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Women's History Month at Columbia


Thursday, March 11
Film Screening: Boys Don't Cry (1999)

9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Intercultural Resource Center
552 West 114 th St. # 5
Boys Don't Cry is a touchingly transcendent story of a woman masquerading as a man
and is based on real-life events (as documented in The Brandon Teena Story) that occurred in 1993.

Tuesday, March 23
Just Media: A Film Series & Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the Center for Research on Women
7 p.m.
Altschul Atrium, Altschul Hall
In a panel discussion, filmmakers Liz Garbus, Tracy Huling and Shanti Thakur, as well as Ava Berkofsky, associate producer of 900 Women , will address not only the challenges posed by their respective projects, but also those of creating films that serve in the struggle for social justice.

Wednesday, March 24
What About Us? Women's Health Forum

Sponsored by Sigma Lambda Upsilon
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
South Tower , Sulzberger Hall

Thursday, March 25
The Hughes Science Lecture
A lecture with May Berenbaum
5 p.m.
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss her groundbreaking research concerning the processes by which invasive species arrive, colonize and establish in the United States . She will demonstrate how that the full range of biological subdisciplines, and encompass the social, behavioral and economic sciences.

Thursday, March 25
Film Screening: Mississippi Masala (1992)

9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Intercultural Resource Center
552 West 114 th St. # 5
Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala is a cultural study and a love story between Demetrius, a black rug cleaner, and Sarita, the daughter of Indian immigrants.

Friday, March 26
Lushin Dubey's performance of
Euripides's Medea

4 p.m.
304 Barnard Hall

Friday, March 26
Every Woman's Dinner

7 p.m.
Lower Level Mac
Come and celebrate the month with a delicious dinner and talk to other women about their experiences.

March 26-27
Women Ways of Leading Conference

Satow room, 5 th floor Lerner Hall
Through large-group discussion, small-group brainstorming and individual exercises, participants explore the purposes, practices and issues of women's leadership.

Tuesday, March 30
Women's History Month Closing Reception

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Lerner C555, Lerner Hall
Dinner will be served. Speaker TBA

Panel Discussion and Film Screening: Threads of Hope
7 p.m.
Julius Held Lecture Hall, 304 Barnard Hall

Based on Marjorie Agosin's powerful history of the arpillera movement, Threads of Hope delves into the lives of Chilean women whose relatives numbered the among the many who "disappeared" under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Saturday, April 3
The Scholar & Feminist Conference XXIX :
Power & Representation in a Media-Saturated Age
All-day conference featuring a keynote address by Janeane Garofalo

10 a.m. registration in Barnard Hall Lobby

With panels focusing on feminist coverage of the coming election, the ways popular media address girls and young women, the challenges of representing queer life in mainstream culture, as well the potential pathways toward social change offered by new and alternative technologies, this year's Conference will examine the ways in which the media navigates issues of sex, gender and sexuality.

Published: Mar 09, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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