The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Women’s and Gender Studies program, Diversity Task Force and LGBTQ Resource Center will celebrate Women’s History Month this March with a series of events designed to educate, inspire and prompt discussion of critical issues.
The Women’s History Month 2012 series kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, when speaker Jennifer Baumgardner will give a provocatively titled talk, “Putting the F’em in Feminism” — the name is a play off her recently published book — in Room 210 of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall on campus. Baumgardner is an award-winning filmmaker, activist, writer and professor whose work explores abortion, sex, bisexuality, rape, single parenthood and women’s power. Other on-campus events are as follows. All are free and open to the public.
• “How do Naked Newborns Become Boys or Girls?”: 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Rose Hall 250. Speaker Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling is a leading expert on the development of sexual identity and the biology of gender.
• International Women’s Day Luncheon: Noon, Thursday, March 8, University Union Alumni Room. Event is free, but space is limited. Please register online.
• “No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon”: 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, University Union Alumni Room. This is a documentary of two partners in love and struggle over 50 years. Discussion will follow with Kim Nielsen, professor of Democracy and Justice Studies, History and Women’s and Gender Studies at UW-Green Bay.
• “Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights”: 2:15 p.m. Monday, March 26, Christie Theatre, University Union. Address features speaker Allida Black, research professor of History and International Affairs at The George Washington University, and project director and editor of “The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers.”
• “Womanhouse”: 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29, Studio Arts 411. Film, talk and feminist art workshop.
UW-Green Bay events are sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, the Diversity Task Force and the LGBTQ Resource Center. Information on community events, sponsored by the American Association of University Women, is available at greenbayarea-wi.aauw.net/.
UW-Green Bay is located at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, Wis.