Events Announced for Women's History Month at UW

February 20, 2008

Groups and organizations at the University of Wyoming will host a variety of events for Women's History Month. The events include films, performances, lectures and other activities.

For information on the events, visit the Women's Studies Program Web site at

The schedule of events:

Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Wyoming Union Ballroom -- The "Sex Signals" improv group will host an evening of comedy, education and audience participation focusing on issues surrounding dating, sex, and date rape on college campuses.

Sunday, March 2, 6:30 p.m., Classroom Building Room 133 -- A screening of the film "Barbie Nation" will show how Hollywood stars Nora and Claire survived playing Barbie as children and will investigate what Bratz dolls and Muslim Barbie have done to Mattel's profit margin.

Thursday and Friday, March 6-7, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre -- Cabaret show "Shorts by Skirts" will feature original short works by Wyoming women. The event is presented in cooperation with the Women's Action Network, Associated Students of the Performing Arts and the UW Women's Studies Program.

Friday, March 7, noon, Wyoming Union Room 002 -- A brown bag lunch will be offered to students with Boston-based dancer, choreographer and actor Sudarshan as a guest. Sudarshan is known for creating choreography that addresses issues of gender, gender identity and sexuality.

Friday, March 7, 4 p.m., Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre -- Open class and dance demonstration, "Gender Transformation in a Post 9/11 World," hosted by Sudarshan.

Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre -- Performance by Sudarshan, "An Evening of Classical Indian Dance."

Friday, March 28, 9 a.m.-noon, UW Beta House Medicine Bow Room -- "The Wage Project" workshop will address the issue of the gender-wage gap in Wyoming and focus on providing young women the necessary information to negotiate fair wages in their careers.

Friday, March 28, noon-1 p.m., Ross Hall Room 109 -- A discussion of, "Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men," written by Evelyn Murphy, hosted by the Ross Hall Book Club.

Friday, March 28, 7 p.m., College of Education auditorium -- "The Meanings of Marriage: Judges, Defendants, and Legal Chance in Territorial Utah," with a reception following the event. The lecture will feature Sarah Barringer Gordon, professor of constitutional law, Arlin M. Adams, professor of history, and Kathryn Daynes, associate professor of history, all from Brigham Young University. The event is sponsored by the UW Religious Studies Program.

Saturday, March 29, 7 p.m., College of Education auditorium -- "Two Voices: Gender and Social Justice Through the Prism of Poetry." The evening of poetry and audience interaction will feature poets Adrian Molina and Day Acoli.

Tuesday, April 8, 5 p.m., Prexy's Pasture -- Awareness-raising rally and march, "Take Back the Night," will give participants the opportunity to unite to assert that sexual assault and violence against women will not be tolerated. The event is sponsored by the Women's Action Network.

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