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Women’s History Month Events Span March

March 1, 2010 – A main event speaker, a talking circle and several movies are being offered at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in March to celebrate Women’s History Month. All events are free and open to the public.

*  Tuesday, March 2, the movie “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” will be shown in the Kinnickinnic River Theater in the University Center at 3 and 7 p.m. Commentary by Lisa Jackson will follow.

*  Thursday, March 4,  Talking Circle: “Women’s History” from 4–5:30 p.m. in the Chippewa River Room, University Center.

*  Tuesday, March 9,  the movie “The Secret Life of Barbie" will be shown in the Kinnickinnic River Theater in the University Center at 3 and 7 p.m.

*  Tuesday, March 23, the movie “900 Women” will be shown in the Kinnickinnic River Theater in the University Center at 3 and 7 p.m. The movie documents the lives of six female incarcerates living in Louisiana’s Maximum Security Correctional Institution. Each woman discusses her personal experience of life on the streets, abuse, incarceration, and childbirth.

*  Wednesday, March 24, Lisa Diamond, associate professor of psychology and gender studies at the University of Utah, will speak at 2 p.m. in North Hall auditorium about the nature and development of female affective bonds and same-sex sexuality. A reception will follow in the lobby of North Hall. Diamond's research challenges views of traditional sexuality based on an ongoing 15-year longitudinal study of female sexuality. Her findings suggest provocative new understandings of female sexual orientation in particular, and human sexuality in general. Sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Committee, Falcon Programming, and the Social Justice Series as part of Women's History Month events.

*  Tuesday, March 30, the documentary “Codes of Gender: Identity and Performance in Pop Culture” will be shown in the Kinnickinnic River Theater in the University Center at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. The film examines how gender ideals are formed and provides a clear-eyed view of the two-tiered terrain of identity and power relations.

For more information, contact michelle.parkinson@uwrf.edu.

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