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APSU observes Women's History Month with events open to the public

March is Womens History Month, and Austin Peay State University will celebrate the month with a number of events planned.

With the theme, Celebrating Women, the Office of Student Life and Leadership at APSU will sponsor the activities, all open to the public.
March is Women's History Month, and Austin Peay State University will celebrate the month with a number of events planned.

With the theme, “Celebrating Women,” the Office of Student Life and Leadership at APSU will sponsor the activities, all open to the public.

The observance kicks off with the showing of a documentary film, “Afghanistan Unveiled,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 13 in the Morgan University Center (MUC) Ballroom. Filmed by the first-ever team of women video journalists trained in Afghanistan, the documentary explores the effects of the Taliban's repressive rule. The filmmakers present footage of Hazara women whose lives have been decimated by recent events.

At noon, March 20 inside Einstein's Bagel Shop in the MUC, “The Real Deal Game Show: Women's History Edition” will offer contestants a chance to win up to $400 in cash prizes by answering questions and spinning the wheel. Contestants will be selected from a random drawing and receive a free T-shirt.

APSU alumna Kate Blaise, author of “The Heart of a Soldier,” will give a presentation at noon, March 29 in the Riverview Inn, downtown Clarksville. Blaise's talk is being presented by the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce. For APSU students, tickets will be available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, March 12. There is a limit of one ticket per student. In her book, Blaise describes her personal evolution as a female officer and a wife.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Life and Leadership by telephone at (931) 221-7431. -- Melony Leazer