Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month at UWM offers many different ways to engage, celebrate and learn with the campus community. Events are coordinated by the Women’s Resource Center. For more information, phone 414-229-2852. Many events are held in the Union and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted in the descriptions that follow.

Friday, March 1

UWM GRADUATE WOMEN COFFEE TALK
First Friday of Every Month, including March 1, Noon-1:30pm, UWM Women’s Resource Center (Union WG93)

Join UWM graduate women students at this informal, monthly social gathering to share your wisdom and inspire women who are pursuing graduate degrees at UWM!  Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center and UWM Graduate School.
Free
For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH KICK-OFF
6-8 p.m., Union Alumni Fireside Lounge
Hear the personal dialogues of a few cast members in the upcoming performance of “The Vagina Monologues” and view a presentation recognizing some outstanding women from Milwaukee and throughout the U.S.  Stop through for giveaways and light refreshments. Donations for V-Day’s Spotlight Campaign, “One Billion Rising” will be accepted at the event. Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center.
Free Event
For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

Tuesday, March 5

** Cancelled ** “PATHWAYS TO ACADEMIC AND SCHOLARLY LEADERSHIP”
UWM DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS PROGRAM
3 p.m., fourth floor Conference Center, Golda Meir Library

Networking over light refreshments followed by a moderated panel discussion on pathways to scholarly leadership with these Distinguished Professors: Carolyn Aita (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Margaret Atherton (Philosophy), Nadya Fouad (Educational Psychology), Jane Gallop (English), Merry Wiesner-Hanks (History). This event is designed for graduate students and postdocs who are interested in pathways to the professoriate; faculty who are building their careers towards nationally and internationally recognized scholarly leadership; staff and administrators who support the professional development of our faculty and students.
Free Event; Pre-Registration encouraged at: www.uwm.edu/employeedev/longview.cfm?eventid=48326
For more information, contact Amber Tucker-UWM Graduate School at 414-229-4818.

“The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” March 6

Wednesdays, March 6

“INTERSECTIONS”: WOMEN & MULTICULTURAL FILM SERIES
1-3 p.m., Bolton Hall 196
Emmy Award-winning producer/director Lisa F. Jackson spent 2006 in the war zones of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo documenting the tragic plight of women and girls in that country’s intractable conflict. She was afforded privileged access not only to the grotesque realities of life in  Congo (including interviews with self-confessed rapists), but also to examples of resiliency, resistance, courage and grace.
Free Event
For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

Thursday, March 7

WiSE (WOMEN IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING) BREAKFAST SERIES
First Thursday of each month. 7:30-9 a.m., UWM School of Continuing Education

The WiSE monthly breakfast series provides a forum for women to address relevant topics and helps them maneuver through the typically male-dominated science and engineering work environment more successfully and with greater satisfaction. Each breakfast forum focuses on a new topic, and provides resources and solutions for career success as well as the opportunity for constructive engagement with peers.
Fee: $20.  Become a WiSE member and get free registration. Continental breakfast included.
To register or become a WiSE member, go to sce-women.uwm.edu.
For more information, contact Marcia Gabriel at gabrielm@uwm.edu or 414-227-3378.

WOMEN PANTHERS BASKETBALL VS. UIC For ticket information, call 414-229-5886 or 1-877-661-GOUWM (46896).
For more about the UWM Women’s Basketball Team, go to http://www.uwmpanthers.com/sports/w-baskbl/wiml-w-baskbl-body.html.

“Young and Wild,” March 7

MILWAUKEE LGBT FILM/VIDEO FESTIVAL PRESENTS
7 p.m., UWM Union Theatre

17-year-old Daniela is finding it hard to reconcile her raging hormones with the religious dogma of her evangelical family. Venting through her sexually charged blog, such expression the only outlet at hand, she taps into an underground network of similarly addled teens. A lively coming-of-age story of a young woman who, torn between the burning fires of religious fervor and youthful sexual energy, defiantly chooses pleasure. Sponsored by the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival with the UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and UWM Women’s Resource Center. (Marialy Rivas, Chile, in Spanish with English subtitles, 96min., 2012).
Tickets: $5
For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

Holly Spears, March 7

GASTHAUS ENTERTAINMENT SERIES: HOLLY SPEARS
9-11 p.m., Union Gasthaus

Holly has loved music since she was just a little girl growing up in the small town of Wana, West Virginia. As she grew up she began to take her musical talents outside of the church walls, performing in multiple school choirs, musicals, festivals and fairs.  Join us and enjoy the soulful sounds that Holly will bring to her performance. Sponsored by UWM Union Programming, UWM Restaurant Operations, UWM Women’s Resource Center, and Burger King.
Free Event
For more information, contact Ashley Beaudoin-UWM Union Programming at 414-229-3671 or beaudoia@uwm.edu.

Saturday, March 9

WOMEN PANTHERS BASKETBALL VS. UW-GREEN BAY
2 p.m., Klotsche Center
For ticket information, call 414-229-5886 or 1-877-661-GOUWM (46896).
For more about the UWM Women’s Basketball Team, go to www.uwmpanthers.com/sports/w-baskbl/wiml-w-baskbl-body.html.

 Sunday, March 10

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION:
“Women and Girls Gaining Momentum for Change”
2-5 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m. for exhibit table viewing), Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Bradley Pavilion, 929 N. Water St.

A city-wide event in recognition of International Women’s Day, where Magda Peck, Dean of the UWM Zilber School of Public Health will give the Keynote Address. The event also features a special appearance by American Idol Finalist, Nalma Adodapo and other performances including drumming and ethnic dancing.  Light refreshments will be served and cultural attire is encouraged.  Sponsored by a host of community organizations and business, as well as the UWM Center for International Education and Institute of World Affairs.
Registration Required: www.2013intlwomensday.eventbrite.com
For more information and to register, contact the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition at 414-727-4900.

Wednesday, March 13

UWM WOMEN’S STUDIES PROGRAM BROWN BAG SERIES
Second Wednesday of each month. Noon, Women’s Studies Meeting Room, Northwest Quadrant 7585

“Intersectionality and Racial Learning: How gender, skin tone and place come together to shape ideas about race for African American children in Detroit,” by Erin N. Winkler, associate professor, UWM Department of Africology. Free Event
For more information, call 414-229-5918 or email wmns@uwm.edu.

“Sister Talk,” March 13

SISTER TALK – STRENGTHENING THE CIRCLE
Bi-weekly on Wednesdays. 1-3 p.m., Bolton Hall 196
Sister Talk is an open discussion group for UWM women students of color and allies that provides space to talk in a supportive, safe, and comfortable environment. Come to one session or come every time! This drop-in group meets every other week, alternating with the Intersections: Women & Multicultural Film Series. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center, UWM Union Sociocultural Programming, and the UWM Multicultural Student Centers.
Free Group
For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

Thursday & Friday, March 14 & 15

“THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES-UWM”
7-9 p.m., Zelazo Center

As part of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, UWM students direct and perform Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to increase awareness about women’s experiences and to raise funds for Milwaukee’s Daystar, Inc and the international V-Day Spotlight Campaign.  Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center with support from the UWM Bookstore.
Tickets (available in advance at the UWM Bookstore): $5, Also available at the doors: $10 ($8 for UWM students with ID); Donations for violence against women services will be accepted at the door.
For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

Friday, March 15

UWM SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION’S 2013 WOMEN LEADERS CONFERENCE
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

The conference celebrates women who have pioneered their fields and explores their methods for success. Attorney, professor and author Anita Hill is the morning keynote speaker.
Online Registration Required:
www4.uwm.edu/sce/conference.cfm?id=567
Registration Fee: $329
For more information, contact Jan Allen, Director, Business, Engineering & Technology, UWM School of Continuing Education at allen3@uwm.edu or 414-227-3219.

“Temple Grandin,” March 27

Wednesday, March 27

 “Temple Grandin.”
Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to earn a PhD and become an expert in the field of animal husbandry. She is noted for creating her ‘hug box,’ widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which has been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA. Today, she is a professor at Colorado State University and well-known speaker on autism and animal handling.

“YOU BE BOY AND I BE GIRL”
Noon-9 p.m., Union Ballroom

An event that will engage both male and female perspectives to explore, challenge and aim to change the perceptions of gender-specific roles in the urban arts, creative and entertainment industries, media and community leadership. An interactive community art workshop kicks off the day, followed by a panel discussion with local and national experts, and panelist-led breakout sessions. The day ends in a live hip-hop concert. For more information, contact Union Sociocultural Programming at 414-229-3894 or sociocul@uwm.edu. Sponsored by Union Sociocultural Programming and TRUE Skool Inc.

Women’s History Month is coordinated by the UWM Women’s Resource Center, with individual events co-sponsored by the UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UWM Chapter of Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership, Graduate School, Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, Multicultural Student Centers, Restaurant Operations, Union Programming, Union Sociocultural Programming and Women in Science and Engineering. Community sponsors include Burger King and TRUE Skool Inc.