Diverse Rowan activities to mark Women's History MonthMarch 06, 2009
Rowan University will celebrate an array of women's experiences and perspectives in March through a collection of educational and entertaining Women's History Month events.
Presenters will engage the Rowan community as they share struggles overcome by an Argentinean immigrant, challenges of Muslim-Americans and successes of entrepreneurs and composers.
The schedule of events includes:
Ongoing until Friday, March 20: The visual art exhibit "Double Blind: Women Telling it Slant" uses strategies such as metaphor, parody, irony and narrative to capture Emily Dickinson's suggestion to "Tell the truth, but keep it slant" in the Art Gallery, Westby Hall.
Friday, March 6: Rowan faculty member Lenuta Ciulei will perform the works of Sarah DuBois, Hillary Tann, Beatriz Bilboa, Violeta Dinescu and Carmen Carneci in "Going Global," at 7 p.m. in the Art Gallery, Westby Hall.
Monday, March 9: Speaker Alisa Morkides will discuss her success as a female entrepreneur at 11 a.m. in the auditorium of Rowan Hall.
Monday, March 9: Holocaust author Mimi Schwartz will give a reading of her book, Good Neighbors, Bad Times: Echoes of My Father's German Village at 8 p.m. in the Westby Hall Art Gallery.
Tuesday, March 24: Argentinean immigrant Pat Mosto, associate dean in Rowan's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will discuss life in her home country and the United States, comparisons and contrasts in the two education systems, the struggles of a single working mother and the difficulties and joys of being an academic at 3:15 p.m. in Room 3114 of Education Hall.
Wednesday, March 25: Emily Mahon will present Jersey Girls, a talk on Muslim-American young women in New Jersey at 9:25 a.m. in Room 403 of the Campbell Library.
Monday, March 30: Jane Siegel will discuss women's incarceration and related issues during "Missing Mom: When Mothers Go to Prison," at 9:25 a.m. in Room 403 of the Campbell Library.
For additional information on Rowan University's celebration of Women's History Month, visit http://www.rowan.edu/mars/depts/womensstudies.