Contact: Gabrielle Maxey
February 24, 2014 - The University of Memphis will host a Women's Month Opening Celebration
on March 3. "Feminist Coming Out Day," featuring comments by Dr. Zandria Robinson,
assistant professor of sociology, will begin at noon in the University Center Theatre.
Her research examines the intersections of race, class, gender and region. There will
be a screening of the short film The Other F-Word, produced by Dr. Christine Eisel
and her son, Evan Eisel, and the unveiling of the winning Women's History Month poster
Following the opening ceremony, there will be a March for Women's History Month and
a Feminism Fair on the Alumni Mall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
On the Lambuth Campus, the opening ceremony will feature a talk by former U of M president
Dr. Shirley Raines March 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilder Student Union's Hamilton Room.
On March 6, there will be a screening of Maestra, a documentary on the 1961 Cuban
Literacy Campaign featuring filmmaker Catherine Murphy. A reception will begin at
6 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the director at 6:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Hall auditorium.
The events are free and open to the public.
For more information on Women's History Month, call 678-2770 or visit www.memphis.edu/whm