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Women’s History Month events at YSU



Published: Wed, March 5, 2014 @ 12:05 a.m.

Women’s History Month

Events at YSU

Many events are planned this month at Youngstown State University in observance of Women’s History Month. All events are free and open to the public. For information, contact YSU’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program at wstudies@ysu.edu or 330-941-2320. Event parking is available at the Lincoln Deck and lot M24, next to McDonald’s on Fifth Avenue. Events are:

“Women of Steel” film and discussion, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor (The Steel Museum), 151 W. Wood St. — Donna DeBlasio and Martha Pallante, YSU professors of history, will show a short documentary film titled “Women of Steel” and facilitate a discussion about the role of women in the steel industry.

Careers and Women in Geography Panel and Discussion, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday Kilcawley Center Gallery Room — An open dialogue of women with degrees in geography. These women will discuss how their major helped them get their career direction going and how geography is an asset in their career. As well, the discussion will include observations of women’s roles as geographers and what career opportunities are growing in the field. The panel will begin with a set of questions and will transition into a discussion and audience participation.

BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization): Stopping Hate Crimes and Violence Workshop, 2 to 4 p.m. March 17, Kilcawley Center James Room — Co-sponsored by Office of Student Diversity and PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). BRAVO is Ohio’s only statewide organization dedicated to eliminating violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identification. The central focus of this workshop is on LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, & Intersex) culture and the prevention of violence both within and against the LGBTQI community. Discussions will include some basic street safety tips.

“Girl Rising” film screening and discussion, 7 to 9 p.m. March 19, McKay Auditorium in Beeghly Hall, cosponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Club — “Girl Rising” tells the stories of nine girls from nine countries, written by nine writers and narrated by nine actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Featuring stars such as Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys and Kerry Washington. The film will be followed by a brief discussion facilitated by Abby Kulisz.

Consent is Sexy panel, 11 to 11:50 a.m. March 21, McKay Auditorium in Beeghly Hall — Kevin Carmody, associate director of student life, and Lynn Bilal, director of the Rape Crisis and Counseling Center, will discuss the definition of consent, prevention of sexual assault and assistance to victims of sexual assault.

“Wendy and Lucy” film and discussion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 26, Kilcawley Center Presidents’ Suite, co-sponsored by CLASS and the English Department — “Wendy and Lucy” is a film about how a woman’s life is derailed en route to a potentially lucrative summer job in Alaska. When her car breaks down and her dog is taken to the pound, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she is led through a series of increasingly dire economic decisions. The film won both Best Picture and Best Actress at the 12th Toronto Film Critics Association Awards. The film will be followed by a brief discussion facilitated by Laura Beadling.

Women in the Sciences lecture, 11 to 11:50 a.m. March 27, Kilcawley Center’s Ohio Room — Sherri Lovelace-Cameron, YSU chemistry professor, will discuss the role of women in the sciences. What advancements have women made in recent years? Where have they stagnated or fallen behind? What have some universities such as Carnegie Mellon done to recruit more female students to their science programs? These questions, as well as Lovelace-Cameron’s own story about the challenges she faced as a female entering into the sciences, are just some of the issues that will be explored during this talk.


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