NMU Honors Women's History Month

Friday 9, 2012

            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University will host several activities to celebrate Women’s History Month. The schedule of events that are free and open to the public follows.

            Self-acceptance week, sponsored by Women for Women, runs Monday, March 19 through Thursday, March 22. A gallery will open in the lower level of the Learning Resources Center at 7 p.m. Monday featuring artwork in a variety of media that represent what self-acceptance means. The group encourages advance submissions of artwork for the display to nmuw4w@gmail.com. The Help, a film that revolves around the maids of wealthy families and the racism they confront during the Civil Rights era, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Jamrich 102.  The fourth annual Hear Us Roar readers’ theater of sexual assault survival stories will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Jamrich 102. For more information, contact Emily Stulz at estulz@nmu.edu. The week will end with a video geared toward and produced by students about self-acceptance titled “Who the F*#% Are You?” The video will be repeated throughout the day in the Payne/Halverson lobby.

            The documentary Miss Representation, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. A discussion led by NMU professors Jeanne Lorentzen, Rebecca Mead and Maya Sen will follow.

            A presentation titled “Are We There Yet?” will explore four decades of struggle to achieve gender equity in academia and provide a history of the NMU American Association of University Professors committee on gender. It is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, March 30, in Gries Hall 167.

            Author Wayne Wiegand will present “The Woman’s Building Library at the World’s Fair” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 2, in Mead Auditorium. He will discuss the significance of the historic first effort to assemble a comprehensive library of women’s writings for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Kristi Evans
News Director