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Women's History Month 2011

Women's History Month 2011

@ The University of Rochester and in the Rochester Region: The Birthplace of Women’s History

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Calendar coordinated by the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies and the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity.

February 26
8 pm

University of Rochester
V-Day: The Vagina Monologues

Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues will be performed as part of V-Day Rochester 2011 to raise awareness of violence against women and girls. Proceeds to benefit Alternatives for Battered Women, Sojourner House and the V-Day 2011 spotlight, the women and girls of Haiti.  Sponsored by Women’s Caucus. Hutchinson Hall, Hubbell Auditorium. $5-$8. For more information: www.vday.com, jmoore30@u.rochester.edu

February 27
7 pm

University of Rochester
Lecture with Kathy Kelly, Distinguished Gandhi Lecturer

Kathy Kelly, a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Interfaith Chapel, River Campus. Free. For more information: 276-3787, gandhiinstitute.org

February 28
Noon

In the Rochester Community...
In the Footsteps of Aunt Susan—The Story of Lillian Wald

Lunch and lecture. Susan B Anthony House, 17 Madison St. $25. For more information: 235-6124, www.susanbanthonyhouse.org

February 28
6 pm

In the Rochester Community...
V-Day: Until the Violence Stops- Screening, Auction & Cocktail Reception

Proceeds to benefit V-Day and Planned Parenthood's Rape Crisis Center and the V-Day 2011 spotlight, the women and girls of Haiti. Cinema Theater, 957 Clinton Ave South. $10. For more information: www.pprsr.org, 546-2771 ext. 346, vdayrochester@gmail.com

February 28
7 pm

In the Rochester Community...
Ella Baker and Transformative Leadership: How Black Civil Rights Activists Re-Envisioned Models of Community Engagement

Working with college students during the civil rights movement, activist Ella Baker articulated a philosophy of transformative leadership. Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester.

Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St. Fisher Meeting Room.Free, registration required. For more information: 248-6275.

March 1

SBAI BlogSBAI Blog set to launch March 1st for Women’s History Month

SBAI will post at least one post each business day for Women’s History Month and then plan to post once or twice a week all year long!

March 2
12 pm

WXXI Celebrates WomenWXXI 1370 Connection Celebration of Women's History Month with host Bob Smith: Women in Politics

Guests:
Nora Bredes, Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, University of Rochester
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, U.S. Representative for New York's 28th District

March 2
8 pm

In the Rochester Community... Writers Forum, Author Jessica Abel

Join this author for a women and gender studies themed discussion. SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive. Cooper Hall.. Free.  For more information: www.brockport.edu/wms, 395-5700.

March 3
7:30 pm, Gowen Room, Wilson Commons

University of Rochester Herstory: Inspiration in Film: Film Festival Screening 

Not for Ourselves AloneNot for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

A Film by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes; a PBS Production

March 8
9 am – 4:40 pm

University of Rochester A Dialogue on Leadership: Seneca Falls, 163 Years Later

Visit and tour: The Women’s Rights National Historical Park, The Women’s Interfaith Institute, The National Women’s Hall; a dialogue between Mayor Diana Smith and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (play by Dr. Melinda Grube). Transportation to Seneca Falls, site admission and lunch are free.  Open to the UR Community, registration by 3/1 required. For more information, call the Susan B. Anthony Institute at 275-8318 or visit sbai@rochester.edu.

March 8
5 – 8:30 pm

In the Rochester Community... International Women's Day

This honors the work of the suffragists, celebrates women's success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed. AAUW Perkins Mansion, 494 East Ave. in Rochester. $10 suggested donation. For more information: http://www.internationalwomensday.com

March 10
12 pm

WXXI Celebrates WomenWXXI 1370 Connection Celebration of Women's History Month with host Bob Smith: Women in Business

Guests:
Kitty Van Bortel, President of Van Bortel Subaru, Van Bortel Ford, and Van Bortel Used Car
Marie Kenton, President Ketmar Development Corporation
Sandy Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rochester Business Alliance
Carin Conlon, Executive Director of Executive Programs at Simon, University of Rochester

March 10
7 pm

In the Rochester Community...
Film Screening: And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne.

Nazareth College, Callahan Theater, 4245 East Avenue. $14-$17. For more information: 389-2170, boxoffice.naz.edu.

March 10
9 pm

In the Rochester Community...
V-Day: All-Star Drag Show

Proceeds to benefit V-Day and Planned Parenthood's Rape Crisis Center and the V-Day 2011 spotlight, the women and girls of Haiti. 140 Alex Bar & Grill, 140 Alexander St. $10. For more information: www.pprsr.org, 546-2771 ext. 346,vdayrochester@gmail.com

March 17
12 pm

WXXI Celebrates WomenWXXI 1370 Connection Celebration of Women's History Month with host Bob Smith:Women in Music

Guests:
Dr. Sylvie Beaudette, Artistic Director of the Women in Music Festival and Assistant Professor of Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
Eun Mi Ko, Doctoral Candidate in Piano performance at the Eastman School of Music and Assistant Director of the Women in Music festival
Rebecca Smithorn, Founder and Director of Ad Hoc Orchestra

March 17 
7:00 pm, Gowen Room, Wilson Commons

 

(Time changed from 7:30 to 7:00pm!)

University of Rochester
Herstory: Inspiration in Film: Film Festival Screening 

Iron Jawed Angels

Iron Jawed Angels

Katja von Garnier's  film tells the remarkable story of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), who put their lives on the line to fight for American women's right to vote.

March 19
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

University of Rochester
¡Soy Única! ¡Soy Latina! Rally

This program brings young Latinas (grades 4-12) and their families to the campus for a day of celebration and classes on life skill development, career and college access, and more and includes workshops for parents. Partnership program with the Latinas Unidas organization and the University of Rochester.  To register, contact Jamie Recino at 275-3221. For more information, visit http://enrollment.rochester.edu/admissions/community/programs.shtm or www.latinasunidas.org

March 19
Noon

In the Rochester Community...
Our Shared History Unites

Epiphany Events honors Women’s History Month with Lalita Tademy who found her family roots- and the stories of four astonishing women who battled cast injustices to create a legacy of hope an achievement.  Mood Makers Books, Village Gate Square. Free.  Call 585/ 234-2025 to RSVP by March 7.

March 21

Women in Music FestivalUniversity of Rochester
2011 Women in Music Festival

12 Noon Festival’s Opening Concert. Eastman School of Music, Main Hall. Noon. Free.Evening Concert 8 pm All-Tann Concert with The Gardens of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, Water’s Edge, Arachne, Shakkei, Exultet Terra, Madrigalia. Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 N Fitzhugh St. Free.For more information on the festival and the full list of events, visit www.esm.rochester.edu or call 274-1000.  The Eastman School of Music is located at 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY.

March 21
7 pm

In the Rochester Community...
Rochester NOW Meeting

Nora Bredes, Director of the Susan B. Anthony's Center for Leadership at the University of Rochester, will be the featured speaker. First Unitarian Church, 220 S. Winton Rd. Free. For more information: www.rochesternow.org.

March 22

Women in Music FestivalUniversity of Rochester
2011 Women in Music Festival

12 Noon Wilmot Hall, Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue. Noon. Free.

3:30 pm Composer’s Symposium: Presentation & Composition master class by Hilary Tann Eastman School of Music, room 209. Free.

8 pm Three Welsh Poets:  A Composer’s View Lecture-Presentation by Hilary Tann. River Campus, Rush Rhees Library. Free. For more information on the festival and the full list of events, visit www.esm.rochester.edu or call 274-1000.  The Eastman School of Music is located at 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY.

March 23
7:30 pm

University of Rochester
The Politics of Life and the Workplace

Ginny Corsi is the is president of a consulting firm she created after a career that spans state and federal government and includes executive education, as well as sales and marketing on Wall Street. Sponsored by Women’s Caucus. Georgen 101. Free. For more information: apolansk@u.rochester.edu

March 23

Women in Music FestivalUniversity of Rochester
2011 Women in Music Festival

 12 Noon Concert: Eastman School of Music, Miller Center Atrium. Free.

8:15 pm Reading performance of Amanda Jacobs & Lindsay Baker’s new Broadway show Lily  based on Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth.  Collaboration with the Empire State Lyric Theatre. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave. M&T Ballroom. Pre-concert reception at 6:15 pm (ticket required, $25); Purchase tickets at: www.empirestatelyrictheatre.org or by calling 585-738-5995

March 23
5 pm

In the Rochester Community...
The Lady Vanishes: Motherhood and Reproductive Labor in the Age of Globalization

Keynote Speaker, Modhumita Roy, Professor of English, Tufts University. Arts Center at Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue. p.m. Free.

March 23
8 p.m.

In the Rochester Community...
Writers Forum, Author Jennifer Perrine

SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive. Cooper Hall. For more information: www.brockport.edu/wms, 395-5700.

March 24
12 pm

WXXI Celebrates WomenWXXI 1370 Connection Celebration of Women's History Month with host Bob Smith: Women in Media

Guests:
Laura Kipnis, PhD Department of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University

March 24

Women in Music FestivalUniversity of Rochester
2011 Women in Music Festival

12:15 pm Eastman at Washington Square First Universalist Church, Corner of South Clinton & Court Streets. Free.

8pm Women in Music Festival Tour Preview Concert. Nazareth College, Wilmot Hall. For more information on the festival and the full list of events, visit www.esm.rochester.edu or call 274-1000.  The Eastman School of Music is located at 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY.

March 24 
8 pm, Gowen Room, Wilson Commons

University of Rochester  
Herstory: Inspiration in Film: Film Festival Screening  

Who does she think she is?Who Does She Think She Is?A feature documentary directed by Pamela Tanner Boll and co-directed and edited by Nancy C. KennedyThe film follows five women artists as they navigate the economic, psychological, and spiritual challenges of making work outside the elite art world. These women—ranging in age from 27 to  65—fight to honor their vision and their families every day.

March 24
5 – 7 pm

University of Rochester
Susan B. Anthony Lecture & Keynote address by Laura Kipnis , Professor of Radio, Television and Film at Northwestern University “In Defense of Penis Envy, and Other Unsayables: Tarrying with the Unprogressive" 

Susan B. Anthony Institute lecture in conjunction with the 18th Annual Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library. Free. For more information: 275-8313, www.rochester.edu/College/WST/events

March 24
7 pm

In the Rochester Community...
Women Presidents and Prime Ministers: A Global Perspective and Implications for Democracy

Lecture by Farida Jalalzai, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri-St.Louis. SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive. New York Room. Free. For more information: www.brockport.edu/adp/speakers

March 25
9 am - 4pm

University of Rochester
18th Annual Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Susan B. Anthony Institute. Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, 9AM-4PM. Free. For more information: 275-8313, www.rochester.edu/College/WST/events.

March 25

Women in Music FestivalUniversity of Rochester
2011 Women in Music Festival

Noon Featuring short films from the 1920s, with music by Eastman students. Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Curtis Theatre. Free.

8 pm Life, Death & Renewal:  An Evening of Reflection through Poetry & Music, Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. Free. For more information on the festival and the full list of events, visit www.esm.rochester.edu or call 274-1000.  The Eastman School of Music is located at 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY.

March 26
7 pm

In the Rochester Community...
V-Day: The Vagina Monologues

Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues will be performed as part of V-Day Rochester 2011 to raise awareness of violence against women and girls. Hochstein School of Music, 50 North Plymouth Ave$10-$25. For more information: www.pprsr.org, 546-2771 ext. 346, vdayrochester@gmail.com

March 29
7 pm

In the Rochester Community...
Our History Is Our Strength: Rochester's Fighters for Women's Rights

Barbara Moore,  member of Rochester NOW,  will discuss the women’s rights movement of Rochester’s  past and present.  Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St. Fisher Meeting Room. Free, registration required. For more information: http://www.townofpittsford.org/home-libraryport.

March 30
6 pm

In the Rochester Community...
Lived Realities of Mayan Culture: Leveraging Gender Equality and Social Change through Education

Lecturer Randall Shea, Brockport alum, Coordinator, Santa Maria Tzeja Middle School in Guatemala. SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive. Room TBD. Free. For more information: www.brockport.edu/adp/speakers

March 30
7 pm

In the Rochester Community... Women of Tin Pan Alley, 1920-1949, with Geoff Clough and Cyndi Kingsley. Songs by women composers..  Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave. Ireland Room. Free, registration required. For more information: 889-2200.

March 31
7:30 pm, Gowen Room, Wilson Commons


University of Rochester
Herstory: Inspiration in Film
: Film Festival Screening

Ruth GruberAhead of Time: Ruth Gruber didn't just report the news...she made it!

Rochester Premiere: This film is the directorial debut of award-winning cinematographer Bob Richman (An Inconvenient Truth, The September Issue, My Architect) and tells the journey of American writer and journalist Ruth Gruber. Gruber, who will turn 100 years old September 30th, was a feminist before feminism. A trail-blazer who rejected the gender standards, she became a full-time journalist at the age of 24, and created an illustrious career with the New York Herald Tribune.

April 3
4 pm

University of Rochester
Our Shared Humanity: Creating Understanding through the Principles of MLK with
Keynote address of the Season of Nonviolence. 

Naomi Tutu draws upon her life experiences to discuss the importance of human rights, peace, and equality. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Strong Auditorium, River Campus. Free. For more information: 276-3787, gandhiinstitute.org

April 5
5:30 – 8:30 pm

In the Rochester Community...
Strong Spirit for a Fragile World: Christine Sevilla's Visual Art Silent Auction and Sale

The Williams Gallery at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester,  220 Winton Road South, $5 suggested donation. Call 585/383-6095 for more information.

April 6 
7:30 pm, Gowen Room, Wilson Commons

University of Rochester
Herstory: Inspiration in Film: Film Festival Screening

Orgasm Inc.Orgasm Inc: The Strange Science of Female Pleasure

Liz Canner, Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer. The film is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are reshaping our lives around health, illness and desire.

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