Athens, Ga. – “Our History is Our Strength” is the theme of Women’s History Month, which will be celebrated in March at the University of Georgia. Numerous events, including a keynote address by author and Texas Women’s University professor AnaLouise Keating, are planned.
Keating’s lecture will take place March 23 at 2:30 p.m. in Masters Hall Auditorium of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. A reception will follow in the Kellogg Concourse.
Keating is the co-editor of This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions of Transformation and the Forthcoming Bridging: How and Why Gloria E. Anzaldua’s Life and Work Has Transformed Our Own. She also is the editor of The Gloria Anzaldua Reader.
In addition to the keynote lecture, the Institute for Women’s Studies will host two film screenings. The first film will be shown March 3 in room 171 of the Miller Learning Center. For the Next 7 Generations is a documentary of the formation of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Alliance. This event is co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Student Organization.
The second screening is The Children’s Hour, a 1961 film based on a 1934 play of the same title and starring Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine. It is the story of two women who run an all-girls’ boarding school and struggle after a rumor that they are having a lesbian affair sweeps the school. This screening will take place March 28 in the Miller Learning Center, room 214. This event is co-sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center and Lambda Alliance.
The 18th annual Women’s Studies Student Symposium “Feminist Research Across the Disciplines” will be held March 4, from 1:25 p.m. until 7 p.m. in rooms 250, 268, 348 and 350 of the Miller Learning Center.
The Institute for Women’s Studies also will host a reception and roundtable discussion honoring 100 years of celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the North Tower of the Miller Learning Center. The 2011 theme of International Women’s Day is Equal access to education, training and science and technology: pathway to decent work for women. The roundtable discussion will focus on this theme and will feature various UGA female faculty members.
Women’s History Month at UGA is sponsored by the Institute for Women’s Studies, a program of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. All events are free and open to the public.
Co-sponsors include the Institute of African American Studies, the department of anthropology, the UGA Athletic Association, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the department of geology, the Graduate School, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Institute of Higher Education, the department of history, the Peabody Awards, the School of Public and International Affairs, the department of Romance Languages, the School of Law, the School of Social Work and the Office of Vice President for Student Affairs.
A complete list of Women’s History Month events is available online at www.uga.edu/iws/events.