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Women’s History Month 2014

We are Enough: Speaking our Truth, Voicing our History, Roaring in Celebration

Women’s Tennis vs. LSU

Sunday, March 2nd | 1pm in the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center.
Presented by Athletics.
For more information visit vucommodores or contact Rod Williamson. Open to the public.

Voices of Nashville

Tuesday, March 11th | 7pm in Sarratt Cinema. 
Presented by International Student and Scholar Services and the Dean of Students.
Commissioned by the Tennessee Women’s Theater Project and written by Christine Mather and Sara Sharpe,
Voices of Nashville explores the experience of immigrants in our region through the eyes of these new Americans.
TWTP Founder and Artistic Director Maryanna Clarke describes the inspiration this way: “Most people are
aware of the explosive growth in the immigrant population of Nashville. Native-born residents are encountering
people from all over the planet, and it’s not necessarily a comfortable thing. We see the play as a way of introducing
neighbors to neighbors – as humans, and not strangers.”
For more information, visit this link or contact Heather Young.

International Lens Film Series: The Muslims are Coming!

Wednesday, March 12 | 7:30pm in Sarratt Cinema.
Presented by Dean of Students; Religious Studies; and Muslim Students Association.
Negin Farsad and co-director/co-producer Dean Obeidallah, explore perceptions of Muslims in America. 
Negin's focus includes examination or her experience as a woman Muslim. Free and open to the public.
For more information, visit iLENS or contact F. Clark Williams.

Lunch and Book Discussion — Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad. Dr. Sybril Bennett, Professor of Journalism at Belmont University

Thursday, March 13 | 12pm in the BCC Auditorium. 
Presented by the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
with Dr. Sybril Bennett, Professor of Journalism at Belmont University
Bennett, affectionately known as "Dr. Syb," shared the significant research she has tackled demonstrating
today's Internet parallels with the early 19th century slave escape routes of the Underground Railroad (UGRR).
In her latest book "Innovate: Lessons from the Underground Railroad," Bennett explains how the Underground
Railroad is among the most effective, disruptive and innovative networks in American history, and compares it to
 the Internet by establishing how the past and the present virtually collide to create the future in real time.
"When you think about the ingenuity that went into creating such an organized network of movement and
communication during the time of the Underground Railroad and you compare that same concept to how
individuals move and share information through the Internet, the comparisons are too obvious to ignore,"
Bennett said. "This book reveals how both platforms serve as avenues for expression of freedom, justice
and equality whether networking through portals and links to branding and ownership."

Art Exhibit by Vanderbilt Student Louisa E. Wells — Reflections: Second Home

Friday, March 14 | 12pm in the BCC Auditorium.
Presented by the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.
The exhibit shows that we are more than what meets the eye while also reflecting on how we've come
to build entire families and communities at Vanderbilt.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Saturday, March 15 | 10:00am - 3:00pm. 
 Presented by the Women's Center and the Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Trials.
Day of service at a women's correctional facility.
For more information or to sign up, contact bridget.copes@vanderbilt.edu.

Kitchen Table Series: Run the World (Girls in the Music Industry)

Monday, March 17 | 5:00-6:00pm in Sarratt 325/327.
Presented by the Women's Center.

International Len Film Series feature: My So Called Enemy

Tuesday, March 18 | 7:30pm in Sarratt Cinema. 
Presented by International Student and Scholar Services and the Women's Center.
Director Lisa Gossels examines the relationships formed by six Palestinian and Israeli girls who participate
in a US based program in which they come to know their "enemies" as human beings.
For more information, visit iLENS. Free and open to the public.

VanDIY: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Thursday, March 20 |12:00-1:00pm in Student Life Center Lower Level Rooms 1&2.
Facilitated by Cara Tuttle Bell, Associate Director of Student Accountability, Community Standards, & Academic Integrity.
Lunch is provided to first 50 to RSVP. Space is limited.
RSVP to alexandra.l.hollifield@vanderbilt.edu.

Ancestral and Feminist Memory in Black Brazilian Women’s Writing

Friday, March 21 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm in Home Economics Building, Room 104. 
Presented by the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and the HOD Minority Student Committee.
This international panel consists of scholar/community activists who will discuss the nature and scope of Afro-Brazilian 
women activists’ efforts at community empowerment both literally and in written form. In addition to informing the audience 
about the activism of noteworthy international scholar/community activists, the panel will provide strategies to translate 
academic and applied research into written forms that are more accessible to a wider audience.
Moderator:       Dr. Antonio D. Tillis, Dartmouth College
Presenters:      Dr. Ana Beatriz Gonçalves, Universidad Federal Juiz de Fora;
                        Denise Nascimento, Universidad Federal Juiz de Fora.

Celebration of Women in STEM Luncheon

Monday, March 24 | 12pm in Student Life Center Lower Level Rooms 1&2.
 Presented by VU Women in Science and Engineering (VUWiSE)

2014 Cuninggim Lecture: Courtney E. Martin

“Perfect Girls: A generation of young women were told we could do anything and somehow heard that we had to be everything.

Tuesday, March 25 | 6pm in Langford Auditorium. 
Presented  by The Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center.

Award-winning author Courtney E. Martin will explore how young women today have come to dangerously define success as “effortless perfection.” Drawing on her critically-acclaimed book—Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters— she will argue that disordered eating, food and fitness obsession, and anxiety disorders have become normalized among today’s young women. Further, she will sound a call to action to all women to stop settling for self hate and start changing the world. Free and open to the public.

We encourage you to support our women athletes by attending the many sporting events happening in March:

3/7, 3/8, & 3/9: Columbia 300 Music City Classic in Smyrna, TN

3/15 @ 12:00pm vs. Penn State
3/19 @ 3:00pm vs. Louisville
3/23 @ 1:00pm vs. Penn

3/21 @ 2:00pm vs. Tennessee
3/23 @ 1:00pm vs. Georgia
3/28 @ 3:30pm vs. Alabama
3/30 @ 1:00pm vs. Auburn

3/28 & 3/29: Black & Gold Meet in Nashville, TN


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