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Friday, February 11, 2005

SU Celebrates Women's History Month in March

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University celebrates Women’s History Month with a series of events in March. A performance of The Vagina Monologues inaugurates the series 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 3-5, in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. The performance is a student production of Eve Ensler’s award-winning production aimed to raise awareness and stop violence against women. Sunday March 6, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, ecologist, author and cancer survivor, speaks in Holloway Hall auditorium at 7 p.m. She is an internationally recognized expert on the environmental links between cancer and reproductive health. Steingraber’s book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment, presents cancer as a human rights issue. Dr. Kristen Walton, SU history faculty, hosts a Brown Bag Lunch Discussion on “A Woman in a Man’s Position: Switching Genders in Early Modern Europe,” at noon Wednesday, March 9, in the Social Room of Holloway Hall. Dr. Elsie Walker English faculty, shows and discusses the New Zealand film Whale Rider 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in Fulton Hall Room 111. SU hosts multi-instrumental singer/songwriter Erin McKeown 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the Wicomico Room. SU faculty band Pugsly is the opening act. Paula Mozen, documentary film writer and director, presents her film 3 girls i know 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Wicomico Room. The documentary portrays the search for sexual identity during the age of HIV and AIDS. A question-and-answer session follows. Throughout the month, a display featuring notable female authors is held at Blackwell Library. The series is co-sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee, SU Gender Studies Interest Group, Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, the Marilyn C. Seidel school of Education and Professional Studies, Blackwell Library and The Office of the Provost and the Office of Cultural of Affairs and Museum Programs. For more information, call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.

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