Celebrating Women's History Month - March 2014

Women's History Month events at UGA include:

Keynote Speech - Robin Morgan: "A New Sisterhood for the Age of Twitter"
Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Miller Learning Center 101- FREE, open to the public, Blue Card and First-Year Odyssey Event
Reception to immediately follow the lecture

Keynote speaker Robin Morgan is an award-winning poet, novelist, political theorist, feminist activist, journalist, editor and best-selling author. She is the founder and president of The Sisterhood is Global Institute, co-founder of GlobalSister.org, and co-founder of The Women’s Media Center, with Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda. She has published more than 20 books, including the now-classic anthologies Sisterhood is Powerful and Sisterhood is Global.  Sisterhood is Powerful was cited by the New York Public Library as “One of the 100 most influential books of the 20th Century.” In 1990, as Ms. Magazine Editor-in-Chief, she re-launched the magazine as an international, award-winning, ad-free bimonthly.  She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Prize in Poetry and numerous other honors. Robin Morgan is considered one of the founders and leaders of contemporary feminism in the United States and a leader in the international women’s movement for 30 years.

Institute for Women's Studies Film Festival:

"Trailblazers in Habits" - Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:30 pm
Miller Learning Center 214  - FREE, open to the public
An intimate portrait of a group of American nuns, the Maryknoll Sisters, who have accompanied the disenfranchised in their struggle for social justice. By turns tragic and joyous, yet always inspirational, this insightful documentary is a revealing portrait of these courageous women. The film weaves together the nuns’ own affecting accounts of imprisonment and personal struggle with rare archival footage and poignant reminisces from the beneficiaries of their work. A moving and absorbing chronicle that spans 100 years and several continents, this film celebrates the intelligence and tenacity, the love, compassion and generosity of these early feminists.
"A Crushing Love: Chicanas, Motherhood and Activism" - Monday, March 17, 2014 - 6:30 pm
Miller Learning Center 214 - FREE, open to the public
Sylvia Morales’ sequel to her groundbreaking history of Chicana women, CHICANA (1979), honors the achievements of five activist Latinas—labor organizer/farm worker leader Dolores Huerta, author/educator Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez, writer/playwright/educator Cherrie Moraga, civil rights advocate Alicia Escalante, and historian/writer Martha Cotera - and considers how these single mothers managed to be parents and effect broad-based social change at the same time.
"Sisters of '77" - Monday, March 24, 2014 - 6:30 pm
Miller Learning Center 214 - FREE, open to the public
Twenty thousand people from across the U.S. gathered in Houston, Texas on a historic weekend in November 1977 for the first federally funded National Women's Conference, aiming to end discrimination against women and promote their equal rights. In the crowd were former first ladies Betty Ford and Lady Bird Johnson, current first lady Rosalyn Carter and women of all ages, ethnicities and political backgrounds. Combining footage of the conference with interviews—both then and now—with influential women’s leaders such as Barbara Jordan, Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Smeal, Ann Richards and Coretta Scott King, SISTERS OF '77 is a fascinating look at that pivotal weekend in 1977, an event that not only changed the lives of the women who attended, but the lives of Americans everywhere.
"Rough Aunties" - Monday, March 31, 2014 - 6:30 pm
Miller Learning Center 214 -  FREE, open to the public
Fearless, feisty and resolute, the “Rough Aunties” are a remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa. This documentary by internationally acclaimed director Kim Longinotto (SISTERS IN LAW, DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE) follows the outspoken, multiracial cadre of Thuli, Mildred, Sdudla, Eureka and Jackie, as they wage a daily battle against systemic apathy, corruption, and greed to help the most vulnerable and disenfranchised of their communities.

Source: Institute for Women's Studies - All Upcoming Events


Expiration date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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