February 21, 2005

Campus celebrates Women's History month

Full schedule

In commemoration of Women's History Month in March, California State University, Sacramento will host an expansive array of events and exhibits that honor the achievements of women and examine new issues surrounding feminism.

The celebration opens with the International Women's Day Celebration concert set for noon on Wednesday, March 2 in the University Union Redwood Room. The concert, which is cosponsored by UNIQUE Programs, features University favorite Sacramento Taiko Dan drummers and other women performers.

One of the most anticipated events of the month, “Women Mentoring Women,” a conference that connects women community leaders from various fields with Sacramento State students, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday,

March 4 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium. The high-profile event will feature approximately 50 women from the greater Sacramento region who will serve as mentors for students. Mentors will represent a wide range of fields including education, business and industry, politics, social services, sciences, sports and the arts. Mentors and students will spend the day together attending the keynote address by Donnie Bloomingstock, executive director of the American Leadership Forum, and the smaller break out sessions focused on the leadership development and mentoring. Students are encouraged to register early, as seating is limited. For more information call
(916) 278-7388 or email wmw@csus.edu.

The month-long “The Phenomenal Women Exhibit” will also occur, featuring a multi-media presentation of student work showcasing the accomplishments and contributions of “phenomenal” women. The project will open at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 in the Women's Resource Center. It will be displayed in various locations on campus throughout the month.

Madam President, a film depicting the controversial cover-up of President Woodrow Wilson's illness in 1919, will be shown at noon on Tuesday, March 15 in the Women's Resource Center, Library 1010. The film tells the story of Edith, Woodrow Wilson's second wife, who assumed presidential duties for more than a year during Wilson's illness.
Perhaps one of the most poignant events on campus this month, “The Juarez Project: Femicide on the US-Mexico Border,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in the University Union Redwood Room. The discussion will feature the story of the mother of a woman murdered in Juarez, Mexico and her struggle for justice. The economic and social context in which these murders occur will also be discussed.

Focusing on the popular television show “Desperate Housewives” and current media portrayals of motherhood, a panel discussion “Desperate Housewives: Stripping Away at Motherhood,” will also be a part of Women's History Month. The discussion will take place at noon, Wednesday, March 16 in the University Union Redwood Room.

In addition, the celebration includes a faculty symposium addressing research in women's issues, a lecture about women in Islam, a forum discussing pro-choice and pro-life issues, the film V-Day: Until the Violence Stops, a panel discussion about the war on terrorism's impact on women's lives and a performing arts project depicting two women's journey toward self-acceptance.

A complete schedule of events is available at www.csus.edu/events.

For more information, contact the Sacramento State Women's Resource Center, at (916) 278-7388 or visit its website, www.csus.edu/wrc. For media assistance, contact public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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