Women's History Month 2012: Women and Global Capitalism

Welcome to Women’s History Month 2012!

Our theme this year is “Women and Global Capitalism”.  We have several exciting events so please be sure to mark your calendar and join us!  Also, please visit our displays in Rod Library and Maucker Union.

MARCH 1, 2012

Film: “Maquilapolis"

Maquilapolis, or “the city of factories” is a documentary about female workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories called the maquiladoras. The documentary focuses on the personal stories and struggles of these women as they fight to better their living and working conditions. The film will be shown in SRL 115 on Thursday, March 1st at 5pm.

MARCH 5, 2012

CROW Forum:  “Chaucer’s ‘tikel-ish Wife of Bath:  The Unstable Female Body in the Middle Ages”

Dr. Wendy Hoofnagle, Languages & Literatures, will present “Chaucer’s ‘tikel-ish Wife of Bath:  The Unstable Female Body in the Middle Ages.” The Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch! The Forum will take place on Monday, March 5th at 12pm in the CME, 109A.

MARCH 6, 2012

Lecture: “You Are What You Shop: Women Against the Sweatshops, Past and Present”

Dr. Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and chair of the Department of Feminist Studies and an affiliate professor of history and black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will be presenting the lecture, “You Are What You Shop: Women Against the Sweatshops, Past and Present.” The lecture will explore this year Women History Month theme, Women and Global Capitalism on Tuesday, March 6th at 7pm in CBB 109.

MARCH 7, 2012

Phi Alpha Theta/History Club Lecture: “When Women are Killers:  Female Perpetrators of Rwanda Genocide”

Donna Maier, History, will present "When Women are Killers:  Female Perpetrators of Rwanda Genocide." The event will take place on Wednesday, March 7th at 7pm in SRL 115.  It is free and open to the public.

MARCH 22, 2012

Panel: “Men in Feminism”

The Men in Feminism panel will examine men’s roles as feminists and how men can advocate for women’s rights.  The panelist include: Harry Brod, Professor in Philosophy & World Religions; Alan Heisterkamp, Mentors in Violence Prevention Director; Mark Rowe-Barth, Substance Abuse & Violence Intervention Services Coordinator; Adam Livengood, graduate student in Social Psychology; and David Pope, undergraduate student in Political Communication. The panel will be on Thursday, March 22nd at 3:30 pm in SRL 115.

MARCH 22, 2012

Film: “Maid in America”

Maid in America is a documentary about three Latin American immigrant women in Los Angeles, California who left their families behind in order to earn a living caring for other SRL 115 on Thursday, March 22nd at 5pm.

MARCH 23, 2012

“Celebrating Colors:  Women, Past, Present & Future”

The vision of Celebrating Colors: Women Past, Present, and Future is to highlight women’s accomplishments. The celebration will showcase women who have gone before us, to honor women who are setting and accomplishing goals in the present, and to encourage young women for the future. This event will take place on Friday, March 23rd at 7pm in the CME. Presented by Muchas Manos Light Work, Minority Graduate Student Association & Black Student Union. 

MARCH 26, 2012

Panel: “Global Women in a Local Workforce”

This panel will address the myriad of immigrant women's experiences in Iowa's workforce, including a variety of topics such as obstacles and successes in gaining employment, negotiating legal status, job specifics, family life, and everyday workforce interactions. Audiences will learn from and contribute to the panelists' collective knowledge via conversation and discussion. The panel will be on Monday, March 26th at noon in SAB 2.

MARCH 28, 2012

“Love Your Body Day”

Presented by the Feminist Action League, this event will take place a 7pm.  Location to be determined.

MARCH 29, 2012

Lecture, “Buying into Empire: U.S. Women and Consumer Culture at the Dawn of our Global Era”

Dr. Kristin Hoganson is a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be presenting the lecture, “Buying into Empire: U.S. Women and Consumer Culture at the Dawn of our Global Era”. The lecture will explore this year Women History Month theme, Women and Global Capitalism on Thursday, March 29th at 7pm in SAB 002.