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March 10, 2004


WOMEN'S CENTER MARKS WOMEN'S 'HERSTORY' MONTH

    OSWEGO -- March is Women's "Herstory" Month, and the SUNY Oswego Women's Center will continue its annual observance with a series of free evening activities on campus after the college's spring break.

    Zonta International will present "Who Speaks for this Woman?" a program that addresses the status of women locally, nationally and internationally, at 7 p.m. March 22 in the formal lounge of Hewitt Union.

    Kim Trela, a SUNY Oswego student and a feminist songwriter, will perform her work at 7 p.m. March 24 in Hewitt Union's Bell Auditorium.

    Discussions of "Woman and Body Art in Herstory" and "Women in Leadership" will take place in Hewitt Union's formal lounge, the first at 7:30 p.m. March 25 and the second at 7 p.m. March 29.

    Also on March 29, the annual Gender Bender Bake Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hewitt Union lobby. Homemade baked goods will be sold for 75 cents each to women and for $1 each to men to reflect inequalities in wages between the sexes.

    A video of the hit 1999 movie "Boys Don't Cry" recounting the true story of a woman who lived as a man and died for it, starring Hilary Swank, will be shown at 7 p.m. March 30 in Room 226 of Hewitt Union.

    As part of the SUNY Oswego Women's Studies Speakers Series, Yunan Hong will present her documentary-in-progress about the life of Chinese-American film star Anna May Wong at 5 p.m. March 31 in Room 105 of Lanigan Hall. Wong achieved international fame in the 1920s and '30s, headlining the original "Shanghai Express" along with Marlene Dietrich.

    The Women's Center is celebrating 30 years on campus this month. Its annual banquet will take place a 7 p.m. April 8 in The Forum restaurant in Hewitt Union. Admission is $5, and reservations are required.

    For information and reservations, call the center at 312-2967.

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