Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Nathan Phelps had more to say about an on-campus military women panel in a Thursday (March 20) column, adding to his reporting and video on the event from earlier in the month. Log readers will recall the considerable media coverage the panel — and especially 94-year-old WWII vet Betty Strohfus — received after it was presented March 6 in the Christie Theatre. In Thursday’s column, Phelps shares more from Strohfus and other panelists, including reflections on challenges facing women in the military. “You have to work twice as hard to prove yourself as worth as much as some of the guys who come through,” said Navy vet Emily Engelke. “It’s having to prove yourself on every single level of performance. It’s not just the exercise, it’s also getting good grades to prove we’re just as smart as the guys.” You can check out the full column, and a video featuring Strohfus.
The local chapter of AAUW now has two events scheduled in connection with Women’s History Month and the Dreamers and Doers Award. Both take place at Heritage Hill State Park.
• Thursday, March 27, 5:30 to 8 p.m. — A new event, AfterHours with Dreamers and Doers, provides an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of Brown County women with past award winners. There will be an exhibit and sales by women artists, music by Randi Fay, wine by Parallel 44, light appetizers by Chefusion, and a bucket-style raffle.
• Saturday, March 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — The Dreamers and Doers Award Luncheon and Artist Exhibition will provide for all nominees to be recognized and the award winner announced at the luncheon emceed by Erin Davisson of WFRV TV-5. Works by women artists, raffle items and door prizes will be featured.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette highlights UW-Green Bay’s Women’s History Month programming, and talks to Student Life’s Sheila Carter, in Monday’s (March 10) “Today’s Take” column. Written by reporter Patti Zarling, the piece considers how far the fight for women’s equality has come — and how much remains to be done. “I think the issue of women’s rights is really important,” Carter told Zarling. “I think sometimes college women don’t realize the challenges that are still there, especially for women who don’t live in the west. … The events heighten the awareness of the contributions of women in our country and internationally.” Zarling also attended last week’s International Women’s Day luncheon, featuring Kimberly Gauderman. You can read about that, and more, in today’s column: click here.
UW-Green Bay will present a series of events in conjunction with Women’s History Month, celebrated in March. Ranging from film screenings to panel discussions, speakers, socials and more, the activities are as follows:
• MissRepresentation, movie screening with speaker, Monday, March 3
• Women Pioneers: Take Your Daughter to Listen, Tuesday, March 4
• Dessert Hour: Sports Equity, Wednesday, March 5
• International Women’s Day Luncheon, Thursday, March 6
• After Tiller, film, Tuesday, March 11
• Katie Wirsing, speaker, Wednesday, March 12
• What Lesbians Have Done for America, speaker, Tuesday, March 25
• Women in STEM, panel, March 27
• When in Time, discussion, Monday, March 31
Additionally, the play Censored on Final Approach, which opens this week, has a strong Women’s History Month connection along with activities offered in conjunction with the show’s run. The month’s events are sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Women’s and Gender Studies program, Dean of Professional Studies, Optimistic Feminists group, Office of Student Life, Student Government Association and Theatre and Dance program, along with Associate Lecturer Susan Frost. Read more on each event.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present a series of events in conjunction with Women’s History Month, which is celebrated in March.
Ranging from film screenings to panel discussions, speakers, socials and more, the activities are sponsored by the University’s Women’s and Gender Studies program, Dean of Professional Studies, Optimistic Feminists group, Office of Student Life, Student Government Association and Theatre and Dance program, along with Associate Lecturer Susan Frost. Except where noted, events are free and open to the public.
• Miss Representation, 4 p.m. Monday, March 3, Christie Theatre, University Union: Movie screening with guest speaker Associate Producer Renee Gasch. http://film.missrepresentation.org.
• Women Pioneers: Take Your Daughter to Listen, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, Neville Public Museum of Brown County, 210 Museum Place. “Theatre Inspiring Conversations” panel discussion, presented in conjunction with UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance production of Censored on Final Approach. www.uwgb.edu/theatre/events/censored.asp.
• Dessert Hour: Sports Equity, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, Mauthe Center on the UW-Green Bay campus. Join UW-Green Bay faculty members Alison Staudinger and Kimberly Reilly for a dessert social and discussion.
• International Women’s Day Luncheon, Noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, Phoenix Room C, University Union. Keynote speaker Kimberly Gauderman will discuss her work in Andean nations and Central America, with people seeking asylum from political, domestic and sexual violence. A light lunch will be provided. The event is free but registration is required at www.uwgb.edu/student-life.
• After Tiller, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, Christie Theatre, University Union. Movie screening. http://aftertillermovie.com.
• Katie Wirsing, 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, Phoenix Room B, University Union. Speaker. www.katiewirsing.com.
• What Lesbians Have Done for America, 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, Heritage Room, University Union. Speaker. Learn about how late 19th and early 20th century women whose lives can be described as lesbian were in the forefront of the battle to secure the rights and privileges that large numbers of Americans enjoy today.
• Women in STEM, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 27, Christie Theatre, University Union. A panel of women from academia and industry will discuss how being a woman has influenced their interest and experiences in science, technology, engineering and math.
• When in Time, 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, Alumni Room, University Union. Discussion on women’s history and feminism. Does feminism change? How do generations work together? What is there left to do? Come and discuss women’s history and feminism as you know it.
• Censored on Final Approach, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 27-March 1 and Wednesday-Saturday, March 5-8, Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance mainstage play. Tickets $18 in advance and $20 at the door for adults, $15 in advance and $17 at the door for students (with ID) and seniors, and $10 for UW-Green Bay students. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts. More info: news.uwgb.edu/log-news/releases/02/20/theatre-and-dance-censored-on-final-approach-1422/.
Celebrating first women’s recording company
The program “The First Women’s Recording Company: Forty Years Strong” is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday (March 26) in the Union’s Christie Theatre. Join UW-Green Bay Prof. Catherine Henze and co-presenter Chris Larson as they discuss Olivia Records. Since the mid-1970s, the independent West Coast label, established to give female artists opportunities in the record business, has released more than 30 albums by its stable of singers and songwriters.
Tradeoffs: A Conversation on Work and Family
Women’s History Month events continue Wednesday (March 27), again at 4 p.m. in the Union’s Christie Theatre. Join Dr. 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.
Film: ‘Daisy Bates, The First Lady of Little Rock’
The Christie Theatre will be the site of another Women’s History Month special event at 5 p.m. Thursday (March 28). The film ‘Daisy Bates, The First Lady of Little Rock’ will focus attention on a woman who became a household name in 1957 in her assistance of the nine black students who fought for the right to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Prof. Vince Lowery will lead a discussion after the film.
An Eastern European human rights activist will speak about the Roma people of Slovakia’s struggle for equality during International Women’s Day events Wednesday, March 6 in the University Union at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
Lubomira Slusna of Bratislava, Slovakia will speak during a public event from 4-4:45 p.m. in the University Union’s Christie Theatre. A free public reception will follow in the Union’s 1965 Room, where Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt will present Slusna with the key to the city of Green Bay. The event will run from 4:45 until approximately 5:45 p.m.
Slusna’s public address will follow her remarks during UW-Green Bay’s International Women’s Day Luncheon, which will take place from noon until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. The campus-only event is free but registration is required through UW-Green Bay’s Office of Student Life. Slusna also will speak Thursday, March 7 during a luncheon at the YWCA of Green Bay-De Pere.
The International Women’s Day events will mark Slusna’s third visit to UW-Green Bay, where she visited in 2003 and 2007. Associate Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston, Music and Women’s and Gender Studies, and Prof. Angela Bauer, Human Biology and Women’s and Gender Studies, have worked with Slusna to organize two travel courses to Slovakia, working with Roma communities there. UW-Green Bay’s International Education Committee, Office of International Education and Office of Student Life are sponsoring Slusna’s visit to UW-Green Bay.
Slusna is the head of the Association for Culture, Education and Communication, a Slovak outreach program that aims to create understanding, support international cultural exchanges and communication and deepen education in Slovakia and around the world. Slusna worked with Meredith Livingston to create the association’s “Gypsy Spirit” project, which brings music to the Roma people while providing a public platform for presenting positive contributions.
Slusna’s UW-Green Bay engagements are part of the University’s Women’s History Month schedule of events. More information is available at https://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/releases/02/18/womens-history-month-events-1326/.
Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun told a good-size crowd at UW-Green Bay Monday night that it never occurred to her that her race or gender could impact her achievements. Moseley Braun, the first African-American woman to serve in the Senate, visited campus for Black History Month and Women’s History Month observances. See more.
A full slate of Women’s History Month events kicks off a bit early here on campus, as UW-Green Bay will welcome former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun for a Monday (Feb. 25) address. Moseley Braun, the first African-American woman elected to the upper chamber and a former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, will speak on women in leadership at 5 p.m. in the Phoenix Room. The event is part of the University’s Black History Month and Women’s History Month celebrations. The news release below offers a full list of events coming up in March, along with more specifics on Moseley Braun’s visit. Mark your calendars.
Former U.S. Senator and past candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Carol Moseley Braun will speak on the topic of women in leadership Monday, Feb. 25 at UW-Green Bay.
Moseley Braun’s address, “One person, just like you,” is slated to begin at 5 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of the University Union on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. There will be a question-and-answer session at approximately 6:15, and the talk will wrap up by 7 p.m. The event, part of UW-Green Bay’s Black History Month and Women’s History Month celebrations, is free and open to the public.
Moseley Braun was elected to the Senate in 1992, the first African-American woman ever to serve in the nation’s upper chamber. She campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2003, and also has served as Illinois State Representative, United States Attorney and Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.
In addition to her public address, Moseley Braun’s time at UW-Green Bay will include meeting with a Multicultural Counseling class. More information about Women’s History Month at UW-Green Bay is available online: https://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/releases/02/18/womens-history-month-events-1326/.