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MEDIA CONTACT: Megaan Schraeder
561-297-3020, mediarelations@fau.edu

FAU to Host Events in Honor of Women’s History Month

BOCA RATON, FL (March 5, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; peace studies program; and the department of language, linguistics and comparative literature in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, along with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Pre-College Programs, and the Division of Student Affairs will present a series of events to commemorate Women’s History Month throughout the month of March at its Boca Raton, Broward, Jupiter and Treasure Coast campuses.  All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

            The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:
Performance – Scenes from ‘Three Daughters’
Wednesday, March 7, from 2 to 3:45 p.m.
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Center

 
Performances will be by Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke with a special appearance by Three Daughters author, Letty Cottin Pogrebin.  Member advance registration is $20 per event.  Door price for members and nonmembers is $25.  For more information, visit http://wise.fau.edu/divdept/lifelong/LLSBoca/wpl372.php.

 



Discussion Panel – ‘Women of Passion and Purpose: Actions Changing Our World’
Thursday, March 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, 1801 N. Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton

 
This International Women’s Day event features a panel of accomplished, purposeful women who will inspire and empower.  The event is $25 per person and $10 for students with an FAU OWL Card.  Seating is limited.  To RSVP, contact eastfl@unwomen-usnc.org.

 


 
Event - Women’s History Month Kick-Off
Wednesday, March 14, from noon to 2 p.m.
Traditions Plaza

 
Women’s History Month will kick-off with this event that will feature a poet and free T-shirts.  For more information, contact FAU Multicultural Programming at bocamp@fau.edu.

 


 
Film and Discussion – ‘La Belle Endormie (The Sleeping Beauty)’
Wednesday, March 14, at 5:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Building, PA 101

 
The FAU department of languages, linguistics and comparative literature will sponsor a film viewing beginning with an introduction by Jane Caputi, Ph.D., of FAU’s Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.  The 82-minute film by Catherine Breillat (2010) will be followed by an audience discussion.  For more information, contact Carla Calarge, Ph.D., at 561-297-2533 or ccalarge@fau.edu.

 



Film – ‘Amelia’
Thursday, March 15, from 8 to 10 p.m.
House Chambers, Student Union

 
This movie presentation will look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Multicultural Programming at bocamp@fau.edu.

 



Lecture – ‘Empowering Survivors: Women Writing for Peace and Justice in Latin America’
Friday, March 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Performing Arts Building, PA 101

 
A lecture about women authors in Latin America will be delivered by Alicia Partnoy, Ph.D., professor of Latin American literature, author, poet and human rights activist.  For more information, contact Donna Bryan at 561-297-3865 or dbryan@fau.edu.

 



Lecture – ‘Mindful Meditation’
Thursday, March 22, from noon to 1 p.m.
Arts and Humanities Building, AH 205

 
This lecture by Bernadette Lange, Ph.D., of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing will address the “hide and seek” of post-traumatic stress disorder and women with addictive behaviors.  For more information, contact Donna Bryan at 561-297-3865 or dbryan@fau.edu.

 


 
Author’s Panel
Friday, March 23, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Building, PA 101

 
Author Lana Thompson will be discussing her recent book, Plastic Surgery, and addressing the question, “Do I really want plastic surgery?”  Gerard Shainuck will be discussing his book, Gerard’s Opus 22: The Joys of Health, Fitness and Youth.  Yours, in 22 Days offers important and exciting lifestyle changes that women can easily apply to their daily lives.  Mara Shainuck will be discussing her work of fiction, The Stockbroker: Insider Information, which depicts the challenges that a young woman faces on her path to succeed in what is still very much a man's world.  For more information, contact Donna Bryan at 561-297-3865 or dbryan@fau.edu.

 


 
Storytelling
Tuesday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to noon
Building 52, Conference Room AH205


Storyteller Sheila Kay Adams comes from a small mountain community in western North Carolina. For seven generations, her family has maintained the tradition of passing down the English, Scottish and Irish ballads that came over with her ancestors in the late 1700s. In performance, Sheila sings the traditional Appalachian ballads in the same style in which they were handed down to her. Hear Sheila tell stories about her childhood and the community in which she grew up.  For more information, contact Donna Bryan at 561-297-3865 or dbryan@fau.edu .

 


  
Film and Discussion – ‘Hadewijch’
Wednesday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Building, PA 101

 
FAU’s department of languages, linguistics and comparative literature will sponsor a film viewing beginning with an introduction by Dr. Gerald Sim from the School of Communication.  The 105-minute film by Bruno Dumont (2009) will include an audience discussion afterward.  For more information, contact Carla Calarge, Ph.D., at 561-297-2533 or ccalarge@fau.edu.

 


 


WSGSA Annual Symposium
Friday, March 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Majestic Palm #A, Student Union
**Media attendance only**

 
The Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association’s annual conference will feature Breanne Fahs, Ph.D., from Arizona State University, author of Performing Sex.  The symposium theme will be “Performing Sex, Gender & Sexuality: A Multidisciplinary Symposium.”  For more information, contact Megan Tomei at 561-297-3865 or mtomei1@fau.edu.

 


 

 The following events will take place at FAU's Broward campuses:
Documentary – 'Miss Representation'
Thursday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Student Union, Room 105, 3200 College Ave., Davie campus
**Media attendance only**

 
Join FAU's Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement for a viewing of a documentary that explores how the mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in media and the challenges of the often disparaging portrayals of women in media. Refreshments will be served with a facilitated discussion to follow.  For more information, please contact FAU Student Involvement and Leadership at 954-236-1219.

 



Lecture – "Women Did Not Always Wear Pants:  Air Fashions of Pioneer Women Pilots"
Monday March 19, from 4 to 6:50 p.m.
Student Union, Room 109, 3200 College Ave., Davie campus  

A lecture will be delivered by FAU associate professor of history, Barbara Ganson, Ph.D., in which she will discuss her flight across the English Channel, scheduled for Saturday, March 10, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first flight piloted by a woman across the English Channel. She will also discuss the possibilities for women in aviation.  For more information, contact Ganson at bganson@fau.edu.

 


 
Event - Women’s Appreciation Day
Monday, March 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
111 E. Las Olas Blvd., HE 607, Fort Lauderdale campus
**Media attendance only**

 
FAU students are invited to join the Broward Program Board and AVEDA for some pampering and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere before final exams begin. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact FAU Student Involvement and Leadership at 954-236-1219.

 


 
Event - Women’s Appreciation Day
Wednesday, March 21, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Student Union, Room 105, 3200 College Ave., Davie campus
**Media attendance only**

 
FAU students are invited to join the Broward Program Board and AVEDA for some pampering and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere before final exams begin. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact FAU Student Involvement and Leadership at 954-236-1219.

 


 

The following events will take place at FAU’s MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter:
Discussion An Afternoon Discussion on Reproductive Rights
Saturday, March 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.
MacArthur Campus Life Long Learning Complex

 
Co-sponsored by Feminist Student Alliance, the guest speaker will be Professor Carole Joffee, Ph.D. from UCSF.  Joffee is a leader in the reproductive rights movement in the United States and is a professor at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco. Tickets are $10 for students and $30 for general admission.  For more information, contact Britni Hiatt at bhiatt@fau.edu or Hina Shaikh at hshaikh@fau.edu.

 



Film Festival - LUNAFEST
Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m.
MacArthur Campus Life Long Learning Complex

 
LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This year nine films – filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor – will travel to over 150 cities including FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.  Tickets are $10 and 85 percent of ticket sales go to a scholarship for a female honors college student.  For more information, contact FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter at 561-799-8667.

 


 
Class - Self-Defense
Friday, March 23, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
SR 108
**Media attendance only**

 
This class will feature Cuong Nhu, a Vietnamese martial art, which was founded by Grand Master Ngo Dong and combines elements of Shotokan Karate-do, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Vovinam, Aikido, Judo, Boxing and Tai Chi Chuan. This class will cover the “five A’s” of self-defense: Awareness, Alertness, Avoidance, Anticipation and Action.  To pre-register, contact Jupiter Campus Recreation at jupterrec@gmail.com .  For more information, contact Devin Sieck at dsieck@fau.edu .

 


 
Event - Women's History Month Trivia Extravaganza
Wednesday, March 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dining Hall
**Media attendance only**

 
Do you know women? Do you have what it takes to beat the clock and answer all of the questions to win awesome prizes? If so come out to Diversity Student Service’s Trivia Extravaganza honoring Women’s History Month.  For more information, contact Farley Leiriao at fleiriao@fau.edu.

 


 
Movie Screening – ‘XXY’
Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m.
AD 119

 
Co-sponsored by Spanish club, Psych Club and Feminist Student Alliance , ‘XXY’ tells the story of a 15-year-old intersex person, the way her family copes with her condition, and the ultimate decision that she must eventually make as she finds her sexuality. This film is a winner of 20 awards, which include the Cannes Film Festival, Montreal Festival of New Cinema and Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards.  Discussion with FAU professors and local experts will take place after the screening.  For more information, contact Sarah Sax at ssax@fau.edu or Megan Allore at mallore@fau.edu.

 


 
HIV Rapid and STD Testing
Thursday, March 29, from noon to 5 p.m.
Health Services Center, SR 106
**Media attendance only

 
Compass Community Center and the Palm Beach County Health Department will offer free HIV Rapid and STD Testing in the Health Services Center to all FAU students. Free giveaways and informational brochures will be handed out to all students that receive testing.  For more information, contact Farley Leiriao at fleiriao@fau.edu.

 



Poetry and Literature Open Circle
Thursday, March 29, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
SR Burrow Patio

 
Co-sponsored by Anthropology Club, Diversity Student Services and Feminist Student Alliance, this open forum is for all to share their favorite piece of literature, whether it was written 1,000 years ago or today. All forms of art will be shared and discussed in the comfort of the Burrow Patio. A pot luck dinner will also take place during the event, as all participants are encouraged to bring their favorite food or drink to share amongst the group.  For more information, contact Elizabeth Johnson at ejohns79@fau.edu, Britni Hiatt at bhiatt@fau.edu or Hina Shaikh at hshaikh@fau.edu.

 


 
Event - Gender Bender Dance
Thursday, March 29, from 8 to 10 p.m.
SR Burrow
**Media attendance only**

 
Co-sponsored by the Council of Student Organizations, SPRECTRUM and The Owlettes & Co. Dance Team, FAU students are invited to dance the night away switching gender roles both in behavior and appearance. Refreshments will be provided, and music will be played throughout The Burrow.  For more information, contact Megan Allore at mallore@fau.edu.

 


 

The following events will take place at FAU’s Treasure Coast campus, 500 NW California Blvd., in Port St. Lucie:
Event - Women’s History Month Trivia Bowl
Tuesday, March 20, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
MP 118, Student Lounge

 
Do you know women? Do you have what it takes to beat the clock and answer all of the questions to win awesome prizes? If so, come out to FAU Diversity Student Service’s Trivia Bowl honoring Women’s History Month.  For more information, contact Farley Leiriao at fleiriao@fau.edu.

 



Documentary – ‘Miss Representation’
Thursday, March 29, at 4 p.m.
MP 101

 
An official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this film interweaves stories from teenage girls with interviews from Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Ph.D., Jean Kilbourne, Ph.D., and Gloria Steinem to give an inside look at the media and its message. The film’s motto, “You can't be what you can't see,” underscores an implicit message that young women need and want positive role models, and that the media has thus far neglected its unique opportunity to provide them.  For more information, contact Farley Leiriao at fleiriao@fau.edu.

 


 

For more information on women’s studies at FAU, call 561-297-3865 or visit www.fau.edu/womensstudies.

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