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Women's History Month Events 2011

"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)

- What is Women's History Month? click here to find out more - Other resources for Women's History Month National Women's History Project - Test Your Knowledge Quiz Game


Saturday, March 5th | 7:00 p.m. | Scottish Rite Learning Center (1101 70th Street.) V-Day Lubbock Coalition host the "Vagina Monologues" Ticket Donations: $7 with student ID, $10 general admission For more information on The Vagina Monologues contact vdaylubock@gmail.com

a powerful noise

Tuesday, March 8th | 5:00 p.m. | International Cultural Center, Hall of Nations (601 Indiana Ave.) | FREE Feminist Forum: Global Feminisms - Celebrating International Women's Day “A Powerful Noise” - Film Viewing & Discussion What is International Women's day? - Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. Read more about the History of International Women's Day

A Powerful Noise Trailer from A Powerful Noise on Vimeo.

women on frontier

Friday, March 11th & Saturday, March 12th | 7:00 p.m. National Ranching Heritage Center (3121 Fourth St.) A Way in the West: Women on the American Frontier - Sponsored by the National Ranching Heritage Center 90min One Act Play by Andy Wilkinson and the voice of actress Trudy Fair Performances of “A Way in the West” will take place at the NRHC on March 11 and 12. Both will be held in the 6666 Barn and will start at 7 p.m. with a reception following. RSVP is required to attend, as there is limited seating available. Attendance is FREE for RHA members, $10 per person for non-members. Please contact Emily Arellano at 806.742.0498 or emily.arellano@ttu.edu to RSVP. This program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Helen DeVitt Jones Foundation.


Enough (2002), Film Viewing & Discussion Thursday, March 24th | Escondido Theater, TTU Student Union Bldg. Lower Level | 7:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by American Association of University Women (AAUW) TTU Student Chapter FREE Synopsis: A diner waitress, Slim (Jennifer Lopez), meets Mitch (Bill Campbell), a handsome rich man who defends her in the diner. They marry and have a child, but Slim's happiness is soon lost when she discovers that her husban...d has a mistress. When confronted, Mitch becomes abusive and proceeds to lay down controlling laws for Slim. As the abuse grows worse, Slim realizes that fleeing is her only path to freedom. Mitch's determination becomes evident as he tracks Slim down, terrorizes her, and uses the legal system to his advantage by scheduling a custody hearing. Realizing that flight and the law are not her strongest allies, Slim takes intensive combat classes, preparing to meet Mitch one last time and intending to kill him in apparent self-defense. ENOUGH wisely spins typical gender roles beyond the training of its protagonist. Slim is aided by a sensitive male admirer with stamina problems (Dan Futterman) and her daughter Grace (Tessa Allen), who has admirable basketball skills. When it comes time for the climactic last battle, ENOUGH doesn't get bogged down with politics, sexual or otherwise. Instead, it gleefully delivers an elaborate, bloody, final brawl. Rated PG-13.

a thousand sisters

History Department Book Discussion led by Dr. Lynne Fallwell In conjunction with the Deadly Medicine Exhibit at the Texas Tech Museum and National Women's History Month, the history department will be hosting a book discussion on Lisa Shannon's "A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to be a Woman". Dr. Lynne Fallwell of the Department of History invites students, faculty, staff, and all interested parties to read Lisa Shannon's, A Thousand Sisters, and join her in a campus book discussion on the situation of women in the Congo. Friday, March 25th - TTU Campus | Holden Hall RM 4 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | FREE

girl university
"Girl University"
- Sponsored by Texas Tech University Community Engagement Girl University is a one-day conference for girls in 8th through 12th grades and their parents, and is designed to help you get an early start when planning for life after high school. It is an opportunity for you and your parents to come together with professionals to find answers in a fun and informative way. For more information contact Summer Littlejohn by phone at (806) 745-2855 ext. 2606 or email slittlejohn@gs-top.orgSaturday, March 26th | TTU Campus | Holden Hall | 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration deadline extended to March 19! Register online at www.girluniversity.org


Panel Discussion on Women's and Children's Issues - Sponsored by the Museum of Texas Tech University. A panel discussion on Women's and Children's Issues will be hosted by the Museum of TTU, March 26, 2-3pm, in the Kline Room. This presentation is in conjunction with the exhibition Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Panelists are: Jennie Hill, Director of CASA; Dr. Kasi Howard, Staff Psychologist, TTU Student Counseling Center; and Tony Thorton, Planned Parenthood. Click for U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum traveling exhibitions website. For more information contact Museum Education office at 806.742.2432, or email to museum.education@ttu.edu.

Saturday, March 26th | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | TTU Museum (4th & Indiana) | Kline Room


Thursday, March 31st | Escondido Theater, TTU Student Union Bldg. Lower Level | 7:00 p.m. Third General Organization Meeting entitled "A Woman's Legacy" - Sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) TTU Student Chapter. For more information contact by email to: aauwttu@gmail.com