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March 7, 2003
VARIETY OF EVENTS MARK WOMEN'S HERSTORY MONTH
OSWEGO -- Performances, presentations, films and other special events mark Women's History Month during March at SUNY Oswego. The Women's Center on campus leads this celebration of the varied and important roles of women in history.
Many of the events are intended to show the lengths to which women have had to go, including by protest, to pursue equality. "Well-behaved women rarely make history," said Brianne Cannon, co-director of the Women's Center.
A "Women and Business" panel discussion at 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, in the Hewitt Union formal lounge will address challenges in securing equal opportunities in the workplace. Featured speakers will include SUNY Oswego School of Business faculty Paloma Jalife, Paula Bobrowski, Steven Abraham and Joan Carroll. "The economy must overcome the denial of equal pay for women of the same stature as that of a man," Abraham said.
Traditional stereotypes will get a twist during the third annual Gender Bender Bake Sale, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 17, in Hewitt Union, with men making treats while women sit and watch television. Proceeds from the sale of baked goods will support Services to Aid Families in Oswego County.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 12, at a special booth in Hewitt Union for the Women's Center banquet, which will be held April 2 in The Forum. The same day, female attitudes will explored through the game show "Pro-Life Feminist Jeopardy" at 7 p.m. in Bell Auditorium, Room 213 of the union.
"Reviving Ophelia," a video based on Mary Pipher's book exploring the media's role in shaping young women's identities, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in Room 221 of Hewitt Union, followed by a discussion.
Amy Bartell will show her artwork and discuss "Feminism and Art" at 7 p.m. March 18 in the Hewitt Union formal lounge.
The lecture "Staying Alive" at 7 p.m. March 20 in Room 212 of the union by Gwen Kay, assistant professor of history at SUNY Oswego, will chronicle health concerns for women in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Two screenings of the movie "Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony" will be offered at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Hewitt Union main lounge. At 7 p.m. that evening, a program on body awareness will take place in Room 221 of Hewitt Union.
Events slated for earlier in the month included a production of the "Vagina Monologues," the performance fund-raiser "Women Aloud," a historical display of women's achievements called "150 Years of Women," and an "International Women's Celebration" marking achievements of women around the globe.
For information, call the SUNY Oswego Women's Center at 312-2967.
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