2009 Women's History Month Events
Women of Chittenden County. An exhibit of photographs and information about women from the history of Chittenden County. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library. Burlington. Info: 863-3403.
Through March 13
Viewing by appointment only. The ONE Woman Photography Project. A community project of photos created by women of the Old North End in Burlington, resulting in more than 200 final images reflecting the area's diversity. Burlington College. Info: 862-9616.
5pm. International Women's Day Celebration. 100th Anniversary. Refreshments and Music. Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom, UVM. Info: 656-3131.
7pm. Madeleine Kunin at Johnson State College. Former three-term Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin will give a talk entitled Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin: What Impact Have They Had on Women in Leadership?. Stearns Student Center Stage Space, Johnson State College. Info: www.jsc.edu/
7pm. The History of Herbal Medicine in America. Presented by prominent herbalist Rosemary Gladstar. Part of First Wednesdays Lecture Series presented by the Vermont Humanities Council. The Atheneum, St. Johnsbury. Info: #(802)748-8291
7pm. Women, War, and Displacement series discussion: Rape as a Weapon of War: Violence against Women in Eastern Congo. Jocelyn Kelly, research coordinator at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiatives, will speak about sexual violence against women in Eastern Congo, the Panzi Hospital, and the importance of advocacy for rape victims. Hoehl Welcome Center, St. Michael's College. Info:www.smcvt.edu/admission/events/events.asp
7pm. Women, War, and Displacement Series: Stories of Local Women. A panel of local refugees share their stories. St. Edmund's Hall Farrell Room (3rd floor), St. Michael's College. Info:www.smcvt.edu/admission/events/events.asp
7pm. Women, War, and Displacement series film. Taxi to the Darkside: the story of Dilawar, a taxi driver who was detained in Afghanistan in 2002 and who died in American custody at the prison in Bagram a few months later. Center for Women and Gender Studies, St. Michael's College. Info: www.smcvt.edu/admission/events/events.asp
March 8: Celebrate International Women's Day!
10-5pm. Vermont Women's Expo 2009. Vendors, Sponsors, Charity Auctions, and more. $5 admission at door. Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. Info: http://www.celebratevermontwomen.com/
Time and Place TBA. Being the Change You Wish to See: Women of Color & Social Justice Advocacy A panel discussion with women of color on their work in social justice. Panelists are Jacqui Patterson of Action Aid and Health GAP, Mercedes Mack of Jubilee USA, and Siham Elhamoumi of Vermont Global Health Coalition. St. Michael's College. Info: #(802)654-2667.
6am-9am. VPR Morning Edition Radio Broadcast. Women's History Month Commentary Series about prominent women's roles in the settling and development of the Champlain Valley. Info: http://www.vpr.net/schedule/.
7pm. Samantha 'Rastles' the Woman Question: a one-woman show about Samantha, a late 19th century rustic philosopher, with humor planted squarely on the side of sensible women's rights. Solo performer Jane Curry has a knack for provoking thought and laughter with her shows, and has performed since 1983, all over the U.S. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael's College. Info: #(802)654-2667.
2pm. Women of Chittenden County Discussion and Exhibit. Local women speak on the history of women in Chittenden County; exhibit on display throughout March. Refreshments. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library. Burlington. Info: 863-3403.
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