Press Release for Tuesday, February 26, 2008

UNF Women's Center Celebrates Women's History Month

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102


The University of North Florida Women’s Center will host a series of engaging and enlightening events in March, honoring Women’s History Month and the Center’s 20th anniversary.

Author Jessica Valenti and performance group Core Ensemble headline this year’s celebration, which also includes the presentation of the Susan B. Anthony Medal and the Verizon Wireless Clothesline Project. Below are the following Women’s History Month events.

Monday, March 3
Women’s History Month Kickoff Luncheon
UNF Robinson Center, Building 14, Rooms 1601-04
12 p.m.
Free
Celebrate the start of Women’s History Month with a buffet lunch and performances by UNF’s Peer Theatre and local singer/songwriter Sunshine Jones. The event also includes the announcement of the Susan B. Anthony Award and a special Lifetime Achievement Award.

Monday, March 10
Women’s History Month Speaker Author Jessica Valenti
UNF Andrew Robinson Theater
7:30 p.m.
Free
Jessica Valenti, author of “Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters” and founding editor of Feministing.com, presents a fresh take on feminism that debunks the myths and focuses on the future. Covering topics from pop culture to health and more, she redefines feminism for a new generation.

Tuesday, March 11
Verizon Wireless Clothesline Project Opening
UNF Green
12:00 p.m.
Free
The Verizon Wireless Clothesline Project, a traveling art exhibit which educates about domestic violence, opens at UNF with a special presentation sponsored by Student Affairs, the UNF Women’s Center and Hubbard House. A survivor of domestic violence will share her personal story, and representatives from Hubbard House, UNF’s Women’s Center and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to share different perspectives on risk reduction.

Wednesday, March 12
Women in the Academy
UNF Robinson Center, Building 14, Room 1606
12:00 p.m.
Free
Dr. Carolyn Williams, UNF associate professor in the Department of History, director of the Gender Studies Program and co-director of the Bette J. Soldwedel Gender Research Center at UNF, leads a panel discussion of the history of women in academia.

Monday, March 31
Core Ensemble: “Angel of Memory”
UNF Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.
Free
Core Ensemble returns to UNF with a brand new show, written by Marjorie Agosin, professor of Spanish at Wellesley College, and featuring songs ranging from Argentinean tango and popular music to new concert music by Marti Epstein. “Angel of Memory” combines music and dramatic performance to tell the true story of four women in a family driven halfway around the world by war and turmoil.

For more information about Women’s History Month at UNF, contact DeeAnne Crookham at (904) 620-2528 or by e-mail at d.crookham@unf.edu.

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