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UK CELEBRATES WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

By Selena Stevens

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Feb 28, 2000 – (Lexington, Ky.) – Women’s History Month will be celebrated across the University of Kentucky campus in March with lectures, films and more sponsored by the UK Women’s Studies Program.

Events scheduled for the month include:

• March 1: Reel World String Band with special guest Barbara Higbie, 7 p.m., pre-concert roundtable focusing on women in music with performers, President's Room, UK Singletary Center for the Arts; concert, 8 p.m., Singletary Center Recital Hall. The roundtable discussion is free and open to the public. Concert tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for students and are available at the Singletary Center Ticket Office by calling 257-4929.

March 7: Rema Keen and Sue Massek present "The Adventures of Molly Whuppie,” 7 p.m. Center Theatre, UK Student Center. This play by Anne Shelby explores the idea that heroes come in all forms. The play is based on stories collected by folklorist Leonard Roberts in Eastern Kentucky in the 1940s and ’50s. Free and open to the public.

March 18-20: Seventh annual Black Women’s Conference, “Remembering Our Spirit: The Role of Religion in the Survival of Black Women,” presented by UK’s African-American Studies and Research Program, UK Student Center.

• Village Potluck Dinner, March 18, 6 p.m., YWCA Phillis Wheatley Center, 647 Chestnut St.

• Anna J. Cooper Address, March 20, 9 a.m., Center Theater, UK Student Center. Speaker: Delores Williams, Union Theological Seminary.

• Mary McLeod Bethune Luncheon and Lecture, March 20, noon, President’s Room, Singletary Center. Speaker: Deneese Jones, University of Kentucky. Catered buffet. Tickets are $13.50.

• Special Session: “Perspectives on Spirituality,” March 20, 2:30 p.m., Center Theater, UK Student Center. Speaker: Robin Osunnike Manna. Panel discussion.

• Doris Wilkinson Address, Tuesday, March 20, 7 p.m., Center Theater, UK Student Center. Speaker: Renita Weems, Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

March 21: Women's Studies Film Series presents "My Feminism," 7:30 p.m., William T. Young Library Auditorium. This documentary features filmed interviews defining "feminism."

March 30: UK Women's Studies Program Mentoring Committee Brown Bag Series presents "Negotiating UK," noon, 107 Breckinridge Hall. Joan Callahan, professor of philosophy and director of the Women's Studies Program, will talk about negotiating department culture.

March 30-31: UK Women's Studies Graduate Student Conference, "Gendered Violence: Epistemologies and Practices." Keynote speaker: Geeta Patel, Wellesley College, time and place to be announced. Patel's research explores the nexus of sexualities and colonialism in south Asia.

All events, except where noted, are free. For information on any of these events or to purchase tickets for the luncheon, contact the African-American Studies and Research Program, 102 Breckinridge Hall or call (859) 257-3593.   For more information on Women’s History Month or the Women’s Studies Program at UK, contact the Women’s Studies Program office at (859) 257-1388.


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