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Women's Center Calendar of Events

The UD Women's Center calendar includes events of interest to women students, staff and faculty. Some of the items listed are sponsored by the UD Women's Center, while others are activities and events sponsored by other UD and selected external organizations. Posted events are open to the public unless otherwise specified.

We keep the calendar as comprehensive and current as possible. If you have an event that would be of interest to UD women and would like to have it posted on this calendar, please contact the UD Women's Center at 937-229-5490. The Women's Center reserves the right to decide whether or not an item will be posted based on its perceived relevance to UD women. We suggest you also post all appropriate events on the UD Campus Calendar, which can be found at

Event Schedule for March 2012

An Evening with LaFrae Sci

Drummer/composer LaFrae Sci believes music can heal the world and is trying to do her part one day at a time. In addition to being a founding teaching member of the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls and a faculty member of the Middle School Jazz Academy at Jazz Lincoln Center, LaFrae has toured, recorded and worked with a myriad of Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, world of music and Hip-Hop artists. LaFrae also serves as a Jazz/Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. Dept. of State through the Rhythm Road American Music Abroad program. Currently LaFrae is leading her Blues band, The Scenic Route on a tour of NYC schools on behalf of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and getting ready to record with her new band The 13th Amendment? which interprets Negro Spirituals through the modern languages of Jazz, Blues and World Fusion.

Date: Tuesday, March 6th
Time: 9:00 PM-10:30 PM
Location: Artstreet
For More Information Contact:
Sponsor: Artstreet & the Women's Center
Cost: Free

Human Trafficking Event: Consciousness Rising Keynote Address by Roza Pati

Dr. Roza Pati, and she is an Associate Professor of Law & Executive Director Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights, as well as Director of the Human Trafficking Academy at St. Thomas University School of Law. Her theme will center on human trafficking and social justice in the modern world.

Date: Thursday, March 8th
Location: TBD
For More Information Contact: Prof. Tony Talbott
Sponsor: Aboliton Ohio & Polictical Science Dept.
Cost: Free

Human Trafficking Event: Consciousness Rising Concert

Featuring artist Steve Moakler

Date: Friday, March 9th
Location: TBD
For More Information Contact: Prof. Tony Talbott 229-4326
Sponsor: Aboliton Ohio, New Abolitionist Movement & Polictical Science Dept.
Cost: $5 donation for shelter

UD Monologues

The UD Monologues displays the talents of UD students, performing an array of original monologues with comic and dramatic themes. The show begins at 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday

Date: Friday, March 9th
Location: Black Box Theatre
For More Information Contact: Black Box Theatre
Cost: Free but reservation required to 229-3950

Human Trafficking Event: Consciousness Rising

Diverse stations that offer twelve concrete steps toward ending the modern day trade of human beings, building upon the theme of "12 Ways to Make a Difference in 2012" that can be walked through in one hour or less. The exhibits will each function independently but will also play off of each other for increased effectiveness.

Date: Saturday, March 10th
Time: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
Location: River Campus
For More Information Contact: Alisa Bartel
Sponsor: Aboliton Ohio
Cost: $5 donation for shelter

Live from Lincoln Center: Growing Up Female

Award-winning filmmaker Julia Reichert will present her first film, Growing Up Female. Recently shown at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, this classic film is considered the very first feature film of the modern women's movement. Gloria Steinem called it: "A true and piercing look at American womanhood." Susan Sontag wrote, "One of those painful experiences that's good for you. I wish every high school kid in America could see this film." Filmed in Xenia, Yellow Springs and Springfield, it looks at female socialization through the lives of six women, age 4 to 35, and the forces that shape them. Reichert, who received her third Academy Award nomination for The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, will discuss the film and its impact following the showing. Two shorts from the era, Make Out and Anything you Want to Be, will also be screened. Sunday, March 11, 2:00-4:00 Main library auditorium.

Date: Sunday, March 11th
Location: Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. 3rd, Dayton, OH 45402
For More Information Contact: Joy Schwab 496-8627
Sponsor: Dayton Metro Library
Cost: Free

Busy Person's Retreat: Now is the Acceptable Time

Kick off lunch is noon to 1:30 on 3/12/12 in Liberty Hall room 8. Other times for retreat to be determined by participants. For more information contact Sr Linda Lee Jackson, OP, or 229-3570.

Date: Monday, March 12th
Cost: Free
Location: Liberty Hall
For More Information Contact: Sr. Linda Lee Jackson, OP
Sponsor: Campus Ministry

Sweats to Suits Bridging the Gap from Campus to Career Conference

Sweats to Suits is a free, 1/2 day conference that brings UD women students into close contact with dozens of experienced women of varied ages and professions.  From the opening keynote to the closing panel of young alumni, and through the concurrent sessions and structured networking activities in between, Sweats to Suits fills a unique niche in preparing young women, regardless of their chosen field, to be as successful as possible in their first 3-5 years post-graduation. Sponsored by GE and various UD partners, Sweats to Suits is free, but requires preregistration through Hire A Flyer. Seating is limited and is on a first come basis.

Date: Tuesday, March 13th
Time: 4:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Kennedy Union
For More Information Contact: Pattie Waugh
Sponsor: GE, Career Services, Business School, Enginnering School, Women's Center
Cost: Free but rsvp required to Career Services

DocuSpot Film: Tea & Justice: The Life and Times of NYPD's Frist Women Officers

Tea & Justice chronicles the experiences of three women who joined the New York Police Department during the 1980s—the first Asian women to become members of a force that was largely white and predominantly male. In this award-winning documentary, Officer Trish Ormsby and Detectives Agnes Chan and Christine Leung share their fascinating stories about careers and personal lives, as well as satisfactions and risks on the job, the stereotypes they defied, and how they persevered. Intrigued by the image of Asian women in a non-traditional profession, filmmaker Ermena Vinluan explores her own mixed feelings about cops while honoring the challenges Ormsby, Chan and Leung embraced, and the far-reaching changes they helped bring about. Interviews with ordinary New Yorkers, leading advocates of law enforcement reform, and anti-police abuse activists consider proposed changes in police culture and explain how women's preventive policing style, based on communication, contrasts with more reactive, physically forceful methods used by men. Humorous cartoons, lively graphics depicting cultural icons of strong Asian women, and original music enhance this nuanced study of race, gender, and power.

Date: Wednesday, March 14th
Location: Roesch Library
For More Information Contact: Scott West
Sponsor: Roesch Library
Cost: Free

Career Conversations with Missy Mazzoli: 'Where's My Road Map? Inventing Indie-Chamber Music'

What's the next great thing on the horizon? It's sometimes called "alt-classical" or indie-classical, and Victoire is one of hottest examples of this new genre-challenging music—although few know exactly where it's going. Victoire's founder and noted composer Missy Mazzoli will take the floor, talking briefly about her eclectic path in music and inviting questions from the audience about finding your way as all the rules change in the 21st century. Meet the artist and enjoy dessert after the conversation. Presented by the University of Dayton Arts Series, this free program is part of the Career Conversations Series supported by a grant from Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies.

Date: Wednesday, March 14th
Location: Sears Recital Hall
For More Information Contact: Arts Series 937-229-2787
Sponsor: UD Arts Series
Cost: Free

UD Arts Series: Victoire

UD Arts Series: Victoire is on every critic's radar. A NYC-based ensemble founded by Missy Mazzoli, Victoire is an all-star, all-female quintet combining strings, wind, keyboard, and more. The New Yorker and NPR selected Cathedral City one of the top - 10 classical albums of 2010. Cost General Admission $15, Seniors, non-UD students, UD Fac, staff & Alumni, $10; UD Students, $5.

Date: Thursday, March 15th
Location: Sears Recital Hall
For More Information Contact: Arts Series 937-229-2787
Sponsor: UD Arts Series
Cost: Cost General Admission $15, Seniors, non-UD students, UD Fac, staff & Alumni, $10; UD Students, $5.

Friday Night Films: For colored Girls

dir. Tyler Perry, 2010 Based on Nntozake Shange's play, a thought provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of color. Featuring Janet Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg

Date: Friday, March 16th
Location: Artstreet Studio B
For More Information Contact:
Sponsor: Artstreet Film Series
Cost: Free

Food for the Soul Marinist Style

This month's Food for the Soul focuses on the role of women in our Marianist Heritage.

Date: Wednesday, March 21st
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Location: KU 310
For More Information Contact: Eileen Maloney
Sponsor: Office of the Rector
Cost: Free but RSVP required

Investigating the Female Form

Exhibit runs March 21 - April 4, ArtStreet Studio D Gallery. The exhibit features drawings and paintings of the female form created as part of an independent study project by visual arts students The exhibit will feature drawings and paintings of the female form created as part of an independent study project by visual arts students Breann Gabel, Erin Grotton, Rebecca Roman, Caroline Thomas, and Catherine Glubisz.

Date: Wednesday, March 21st
Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 AM
For More Information Contact:
Sponsor: Artstreet
Cost: Free
Location: ArtStreet Studio D Gallery

John D'Emilio Presents: An Agitator for Justice: The Life and Work of Bayard Rustin

"Bayard Rustin was a key figure in movements for peace, racial justice, and economic fairness in the US in the mid-20th Century. What did he do, and what can we learn from his life? And why do so few people today know who he was? D'Emilio was awarded the Stonewall Book Award in 1984 for his most widely cited book, Sexual politics, sexual communities, which is considered the definitive history of the U.S. homophile movement from 1940 to 1970. His biography of the civil-rights leader Bayard Rustin, Lost prophet: Bayard Rustin and the quest for peace and justice in America, won the Stonewall Book Award for non-fiction in 2004.He was the 2005 recipient of the Brudner Prize[4] at Yale University."

Date: Thursday, March 22nd
Location: Sears Recital Hall
For More Information Contact: Caroline Merithew
Sponsor: Dept of History
Cost: Free

Friday Night Films: The Kids Are All Right

dir. Lisa Cholodenko, 2010. Teenagers raised by two mothers seek out their biological father (played by Mark Ruffolo) and redefine what it means to be a family. Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner for Best Picture

Date: Friday, March 23rd
Location: Artstreet Studio B
For More Information Contact:
Sponsor: ArtStreet
Cost: Free

International Festival

Held each spring, UD's International Festival features a fashion show, performances, delicious ethnic food and much more. Cultural booths allow for a closer look at the countries that make up UD's international student population. And the food will ensure that you return the following year! Kennedy Union Ballroom.

Date: Saturday, March 24th
Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Location: KU Ballroom
For More Information Contact: Center for International Programs
Sponsor: Center for International Programs 2293516
Cost: Free

Miryam Award Prayer Service and Reception

The Miryam Award is given annually to a person or group that has enhanced the climate for women and their work on campus.

Date: Monday, March 26th
Location: Immaculate Conception Chapel
For More Information Contact: Kelly Borher
Sponsor: Campus Ministry
Cost: Free

Chris Cuomo Presentation: Gender, Class, and Climate Change: How on Earth are they Connected?

Climate change is a new and unique moral problem that humanity faces as a species, but that we also face as individuals and as members of particular communities, nations, and economies. How do the humanities and social sciences contribute to our understandings of climate change? This talk will explore differential effects, causes, and responses to current pollution-related global ecological changes in relation to climate justice, focusing on how attention to factors such as class and gender are crucial for developing ethical as well as scientific understandings of current climate changes.

Date: Monday, March 26th
Time: 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location: Sears Recital Hall
For More Information Contact: Pattie Waugh or 229-5490
Sponsor: Philosophy Depart., Women's and Gender Studies, Women's Center
Cost: Free

Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf Closing Reception

Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf, "Many Women...Many Stories.. One Scarf" Joins us for the closing reception of this years' Traveling Scarf" event and hear the stories of the wonderful connections made possible by this program.

Date: Friday, March 30th
Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Location: Women's Center (2nd Floor Alumni Hall)
For More Information Contact: Pattie Waugh
Sponsor: Office of Multicultural Affairs & Women's Center
Cost: Free