University of Wisconsin-Stout

March 2, 2010

Women’s History Month events kick off this week Several programs have been scheduled in March at UW-Stout as part of Women’s History Month.

The opening address, “Do We Still Need Studies?” will be presented by Dr. Kate Thomas, UW-Stout director of Women and Gender Studies, from 8-9 a.m. on Thursday, March 4, in the Northwoods room of the Memorial Student Center. She will discuss the need for continued research in a post-affirmative action era.

Dr. Georgios Loizides, a social science assistant professor, will present “A Disappearing Act: Contributions and Representations of Women in the Civil Rights Movement,” from 12:20-1:15 p.m. Monday, March 8, in Ballroom A of the Student Center.

On March 15-16, the Ally Center, which is in the Student Center, will sponsor speakers and other events during its annual Issues of Humanity program, which this year is titled “A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything.” Details have not been announced.

Three movies related to Women’s History Month also will be shown. They are “Regret to Inform,” Tuesday, March 2; “Iron Jawed Angels,” Tuesday, March 9; and “Einstein’s Wife, Thursday, March 18. All movies will be at 5:15 p.m. in Micheels Hall, room 290.

On Wednesday, April 7, Judith Trampf of the UW System will present “Industry Leaders and Workplace Diversity,” from 4-5 p.m. in Micheels Hall, room 290, followed by refreshments and then a diversity panel discussion from 5:30-7 p.m. in Applied Arts, room 210.

All the events are open to the public, and admission is free.

For more information, contact Thomas at 715-232-1505 or thomask@uwstout.edu.

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