Butler University will celebrate Women’s History Month with the following events. For more information, contact the Efroymson Diversity Center, (317) 940-6570, or diversitycenter@butler.edu

Tuesday, March 4

5:00-8:00 p.m.: Annual Mardi Gras Celebration, featuring a presentation on Notable Women of New Orleans.

Residential College Cafeteria

Admission: Free

Sponsored by the Efroymson Diversity Center, Diversity Center Council, R.E.A.C.H., and Residence Life.

Moscowitz6:00 p.m.: GWSS Speakers Series Identity, Diversity, and Activism presents “The Struggle Over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism in the Media,” an address by Leigh Moscowitz, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, College of Charleston.

Pharmacy Building, Room 150

Admission: Free

The GWSS Speakers Series is made possible by the generous support of the NEH/Frederic M. Ayres Fund.

7:30 p.m.: Clowes Conversations presents “The Music of South Africa.” Explore the varied tradition that is South African music with Sally Childs-Helton, Ethnomusicologist.

Clowes Memorial Hall

Free tickets available at the Clowes Memorial Hall box office.

Thursday, March 6

Noon-1:00 p.m.: Women’s History Month Brown Bag Lunch Series: “Campaign for Dignity: How Women Led the Fight for a Union on Butler’s Campus,” presented by Katie Burns.

Jordan Hall, Room 076

Admission: Free

Lunch will be provided. Bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies Program.

7:00 p.m.: Jazz in the D.C. Series – Celebrating Women in Jazz. A cabaret-styled performance by students in the Jazz Studies program.

Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union, Room 004

Admission: Free

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, March 17

M. Matlin-13Noon: Cinema in the D.C. Series—Celebrating the films of Marlee Matlin: “The L Word (2009-Season 6, Episode 4)—“Leaving Los Angeles.”

Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union Room, Room 004

Admission: Free

Bring your lunch. Dessert will be served.

 

Tuesday, March 18

Noon: Cinema in the D.C. Series—Celebrating the films of Marlee Matlin: “The L Word” (2009-Season 6, Episode 5)—“Litmus Test.”

Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union Room, 004.

Admission: Free

Bring your lunch. Dessert will be served.

Wednesday, March 19

Noon: Cinema in the D.C. Series—Celebrating the films of Marlee Matlin: “The L Word” (2009-Season 6, Episode 6)—“Lactose Intolerant.”

Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union, Room 004

Admission: Free

Bring your lunch. Dessert will be served.

Thursday, March 20

Noon: Cinema in the D.C. Series—Celebrating the films of Marlee Matlin: “The L Word” (2009 – Season 6, Episode 7)—“Last Couple Standing.”

Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union Room, 004

Admission: Free

Bring your lunch. Dessert will be served.

7:00 p.m.: Cinema in the D.C. Series—Celebrating the films of Marlee Matlin: “Children of a Lesser God” (1991), with William Hurt. In this her film debut, Matlin became the youngest winner—and first deaf winner—of the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union, Room 004

Admission: Free

Refreshments will be served.

Friday, March 21

Noon: Cinema in the D.C. Series—Celebrating the films of Marlee Matlin: “The L Word” (2009-Season 6, Episode 8)—“Last Word.”

Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union, Room 004

Admission: Free

Bring your lunch. Dessert will be served.

8:00 p.m.: Indianapolis Opera presents “Girl of the Golden West by Giacomo Puccini.

Clowes Memorial Hall

For ticket information, call 317-940-6444.

Sunday, March 23

2:00 p.m.: Indianapolis Opera presents “Girl of the Golden West by Giacomo Puccini.

Clowes Memorial Hall

For ticket information, call 317-940-6444.

Tuesday, March 25

Noon: Women’s History Month Brown Bag Lunch Series: “Ophelia (re) Envisioned: Feminist Analysis of Depictions of Ophelia,” presented by Reid Bruner.

Jordan Hall, Room 186

Admission: Free

Lunch will be provided. Bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies Program.

7:30 p.m.: Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series presents “Nobody’s Perfect: Achieving Inclusion, Diversity and Access,” an address by Marlee Matlin, Academy Award-winning actress and activist.

Clowes Memorial Hall

Free tickets available at the Clowes Memorial Hall box office.

The Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series is a Collaborative Diversity Initiative between Butler University and the Office of the Mayor, with generous support from The Eli Lilly & Company Foundation, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Citizens Energy, Indianapolis Power and Light Co., Old National Bank, The Kroger Company, Radio One, and The Columbia Club.

Thursday, March 27

Noon: Women’s History Month Brown Bag Lunch Series: “Don’t You Think the Violin Is Better Than the Typewriter?” Grassroots Activism and Performance of Women’s Symphonies in the 20th Century, presented by Donald Bradley.

Jordan Hall, Room 186

Admission: Free

Lunch will be provided. Bring your own beverage. Sponsored by the Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies Program.

7:00 p.m.: Jazz in the D.C. Series—Celebrating Women in Jazz. A cabaret-styled performance by students in the Jazz Studies program.

Efroymson Diversity Center, AU 004

Admission: Free

Refreshments will be served.

7:45 p.m.: Annual Women’s History Month Challenge (Women’s History Facts Competition)

Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union, Room 004

Admission: Free

Saturday, March 29

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Celebrating Women’s Wellness.

Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union, Room 004

RSVP at http://formstack.com/forms/butler-diversityevents

Monday, March 31

7:30 p.m.: Vivian S.  Delbrook Visiting Writers Series presents Cheryl Strayed.

Clowes Memorial Hall

Admission: Free

Tuesday, April 1

5:30 p.m.: GWSS Speakers Series: Identity, Diversity and Activism presents “I’ll See It When I Believe It: On Gender, Perception, and Nature Versus Nurture,” an address by Julia Serano, biologist, activist, and performance artist.

Pharmacy Building, Room 156

Admission: Free

Thursday, April 3

7:00 p.m.: Butler ArtsFest presents Angela Brown Sings Highlights from “Porgy and Bess.” Metropolitan Opera star and Indianapolis native Angela Brown performs with the Butler Chorale and Butler Symphony Orchestra.

Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts

For ticket information, call (317) 940-2787

7:30 p.m.: “The Vagina Monologues.”

Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Admission: Free. Donations accepted at the door.

Presented by Demia.

Saturday, April 5

7:30 p.m.: “The Vagina Monologues.”

Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Admission: Free. Donations accepted at the door

Presented by Demia.

Monday, April 7

Colia Clark7:00 p.m.: Colia Clark, Activist-in-Residence.

Pharmacy  Building, Room 150

Admission: Free

Sponsored by the NEH/Frederic M. Ayres Fund, Department of Political Science, Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies Program, Peace Studies and the Office of the Provost

Tuesday, April 8

1:30-5:00 p.m.: Beloved Community Social Justice Workshop.

University Club, Atherton Union, Room 111

Maximum of 25 participants

To RSVP, contact Dr. Terri Jett, tjett@butler.edu

7:30 p.m.: Vivian S.  Delbrook Visiting Writers Series presents Jesmyn Ward

Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Admission: Free

 

Media contact:
Marc Allan
mallan@butler.edu
317-940-9822

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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