Celebrate Women’s History Month at BGSU

Connie Schultz

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Covering Women: Journalism, Politics and Activism is the theme of this year’s busy Women’s History Month celebration at Bowling Green State University.

The events kick off at noon Wednesday, Feb. 29, at The Women’s Center in 107 Hanna Hall with Rose Russell, feature writer for The (Toledo) Blade. Russell will discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages she has had as a black female journalist.

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz will visit the Women’s Center at 2:30 p.m. March 21. Schultz, the wife of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, will read and discuss her recent book “…And His Lovely Wife.” The book recounts how she survived the relentless pace of the campaign trail and the attempts to reduce her role to a “political appendage.”

Other events include:

  • “The Women of Ciudad Juárez: Femicide and Other 21st Century Challenges to Human Rights in the Americas,” presented by Dr. Susana Peña, director of the School of Cultural and Critical Studies at BGSU, and Dr. John Kaiser Ortiz, BGSU ethnic studies instructor, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main Street, Bowling Green

  • “Saving Muslim Women or Sustaining a Liberal Order,” presented by Dr. Tabassum Ruby, an instructor in women’s, gender and sexuality studies /American culture studies at BGSU, noon March 14, Women’s Center

  • “Gender, Power and Journalism: New Research on Women in Newsrooms Around the World,” presented by Dr. Carolyn Byerly, Department of Journalism at Howard University, 4:30 p.m. March 14, 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

  • “Being Out on the Campaign Trail,” presented by State Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-13th District), 1:30 p.m. March 16, 206 Union

  • “Fat Shame,” presented by Dr. Amy Farrell, Department of American Studies at Dickinson College, 7:30 p.m. March 22, 206 Union

  • “!Women Art Revolution,” a film by Lynn Hershman Leeson detailing major developments in women's art through the 1970s, 7 p.m. March 26, Gish Film Theatre, Hanna Hall

  • “Taking it to the Streets: Transforming Scholarship in an Age of Necessity,” presented by Dr. Maria Cotera, director of the Latino/a Studies Program at the University of Michigan (part of the Women’s Studies Research Symposium), 2 p.m. March 30, 308 Union

Women’s History Month is sponsored by the Women’s Center at BGSU and the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Co-sponsors include the Office of the Provost; the Office of Student Affairs; American Culture Studies; Communication Studies; the BGSU LGBT Resource Center; the Bowling Green branch of the American Association for University Women; Organization for Women’s Issues; Institute for the Study of Culture and Society (ICS); ICS Latin American and Latino/a Studies Cluster; Graduate Women’s Caucus; and the departments of Ethnic Studies, Journalism and Political Science.

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(Posted February 27, 2012 )