Women's and Gender Studies
Jessica Garraway, Women's and Gender Studies minor student, will discuss "Colonize This! Young Women on Today's Feminism." The book was edited by Daisy Hernandez, UNI Women's History Month keynote speaker. Books are avilalble for checkout for UNI faculty, staff and students in the Women's and Gender Studies office in 225 Sabin Hall. This event is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies program; free and open to the public.
Come prepared with your knowedge about women in history. Teams will be formed and members will be asked question about women in history. Prizes awarded; free and open to the public.
The documentary "Living Downstream," based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, will be shown. The film follows Steingraber during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. After a routine cancer screening, she receives worrying results and is thrust into a period of medical uncertainty. We begin two journeys with Steingraber: her private struggles with cancer and her public quest to bring attention to the urgent human rights issue of cancer prevention. The film also follows invisible toxins as they migrate to some of the most beautiful places in North America. We see how these chemicals enter our bodies and how, once inside, scientists believe they may be working to cause cancer. Kamyar Enshayan, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will lead a discussion following the film.
Jessica Valenti will be the keynote speaker for Women’s History Month. She is the author of the book "Why Have Kids?" which is serving as the inspiration for this year’s theme of Modern Parenthood. Valenti is a well-respected figure in women’s and gender studies with a national reputation.