Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
For February 27, 2006
Campus events to highlight Women’s History Month
To celebrate Women’s
History Month in March, Sacramento State will present a wide range of events
that highlight theachievements of women and explore some of the pressing issues
facing women today. Events range from a lecture by the first and only woman
to lead the Black Panther Party to a panel discussion on reproductive rights.
The events, which
are co-sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center and other organizations
on campus, are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
The month starts
with a talk by Pat Griffin, director of the Education Campaign for Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Sport, on March 1 at noon in the University
A highlight of
the series of events will be a lecture by author Elaine Brown, who led the Black
Panther Party in 1974, titled “New Age Racism” on March 2 at 7:30
p.m. in the University Union Ballroom. Tickets are $10 for the public and $5
Dr. Soheir Stolba,
a medical anthropologist, will present a lecture on the voices of Iraqi women
on March 7 at 7 p.m. in Mariposa Hall, Room 1001. Stolba, president, CEO and
co-founder of the Fair Oaks-based SHARE Institute, recently spent seven weeks
in Iraq interviewing Iraqi women.
Women’s Day Celebration takes place on March 8 at noon in the Redwood
Room of the University Union. The celebration features female performers from
the Sacramento Taiko Dan Drummers.
A lecture titled
“Beijing Betrayed: An Update on Beijing Plus 10” will be presented
by Rhonda Rios Kravitz of the University Library on March 20 at 6 p.m. in the
Forest Suite of the University Union.
a member of the first U.S. Olympic snowboarding team in 1998, will deliver a
talk on her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated sport on March 23 at
7:30 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom.
The month ends
with a panel discussion on reproductive rights on March 28 at 9 a.m. in Hinde
Auditorium followed by a tribute to Coretta Scott King at 10:30 a.m.
A complete schedule
of events is available at www.csus.edu/events.
For more information,
contact the Sacramento State‘s Women’s Resource Center at 278-7388
or www.csus.edu/wrc. For media assistance, contact the public affairs office
at (916) 278-6156.
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