Women's History Month 1999

Monday, March 15

noon - Video: Quiet Revolution: Bangladesh: microcredit, This video explores the growing influence of microcredit, focusing on the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh. K.C. Seminar Room

7 PM - "Sex, Violence, and the New Chinese Women's Movement" Lecture by Sharon Wesoky, Political Science, Allegheny College (B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Cornell University; Doctoral candidate, Cornell University) Bobbitt Auditorium Co-Sponsored by the Political Science Department Reception to follow

Tuesday, March 16

noon - Video: The Quiet Revolution: Nepal: the power of women's groups. K.C. Seminar Room - This video demonstrates how grassroots projects can improve the economic situation and health status of women in Nepal.

7:30PM - Camille Cooper "Discover the Truth About Women's 'Beauty'" Norris 101 - Actress and model Camille Cooper asks, "What price beauty?" Cosmetics are a $20-billion per year industry. Fifty-five percent of adolescent girls believe they are overweight—only thirteen percent actually are. In a dynamic multi-media presentation, Cooper delivers a unique, humorous and insightful look at a media industry obsessed with thinness and beauty, and its influence on all of us, especially young women.

Wednesday, March 17

noon - Video: The Quiet Revolution: India: Literacy. The Stack, Kellogg Center - This video examines another grassroots effort, how women are teaching women to overcome illiteracy in Kerala, India.

4 PM - U.S. Women and Global Activism Workshops, Rob Hall 402 - open to students, staff, faculty and community members interested in exploring connections among women's activism globally. Pre-registration suggested. Call the AHS Women's Center, 629-0535.

Thursday, March 18

10am - Anna Howard Shaw Lecture, "Abortion, Intimacy and the Duty to Gestate," Dr. Margaret O. Little, Georgetown University, Bobbitt Auditorium Dr. Little is currently a Fellow at the Joseph P.and Rose F. Kennedy School of Ethics at Georgetown University. She received her B.A. from the University of Iowa. Upon graduation she received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. She returned to the U.S. and completed her doctorate in Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. Co-Sponsored by the Ford Institute and S.E.A.R.C.H.

noon - Video - Science for Survival, the Stack - Activist and ecologist Vandana Shiva is the leader of a people's movement in India that opposes "reductionist Western science". Shiva is devoting her scientific knowledge to proving that local farming methods, which recognize diversity and complexity in their polycultures, are vital to the survival of the Indian ecosystem.

4PM - Student Symposium, Bobbitt Auditorium

8:00 PM, Film: Fire, Rob 404 The latest feature from veteran film director Deepa Mehta is an enthralling examination of a New Delhi family in the midst of transformation.. Director-writer Deepa Mehta has captured the shifting landscape of the entire Indian subcontinent, where both men and women are caught in the immense tension between the continuity of the extended family and the desire for greater freedom and independence.

Friday, March 19

6 PM - Audre Lorde Dinner and Bonfire, Dean Hall Poetry Reading by Lisa Chavez, Assistant Professor, English

April 8 - Convocation Speaker - Sumaya Farhat-Naser, Director of the Jerusalem Women's Center.

April 9-10 Michigan Women's Studies Association Conference - more details to come soon