February 21, 2002
Women's history honored at CSUS
March is National Women's History Month
- a countrywide effort to recognize the historical accomplishments
of women. This year's theme is "Women Sustaining the
American Spirit" and California State University, Sacramento
will celebrate the month with a series of free and ticketed
CSUS will host concerts, lectures, a film screening and a
production of the Obie award-winning play, The Vagina Monolouges.
There will also be a lecture and book signing with Beverly
Donofrio, whose book Riding in Cars With Boys: Confessions
of a Bad Girl Who Made Good was made into a major motion picture
starring Drew Barrymore.
Women's History Month grew out of "International Women's
Day," an annual celebration first held on March 8, 1911.
In 1978, an education commission in Sonoma County initiated
a "Women's History Week." In 1987, at the request
of museums, libraries and educators across the country, the
National Women's Project petitioned Congress to expand the
celebration to the entire month of March. The resolution was
approved with broad-based, bipartisan support in both the
Senate and House, and signed by the president.
For more information see the attached schedule or call the
Women's Resource Center at (916) 278-7388. For ticketed events
contact the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
Monday, March 4
Gala Reception, noon, University Union Redwood Room.
Tuesday, March 5
"Overview of Women's Health," lecture, CSUS professor
Robyn Nelson, 1:30 p.m., University Union Hinde Auditorium.
Wednesday, March 6
"Women's Health and Spirituality," lecture, CSUS
professor Lynn Wilcox, 11 a.m., University Union Redwood Room.
Thursday, March 7
"Breast Cancer Awareness," seminar, 1:30 p.m., University
Union Hinde Auditorium.
International Women's Day celebration with Sacramento Taiko
Dan Drummers, various events and discussions, 11:45 a.m.,
Thursday, March 14
Lecture and book signing, Beverly Donofrio, author of Riding
in Cars With Boys: Confessions of a Bad Girl Who Made Good,
11:45 a.m., University Union Ballroom.
Live Nude Girls Unite, documentary film, noon, University
Friday, March 15 - 17
The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, directed by
Barbara Norris, 7 p.m., March 15 - 16 and 2 p.m., March 17,
University Union Hinde Auditorium. Tickets $10 general/$5
Monday, March 18
"Women and Islam," lecture, author Rasha Al-Disuqi,
7 p.m., University Union Redwood Room.
"Roni'z Bakstreet Poetri," reading, University Union
Student Board Chambers.
Tuesday, March 19
"Women and Organized Religion," panel discussion,
noon, University Union Hinde Auditorium.
For further information, send an e-mail
public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call
the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
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