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ASU celebrates Women's History Month

March 03, 2006

Throughout March, Arizona State University will highlight accomplishments and contributions of women during its annual Women’s History Month celebration. The department of Women’s Studies in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU’s West campus has developed many exciting events to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women in society.

Women’s History Month is an opportunity for the ASU community to become more aware of and receptive to the various voices and concerns of women. March festivities will feature an array of educational and entertaining activities including those listed below.

Tuesday, March 21: The department of Women’s Studies will sponsor a women’s photo exhibit. The exhibit features work by local photographer Tracy Rasinski, whose images capture the faces of the women and children assisted by Arizona Women’s Partnership. Arizona Women’s Partnership is a Phoenix non-profit that supports small, grass-roots, non-profit organizations through funding and publicity. (6:30 to 8 p.m., Fletcher Library.)

Thursday, March 23: “Arizona Highways” editor Peter Aleshire will lead a discussion on the impact of Arizona women in history. (6:30 p.m., Kiva.)

Tuesday, March 28: African American storyteller Fatimah Halim will perform her innovative narrative style, “One Woman Storyin’,” in a performance piece called “She’s so G.H.E.T.T.O.” Halim’s one-woman-show offers a collage of personal stories describing the “magical side of Harlem.” (6:30 p.m., University Center Building, La Sala A.) 

Wednesday, March 29: Laura Tohe, associate professor in the department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Science, will discuss Native American women in history, their issues and challenges. (6:30 p.m., University Center Building, La Sala B.)

Thursday, March 30: The department of Women’s Studies presents a panel discussion on issues regarding women’s health. Among others, the panel includes ASU’s department of Women’s Studies’ faculty and students. (6:30 p.m., University Center Building, rooms 265-266.)

Tuesday, April 4: Kathy Cano Murillo, a journalist for the “Arizona Republic” will share her experiences as a do-it-yourself Latina woman in her life story, “La Crafty Chica.” (6:30 p.m., University Center Building, rooms 265-266.)

ASU's West campus is located at 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix. For more information, call Women's Studies at (602) 543-3300. Persons requiring accommodations for disabilities are requested to contact us in advance at (602) 543-3300.