Upcoming DU Women's History Month Events:
Film Screening: "Persepolis"
Tuesday, March 28th, 7 PM (Lindsey Auditorium Sturm 281)
Persepolis is a French animated autobiography based on a book by Marjane Satrapi depicting her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution.
Sponsored by: CME (Center for Multicultural Excellence), GWS (Gender & Women Studies Dept),, MSA (Muslim Student Alliance)
Film Screening and Panel Discussion:
"She Started It"
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6pm-8pm (Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women)
Free for DU students, $10 for DU Staff
She Started It is a feature-length documentary film on women tech entrepreneurs, shot on location in Silicon Valley, NYC, Europe, Vietnam, Mississippi & more, that aims to highlight successful role models for young women. It is the first film to show the behind-the-scenes of running a tech start-up as a young woman. Co-sponsored with CWC and Elevate Network. Get tickets here.
Exhibit/Reception: "Celebrating Colorado Women and their Extraordinary Stories"
Opening Reception on Thursday, March 30th, 2017, 4:30pm-7pm (Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, 1st floor)
Exhibit from Monday, March 26th through Monday, June 26th at Anderson Academic Commons, Bonfils Stanton Music Library, and Colorado Women's College.
This portrait exhibit features all 152 CO Women's Hall of Fame inductees, with biographical information and highlights of their impact on Colorado and the world. Opening reception on March 30th hosted by DU's Colorado Women's College. This event is FREE, but registration is required; register here.
Presentation: Transgender People and Gender Variance in History
Thursday, March 30th 7PM Driscoll Gallery
For Women's History Month, Sable Schultz from the GLBT Community Center of Colorado will be holding a presentation discussing Transgender People and Gender Variance in History.
Sponsored by: CME (Center for Multicultural Excellence), GWS (Gender & Women Studies Dept), QSA (Queer Student Alliance)
Events in Metro Denver
The Denver Film Society presents the Women+Film Festival, April 4-9, 2017. The Women+Film Festival is a six-day showcase of documentaries, narratives, and short films celebrating the best in women-centric programming. The Festival includes panel discussions, in-person guests, and receptions while highlighting thought-provoking, inspirational stories of women from around the world. The festival is a part of the Denver Film Society's year round Women+Film program, the mission of which is to promote films for, by, and about women to engage with the audience, build community, educate and inspire. More info here.
Earlier in the Month:
"Art and Activism with Favianna Rodriguez" (GSSW)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 5:30pm-8:00pm (Craig Hall, Community Room)
GSSW's 2017 Catalyst Series for Social Justice features "Art and Activism with Favianna Rodriguez," an opportunity to hear from the Bay Area artist and activist on how art can inform and foster great equality. In addition, a portion of the evening will be dedicated to having students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other community partners share their art in an "Open Mic" style. This event is FREE, but registration is required; register here. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
"Reading Middlemarch in the Trump Era: Gendered Imagery in Today's Political Context" (AHSS)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 4:00pm–5:30pm (Sturm Hall 286)
A joint event between the departments of Religious Studies, English, Languages and Literatures and Gender and Women's Studies. This event is FREE.
"INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: INCLUSION AND LEADERSHIP IN 2017"
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:00pm-1:45pm (Maglione Hall, 5th floor, Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex)
This panel will showcase the views of women leaders in Denver on the importance of (and challenges to) implementing inclusive policies, both throughout their careers and in this political moment: Leslie Herod, Representative of Colorado House District 8; Joelle Martinez, Executive Director of the University of Denver's Latino Leadership Institute; Debra Masters, Senior Vice President of Edelman; Beth McCann, District Attorney of Denver; Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock Nine. Please wear red in solidarity with A Day Without Women. This event is co-sponsored with Colorado Women's College Collaboratory, Denver Women in International Security, and the Our Secure Future initiative at the One Earth Foundation.
University Library Association lecture: Claude d'Estree presents The Tragedy of Human Trafficking
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 1:30pm-3:00pm (AAC Special Events Room, Room 290)
DU professor Claude d'Estrée began working on issues of human trafficking in 1999 in his role as Supervisor of Asset Forfeiture at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. In 2002, he joined the faculty of DU's Sturm College of Law and created the Task Force on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. The Human Trafficking Center provides professional research, writing, and educational outreach on human trafficking and all forms of modern day slavery. It is the only two-year graduate level training program in forced labour, human trafficking, and international labour migration issues in the U.S.
Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library presents Lynne Taylor-Corbett, choreographer, director, lyricist, and composer
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 4:00–5:30 pm (AAC Special Events Room, Room 290)
Lynne Taylor-Corbett presents about growing up in Denver, and her choreography of the upcoming Colorado Ballet performance of The Little Mermaid. She was honored by the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library as a Legend of Dance in 2009. Her interview is part of the dance collection at the University of Denver Libraries. Lynne works in theatre and film, including creating the choreography for the 1984 dance classic Footloose, and also choreographs for dance companies, both ballet and modern, and is the principal guest choreographer for Carolina Ballet. Taylor-Corbett was nominated for the 2000 Tony Award, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography for the musical Swing! and received a 2000 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Choreography with her collaborator, Shonn Wiley, for My Vaudeville Man! She is the recipient of the 2008 Joseph A. Callaway Award for excellence in stage directing and choreography.
The Iliff School of Theology presents Writer and Human Rights Activist Sarah Schulman
Monday, March 13, 2017, 2:00–9:00 pm (AAC Special Events Room, Room 290)
Writer and human rights activist Sarah Schulman will present two compelling lectures at The Iliff School of Theology on Monday, March 13 from 2-9pm. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. Iliff is located at 2323 E Iliff Ave in Denver.
At 6pm, Ms. Schulman will lecture on her latest book, Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair, now in its second printing. The book focuses on the contemporary phenomenon of scapegoating and shunning. Schulman boldly asserts that we've conflated conflict with abuse, relying on the police, CPS, etc., to solve our problems for us. She sees the Trump phenomenon as a natural result of this lack of skills.
Earlier in the day, at 2pm, Schulman will present the documentary United in Anger: A History of ACT UP. Schulman and her partner Jim Hubbard were among the first members of the phenomenally successful AIDS activist group and made this film as part of an oral history project. It is worth seeing not only for its historic value, but also as a primer on the art of effective protest - something those involved in modern resistance movements would no doubt find valuable.
Sarah Schulman is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, nonfiction writer, professor, and journalist. She was a founding member of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power - ACT UP. She is distinguished professor of the humanities at CUNY, a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, on the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace and faculty advisor to Students for Justice in Palestine. Her awards include a Guggenheim, Fulbright in Judaic Studies, two American Library Association Book Awards (fiction and nonfiction), and the Kessler Prize for Sustained Contribution to LGBT Studies.
"Financial Fitness for Women" (CWC & WAND)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 4:00pm-5:00pm (Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, Garden Room)
Women's Staff Alliance for Leadership & Development (WAND) and Colorado Women's College (CWC) present Natriece Bryant, Consumer Education and Public Outreach Coordinator with the CO Dept of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Financial Services. April is officially proclaimed by the State of Colorado as Financial Literacy Month – get ready now!
Third-wave Feminism and the U.S. Presidential Election
Tuesday, March 21, 7–9 p.m. (DU, Sturm Hall, Room 451)
The 2016 election season shaped new directions for women's activism. The election, in conjunction with the rise of new social movements, inspired women to expand their notions of feminism and gender equity in relation to environmental crises, economic inequalities and racial justice. It also exposed and exacerbated existing tensions between groups of women. Join Hava Gordon, director of DU's Gender and Women's Studies Program, in a discussion of contemporary women's activism and electoral politics.
Denver Public Library
Pioneers (2016) Film Screening
March 5, 1:30pm (Central Library, Conference Center)
Join filmmaker Erika Volchan O'Conor for a special screening of her new documentary highlighting the lives of four Colorado women and their contributions to the arts, education and social activism.
Women of Denver History
March 11, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Central Library, Floor 7, Training Room)
Adult | Lectures and Presentations
The city of Denver was shaped by the efforts of many great people. Join Active Minds as we focus on the women of Denver and their contributions to the city and the state. We will cover some familiar names as well as some lesser known figures as we trace the impact of these women and their place in history.
20th Anniversary - Jackie Brown (1997) Film Screening
March 12, 1:30 pm (Central Library, Conference Center)
East High School graduate Pam Grier (Jackie Brown) stars in this crime thriller directed by Quentin Tarantino. Jackie's double life forces her into a calculated high stakes confidence game with Odell (Samuel Jackson).
A Century of Women's Progress
March 16, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Ross-University Hills Branch Library, Meeting Room)
Adult | Engage | Lectures and Presentations
It's been over 40 years since Title IX became a law prohibiting gender discrimination in any educational institution receiving federal funds. Now we can reflect on a century of women's progress in the United States. From women's suffrage to the Women's Liberation movement of the 1960's to the role of women in the workforce today and the serious consideration of a woman for President, we will examine how far women have come as well as what many claim remains undone.
Caged Eyes: An Air Force Cadet's Story of Rape and Resilience
March 19, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Schlessman Family Branch Library)
Adult | Author Visits and Writing | Engage
In 2003, six women came forward with their stories of sexual harassment at the Air Force Academy. This huge scandal inspired an important discussion about misogyny in the military. Join survivor and author Lynn Hall, as she discussed Caged Eyes, a moving account of resilience and strength.
Leave Me: A Novel
March 21, 2017 – 6:00pm (Central Library, Conference Center)
Adult | Author Visits and Writing | Engage
International bestselling author Gayle Forman's humor, insight and memorable characters will entrance you in her latest work featuring an overworked and under-appreciated wife and mother who makes a bold choice and embarks on a journey to find the meaning of home and family.