Women's History Month Film Festivals, discussions & events

Women's History Month Film Festival Continues with:

All My Babies
Today, Monday, March 24
7:00pm in room 248 Student Learning Center

A 1952 Georgia Dept. of Public Health Film, All My Babies, was Intended as a teaching tool for midwives and is an intimate look at the work of rural Georgian African-American midwife “Miss Mary” Coley. In documenting the preparation for and delivery of babies in rural conditions, the filmmakers inadvertently captured a telling snapshot at the socioeconomic conditions of the era along with the inherent racism of the medical establishment. Dr. Nichole Ray will facilitate discussion after the film.

Other events this week:

Monday, March 24
Theatre & Film Studies Departmental Colloquium: Cloris Leachman
When: Mon, Mar 24 @ 12:20 pm
Where: Balcony Theatre (room 300)

Tuesday, March 25
Distinguished Lecturer Event: Emilie du Ch√Ętelet- Daring Genius of the Enlightenment. Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Judith Zinsser delivers the lecture. 4:00 p.m. 248 Student Learning Center. Contact: www.cha.uga.edu

R.E.A.L. Talk Tuesday. Sponsored by Intercultural Affairs. Do You Kiss Your Mother With That Mouth? Misogyny and the Music Industry. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 137 Tate Student Center. Contact: 706-583-0271

Film: Blackboards. Sponsored by the UGA Libraries Media Department. Directed by Samira Makhmalbaf. Kurdish with English Subtitles. Part of the Women's Vision Film Series, a celebration of women filmmakers for Women's History Month. This is a blue card event. Refreshments served. 7:30 p.m. Media Department Screening Room, 7th floor UGA Main Library. Contact: 706-542-0902, lpfinnig@uga.edu

Wednesday, March 26
Rules of Nature, Rules of Life. Sponsored by the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program. Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, faculty of environmental studies at Evergreen State College, gives the talk. Her research is focused on the ecology of tropical and temperate forest canopies, particularly the role that canopy-dwelling plants play in forests at the ecosystemlevel. She carries out field research with the support of the National Science Foundation and the NationalGeographic Society. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Odum School of Ecology Auditorium. Contact: 706-542-0935, dorindad@uga.edu

Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Tucker and Isabel Wilkerson. Sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication Diversity Committee. In celebration of Women’s History Month. Cynthia Tucker is a 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner and editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Isabel Wilkerson is a 1994 Pulitzer Prize winner and James M. Cox Professor of Journalism at Emory University. Tucker and Wilkerson discuss their trajectories as journalists, their friendship, and the Pulitzer Prize. Reception to follow. 5:00 p.m. Psychology-Journalizam Plaza Auditorium. Contact: 706-542-5038, murrayd@uga.edu

WHM Film Festival: Film About a Woman Who. Sponsored by the Institute for Women's Studies and the Libraries Media Department. Leanne Finnigan leads a discussion after the film as part of the Women's History Month Film Festival. 7:00 p.m. 248 Student Learning Center. Contact: momolly@uga.edu

Film: Alice Neel. Sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art and the UGA Parents and Families Association. Directed by Andrew Neel, Alice Neel's grandson. Alice Neel (1900-1984) reinvented the genre of portraiture as she painted over six decades. The film documents New York and America in the 20th Century. Professor Bill Paul introduces the film. Alice Neel's portrait of Bill Paul will be on view in the Martha Thompson Dinos Gallery. 7:00 p.m. Georgia Museum of Art, M. Smith Griffith Auditorium. Contact: collardj@uga.edu

Thursday, March 27
Lecture & Panel Discussion: Women, Hip Hop & Social Change

keynote by Dr. Layli Phillips, Associate Professor of Women's Studies at Georgia State U "There Are Many Ways to Talk About Women and Hip Hop, and They're All True: Beyond Rhetoric, Towards What's Next"

Followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Dr. Layli Phillips, Georgia State University
Dr. Aisha Durham, Women's Studies at UGA
Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, LeGrange College
Dr. Phyllis Jeffers, Uof Cincinatti
Ms. Dawn Hazelton, M.Ed. Student, UGA
Ms. Regina Gavin, Undergrad Student, UGA
Mr. Milton Lewis, Undergrad Student, UGA
Mr. Jamon Holt, Ph.D.Student, UGA

After-party to follow:
"Soul Libations" an evening of spoken word, poetry, song and open mic.
40 Watt downtown Athens
Admission $7
Sponsored by The Institute for African American Studies, The Institute for Women's Studies, The Graduate School and The Office of Institutional Diversity

An Evening with Judge Hatchett. Sponsored by the School of Social Work, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government; OVPPSO, Office of Institutional Diversity, and the Institute for African American Studies. Glenda Hatchett, who presides over the syndicated show, Judge Hatchett, will speak to the community about the juvenile court system and about her sentencing approach. 7:00 p.m. Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Mahler Auditorium. Contact: kmsmith@uga.edu

Seminar and Panel Discussion:
The Experiences of Women in Science
Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, Rm 1-304
3:30 Refreshments
4:00 Lecture
“Lichens to Lettuce: Women’s Participation in the Culture of Science”
Dr. Margaret Ewing, Professor Emerita, Dept of Zoology, Oklahoma St. U.
5:00 Panel Discussion
Women’s Contributions to (and Contradictions with) the
Sciences in Academia
6:00 Reception (Warnell School, Bldg 4 foyer)

Friday, March 28

IWS Friday Speaker Series: Salt Marsh of the Spirit- Process Theology and Gay Spirituality. Sponsored by the Institute for Women's Studies. Wanda Wilcox, Franklin College advisor, gives the talk. 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. 148 Student Learning Center. Contact: momolly@uga.edu

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