honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, SF State
will host a number of panel discussions and film screenings throughout
March on the theme of "Women Crossing Borders: Work, Family & Nation." All
events are free and open to the public.
"These events provide an opportunity for us to
not only look at women's situations in a global context, but to celebrate
of women faculty, staff and students," said Kathryn Johnson, College
of Behavioral and Social Sciences coordinator for special projects. "It
is important to remember that Women's History Month is a result of
the women's movement."
Events scheduled are:
and Islam" panel presentation with Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi,
associate professor of ethnic studies; Melike Acar, SF State
alumna and Ph.D. candidate in education at University of California,
Haya, director of the Afghan Women's Literacy Project; and moderator
Lucia Volk, assistant professor of anthropology. Thursday, March
8, 2-4 p.m., room 362 of the HSS building.
of "Thirst," a
video about the commoditization of water and the struggles
for water rights in Bolivia, India
and the U.S. A panel discussion follows, with Raquel Rivera-Pinderhughes,
of urban studies; Barbara Nielson of the Women's International
League for Peace and Freedom; and moderators Kasturi Ray and Jillian Sandell,
assistant professors of women studies. Tuesday, March 13,
Humanities Auditorium (room 133 of the Humanities building).
U.N. Association Traveling Film
Festival presents "Women Crossing Borders," featuring
three documentaries that illuminate critical issues facing
today, including Tiffany
Shlain's "The Tribe." Tuesday, March 20, 7-10
p.m., room 362 of the HSS building.
- "Women, Work and Childcare" panel
presentation with Carol Stevenson, assistant professor of child and
adolescent development; Angelika von
Wahl, assistant professor of political science and international
relations; Anoshua Chaudhuri, assistant professor of economics; Shirley
of SF State's Stay-in-School Family Resource Center; Mary
Ignatius, statewide organizer for Parent Voices; and Kimberly Albarenga
Women of Color
Resource Center. Wednesday, March 21, 10 a.m.-noon, room
362 of the HSS building.
- "Women, Labor and Immigration" panel
presentation with Teresa Carrillo, associate professor of Raza
studies; Araceli Quezada, SF
State alumna and professor of liberal arts at the San Francisco
Art Institute; Maria Elena Guillen of the Service Employees International
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; and moderators
Deborah Gerson, lecturer in labor studies, and Julia Hua, assistant
of women studies. Tuesday, March 27, 7-9 p.m., room 362
of the HSS building.
The events are sponsored by the College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Women Studies Department.
For more information,
visit the College of Behavioral and Social
Sciences Web site.
-- Matt Itelson