Women's History Month 2013: Intersecting Movements

FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 1
Celebrate Every Body Week

A week of events to raise awareness about eating disorders and promote positive body image on campus. Visit the event webpage for details: http://brown.edu/go/Celebrate_Every_Body_Week

Sponsored by Brown Health Education

FEBRUARY 28
"Lesbian Performances of Impossibility in Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman and Phranc's Cardboard Sculptures"
6:30pm @ Macmillan 117

Lecture by Robin Bernstein, Associate Professor (African & African American Studies, Studies of Women, Gender, & Sexuality) at Harvard University.

Sponsored by There's No Outside: Queer Space Under Late Capitalism, The Sarah Doyle Women's Center, The Departments of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Africana Studies & American Studies

FEBRUARY 28
"All the Flesh of His Body"
6pm-7pm @ Sarah Doyle Gallery, 26 Benevolent St.

Opening reception for Sarah Bliss art exhibition. On display through March 22.

Sponsored by Sarah Doyle Women's Center

MARCH 1
Sarah Doyle Women's Center Open House
2pm-4pm @ Sarah Doyle Women's Center, 26 Benevolent St.

Check out the resources we have at the women's center, and help yourself to some cake and tea as we celebrate the start of Women's History Month!  Come and pick up your copy of the WHM events calendar too!

Sponsored by SDWC and WSaB

MARCH 4
THE BROWN BOI PROJECT

The Brown Boi Project is a "community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving racial and gender justice." http://www.brownboiproject.org

They will be conducting the following 3 events on March 4th:

Transforming Health Justice for Brown Bois
12pm @ Sarah Doyle Women's Center, 26 Benevolent St.

Lunch Conversation to discuss the healthcare system and experiences with healthcare providers in the context of race, class and gender. Space Limited. Click here to RSVP.

Culture Mapping Workshop
4pm @ Youth Pride Rhode Island 743 Westminster St., Providence

Construct your own culture map of life and explore meanings of masculinity and femininity in the context of culture and background.

Power & Gender Justice Analysis
8pm @ Petteruti Lounge

This session will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the intersections of power, race and gender.

Sponsored by WHM, Pride Series, Multiracial Heritage Series, QA, and the LGBTQ Center

MARCH 5
"Strong!" Film Screening
7pm @ Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center

This film follows the career of Olympic medalist, Cheryl Haworth as she trains and competes in the traditionally male sport of weight-lifting. Discussion to follow. http://www.strongthefilm.com

Pizza provided!

To view trailer, click here.

Sponsored by WSaB and WHM

MARCH 6
Spin me a Yarn, Weave Me a Tale: Textiles, Women and Cloth in Iceland, AD 874-1800
5:30pm @ Salomon 001

This talk by Michèle Hayeur Smith (Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology) will present results of ongoing research on textiles from sites across Iceland, looking at issues of gender, textile technology, trade and dress from the settlement (AD 873) to the late 18th century.

Sponsored by Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, the Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and the Samuel Cate Fund

MARCH 7
"Mosquita y Mari" Film Screening
7pm @ Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center

"Mosquita y Mari" is a coming of age story about two young Chicanas and their developing relationship. Discussion to follow. http://www.mosquitaymari.com

Pizza provided!

To view trailer, click here.

Sponsored by WHM, CSREA, Multiracial Heritage Series, Pride Series, and QA

MARCH 8
"Transnational Reproductive Politics"
12pm @ Sarah Doyle Women's Center, 26 Benevolent St.

Talk by Aiko Takeuchi, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies. Lunch provided. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP by 3/6.

Sponsored by WHM

MARCH 11
Women of Color Reception
4:30pm - 6pm @ Faculty Club

Join us in this networking and community building event with students, faculty, and staff. Click here to RSVP.

Sponsored by the Third World Center and the Sarah Doyle Women's Center

MARCH 12
"The Intersection of Feminism, Queer, and Trans Politics"
7pm @ Metcalf Auditorium

Lecture by Julia Serano, writer, spoken word performer, trans-bi activist and biologist. Serano is the author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity.

To learn more about Julia Serano, click here.

Sponsored by WHM, Pride Series, and QA

MARCH 13
"MAKERS: Women Who Make America," Screening and Panel Discussion
6pm @ Martinos Auditorium, The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Limited seating available. RSVP to Megan Rozzero by March 6 at Special_Events@brown.edu or 401.863.6010.

Sponsored by Brown's Women's Leadership Council in association with The Pembroke Center Associates, Sarah Doyle Women's Center, Brown Alumni Association, and Brown Club of Rhode Island

MARCH 14
Zine Workshop
5pm @ Third World Center

Mimi Nguyen, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will be giving a workshop on creating zines. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP (by 3/11)

Nguyen has made zines since 1991, including Slander (formerly known by other titles) and the compilation zine Race Riot. Race Riot is the first zine by and for punks of color to comprehensively address race and racisms in punk and riot grrrl. She is a former Punk Planet columnist and Maximumrocknroll volunteer; she is also a frequent collaborator with Daniela Capistrano for the POC Zine Project.

Sponsored by WHM, American Studies, JNBC, and the Asian American Heritage Series

MARCH 15
The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages, Book Talk
12pm @ John Nicholas Brown Center, 357 Benefit St.

Mimi Nguyen, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will discuss her new book. Light refreshments provided.

Click here to learn more about the book.  

 Sponsored by WHM, American Studies, JNBC, Office of the Dean of the College, and Asian American Heritage Series

MARCH 18
At the Dark End of the Street, Book Talk
7pm @ Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center

Danielle McGuire, Assistant Professor of History at Wayne State University, discusses her landmark work At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power.

Click here to learn more about the book.

Sponsored by WHM, Black Heritage Series

MARCH 19
"!Women, Art, Revolution" Film Screening
7pm @ Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center

"Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, !Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times." http://www.womenartrevolution.com.

Pizza provided!

To view trailer, click here.

Sponsored by WHM

MARCH 20
Women and Labor Panel
7pm @ The Underground, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center

Panel discussion of local women workers on issues of labor and gender equity.

Sponsored by SLA and WHM

Questions? E-mail sdwc@brown.edu. To request special services, accommodations or assistance for these events, please contact the Sarah Doyle Women's Center at (401) 863-2189 as far in advance of the events as possible.

Thank you to all of our sponsors: Sarah Doyle Women's Center, LGBTQ Center, Queer Alliance, Pride Series, Pembroke Center for Teaching & Research on Women, Modern Culture & Media Department, American Studies Department, Center for the Studies of Race and Ethnicity in America, Africana Studies Department, UFB, Graduate Student Council, Office of Institutional Diversity, Third World Center, Multiracial Heritage Series, Black Heritage Series, Asian American Heritage Series, Office of Campus Life, Office of the Dean of the College, The John Nicholas Brown Center. 

To download a copy of the printed calendar, click the link below!