BOWLING GREEN, O.—On Monday (March 22) Bowling Green State University will celebrate Women’s History Month with a special keynote event honoring women who have taken courageous stands for justice.
The spoken-word performance called “That Takes Ovaries” is at 6 p.m. in the Honors Program Loft in Dunbar residence hall. Playwright Bobbi Ausubel, a contributor to the book “That Takes Ovaries,” will emcee the event. BGSU students, coached by Ausubel, will perform dramatic readings from the book and the evening will end with an open mic for audience members to get involved.
Ausubel currently works in India with women in prostitution and children vulnerable to sex trafficking and also leads female empowerment events across the world. She will share her experiences and show a short video about sex trafficking on Tuesday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall.
Both events are open to the public and free; however, donations will be accepted.
This year, BGSU is celebrating Women’s History Month with the theme “Women’s Peace of the World.”
The Women’s Center and the Women’s Studies Program, along with more than a dozen co-sponsoring organizations, have created a month full of events to celebrate women and their efforts for peace and justice around the world.
Additional events at the BGSU Women’s Center, 107 Hanna Hall:
- Lifting the Veil: Women in the Arab World
- Wednesday, March 24, noon
- Women Leaders in Peace and Conflict Resolution
- Friday, March 26, 1:30 p.m.
- 11th annual Bring Your Favorite Professor/Mentor to Lunch
- Wednesday, March 31, noon
Co-sponsors for Women’s History Month 2010 include the Office of the Provost/VPAA, the Office of the VP for Student Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, Honors Program, Ethnic Studies, Organization for Women’s Issues, Graduate Women’s Caucus, Office of Service Learning, Office of Residence Life, World Student Association, and vision.
EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information, visit http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/women and click on “Special Events.”