The Women's Studies Program at Western Connecticut State University

Women's History Month 2014

March 1-March 31

Alumna Erin Zaffis’ sculpture from her show MAMA will be on display in Haas Library

Tues, Mar 4

Leadership Academy GLOW
                                    talk and bake sale
                                    Warner Lyceum
                                    host: Jeannie Hatcherson

                                    refreshments will be served

Jeannie Hatcherson will share her experiences working at GLOW in Bulgaria. In 2000, Camp GLOW was established in Bulgaria by Peace Corps volunteers. While the Peace Corps is no longer in Bulgaria, GLOW continues and has been honored by the US State Department for its success. Today, Leadership Academy GLOW is an all- female run, volunteer organization. Through a one-week peer-leadership experience, GLOW alumni continue their mission of empowering and educating young Bulgarian girls. Learn about GLOW and how you too can be part of the change

Wed, Mar 5

“The Operetta, Luminescence:  Femininity and Musical Genres”
                                    Haas Library 508
                                    host: Jeanne Lakatos

                                    refreshments will be served

This lecture will incorporate literature, music, and sensory perceptions as we explore the literary inspiration for Dr. Lakatos’ operetta, Luminescence, and an ancient Irish melody, the musical thread, intricately transposed into various musical genres by Dr. Marjorie Callaghan and Mr. Daniel Kean.

Tues, Mar 11

Erin Zaffis’ MAMA
                                    art exhibit, artist talk and reception
                                    Haas Library Atrium
                                    host: Carina Bandhauer

                                    refreshments will be served

Alumna Erin Zaffis will exhibit her sculpture from her show MAMA in Haas Library from March 1-31. The artist will give a talk “Birth as a Creative Process” on Tuesday, March 11 at a reception in Haas Library Atrium discussing her inspiration and methods for this impressive, original artistic celebration of motherhood.

Wed, Mar 12

Standing on the Shoulders of the Women who Came Before Us
                                    a panel discussion AND Rotaract bake sale
                                    SC 201
                                    host: Darla Shaw

                                    refreshments will be served

This panel will discusses the legacy of great local women, including women from our community who were first in their field, and will bring to light the stories of Alice Paul and local women who fought for equal rights, social justice and more!

Wed, Mar 26

Zarah Leander: a Swedish Star of the Nazi Film Industry
                                    talk and film screening
                                    Warner Lyceum
                                    host: Galina Bakhtiarova

                                    refreshments will be served

Movie star Zarah Leander’s controversial career working in Nazi cinema raises many questions about her art and legacy which have often been labeled as Nazi propaganda. Dr. Bakhtiarova explores the politics of film and will screen La Habanera (1937) directed by Douglas Sirk..

Thur, Mar 27

Mentor of the Year
                                    a ceremony honoring the work of  Lauren Dalton from
                                    Grass Roots Tennis
                                    7:30- 9:30
                                    SC Theater
                                    host: Darla Shaw

This year’s Mentor of the Year is Lauren Dalton, founder of Grass Roots Tennis. Since 2006, Grass Roots Tennis has enriched the lives of Danbury’s youth by offering them opportunities to be active and to learn a new sport and skills. Children cultivate their athleticism, self- esteem and confidence through this unique and innovation program.

All events are free and open to the public

We are grateful for the generous support of Carolyn Lanier, Chief Diveristy Office

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