Adams State to Celebrate Women’s Week

Linda Relyea
The Paw Print

Adams State University Tori Vigil ‘15, sociology major, has organized a week of events in celebration of Women’s Week. She said the idea began with wanting “to simply show the film Miss Representation to the community. It quickly grew from there, because of the shared passion regarding the betterment, equality, and growth of women by the staff, professors, and students at ASU.”
The week begins with a kindred spirits lunch and learn, the topic is women in sports, at noon, Monday, March 3, in the La Mesa Dining Room. Events include a film “Miss Representation,” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in McDaniel Hall room 101. “Miss Representation” exposes the messages in media that tell our young women that their value and power lie in their youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in their capacity as a leader.
Guest Melody Reynolds will speak on love and relationships at noon Wednesday, March 5, in the CASA House, located on the northwest end of the Nielsen Library parking lot. Also on Wednesday, “Invisible Sexism: Eradicating What We Don’t See,” by Dr. Stephanie Hilwig, associate professor of sociology, begins at 7 p.m. in Porter Hall room 130. The lecture will review recent research on the myriad of ways in which inequalities creep into professional lives so subtly, that we don’t even notice they are there.
Events continue Thursday, March 6, with the Tunnel of Oppression, performances and presentations, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in Carson Auditorium, located in the Student Union Building. Later that same day, empowering women presentations, begins at 6 p.m. followed by a round table discussion, in McDaniel Hall room 101.
“Engage the Rage,” a poetry slam begins at 12 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Student Union Building mall court. There will be a $50 prize for the winner. The poetry does not need to be original work.
Student presentations and performances will celebrate International Women’s Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in McDaniel Hall room 101. Following the celebration, the film “Girl Rising,” about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies, begins at 2:30 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the film.
All events are free and open to the public.
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