Women's History Month - Engendering the Arts and Sciences

March is Women's History Month!  Members of the campus community are invited to participate in the many special program events scheduled during the month of March.

Thursday, March 1

Flag Raising and President’s Proclamation
12 p.m., Student Center Quad

“Who does she think she is?!” – a film about the struggles of Women Artists
2:30pm, Student Center 419 

Monday, March 5

"Beyond Barbie: Real Women in the World of Science”
8am-1pm, University Hall 7th Floor

Monday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 6

Beyond a Decade- 11th annual Vagina Monologues with the MSU V-Team
Tickets can be purchased at www.vdaymontclair2012.eventbrite.com
$15/general public and $10/MSU students.
7:30p.m., Memorial Auditorium

Thursday, March 8 - International Women’s Day

Engendering the Arts and Sciences: A Global Perspective from Internationally Renowned
MacArthur "Genius" Award Winning Visual Artist, Shahzia Sikander
11:30-12:45pm, Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall

"The 3rd Annual Latino/a Caucus Speaker Series: Mirta Ojito from Columbia University”
2:30-4 p.m., Student Center Ballrooms

Monday, March 19

Brain Storm: the Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences
Rebecca Young
2:30-3:45p.m., UN 1060 

Thursday, March 22

Women, Modesty, and Empowerment
1p.m., Center for Faith and Spirituality SC 112

“Kwan Yin- Goddess of Compassion”- Qi Gong and contemplation led by
Prof. Lisa Sargese, Philosophy and Religion Department
4p.m., Student Center 417

Am I a Woman? Reflections on Gender Identity

Gardenia performers Vanessa Van Durme and Dirk Van Vaerenbergh join MSU faculty Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Director of Women's and Gender Studies program, and Cynthia Eller, author of Am I a Women? A Skeptics Guide to Gender, for a conversation on social and artistic representations of gender and identity.

2:30-3:45p.m., Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall

Friday, March 23

“Gardenia” American premiere, by directors Alain Platel and Frank Van Laecke
Inspired by the film Yo soy así, regarding the closing of a transvestite cabaret in Barcelona, Spain. Come and explore a riveting set of circumstances…the life of a performer, the struggle of one’s true identity, the voyeuristic nature of our modern world.
For tickets and information call the Box Office at 973-655-5112
7:30 p.m., Alexander Kasser Theater

Saturday, March 24

“8” the Play - Produced by Patrick King and Directed by Michael Allen
Free Admission, contact the Producer at kingp2@mail.montclair.edu
7:30p.m., Fox Theater

Tuesday, March 27

In Her Shoes Workshop
Facilitated by The Rachel Coalition and the Volunteer Resource Center.  In Her Shoes workshop will help participants understand the ups and downs a victim of domestic violence experiences over the course of many years
11a.m.-1p.m., SC419

Civil Society and the Women's Movements in the Middle East

Dr. Samah Selim (Rutgers University) and Dr. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet (University of Pennsylvania) will discuss the role that civil society and women's movements have played in the recent protests and uprisings in the Middle East. Part of MSU's Justice and Civil Society in the Muslim World lecture series.Free and open to the public. For further information visit montclair.edu/globaled/events or call 973-655-4185.
3:30p.m., Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall

A Jihad for Love

Director Parvez Sharma will screen and discuss his award-winning documentary focusing on gay, lesbian and trans gender Muslims. Part of MSU's Justice and Civil Society in the Muslim World lecture series.  Free and open to the public.  For further information visit montclair.edu/globaled/events or call 973-655-4185.
7:00p.m., University Hall Room 1040

Wednesday, March 28

Take Back the Night March
7:00pm , Student Center Quad

Killing Us Softly Documentary
Facilitated by the Psychology Club
4:30-5:30p.m., UH 2007

The Abaya Chronicles: The Lives of Women in the Middle East

Dr. Tina Lesher (William Paterson University) will discuss the lives of female business and political leaders in the United Arab Emirates. Part of MSU's Justice and Civil Society in the Muslim World lecture series.Free and open to the public. For further information visit montclair.edu/globaled/events or call 973-655-4185.
3:00p.m., Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall

Special Thanks to the Co-Sponsors:

  • Alexander Kasser Theater
  • College of the Arts
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • Council for Faith and Spirituality
  • Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Fashion Club
  • Visiting Writer’s Committee, English Department
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Latino/a Caucus
  • Latin American Students Organization
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • President's Commission on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Diversity
  • Office of Arts and Cultural Programming
  • Office of Equity and Diversity
  • Rachel Coalition
  • Residential Education and Service
  • Service-Learning & Community Engagement
  • Web of Life- Protestant Community
  • Volunteer Resource Center
  • V-Team