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

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

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.


A chance to review Women’s History Month, and plan for 2013 edition

They’re looking for people who care about women’s history and women’s lives. Are you interested in making Women’s History Month, March 2013, as successful or more so than this spring’s edition? Then come to the first planning meeting next Wednesday, April 25, at 3 p.m. in 311C MAC Hall. Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome. Contact Prof. Christine Smith at or 465-5124 for additional information.

Reminder: Eleanor Roosevelt scholar to lecture here Monday

George Washington University Prof. Allida Black speaks on the issue of Eleanor Roosevelt and human rights at 2:15 p.m. Monday (March 26) in the Union’s Christie Theatre. It is both a Women’s History Month event and the semester’s third installment of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series. Full details.

Women’s History Month events continue Wednesday, Thursday

UW-Green Bay’s lineup of Women’s History Month events continues Wednesday (March 7) when guest speaker Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling gives a talk titled, “How do Naked Newborns Become Boys or Girls?” at 7 p.m. in Rose Hall 250. Fausto-Sterling is a leading expert on the development of sexual identity and the biology of gender. Women’s History Month events continue Thursday (March 8), with the International Women’s Day Luncheon. The event takes places at noon in the Union’s Alumni Room. The event is free but space is limited, and attendees are asked to register online – link and full schedule of events.

UW-Green Bay’s Smith pens Women’s History Month guest column

Learning about the contributions of women, and the limitations they’ve faced because of their gender, is a key component of Women’s History Month, UW-Green Bay Prof. Christine Smith writes in the Friday (March 2) Green Bay Press-Gazette. In a guest column, Smith tells readers about numerous women who remain largely unknown, despite significant contributions. She also provides added context to the stories of well-known women such as Betsy Ross and Rosa Parks. Read more.

Don’t forget: Women’s History Month events kick off tonight (Thursday)

An engaging series of Women’s History Month events begins tonight at UW-Green Bay, when speaker Jennifer Baumgardner gives her provocatively titled address, “Putting the F’em in Feminism” (the name is a play on her recently published book) at 7 p.m. in MAC Hall 210. Baumgardner is an award-winning filmmaker,activist, writer and professor whose work explores abortion, sex, bisexuality, rape, single parenthood and women’s power. The event is free and open to the public. For a full list of on-campus Women’s History Month events, see our news release.

Mark your calendars: Women’s History Month events start March 1

Women’s and Gender Studies, the Diversity Task Force and LGBTQ Resource Center are sponsoring a full slate of Women’s History Month events, beginning March 1. Designed to be educational and thought-provoking, these events cover topics from sexual identity and the biology of gender to Eleanor Roosevelt and feminist art. Mark your calendars, and see our full news release.

UW-Green Bay announces lineup for Women’s History Month 2012

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

UW-Green Bay is located at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, Wis.


Campus WWHEL chapter kicks off history month with faculty panel

The UW-Green Bay chapter of Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership is hosting a brown-bag luncheon from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Alumni Rooms A/B of the University Union. An informal panel discussion will feature faculty members Christine Smith, Kim Nielsen, Alison Gates and Nicole Meyer and touch upon, among other things, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program here and its history. It’s a kickoff to Women’s History Month activities on campus. Bring your own lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided.