close, Eva Hesse, a 34-year-old German-born American artist was cresting the wave of a swiftly rising career. She was one of the few women recognized as central to the New York art scene until her life was cut short by a brain tumor in May 1970. This documentary not only traces Hesse’s path but engages in a lively investigation into the creative community of 1960s New York and Germany.
SPEAK YOUR TRUTH: PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday, March 16, 2017
3 - 4 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Initiatives
Mother Madonna Whore - The Miseducation of a Woman's Role in Society. Join the discussion to learn, be challenged and challenge others on issues that affect and matter to you.
FILM SCREENING: HIDDEN FIGURES
Wednesday, March 22 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 23 at 12:30 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium
Sponsored by the Women's History Month Committee
The critically-acclaimed, historical film Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut and Ohio native John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award-nominee Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner.