CORVALLIS - Women's History Month will be highlighted this March at Oregon State University with lectures, informal discussions and a series of international films crafted by women directors.
Most events will be in OSU's Women's Center and are free and open to the public. For information, contact the center at 541-737-3186.
The month's activities begin Friday, March 1, at 12:15 p.m. with a study of the role of women in Nepal, illustrated by a slide show by Rebecca Warner, chair of the OSU Department of Sociology.
Warner's presentation will be followed at 5 p.m. by a reception honoring the debut of OSU's first feminist anthology, "Soulstice," featuring readings by contributors to the publication.
Other events include a March 4 discussion of Oregon women in the Klu Klux Klan, led by OSU master's candidate Wendy Rielly; the March 12 debut of the video, "All I Know: Women and Breast Cancer in Oregon"; and an informal discussion on March 13 with Barbara Paige, acting director of OSU's Difference, Power and Discrimination Program.
The schedule of activities includes:
Friday, March 1
- 12:15 p.m.: Rebecca Warner, chair of the OSU Sociology Department, with a 75-minute slide show detailing the role of women in Nepal. OSU Women's Center.
- 5 p.m.: A reception and reading of "Soulstice," OSU's first feminist anthology, pizza will be provided, guests should bring non-alcoholic beverages to share. Women's Center.
- 7 p.m.: "I Can't Sleep," a 1993 film by French director Claire Denis based on a true story of two gay men arrested for the murders of 20 older women in Paris. Denis focuses on three immigrants who don't understand the crime or French life. OSU's Gilfillan Auditorium, $3. Encore screening at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
Monday, March 4
- Noon: "Oregon Women in the KKK," a 90-minute discussion led by OSU master's candidate Wendy Rielly. Women's Center.
Wednesday, March 6
- Noon: "What I Didn't Say ... Reading from Unpublished Works," a 90-minute talk by Kathy Moore, chair of the OSU Philosophy Department. Women's Center.
Thursday, March 7
- Noon: "A Personal History," a 90-minute discussion by Lani Roberts, OSU senior instructor of philosophy. Women's Center.
Friday, March 8
- Noon: "Changing Roles of Women in Kazakhstan," a 90-minute discussion by Aijon Mynbaiua, OSU International Cultural Service Program. Women's Center.
- 7 p.m.: Screening of "When Night is Falling," a 1995 film by Canadian director Patricia Rozema. The film tells the story of a young Christian academic forced to choose between the man she loves and the women she desires. Gilfillan Auditorium, $3. Encore performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
Monday, March 11
- Noon: "Memoirs of a Frontier Woman Doctor (Mary Rowland)" a 90-minute presentation by Rowland's great-great-nephew, F.A. Loomis. Women's Center.
Tuesday, March 12
- Noon: Video debut, "All I Know: Women and Breast Cancer in Oregon." A 90-minute presentation by Deltra Ferguson, OSU instructor in women studies. Women's Center.
Wednesday, March 13
- Noon: "An Informal Talk," led by Barbara Paige, acting director of OSU's Difference, Power and Discrimination Program. Women's Center.
Thursday, March 14
- Noon: "History of the Women's Health Movement," a 90-minute slide show presented by Eugene's All Women's Health Center. Women's Center.
Friday, March 15
- Noon: "Women of the Bauhaus," a 60-minute presentation by Andrea Marks, OSU assistant professor of art. Women's Center.
- 7 p.m. Screening of "Nobody Loves Me," a 1995 film by German director Doris Dorrie, a romantic comedy focusing on a career woman's doomed search for an unmarried man. Gilfilla n Auditorium, $3. Encore performance at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 16.