Women's History Month 2014

2014 Women Leaders Conference

The Marine Corps’ first African-American female combat pilot and an Olympic medalist will highlight the 2014 Women Leaders Conference on Friday, April 4, at the Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

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UWM Celebrates Women’s History Month

Many different ways to engage, celebrate and learn with the campus community are part of Women’s History Month at UWM. Many events are held in the Union and all are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted below. For more information call the Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

RETHINKING SEXUALIZATION
7 p.m. Union Alumni Fireside Lounge
What do forms of sexualization have in common and how do they differ? What can individuals do to confront and challenge sexualization? Trans-bi activist Julia Serano addresses these questions and offers a holistic, intersectional view of sexualization. Followed by a Q&A session. For more information, contact Lorilei Flores at llflores@uwm.edu.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

Girl Rising, MArch 5FILM: “GIRL RISING”
11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Union Theatre
Tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who faced arranged marriages, child slavery and other injustices. Despite these obstacles, the girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they are able to break barriers and create change. Each girl’s story was written by a renowned writer from her native country.

WOMEN’S STUDIES PROGRAM BROWN BAG SERIES
12 p.m. Women’s Studies Meeting Room,
Northwest Quad 7585
“Liberating Gestures: Germaine Dulac and 1920s French Avant-Garde Cinema” by Tami Williams, assistant professor, departments of English and Film Studies. For more information, contact 414-229-5918, wmns@uwm.edu. Ongoing series meets monthly on Wednesdays at noon.

INTERSECTIONS: WOMEN AND MULTICULTURAL FILM SERIES

Women Art Revolution, March 5“!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION”
1-3 p.m. Bolton Hall 196
“!W.A.R.” elaborates the relationship of the Feminist Art Movement to the 1960s antiwar and civil rights movements, and explains how historical events, such as the all-male protest exhibition against the invasion of Cambodia, sparked the first of many feminist actions against major cultural institutions. The film details major developments in women’s art of the 1970s, including the first feminist art education programs, political organizations and protests, alternative art spaces, publications, landmark exhibitions, performances and installations of public art that changed the direction of art.

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

WOMEN IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING (WiSE) BREAFAST SERIES
7:30-9 a.m. School of Continuing Education, Plankinton Building
The Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) monthly breakfast series provides constructive insight into the issues women face in these fields, and helps participants build a new professional network. Fee: $20, continental breakfast included. Ongoing series, first Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Marcia Gabriel at gabrielm@uwm.edu or 414-227-3378.

WOMEN’S STUDIES STUDENT POSTER EXHIBITION
2:30-4:30 p.m. Women’s Studies Program Office, Northwest Quad 7585
Culmination of semester-long projects undertaken by students enrolled in sections of WMNS 200 and WMNS 201 (Introduction to Women’s Studies). With staff in the UWM Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections, students have documented the past 40 years of feminist activism in the Milwaukee area, as well as the UWM Women’s Studies Program. Refreshments. For more information, contact Kathy Miller-Dillon at
414-229-5382 or kmdillon@uwm.edu.

dies Out, MArch 6MILWAUKEE LGBT FILM/VIDEO FESTIVAL PRESENTS “LADIES OUT”
7 p.m. Union Theatre
“Ladies Out” shines a light on a spirited community of Milwaukee lesbians over the age of 40 who gather monthly to catch up and get down on the dance floor. Filmmaker Lois Bielfeld is the recipient of a 2012 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists. World premiere.For more information, visit facebook.com/events/1410419309194262/.

Women's Caberet MArch 6

GASTHAUS ENTERTAINMENT SERIES: WOMEN’S CABERET
9-11 p.m. Union Theatre
In celebration of the UWM Women’s Resource Center’s 20th anniversary and Women’s History Month, UWM hosts dynamic performances, including singing, spoken-word artistry, dancing and opera.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, MARCH 7-9

WORLD CINEMA: “IT FELT LIKE LOVE”
It felt Like Love, March 7-9Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 p.m.; Sunday 7 p.m. Union Theatre
Directed by Eliza Hittman, this Sundance Film Festival favorite is an honest, raw and affecting study of female adolescence and unreciprocated longing for both sexual and emotional attention. Milwaukee premiere. $5/general public; free to UWM students with ID. For more information, contact the Union Theatre, 414-229-4070 or cinema@uwm.edu.

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

Coffee TalkUWM GRADUATE WOMEN COFFEE TALK
Noon-1:30 p.m. UWM Women’s Resource Center, Union WG93
Graduate women students hang out, meet new friends, share wisdom and get inspired. Coffee Talks are hosted by female campus leaders committed to supporting
student success.

UWM WOMEN’S STUDIES 40TH ANNIVERSARY AND FEMINIST LECTURE
4-7 p.m. Greene Hall
In honor of the UWM Women’s Studies Program’s 40th anniversary, UWM alumna Astrid Henry will present the 2014 Feminist Lecture, “Women’s Studies Became My Way of Practicing Feminism: Memoirs and Generations of the Discipline.” Henry is the Louise R. Noun Chair of Women’s Studies and associate professor and chair of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at Grinnell College. She is the author of Not My Mother’s Sister: Generational Conflict and Third-Wave Feminism (Indiana University Press, 2004) and of the upcoming Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements (W.W. Norton, 2014), co-written with historians Dorothy Sue Cobble and Linda Gordon. Henry received her Ph.D. from the interdisciplinary Modern Studies Concentration in UWM’s Department of English. Opening remarks, 4 p.m.; keynote address, 4:30 p.m.; reception, 6 p.m.

The Truth About Emmanuel,  March 8&9

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 8 & 9

WORLD CINEMA: “THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL”
Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 5 p.m. Union Theatre
Francesca Gregorini’s film explores the effects of grief and how recovery can be found in unusual situations. Milwaukee premiere.

WEDNESDAYs, MARCH 12 & 26

Sisiter Talk, March 12 & 26SISTER TALK: STRENGTHENING THE CIRCLE
1-3 p.m. Bolton Hall 196
For UWM women students of color and allies, designed to provide space to talk in a supportive, safe and comfortable environment. Ongoing program meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

yrical Sancuarty, March 12LYRICAL SANCTUARY WITH JANETTE...IKZ
8-10 p.m. Union Alumni Fireside Lounge
Her early life experiences with abuse and poverty led Janette...ikz (pronounced “Genetics”) to music, poetry, dance and faith. Her goal is to use praise and performance to keep the mind and heart of a servant.

THURSDAY, MARCH 13:

YOGA WITH KIDS
5:30-7:30 p.m. UWM Children’s Learning Center, Northwest Quad 1606
A workshop for UWM student-parents and UWM Children’s Learning Center parents. Free admission includes dinner and child care. Registration by Monday, March 10, at noon is required at 414-229-2852.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Grad arent Support Netowrk, MArch March 14UWM GRAD STUDENT-PARENT SUPPORT NETWORK
Noon-1:30 p.m. Women’s Resource Center, Union WG93
Promotes networking and builds community among graduate students who have children, serves as a setting where graduate student-parents can discuss and share resources and tips on balancing their multiple life roles, and encourages establishment of supportive relationships. Undergraduate students and partners of graduate students with children are welcome. Ongoing program meets the second Friday of each month. For more information or to request special accommodations, call Amber Tucker at 414-229-4818 .

TUESDAY, MARCH 25

AAUWAAUW: MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
4-5:30 p.m. UWM Libraries, Digital Humanities Lab, 2nd floor east
Jennifer Dillard, state organizer for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) from Columbus, Ohio, will talk about AAUW’s national priorities and projects, as well as provide activism tips for accomplishing local and state goals. For more information, contact Kathy Miller-Dillon at 414-229-5382 or kmdillon@uwm.edu.

FRIDAY, MARCH 28

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? STEP UP! BYSTANDER INTERVENTION
3-5 p.m. Bolton Hall 196
A comprehensive bystander intervention program that will empower participants with decision-making and problem-solving skills that assist with leadership in a wide variety of situations. Pre-registration required. For more information and/or to register, contact Sue McCarthy, 414-229-2852 or suzimac@uwm.edu.

SUNDAY, MARCH 30

American Stories: "A Quiet Revolution" by Leila Ahmed 

2-4 pm, Islamic Resource Center (5235 S 27th Street, Milwaukee) 
 While the large presence of Muslims in the United States dates to the 1960s, Muslims have been a part of the history of America since colonial times. American Muslims’ stories draw attention to ways in which people of varying religious, cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds interact to shape both their communities’ identities and our collective past. This book reading is the fourth in the American Stories series. The discussion leader will be Professor Anna Mansson McGinty from UWM. Sponsors: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee UWM Libraries, Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Cultures & Communities, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association.
 Free Event
For more information, go to http://mmwconline.org/

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 4

2014 WOMEN LEADERS CONFERENCE
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pfister Hotel.

Women’s History Month is coordinated by the UWM Women’s Resource Center, with individual events co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program; Campus Activities Board; Union Theatre; School of Continuing Education; UWM Chapter of Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL); Graduate School; Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival; Multicultural Student Centers; Union Programming; Union Sociocultural Programming; Students for a Democratic Society (SDS); Office of Global Inclusion and Engagement; Union Theatre; Black Cultural Center; Institute of World Affairs; Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres; Children’s Learning Center; and the Life Impact Program. Community sponsors include the AAUW Milwaukee North Shore Branch and the William F. Vilas Trust Fund.