The schedule for the January-May 2011 Spring Film Series will be available on the Women’s Resource Center and Women’s Studies homepage.
Feb.y 13 & 18, 2011
The Vagina Monologues
Location: EJ Thomas Hall Stage Door.
Tickets will be on sale at EJ Thomas Hall Ticket Office – Students, faculty, and staff. T-Shirts will also be on sale at EJ Thomas Hall. All proceeds benefit V-day and the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties. The University of Akron’s 2011 V-Day benefit performance of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” is a consciousness-raising event and fundraiser to help end violence against women and to celebrate women, their bodies and their experiences. It is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall and is supported by L.I.P. (Liberation in Progress) Service and Graduate CROW student organizations. All proceeds benefit the V-Day Organization and the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina counties. The monologues will be performed by UA students, faculty, staff and Akron community members. The theme for this year will be poets’ society/smooth jazz. Co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and EJ Thomas Hall.
March 15, 2011
Women’s History Project Dinner
Registration, 5:30 p.m.; Dinner, 6 p.m., Martin University Center – This annual event honors local women for improving the quality of life of those around them. A cash bar will be available. For reservations information, call 330-929-3382. Sponsored by the Women’s History Project
March 3, 2011
Women’s Wellness Fair
Polsky 3rd floor, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. – Booths, displays and presenter focusing on women’s health issues. Join us for a free and fun-filled day of giveaways, demonstrations and literature. Co-sponsored by Women’s Studies Program and Student Life at Summit College.
March 3, 2011
Women Trailblazers Panel
5 p.m.-9 p.m. – The accomplishments of distinguished, successful and diverse female leaders from around the country will be highlighted at this panel discussion. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Development.
Counseling, Testing and Career Center programming
Location: Simmons Hall 306
- Black Women and Identity – March 2, noon
- Good Sleep and Academic Performance – March 7, 11 a.m.
- I Am Not My Hair – March 9 , noon (This is about body image issues especially for women of color.)
- First Generation College Student – March 10, 1 p.m.
- Suicide Prevention – March 22, 11 a.m
- Peace, Love and Happiness – March 23, noon
- A Parent and Also a Student – March 30, 1 p.m.
Sponsored by Counseling, Testing and Career Center
March 21, 2011
EJ Thomas Hall Stage Door, 7:30 p.m. General Admission – $10; UA Students – $5
A consummate jazz cabaret performer, CeCe has sung in jazz clubs throughout the United States and Europe. Influenced by many women and men of jazz, she offers her own voice on jazz standards and the American Songbook. A native of Barberton, Ohio and graduate of Kent State University, Cece will be accompanied on piano by David Ake.
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program and EJ Thomas Hall.
March 23, 2011
Let’s Talk Africa Discussion Panel
Student Union Theater, 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by African Student Association, Pan-African Studies and Women’s Studies Program
March 24, 2011
Women’s History Month International Programming
Ball rooms A and B [Sunandini Chopra will confirm time] Sponsored by Associated Student Government [ASG]
March 26, 2011
Student Union Grand ballroom, 6 p.m. Sponsored by African Student Association
March 28, 2011
Angela Davis – Democracy and Civil Engagement
EJ Thomas Hall Stage Door, 7:30 p.m. General Public – $8; UA Faculty-Staff with Zip Card, $6; Seniors, $6; UA Students – $4
Angela Davis has been an activist and writer promoting women’s rights and racial justice while pursuing her career as a philosopher and teacher at the University of Santa Cruz and San Francisco University — she achieved tenure at the University of California at Santa Cruz though former governor Ronald Reagan swore she would never teach again in the University of California system. She studied with political philosopher Herbert Marcuse. She has published on race, class, and gender. Known for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression, human rights activist Angela Davis has been active as a student, writer, teacher, scholar and organizer for more than three decades. As a gifted diversity speaker, Angela Davis is a moving orator, recounting her place in our nation’s tumultuous history.
Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, Office of Inclusion & Equity and EJ Thomas Hall.