Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment

Women in Science: Throughout the month of March and into April, the School of Science and Technology is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of lectures featuring talks by women scientists in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Mathematics and Physics. For a list of events see Celebrating Womein in Science. For more information, email cory.oates@sonoma.edu or call the School Office x4-2171.

March 4, Noon – 1 p.m., Stevenson 2011

Julie Shulman, Counseling, Self-objectification & Sexual Well-being: Do Feminist Beliefs and Sexual Identity Matter? School of Social Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series.

March 5, 7:30 p.m., Darwin 102

Women’s History Month Film Series The Invisible War. An investigative and powerfully emotional documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military, the institutions that perpetuate and cover up its existence, and its profound personal and social consequences.

March 6, Noon – 12:50 p.m., Stevenson 1002

Peculiar Places: A Queer/Crip History of Rural Nonconformity. Ryan Lee Cartwright is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at UC Davis. He is completing a book manuscript which examines the historical intersections of disability, sexuality, and class in the twentieth-century rural United States.

March 6 – 8, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., Cooperage

The Vagina Monologues cast consists of a group of SSU women and men performing monologues that all relate to the vagina somehow. While some of the monologues are humorous, others will bring you to tears with their raw words and deep penetrating messages. Topics of these monologues include sex, love, rape, mutilation, masturbation, birth, orgasm and anatomy. This play uses the vagina as a theme that represents female empowerment in society. The event will raise money for Verity, the only rape crisis center in Sonoma County that provides counseling, prevention, intervention services and has a 24/7 crisis hotline. $5 students; $10 faculty/staff; $15 general (all proceeds benefit Verity). Tickets: Information Desk, Student Center or tickets@sonoma.edu.

March 11, Noon – 1 p.m., Stevenson 2011

Cindy Stearns, Sociology, Breastfeeding Professionals and the Body Work of Breastfeeding Mothers. School of Social Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series.

March 11, 7:30 p.m., Student Center Sonoma Valley Meeting Room

Religion and Spirituality Film Series, NAZRAH: A Muslim Woman's Perspective is an intimate look at a diverse group of Muslim women living in the US Pacific Northwest. The film creates a forum where Muslim women can freely engage in an open dialogue about complex issues. Filmmaker Farah Nousheen, exposes a vast and fascinating array of thoughts and ideas. The women discuss their views on Islam, current political events and how they reflect on the image of Islam in the West.

March 13, Noon – 12:50 p.m., Stevenson 1002

Michael Nava, from Mental Illness to Marriage Equality: the LGBT Rights Movement is the author of an acclaimed series of seven novels featuring gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios. His new novel, The City of Palaces, is set just before and the beginning of the Mexican Revolution. He can be reached through his Facebook page, “Michael Nava, Writer” or his website: http://michaelnavawriter.com. Presented by the Women's and Gender Studies Department Queer Studies Lecture Series.

March 13, 7 p.m., Ives 101

Drag diva Shangela is coming to SSU! Seen on Glee, Lady Gaga's videos, and competing on RuPaul's Drag Race, this time, she is coming to campus. See her live, performing in drag, and sharing her inspiring story about growing up gay in Texas raised by a single mother and turning defeat into resounding success.

March 25, 4 p.m. – 5:50p.m., Warren Auditorium

Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States will speak. Brought by the Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series.

March 26, 7:30 p.m., Darwin 102

Women’s History Month Film Series Girl Rising, is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, that tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

March 27, Noon – 12:50 p.m., Stevenson 1002

Jai Arun Ravine, Mixed Race, Mixed Gender, Mixed Genre: Dis-fluency and Illegibility in Identity and Art-making. Ravine is an interstitial writer, dancer, performer and filmmaker. An author, and creator of Tom / Trans / Thai, a short film on Thai and Thai American trans-masculinities, which has screened at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (Thailand) and CAAMFest 2013 (San Francisco), among others.

March 27, 7:30 p.m., Student Ballroom

The Sonoma State University School of Education, School of Social Sciences and On Campus Presents announces the Andrea Neves and Barton Evans Social Justice Lecture Series with Dolores Huerta. Students are free; all others $10, and those over 60 $5. Faculty are encouraged to bring their classes. Tickets are available through the box office. Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta is a labor leader and civil rights activist who, along with César Chávez, co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta has received numerous awards for her community service and advocacy for workers', immigrants', and womens' rights, including the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award, the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. For more information visit www.sonoma.edu/education/neves-evans/socialjustice or contact Pamela Van Halsema in the School of Education, pamela.vanhalsema@sonoma.edu.

Event list compiled by Professor Sharon Cabaniss. Please notify her of any additions or corrections. cabaniss@sonoma.edu.

For more information on the history of national Women’s History Month: http://www.womenshistorymonth.gov/

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