In celebration of WSU’s National Poetry Month (March 22-April 25), Favorite Poem Friday – Poems by Women
March 22, 2013
Millett Hall Atrium
Join us for an informal hour and a half of favorite poems by women poets, read by faculty, students and staff. There will be an open mike for the last half hour. Bring your favorite poem by a woman to share.
Sponsored by the WSU Women’s Center, Women’s Studies Program, and Department of English.
Andrea Gibson is an award-winning poet and activist. The first winner of the Women's World Poetry Slam, Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality.
Sponsored by the Women's Center and Women's Studies Program. Space is limited for this event and registration is required. To register, please call the Women's Center at 937-775-4524.
Asma Barlas, is currently a professor of Politics as well as the director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity in Ithaca College, New York. Her research interests include Qur'anic hermeneutics, Muslim sexual politics and the relationship between "Islam and the West." Her work on the Qur'an has been translated into many languages including Bengali, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Urdu.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler's award winning play The Vagina Monologuesand other artistic works. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.
Join Amber Vlasnik, Women's Center, and Jessica Moss, Counseling & Wellness Services, for this roundtable discussion about healthy relationships and V-Day 2013. This is event is part of Romance Responsibility Week, sponsored by the Coalition Against Sexual Assault.