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SAVING THE WORLD: IT'S A WOMAN'S JOB; Women's History Month Activities at Rutgers University, Newark

SAVING THE WORLD:  ITÂ’S A WOMANÂ’S JOB

WomenÂ’s History Month Activities at Rutgers University, Newark

 

(Newark, N.J., March 3, 2009)  --  Lectures on womenÂ’s leadership, performances, a sisterhood dinner and “feminist masked avengers” are among the offerings on schedule during WomenÂ’s History Month activities art Rutgers University, Newark.  All events are open to the public free of charge. The theme is this yearÂ’s commemoration is “Women Taking the Lead in Saving Our Planet” though political activism, heath initiatives, cultural engagement and the arts.

 

WomenÂ’s History Month - March 2009

 

 Wednesday, March 4, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

WomenÂ’s Leadership in Politics & Culture

Paul Robeson Gallery, Paul Robeson Campus Center,

350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Opening program for WomenÂ’s History Month.  Welcoming remarks, a proclamation of WomenÂ’s History Month, and talks about poet Julia de Burgos and Gabriela Mistral, ChileÂ’s Nobel Laureate.  Refreshments will be served.

 

Friday, March 6, 11  a.m - 2 p.m.

Alternative Paths to WomenÂ’s Health

Paul Robeson Campus Center, 3rd floor Dance Studio,

350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Free yoga class with Ciru Karanja of Lotus Yoga, followed by Lisa Mathis, Health Food Herb Center, Newark; and Theresa Tantay-Wilson,  director of health promotion, Rutgers University, Newark.  Space is limited; RSVP: Laura Lomas,  973-353-1027, or e-mail:  llomas@andromeda.rutgers.edu

 

Wednesday March 11, 6 - 7: 30 p.m.

Making Monkey Business with the Guerrilla Girls

Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room 231,

350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

“Feminist masked avengers” wearing gorilla masks will show slides, perform satirical skits and discuss their clashes with the mostly male art establishment. RSVP: galleryr@andromeda.rutgers.edu or 973/ 353 1610.

 

Thursday, March 26, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

FEMINISM FOR THE PLANET: Fifth Annual Rutgers Newark WomenÂ’s Studies Symposium

Essex Room, Paul Robeson Campus Center,

350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

●9:15 - 9:45 a.m., Breakfast and Registration

 

●9:45 - 11:30 a.m., Opening Panel: Expendable Lives? Women's Responses to Military  Conflict and Displacement

Natalie Jesionka, international journalist and lecturer, Rutgers-Newark, "On the Frontline-Women and the Human Rights Repercussions of War;"

Robyn Rodriguez, assistant professor, sociology, Rutgers, "Transnational Working Class Feminisms: Women Migrant Workers in Asia and Beyond."

 

●11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Keynote Panel, Performance, and Luncheon: Feminist Indigenous Activism and Comparative Post-Colonial Studies 

Prof. Nilanjana Deb, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India "(Post) Colonial Indians and American Cousins: Women's Indigenous Activism and the Rethinking of Democracy;"

Hortensia and Elvira Colorado, Coatlicue Theatre Company, Performance and Discussion:  "Women in Resistance-Women Weaving Struggles."  

RSVP for luncheon: Camille Campbell, camcam@andromeda.rutgers.edu, or 973/353-1027.

 

●1:45 - 3:30 p.m., Closing Panel: Queer Studies in an International Frame: Thinking the Global through the Local

June Dowell-Burton, Executive Director, Newark Essex Pride Coalition, Inc., "The Sakia Gunn Murder: A Catalyst for Renewal of LGBT Activism in Newark."

Darnell L. Moore, Activist &Lecturer at Rutgers, "Among but not a Part: Examining the Black Presence in the Queer Studies Project."

Carlos Ulises Decena, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers, "Eso se Nota: Scenes from Queer Childhoods."

Discussant: Loretta Fitzgibbons, President, RU Pride

 

For additional symposium details please visit http://womenstudies.newark.rutgers.edu,  and/or call 973/353-1026 or e-mail: llomas@andromeda.rutgers.edu.

 

Thursday, March 26, 5 - 8 p.m.

Reception and Sisterhood Dinner featuring an original choreography entitled "Transformations," by Kory Saunders and performances by JOSH 

Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room 255-257,

350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

RSVP/information: 973/353-5300

 

Sunday, March 29, 3 - 6 p.m.

Film:  "Afghan Women: A History of Struggle," followed by Q&A with the director, Kathleen Foster

Paul Robeson Campus Center, Multipurpose Room,

350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
For more information about the film: http://www.kathleenfoster.com/.

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Angie Cruz's Soledad: A Diasporic Response to Dominican Migrations

Bradley Hall, Room 410,

110 Warren St
.

Speaker: Juanita Heredia, associate professor of Spanish, Northern Arizona University

 

 

For information on Rutgers-Newark events contact Laura Lomas at (973) 353-1027,

or e-mail:  llomas@andromeda.rutgers.edu.

 

The Paul Robeson Campus Center and Bradley Hall are wheelchair-accessible, as is the Rutgers-Newark campus. Rutgers‑Newark can be reached by New Jersey Transit buses and trains, the PATH train and Amtrak from New York City, and by Newark Light Rail. Metered parking is available on

University Avenue
and at Rutgers‑Newark's public parking garage, at
200 University Ave.
  Printable campus maps and driving directions are available online at: http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/maps/index.php

 

 

Carla Capizzi, Senior Public Relations Specialist
973/353-5262 (fax) 973/353-1050
Office of Communications, Rutgers-Newark
249 University Ave., Room 210
Newark NJ 07102-1896



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