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Women's History Month honored with lectures, films

March 7, 2007

Photo of two women activists at a demonstrationIn 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 the accomplishments 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:

  • "Women 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, Berkeley; Rahima 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.
  • Screening 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, professor 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, 7-10 p.m., Humanities Auditorium (room 133 of the Humanities building).
  • The U.N. Association Traveling Film Festival presents "Women Crossing Borders," featuring three documentaries that illuminate critical issues facing women 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 Castillo of SF State's Stay-in-School Family Resource Center; Mary Ignatius, statewide organizer for Parent Voices; and Kimberly Albarenga of the 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 Union and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; and moderators Deborah Gerson, lecturer in labor studies, and Julia Hua, assistant professor 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


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