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Women's Week 2013

Women’s Week is an annual event at Ball State University planned by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program to celebrate the achievements and experiences of women.

Women’s Week is held during the last week of March, which is National Women’s History Month. The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Ball State University is an interdisciplinary program embracing a wide variety of academic approaches relevant to the study of women, gender, and feminisms in contemporary and historical societies.

The program stresses that issues affecting women and gender are situated in and intertwined with sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, nationality, geography, (dis)ability, and religion (among other factors). We challenge our students to critically investigate and evaluate these intersections through learning grounded in feminist research and theory.

We acknowledge and work in the spirit of the remarkable progress made toward gender equity, but we also recognize and analyze how numerous social and political forces continue to work against this advancement. In our programs, we insist upon both rigorous scholarship and an environment of respect and tolerance.

 

Women’s Week is an annual event at Ball State University planned by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program to celebrate the achievements and experiences of women.  Women’s Week is held during the last week of March, which is National Women’s History Month.

All Women’s Week 2013 events are fee and open to the public.

If you need an accommodation related to a disability in order to enjoy any of these events, please contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at (765) 285-5451.

 

Women’s Week 2013

March 23 – March 30

“What We Really Really Want”


Saturday, March 23


Pruis Hall


Belly Dance Club – Workshops and Hafla


First Workshop, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Second Workshop, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Gala Show, 7:00 pm



Monday, March 25



Student Center 301, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Judging a Book by Its Cover: Gender and Publishing


Presentation by author and professor, Cathy Day



Student Center 301, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Women with Disabilities


Panel Discussion Sponsored by Disabled Student Development



Pruis Hall, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


The Nature of Family and What It Means for the Millennial Generation


Zach Wahls, LGBT Advocate and Author of My Two Moms



Tuesday, March 26



Bracken Library 104, 10:00 am – 11:30 am


Village Experience Documentary



Student Center 301, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm


Presentations by Women’s and Gender Studies Capstone


Students will present over various topics from Courtney Jarrett’s WGS 499 course



Sursa Hall, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Fourth Annual Women of Song


Concert featuring Ball State Women’s Chorus and Student Soloist



Pruis Hall, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Vagina Monologues


Play writtend by Eve Ensler, presented by Feminists for Action


*Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased in the Office of Disabled Student Development, or at the door




Wednesday, March 27



Student Center, Cardinal Hall A, 11:00 am – 12:00pm


What is “Queer” About Queer Theory?


Presentation by Cheri Ellefson Terhune



Student Center, Forum Room, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


The Empowerment of Women: A Conversation with the Indiana Women of Achievement


Sponsored by the College of Sciences and Humanities’ Task Force on the Status of Women



Keynote Address:


Pruis Hall, 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm


What You Really Really Want: How to Pursue a Real Sexuality in the Real World


Presentation by author and activist, Jaclyn Friedman



Thursday, March 28



Student Center, Ballroom, Dinner at 6:00 pm, Show at 7:00 pm


The Conviction of Lady Lorraine


A one woman show with Dwandra Nickole Lampkin


RSVP: 765-285-1344 or email mc2@bsu.edu


No later the Friday, March 22



Saturday, March 30



North Quad 039, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Elemental: A Sexual Assault Protection Seminar


To register email: elemental@bsu.edu or call 765-285-5253



Related Events

Thursday, March 14


Student Center, Ballroom, 7:30 pm


Women’s Appreciation Show



Saturday, March 16


Student Center, 9:00 am


Black Issues Conference, “Thinking Globally Being Black in a Global Society”



Sunday, March 17


Gibson Skating Arena, 4:00 pm (Doors open at 3:00 pm )


Cornfed Derby Dames


Roller Derby Bout



Monday, March 18


Student Center, Ballroom, 7:00 pm


Wheelchair Ballroom Dancing



Wednesday, March 20


Multicultural Center, 3:00 pm


Perspectives Discussion, “What’s the Difference? Gender vs. Sex”



Student Center, Multipurpose Room, 5:00 pm


Disability Movie Night



Thursday, March 21


Student Center Forum Room, 6:00 pm


“The Evolution of Natural hair: What You Need to Know” A Natural Hair Care Seminar