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Women's History Month marked by film, concert and discussions

March 4, 2002

Austin Peay State University commemorates March as Women's History Month with a full schedule of activities revolving around the theme “Bridging Generations and Cultures.”

According to Dr. Jill Eichhorn, coordinator of the Women's Studies Program, the calendar of events includes the following:

The film “Like Water for Chocolate,” which explores the ties between food and love in an Hispanic family,” will be shown from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 5 in the African American Cultural Center.
Sponsored by the department of art and the Women's Studies Program, an art exhibit, titled “Freedom Quilts: The Histories of Three Black Churches in Clarksville,” begins Thursday, March 7 with an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. in Woodward Library.

Led by Dr. Michelle Butts, associate professor of history, this month's BookTalk—which will be held from noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, March 20 in Study Rooms 5 and 6 of Woodward Library—features Van Kirk's book,“ Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur Trade Society, 1670-1870.”

Based on journals and letters of four military nurses, a Red Cross volunteer and a USO singer who served in Vietnam, the play “A Piece of My Heart” will be presented at 7 p.m., March 19-22 at Clarksville High School Auditorium. Admission is $4 per person.

A Women's Composers Concert, featuring local musicians playing music composed by women, will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 25 in the concert theatre of the music/mass communication building.

As preparation for the Brown sisters' lecture, the video “On the Road to Brown” will be played from 2-3 p.m. on Monday, March 18 and Thursday, March 21 in the African American Cultural Center. The video reveals the careful legal path of court precedents set to open the door for the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.

Sponsored by The Network, “A Celebration of Women: Symposium of Speakers,” is slated for 1:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in the Morgan University Center and addresses topics such as health, leadership, military spouses and finances. Participants are invited to attend a 6 p.m. dinner. The cost per person for the dinner and symposium is $20. (APSU students with school ID will be admitted at no charge). For dinner reservations and symposium registration, telephone Connie Sonnier at 6321.

At 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in the ballroom of the Morgan University Center, Cheryl Brown Henderson and Lynda Brown Thompson will discuss “Reviewing the Legacy of Segregation: The Brown Sisters Reflect on the 1954 Supreme Court Decision.” A reception will follow.

All Women's History Month events are free (except where fees are noted) and open to the public. For more information, telephone 6314.