Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2001

Celebrating Women's History Month

Poetry, music, lectures and presentations will be offered throughout March at the University of Alaska Southeast in honor of Women's History Month. All the events are open to the public.

Poet and musician Joy Harjo appears Friday to kick off the first of nearly 20 different events. Harjo has written six books of poetry and is a member of Poetic Justice, a band that combines music with poetry. Harjo's poetry reading and lecture are at 7 p.m. in Egan Library.

The Women's History Month events include:

March 5: "From the Radical Reformation to Radical Feminism: Women in Religion in America," by Michael Price, noon, UAS's Mourant Building.

March 7: "A Celebration of Women Writers," by Alexis Easley, noon, Mourant Building.

March 8: Women's lunch discount in Mourant Cafe.

March 8: International Women's Day Celebration, 4:30 -6:30 p.m., Silverbow Inn.

March 19: Women's Health Forum, noon, Mourant Building.

March 21: "Women and Technology - The Basics and Beyond," noon, Mourant Building.

March 22: "Men's Perspectives on the Women's Movement," noon, Mourant Building.

March 23: "The Devil's Gateway: A History of Women and Christianity," noon, Mourant Building.

March 23: "Women, Religion, and Spirituality: Another Look," 1:30 p.m. Lake Room.

March 23: "Breaking Ground in the Wilderness: Mary Baker Eddy, Pioneer in Spiritual Discovery," lecture by Joni Overton-Jung, 7 p.m., Egan Library.

March 24: Cindy Pearson folk concert followed by a women's poetry slam, 7 p.m., UAS Student Activity Center.

March 26: "Women and Politics: Barriers and Opportunities in the 21st Century," 3 p.m., Mourant Building.

March 29: Native women storytellers, noon, Mourant Building.

March 30: "Redefinition of Identity: Asian Women and the Arts," lecture by Magdalen Hsu-Li, 2:30 p.m., Mourant Building.

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