Center Offers Fall Programs To Celebrate 10th Anniversary
GLORIA STEINEM TO LEAD PANEL DISCUSSION
15, 2000 -- Gloria Steinem,
co-founder of Ms. magazine and one of Americas best-known
feminists, will lead a panel discussion about the past and future
of feminism Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m., in the U.Va. School of
Laws Caplin Auditorium. The discussion is open to the public
and free of charge.
other panelists joining Steinem will be Marcia Ann Gillespie, editor-in-chief
of Ms. magazine, and Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner, authors
of "Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future."
panel discussion is the fourth of a year-long series of events planned
for this fall to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the founding
of the U.Va. Womens Center.
keystone event of the "Women 2000: Shapers of the World"
speakers series will be a conference on Thursday, Nov. 2, honoring
nine U.Va. alumnae, who have received the Distinguished Alumna Award
bestowed by the Womens Center. The conference will feature
panel discussions on several topics, including health, science and
technology, and social justice and human rights.
last event of the day will be a forum for the alumnae to offer advice
to the new president of the United States, five days before the
national presidential election.
"Women 2000: Shapers of the World" series includes:
and actress Aviva Jane Carlin in "Jodie's Body," a nearly sold-out
dramatic performance that explores womens issues, in particular,
body image and eating disorders, Sept. 22-24, Friday and Saturday,
at 8 p.m., and Sunday, at 2 p.m., Helms Theatre; Sunday 8 p.m.,
PVCC's V. Earl Dickinson Building
Rights Campaign Director Elizabeth Birch, a featured speaker
at the Democratic National Convention, and a leader in the struggle
for gay rights, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m., U.Va.s Jefferson
Hall, Hotel C, West Range
G. McPherson, former NFL quarterback, educator and ESPN commentator,
in a talk titled, "You Throw Like a Girl," will discus traditional
gender norms and the role of sports in developing mens
attitudes toward gender identity, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m., U.Va. School
of Nursings McLeod Hall
Ericsson-Jackson, the first African-American woman to receive
a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Howard University
who is in training to become an astronaut, will discuss the
importance of minorities and females in the fields of mathematics,
science and engineering, Oct. 17, at 12:30 p.m., Cavalier Inn,
Conference Room B
its founding in 1990, the Womens Center has offered education
and services to University of Virginia students, faculty, staff
and alumni as well as members of the surrounding community, both
women and men.
the Young Women Leaders Program and the mentoring initiatives, free
personal and career counseling, the Free Legal Clinic, traveling
workshops, support groups and the Sexual Assault Education Office,
the center has become a national model for effective outreach to
Charlotte Crystal, (804) 924-6858