Women's History Month Display: Women and Sex

March 10, 2016

March is Women's History Month! In celebration of this year's theme, "women and sex," a display featuring creative works and research on women, gender identity and sexuality will be available to the public in Campbell Library. Please visit between March 1 and March 31 to enjoy the display, and mark your calendars with these other upcoming events:

March 22
Women’s History Month Speaker Rachel Hills and The Sex Myth

Rachel Hills, author of The Sex Myth will give a highly personal, down-to-earth talk, that shares how she came to write about sex, what she learned from the 200+ people she interviewed while writing this book, and how you can develop a happier and more authentic relationship with your own sex and relationships life, no matter what it might look like. Rachel Hills will also offer a workshop on “how to have sex like a feminist” following her lecture.

March 23
Politics of Black Women’s Hair Symposium
Chamberlain Student Center – Room 221

In collaboration with the Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies programs, the Women’s Center is holding a half-day symposium to discuss the social, economic, and professional politics of black hair. This event will feature Marisa Peal, Philadelphia based Blogger and Cosmetologist, student panelists, and hair care professionals’ panel and expo.

March 23
Beauty Shop Politics: A Social Justice Speakers Lecture 
5PM-6:30 PM | Chamberlain Student Center - Owl’s Nest

Dr. Tiany Gill, professor of history at University of Delaware, will give a closing keynote to contextualize the symposium’s presentations with her research on the politics of black hair.

March 31
Women in the Arts Festival
All over Rowan's campus

Celebrate women’s contributions to the fine, visual, and performing arts with events all over Rowan’s campus! 

March 31
Women, Poetry, and the Word 

10:30 AM – 11:45 PM
Rowan Art Gallery on High Street

Join Writing Arts faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in readings of poetry and performances of spoken word pieces. Brunch will be provided!

March 31
In My Body
12:15 PM
Chamberlain Student Center Pit

The Theater and Dance department presents, In My Body, a performance by the Rowan Cabaret directed by Christopher Roche featuring the songs of Chris Biello and Dan Martin.

March 31
Excerpts from Schoolgirl Figure, adapted from Wendy MacLeod's Schoolgirl Figure
Directed and Choreographed by Katherine Kiessling

12:45 PM
Chamberlain Student Center Pit

This fast-paced, candy coated, subversive dance-theatre piece examines the feminine body, competition, and the never ending pursuit of unrealistic perfection as glamorized by the media and pop culture. Schoolgirl Figure will leave you hungry for more. So meet us in the stalls at the after lunch rush to see how you measure up.

March 31

1:35 PM
Chamberlain Student Center Pit

The Dance Department presents this short dance set to "Servio Tullio" by Agostino Steani, Choreographed by guest Artist Professor, Beau Hancock. This work, which will feature seven upper class Rowan dance students showcases the imagery of diverse women in each other’s company.

March 31
The Sister Chapel: The Essential Feminist Collaboration
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Gallery West - Westby 111

Dr. Andrew Hottle, associate professor of art, will moderate a panel discussion with Martha Edelheit, Diana Kurz, Cynthia Mailman, and Sharon Wybrants, and Maureen Connor -- ve of the artists who created this brilliant work. A cheese and wine reception will take place in Gallery West following the moderated panel of women artists.

March 31
Chamberlain Student Center

Profs Place Singer and songwriter Cecily who has performed for many audiences, including First Lady Michelle Obama, will close Rowan’s Women in the Arts Festival with her soulful sound in a mesmerized coffee house-style performance co-sponsored by RAH and the Women’s Center.  

For more information about the display and other events, please contact Marge Morris at morrism@rowan.edu or x3542 (on-campus).