"Women Living Safely" is the theme of the 2007 Fort Hays State University Women's History Month, which is being celebrated with a series of events running until April 4.
"I am tremendously excited about the variety of the events and the activities that are a part of this year's FHSU Women's History Month," said Dr. Kate McGonigal, director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program. "So much work and involvement had come from all corners of campus and our community to make this an especially meaningful
Women's History Month."
Women's History Month was established in 1987. This year's celebration at FHSU began Feb. 27 with a presentation, Voices of Individuals Celebrating Equality (VOICE), by the Student Feminist Organization.
Other events for the month:
McGonigal will present "Voices from a Full Moon: Evaluating the Valuation of Female" at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, with a Times Talk presentation in Stouffer Lounge in the Memorial Union.
The University Activities Board will sponsor Bridget Gray, a featured poet on ABC's "Eye on L.A.," Black Entertainment Television's "Lyric Café" and HBO's "Def Poetry Jam." She will be presenting a "Spoken Word Performance" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Cody Commons in the Memorial Union.
Jackson Katz will present "More than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall.
Presentations of the Fringe Theatre Production "Crimes of the Heart" will be at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 8 to March 10, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in the Felton-Start Theatre in Malloy Hall. Admission is $8 for students and $10 for the public.
The Feminist Theory Discussion Hour presents the Student Feminist Organization and the 10% Club at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, in Rarick Hall, room 360. The title of this discussion will be "Voices of Individuals Celebrating Equality."
FHSU students in the Women in Scholarship Research Panel will give research presentations beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the Ballroom at the Memorial Union. The panel will focus on women's scholarship activities and on the subject of women in academics.
The Fox Pavilion will show "Iron Jawed Angels," a movie about the women's suffrage movement, starring Hillary Swank, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Carrie Nassif, assistant professor of psychology, and the Kelly Center will sponsor "Take Back the Night: The 9th Annual Sexual and Domestic Violence Awareness Event," which includes several components: The Clothesline Project, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. from March 26 through March 30 at the Memorial Union; Hans Goff-LaFontaine Photo Exhibit, March 26 to March 30 at the Memorial Union; the Candlelight March, 6:30 p.m. March 29 on the FHSU Quad; and "Sentencing the Victim," 7 p.m. March 29 at the Fox Pavilion.
Leadership Advantage: Kansas Women's Leadership Conference will be March 30 in the Fox Pavilion. Leadership Advantage is a conference aimed at providing a forum for discussion on issues, concepts and skills regarding leadership development for Kansas women of all ages. The conference speakers include Ann Crittenden, author of "If You've Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything: Leadership Begins at Home." This will be a "walking conference" as breakout sessions will be held in historic downtown buildings near the Fox Pavilion. The fee to attend this conference is $79. To register, go to http://www.kansaswomensleadership.org/index.html or contact Amie Wright, administrative specialist, College of Education and Technology, at 785-628-5866. The registration deadline is March 16.
FHSU Panhellenic Council will sponsor a self-defense workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 4 at the Main Street Gym in downtown Hays. Hays Police Officer Brain Dawson, school resource officer, will guide participants through the training.
Goodwill donations to Northwest Kansas Domestic and Sexual Violence Services Inc. are welcome. Collection boxes are located in the Kelly Center, Picken Hall, and the Center for Student Involvement, Memorial Union, on the FHSU campus.