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Variety of events planned for Women’s History Month at UW-Green Bay

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present a variety of events in conjunction with Women’s History Month, celebrated in March.

The 2013 celebration kicked off early with the Feb. 13 presentation of “I Question America,” an original one-woman play by actress and playwright E.P. McKnight that chronicles the life and struggle of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. On Feb. 25, the University will welcome Carol Moseley Braun, the first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. Senate. Moseley Braun campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2003, and has served as Illinois State Representative, United States Attorney and Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. She will speak at 5 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus. Other Women’s History Month events are as follows:

International Women’s Day Luncheon — Noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Phoenix Room C, University Union. International human rights activist Lubomira Slusna-Franz will discuss the struggle for equality of the Roma people of Slovakia. Lunch is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.uwgb.edu/stulife.

Feminist Intergenerational Dialogue — 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Alumni Rooms A & B. Come to discuss feminism across the generations, including what’s changed, what remains to be done and how collaboration is possible.

Lubomira Slusna Lecture — 4-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Christie Theatre, University Union. Slusna will speak about women in the Roma communities of Slovakia. Her talk will be followed by a reception for students, faculty and community members in the 1965 Room of the Union.

These Shining Lives (with panel) — 5-7 p.m. panel discussion, 7:30 p.m. play, Wednesday, March 6, Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. In this play, Catherine and her friends are dying, but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits — or endanger the lives of those who come after them. Play also runs Feb. 28, March 1-2 and 7-9.

The Invisible War, documentary and discussion — 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, Christie Theatre, University Union. Nominated for an Academy Award, this investigative documentary is about one of America’s most shameful and best-kept secrets — the epidemic of rape within the U.S. Military.

The First Women’s Recording Company: Forty Years Strong — 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, Christie Theatre, University Union. Join Associate Prof. Catherine Henze and Chris Larson as they discuss Olivia Records, the independent West Coast label that was established to give female artists opportunities in the record business.

Trade Offs: A Conversation on Work and Family — 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, Christie Theatre, University Union. Join faculty member Alison Staudinger for a discussion on primary responsibility for care labor and waged work that goes beyond professional women and engages those who, by virtue of their class, immigration or other status have always had to work outside the home.

Daisy Bates: The First Lady of Little Rock — 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28, Christie Theatre, University Union. This film tells the story of a forgotten civil rights activist, Daisy Bates, who became a household name in 1957 with her assistance of nine black students who fought for the right to attend all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Assistant Prof. J. Vincent Lowery will lead a discussion after the film.

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