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Scenes from Women's Studies

Events 2008-2009

Spring 2009

Dana Shugar Colloquia: Feb. 10, 17, Apr. 21



February 10

"Familiar Issues, New Directions: Black Women and the Long Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham"
Rob Widell, History


February 17
"'Cry Elmina': A Reader's Theatre." Excerpts from her spoken word epic poem about African slave women

Vanessa Quainoo, AAF


April 21
"Using Criticial Race and Feminist Perspectives to Explore the Intersections Between the Race, Gender, and Educational Engagement of Non-Traditional Age Undergraduate Women"

Dr. Annemarie Vaccaro




International Women's Day: Mar. 5



4 p.m. Read/Write (co-sponsored with the English Department) featuring

Jane Lazarre and Jan Clausen



Worldwide Screening of Where the Water Meets the Sky, which tells the story of 23 women from rural Zambia who were trained in film-making and made a film about the plight of young African women orphaned by AIDs. Screening times TBA.


April 1

Schweers Memorial Lecture on Women and Health

Fredrika Wild

April 9
"Poverty and Nutritional Health: The Gender and Age Divide"

Dr. Nancy Fey-Yensan


April 16

Annual Eleanor M. Carlson Lecture
"Meeting the Needs of Working Families: Getting to the Core of Global Gender Inequalities"

Dr. Jody Heymann


Co-Sponsored and Student-Initated Events

February 19

Circumference, a play by

Amy Salloway (co-sponor with URI Hillel)

April 16
Jane Roberts, founder with Lois Abraham of the 34 Million Friends of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
Speaking in WMS classes at 11am.
Participate in a Brown Bag lunch 12:30 to 1:30.