BGSU celebrates Women’s History Month 2010

Bowling Green, O.­—This year Bowling Green State University is celebrating Women’s History Month with the theme “Women’s Peace of the World.”

The Women’s Center and the Women’s Studies Program, along with more than a dozen co-sponsoring organizations, have created a month full of events to celebrate women and their efforts for peace and justice around the world.

The keynote event is a spoken-word performance called “That Takes Ovaries” at 6 p.m. March 22 in the Honors Program Loft in Harshman Hall, 125 N. Mercer St. “That Takes Ovaries” is about girls and women who have taken courageous stands for justice. Playwright Bobbi Ausubel, a contributor to the book That Takes Ovaries, will emcee the event. BGSU students will perform dramatic readings from the book and the evening will end with an open mike for audience members to get involved.

On March 23, Ausubel will show a short video about sex trafficking and share her experiences with women in India. 

Both events are open to the public and free; however, donations will be accepted.

Additional events at the BGSU Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall:

From Mali to Malawi:  What It Means to Be a Girl
Wednesday, March 17, noon

I Wouldn’t Be Here If It Weren’t for the Peace Corps
Friday, March 19, noon

Lifting the Veil: Women in the Arab World
Wednesday, March 24, noon

Women Leaders in Peace and Conflict Resolution
Friday, March 26, 1:30 p.m.

11th annual Bring Your Favorite Professor/Mentor to Lunch
Wednesday, March 31, noon

Events at the Gish Film Theater, first floor Hanna Hall:

Screening of the C.A.R.E. documentary “A Powerful Noise”
Friday, March 19, 7 p.m.

Global Sex Trafficking of Women
Tuesday, March 23, 2:30 p.m.

For more information visit www.bgsu.edu/offices/women and click on “Special Events.”

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(Posted March 03, 2010 )