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March 2, 2005
Susan Beasy Latto, Director, UMD Public Relations, (218) 726-8830, slatto@d.umn.edu
Susana Pelayo-Woodward, Director, UMD Multicultural Center, (218) 726-8444, swoodwar@d.umn.edu
Geraldine Hughes, UMD Women's Studies Department, (218) 726-7953, ws@d.umn.edu


UMD Commemorates Women's History Month

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) will celebrate Women's History Month with a variety of activities scheduled through May.

The following is a schedule of Women's History Month activities:

Thursday, March 3
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Film: "Beah: A Black Woman Speaks"
Directed by LisaGay Hamilton

Thursday, March 3
Kirby Ballroom, 7 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Jacqueline Zita
"Why Women's Studies Is for Everybody"

Monday, March 7
Rafters, 6:00 p.m.
Film: "Damned If you Don't"
Directed by Su Friedrich

Tuesday, March 8
Kirby Lounge, 12 Noon
International Women's Day
FREE MUSIC AND FOOD

Wednesday, March 9
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Speaker: Rebecca St. George, from Mending the Sacred Hoop
Feminism in the Twin Ports: "History of Violence against Native American Women"

Thursday, March 10
UMD Climbing Wall, 6-9 p.m.
All Women's Night in the Climbing Wall.
Women instructors and a supportive environment welcome new and experienced climbers alike. Expect to laugh, challenge yourself and get a great work-out.
Cost: $5 UMD Students/ $10 Others
We Provide: Instruction, climbing equipment You Provide: Comfortable, flexible clothing

Tuesday, March 15
UMD Northern Coffee House, 7:00 p.m.
Female Open Mic

Wednesday, March 16
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Speaker: Janet Prevost From Grandmothers for Peace
Feminism in the Twin Ports: Peace Activism

Thursday, March 17
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Film: "Breasts: A Documentary"
Directed by Meema Spadola

Tuesday, March 29
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"Unsung Heroes: Women Who Dared to Resist"
By Duluth League of Women Voters

Wednesday, March 30
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Speaker: Susan Morris, Professor of Political Science at UMD
"Women and Globalization"

Thursday, March 31
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Speaker: Nancy Gruver, Founder and Publisher of New Moon Magazine
Nancy Gruver will be talking about her new Book: "How To Say It To Girls"

Wednesday, April 6
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Speaker Beth Olson
"Date Rape Drugs 101: What you need to know"

Thursday, April 7
Library Fourth Floor Rotunda, 12 Noon
Speaker: Maureen Tobin Stanley, Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at UMD
"Voices of Gendered Resistance in Neus Català's De la resistencia y la deportación: The Triumph of Life, Dignity and Solidarity during the Holocaust"

Friday, April 8
UMD Weber Music Hall, 3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Sara Evans, Professor , History and Women's Studies,
University of Minnesota Twin Cities "Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century's End"

Tuesday, April 12
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Film: "Maria Full of Grace"

Thursday, April 14
Library Fourth Floor Rotunda, 12 Noon
Speaker: Gesa Zinn, Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at UMD
"The Life of the Gypsies: Roma and Sinti in Germany Today"

Tuesday, April 19
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Film: "La Cueca Sola"

Wednesday, April 20
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Speaker: Tineke Ritmeester, Professor of Women's Studies at UMD
"Witches of the Medieval European Burning Times"

Thursday, April 21
Rafters, 12 Noon
Speaker: Kim Crawford
"The Socio-Economic and Spiritual Life of the Mayan People of Guatemala"

Thursday, April 28
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
Washington Center, 5:00 p.m.
Contact PAVSA at 726-1442 for more information

Wednesday, May 4
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Speaker: Nyoki Kamau, Professor of Women's Studies at UMD
"Everyday Racism in the Academia"

Thursday, May 5
The Rafters, 12 noon
Speaker: Joyce Benson, community activist and long-time resident of Duluth,
"Common Women, Uncommon Lives: The Changing Role of Women in Russia"

Sponsored: UMD Women's Resource and Action Center, UMD Women's Studies Department, UMD Commission on Women, Hispanic/Latino/Chicana Learning Resource Center, UMD Amnesty International, UMD African American Learning Resource Center, UMD Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute for International Studies, UMD FACE, PAVSA, UMD, Recreational Sports Outdoor Program, Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Services.




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