University Celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted: February 1, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason celebrates Women’s History Month during March with lectures, panel discussions, and films, giving the university community a variety of events to attend. The 11th annual Women’s Leadership Conference highlights the month’s activities on March 31 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema. The keynote speaker for the event is Marcia Ann Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Ms. magazine.

Activities begin today with a brown bag lunch at noon in the Johnson Center, Room 240K. Catalina Rojas’s topic, “IWU (International Women’s University): A Worldwide Model for Women’s Opportunities in Social Science and Research,” focuses on her research in migration.

Jacqueline Hicks Grazette, a distinguished professor of history at American University and curator emerita at the Smithsonian Institution, moderates a panel of leading African-American women in public policy on March 21 at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room 240A. They will discuss their roles in the public sector and the challenge of developing leadership and activism in the next generation of women.

Films playing in the Johnson Center Cinema throughout the month include Girl Fight on March 15 and Erin Brokovich on March 23 and 24. For a complete list of events, contact the Women’s Studies Research and Resource Center at x32896.

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