QUEENS, NY, March 5, 2018—Throughout March Queens College will present a series of events in celebration of Women’s History Month on topics ranging from the arts to politics and to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
“I can think of no better place to celebrate Women’s History Month than at Queens College—a school that opened with equal numbers of male and female students,” says Felix V. Matos Rodriguez. “We take enormous pride in presenting events that attest to the breadth of women’s achievements here and around the world.”
March 7, Rosenthal Library, President’s Conference Room 2, 12:15 pm: The Department of Sociology and the Hellenic American Project present Irene Dourou, Regional Governor of Attica, Greece, who will will speak on The Challenges of Feminist Policies in a Male-Dominated Arena: The Case of Attica, Greece. Dourou is a Greek political scientist and politician who has served in her current position since September 2014. She will reflect on her experiences with male dominance and sexism while serving in her previous role as foreign policy minister. This event is free and open to the public.
March 13, LeFrak Concert Hall, 7 pm: The Queens College Evening Readings series will feature a panel discussion on Women in American Theatre with playwrights Lisa Kron, Tony Award winner for Fun Home; Kia Corthron, Windham-Campbell Literature Prize winner for Drama; Patricia Ione Lloyd, New Professional Theatre’s Emerging Playwright Award winner; and Monet Hurst-Mendoza, a 2016-2018 Van Lier Fellow at New Dramatists. This panel will highlight the contributions of women to American theatre and address the challenges they must still overcome to have their voices heard and their work recognized. Support for this event is provided by Matthew Watson in memory of his late wife Marjorie Hecht Watson, a 1964 graduate of Queens College, for her lifelong passion for literature and labor justice.
The panel will be moderated by former Newsday theatre critic Linda Winer, who was also chief theatre and dance critic of the Chicago Tribune from 1969 to 1980, and was a critic for the New York Daily News and USA Today. For many years, Winer was virtually the only female first-string theatre critic in New York and the only woman in the New York Drama Critics’ Circle. She will be recognized this month with a 2018 Theater Woman Award for her service to the field.
Subscription to Evening Readings series is $49; tickets for each session range from $15 to $25.
Wednesday, March 21, 12:15 pm, TBD: The Women and Gender Studies Program is sponsoring a talk by Knatokie Ford, a pioneering researcher and advocate for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, on STEM Diversity and Inclusion. Ford will share insights from her work in the Obama Administration on parental engagement, STEM education (K-12 and postsecondary) and workforce issues, as well as the role of entertainment media as the next frontier of STEM inclusion.
Wednesday, March 21, 12 noon to 5 pm, Rosenthal Library Tanenbaum Room (300i) will be the site of QC’s second Wiki-Women’s Edit-a-Thon, where participants will be editing and creating articles on women, especially women of color, and particularly women in dance. No prior Wikipedia experience is necessary; training, moral support, and lunch will be provided. If you can’t bring your own laptop, loaners will be available. Learn more and RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/glpfhcd.
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