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The Events of Womens History Month 2012

WOMEN's HISTORY MONTH 2012

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Friday, March 2

Meeting with Francesca Wither, campus representative
of Feminist Majority Foundation
2pm. 315 Merrill Hall

Monday, March 5

What’s going down at …
The intersection of ‘Women and Christianity’?!?
Open Classroom … with Kay Gross (DMIN, Assemblies of God
Theological Seminary; Women’s Ministries Director/Pastor,  Dublin, Ohio)
Bowman Hall 201—7pm.

Tuesday, March 6

Women’s Center Annual Scholarship Fundraiser—Mothers Mentors Muses.
5-7pm. KENT STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM (http://www.kent.edu/womenscenter/events/mothers-mentors-and-muses.cfm) featuring dinner, hors d’ oeuvres cash bar, guest speaker, Dr. Randi Schneider

Wednesday, March 7

The Empowered Woman: Spirit of Women in Business Conference 2012
featuring DeLores Pressley, Regina Brett and others.
Need details? Visit http://www.kent.edu/business/wib  

Thursday, March 8

... which is ... International Women's Day http://www.internationalwomensday.com   
*Table Time with our brand new student organization - W.S.S.A.
(that would be … the Women’s Studies Student Association – it’s just forming;
and … it wants YOU!)
STUDENT CENTER: 12noon until 2.

*Lunch with Arab Women
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Read Room (White Hall 200)
Join us to learn more about the lives, achievements,
and challenges of Saudi women.
Facilitated by Monerah Almahmoud & Noha Alowedi
Please RSVP for lunch to sdemirci@kent.edu.
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*Too Young to Wed:
The Secret Lives of Child Brides
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Read Room (White Hall 200)
Pulitzer Center on Crises Reporting Film
with Facilitated Discussion
“Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste.”  -Stephanie Sinclair, Pulitzer Center
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* & ... That very afternoon—another opportunity….
Dr. Julie Des Jardins (from Baruch College)
will be speaking about …
The Madame Curie Complex - The Hidden History of Women in Science
Kent Student Center, KIVA –— 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Reception with refreshments will follow - KSC 306 A.
For additional information, please visit www.kent.edu/IDEAL or
contact Dr. Mary Louise Holly mholly@kent.edu

MARCH 9th

Knitting for Those in Need (a Kent State student organization
providing students, faculty and staff an opportunity to learn and create warm hat and scarf items
for underprivileged, homeless, or otherwise in need, people located in Portage county) is
hosting a Knit-a-Thon to raise awareness about their group and mission,
and to offer a learning/giving opportunity (learning takes about 15 minutes.
and a hat can be completed in 2 hours easily).
All knitted items are donated to local service groups such as Kent Social Service and Miller House.
All materials are provided for free to use.
9am to 9pm.
Kent State University Library Fab 4th Floor

WEDNESDAY MARCH 14

Join us for a Screening - and post film discussion of MISS REPRESENTATION
6:00 PM-8ish PM in
KSC 306ABC

MONDAY MARCH 26

We cordially invite you to an open classroom with Rev. Julie Fisher
sharing her own story and experiences as an Anglican priest
as well as her thoughts on ways feminism and Christianity converge and diverge.
Julie, among other things, is the creator of the notorious Reverend Barbie (visit her FB page!)
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Lots of time for Q & A!  7-9pm in KSC 310AB

THURSDAY MARCH 29 - 7-9pm - KSC BR Balcony

A book reading/signing with novelist Thrity Umrigar,

author of The World We Found.  Thrity Umrigar, Novelist, Critic, Speaker



COMING IN APRIL .... (celebrations of WHM spill over!)
A reading/discussion with Patsy Harman, author of The Blue Cotton Gown and Arms Wide Open