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  • RC celebrates Women's History Month

  • 02/28/11
  • SALEM, Va. - In honor of Women's History Month, Roanoke College will host the 5th Annual Women's Forum throughout the month of March. This celebration includes films, lectures, performances, exhibitions, discussions and other activities that feature or focus on women in areas across the liberal arts. Tickets are not required for these public events.

    For a detailed schedule, visit www.roanoke.edu/womensforum.

    Women Make Movies film series opener: "Cover Girl Culture--Awakening the Media Generation."
    Tuesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom.

    Hosted by the Office of Community Programs and co-sponsored by the Sociology Department, Campus Activities Board and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

    In this eye-opening documentary, filmmaker Nicole Clark, a former Elite International fashion model, gets in the face of advertisers and fashion industry leaders and calls for integrity and responsible media for our youth. An important examination of how advertising and the cult of celebrity have deeply and negatively impacted teens and young women, the film includes revealing insights from parents, teachers and psychologists, as well as heartfelt testimonies of girls themselves.

    Spirituality Event: "Praying the Stations with the Women of the World"
    Friday, March 18, 7 p.m., Antrim Chapel. For more information, contact Kathy Russo 375-2300.

    Hosted by the Chaplain's Office.

    The Stations of the Cross, usually prayed during the Lenten season, offer Christians a way of remembering Jesus' journey to the cross. These stations were written in a way to walk in solidarity with women in particular. Through the moments of prayer, contemplation and reflection that they offer, participants have come to see poverty, discrimination, injustice and worldwide suffering with new, more compassionate eyes. Come join us. All are welcome.

    Keynote Address: "The Women of Walmart: Pay Less. Live Worse."
    Saturday, March 19, 1 p.m. Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom.

    The RC Conference on Undergraduate Research & Creativity welcomes Dr. Hilary Gettman of Stonehill College as its keynote speaker. Dr. Gettman will explore the causes and consequences of the class action lawsuit against Walmart. Her talk will highlight the research findings on propensity to negotiate, the gender pay gap, sexual harassment and discrimination.

    Exhibition: "The Clothesline Project"
    Sunday, March 20-Friday, March 25. Colket Center Atrium.

    Hosted by the Sexual Assault Awareness & Recovery Team.

    This event features a display of shirts designed by victims of rape and their friends or family. Anyone wishing to create their own shirt for the display may do so March 21-23 in the Kime Meeting Room in the Colket Center.

    Lecture: "Virginia Threads: The Jewish Africana Vision of Carolivia Herron"

    Monday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. Colket Center Pickle Program Lounge.Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Hillel Jewish Student Group and Black Student Alliance.


    Dr. Carolivia Herron draws from her own experiences as an African American Jewish woman to speak to the large issues of racism, sexism and the first amendment.

    Keynote Address: "Ethical Feminism: Rethinking Feminist Theory and Practice in the 21st Century"
    Friday, March 25, 5-6:30 p.m. Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom.

    Hosted by Women in Public Affairs.

    Dr. Drucilla Cornell is a professor of political science, comparative literature, and women's studies at Rutgers University. She is the keynote speaker for the Conference on Gender Roles in the Professional World.


    One-Act Play: "Coser y Cantar"

    Friday, March 25, 7 p.m. Olin Recital Hall. For details, contact Delores Flores-Silva.

    Sponsored by the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement.

    This bilingual play from the Cuban playwright Dolores Prida will be performed by RC students and faculty in the Foreign Languages Department.

    Outreach Event: FEMMES at RC Conference
    Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is free, but registration by March 9 is required. Contact femmes@roanoke.edu for details.

    FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science) is a student organization whose goal is to give girls in grades 4-6 hands-on experience in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, where women are greatly under-represented. The Femmes at RC Conference is a special day-long capstone event at which girls in these grades can spend a Saturday on campus participating in science-based activities. Female professors and college students will lead the conference and its activities in order to demonstrate just how women can and do excel in these fields.

    Reading: "Listen to my Voice: The Poetic Dialogue"
    Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m. Colket Center Pickle Lounge.

    Sponsored by the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement.


    Dr. Jose Banuelos Montes will present a group of brief poems from Latin American male poets in which women are the poetic object of desire and poems written by Latin American female poets as answer to them, in which women are the subjects of desire. For a detailed schedule, visit http://www.roanoke.edu/womensforum.

    Tickets are not required for these public events.

    Women Make Movies film series opener: "Cover Girl Culture--Awakening the Media Generation."
    Tuesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom.

    Hosted by the Office of Community Programs and co-sponsored by the Sociology Department, Campus Activities Board and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

    In this eye-opening documentary, filmmaker Nicole Clark, a former Elite International fashion model, gets in the face of advertisers and fashion industry leaders and calls for integrity and responsible media for our youth. An important examination of how advertising and the cult of celebrity have deeply and negatively impacted teens and young women, the film includes revealing insights from parents, teachers and psychologists, as well as heartfelt testimonies of girls themselves.

    Spirituality Event: "Praying the Stations with the Women of the World"
    Friday, March 18, 7 p.m., Antrim Chapel. For more information, contact Kathy Russo 375-2300.

    Hosted by the Chaplain's Office.

    The Stations of the Cross, usually prayed during the Lenten season, offer Christians a way of remembering Jesus' journey to the cross. These stations were written in a way to walk in solidarity with women in particular. Through the moments of prayer, contemplation and reflection that they offer, participants have come to see poverty, discrimination, injustice and worldwide suffering with new, more compassionate eyes. Come join us. All are welcome.

    Keynote Address: "The Women of Walmart: Pay Less. Live Worse."
    Saturday, March 19, 1 p.m. Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom.

    The RC Conference on Undergraduate Research & Creativity welcomes Dr. Hilary Gettman of Stonehill College as its keynote speaker. Dr. Gettman will explore the causes and consequences of the class action lawsuit against Walmart. Her talk will highlight the research findings on propensity to negotiate, the gender pay gap, sexual harassment and discrimination.

    Exhibition: "The Clothesline Project"
    Sunday, March 20-Friday, March 25. Colket Center Atrium.

    Hosted by the Sexual Assault Awareness & Recovery Team.

    This event features a display of shirts designed by victims of rape and their friends or family. Anyone wishing to create their own shirt for the display may do so March 21-23 in the Kime Meeting Room in the Colket Center.

    Lecture: "Virginia Threads: The Jewish Africana Vision of Carolivia Herron"

    Monday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. Colket Center Pickle Program Lounge.Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Hillel Jewish Student Group and Black Student Alliance.

    Dr. Carolivia Herron draws from her own experiences as an African American Jewish woman to speak to the large issues of racism, sexism and the first amendment.

    Keynote Address: "Ethical Feminism: Rethinking Feminist Theory and Practice in the 21st Century"
    Friday, March 25, 5-6:30 p.m. Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom.

    Hosted by Women in Public Affairs.

    Dr. Drucilla Cornell is a professor of political science, comparative literature, and women's studies at Rutgers University. She is the keynote speaker for the Conference on Gender Roles in the Professional World.


    One-Act Play: "Coser y Cantar"

    Friday, March 25, 7 p.m. Olin Recital Hall. For details, contact Delores Flores-Silva.

    Sponsored by the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement.

    This bilingual play from the Cuban playwright Dolores Prida will be performed by RC students and faculty in the Foreign Languages Department.

    Outreach Event: FEMMES at RC Conference
    Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is free, but registration by March 9 is required. Contact femmes@roanoke.edu for details.

    FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science) is a student organization whose goal is to give girls in grades 4-6 hands-on experience in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, where women are greatly under-represented. The Femmes at RC Conference is a special day-long capstone event at which girls in these grades can spend a Saturday on campus participating in science-based activities. Female professors and college students will lead the conference and its activities in order to demonstrate just how women can and do excel in these fields.

    Reading: "Listen to my Voice: The Poetic Dialogue"
    Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m. Colket Center Pickle Lounge.

    Sponsored by the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement.

    Dr. Jose Banuelos Montes will present a group of brief poems from Latin American male poets in which women are the poetic object of desire and poems written by Latin American female poets as answer to them, in which women are the subjects of desire.

    Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 280 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

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