Stepping Out - The Arab American Faculty Forum and the Women's Studies Program are co-sponsoring a panel discussion with guest Lahib Jaddo, Assistant Professor, Architecture, Kanika Batra, Assistant Professor, English and Susan Fortney, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Law.
Lunafest - The Women’s Studies Program proudly sponsored Lunafest a national traveling festival of short films by, for, and about women. This was a one night only event at the Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts. General admission seating is $10 for the general public and $7 for students. 100 percent of proceeds was donated to charity: 15 percent to the Breast Cancer Fund, and the remaining 85 percent of proceeds go directly back to community organizations.
Lunafest ran from October – March. In that time it was shown by more than 100 venues nationwide and was seen by over 20,000 viewers. Lunafest film’s have won industry awards and audience accolades, and the films selected for 2007-08 Lunafest shared this brilliance. From quirky animation to touching documentaries, the 9 selected films were incredibly diverse in both style and subject matter, united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling by...for...about women.
The screening coincided with the Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts’ Thursday Night Arts programming. The Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts is located at 511 Ave. K, Lubbock, TX, (806) 762-8606.
Lunafest and its board of advisers receive approximately 600 films annually from women filmmakers around the world.
That board includes filmmakers and industry professionals, all looking for exceptional storytelling, creative delivery and powerful messages.
Out of almost 600 films, ten were chosen for 2009 Lunafest.
Feel free to visit www.lunafest.org <http://www.lunafest.org/> or contact Chris Caddel to find out more information about Lunafest.
"When I started working on women's history about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. People didn't think that women had a history worth knowing. - Gerda Lerner, Women and History (1986:1993)