Campus celebrates Women's History Month

The University will commemorate Women’s History Month throughout March. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Her-Story: Women’s Narratives of Self.”

The celebration, which will include performances, lectures and workshops, is sponsored and organized by BGSU’s Women’s Studies Program, Women’s Center, Organization for Women’s Issues and Graduate Women’s Caucus. All events are free and open to the public.

The keynote speaker will be Carol Perry, a Navajo tribal court judge, who will share her expertise with relationship building through storytelling in the native tradition. Her presentation will begin at 4 p.m. March 26 in Prout Chapel.

All in the Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall, other highlights will include:

“Women Crafting Narratives of the Self,” presented by Aisha McGriff, American culture studies, and Heather Pristash, English, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday (March 4).

“Gendered, Raced and Placed,” presented by Dr. Radhika Gajjala, interpersonal communication, and her students, at noon March 18.

“Finding Your Teacher Voice: Writing a Philosophy of Teaching Statement,” led by Barbara Toth, director of the BGSU Writing Center, at noon March 20.

“Feminism 101,” presented by students from the Organization for Women’s Issues, at 9 p.m. March 25.

“Oral Histories in/and Qualitative Research: Writing Women’s Narratives,” presented by Dr. Vikki Krane, director of the Women’s Studies Program, and students, 2:30 p.m. March 30.

Other events:
“The Vagina Monologues” will be performed by members of the Bowling Green community at 8 p.m. March 21 and 22 in 101A Olscamp Hall. Proceeds will benefit the Cocoon Shelter.

The inspirational documentary “Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis at 100” will be screened at 6 p.m. March 28 in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall.

The 11th annual “Bring Your Favorite Professor/Mentor to Lunch” program will take place at noon March 25 in the Women’s Center. President Carol Cartwright will give the welcome address.

For more information, contact the Women’s Studies Program at 2-7133 or the Women’s Center at 2-7227.  For a complete schedule of events, visit

March 2, 2009