Saturday, March 8, 2014

March is Women's History Month at Daemen


All events are free and open to the public. Join us!

Monday, March 3
7:30 -10:00pm Alumni Lounge in Wick Center
“North Country”
The real life story of a single mother who has to confront a system of sexual harassment when she takes a job as a miner in Minnesota. Fine performance by Charlize Theron. Directed by Niki Caro. 
Daemen College Film Series, Commentary by Dr. Penny Messinger, Associate Professor of History

Thursday, March 6
7:00- 8:00 pm, Visual & Performing Arts Center, Room 20, Sr. Jeanne File Room
Beth Hinderliter lecture, “Post Socialist Art in Migration:
Dr. Beth Hinderliter, Associate Professor of Art at Buffalo State College, will address the transition from friendship amongst nations to anti-immigrant riots
Sr. Jeanne File, OSF Memorial Art History Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 18
7:00 – 8:00 pm, Research and Information Commons (RIC), Room 101
Kandace Brill Lombart, “Ruth Stone & Her Daughters:  the Topography of Artistic Collaborations between a Poet, an Artist & a Writer”
Literary scholar Dr. Kandace Lombart explores the literary legacy of renowned poet (and 2009 Pulitzer Prize nominee) Ruth Stone (1915-2011), with emphasis on Stone’s influence on her daughters. Our speaker began her undergraduate education at Daemen, then known as Rosary Hill College.
Co-sponsored by the Daemen College Women’s Studies program and the English Department

Wednesday, March 19
7:00 – 9:45 pm, 107 Schenck Hall
“9 TO 5”
A 1980 comedy starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomblin, and Dolly Parton as office workers serving justice to their boss, a “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.” (IMDb)
Open classroom for IND269:  Hollywood's America. Sponsor: Dr. Shawn Kelley, Professor of Religion

Friday, March 21
12:20-1:15 pm, 236 Duns Scotus
Dr. Serife Tekin, “Medicine and Identity: Lessons from Henrietta Lacks”
Henrietta Lacks died in 1951 from a malignant cancer, which also gave rise to HeLa, the first human immortal cell line. HeLa has made possible countless medical discoveries, but Lacks’ story raises disturbing ethical questions:  Is it ethical to use human subjects without consent? How did Lacks’ intersectional identity—as an African American woman from a low-income background—shape the ways in which she was wronged in the medical context?
Open classroom for PHI 321: Medical Ethics. Lecture by Dr. Serife Tekin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
** Refreshments included

Friday, March 28
12:20 – 1:15 pm, V20 Visual & Performing Arts Center
“The Artist Is Present”: film & lecture on Marina Abramovic
“The Artist Is Present” examines the career of Marina Abramovic, a pioneer in the development of performance art. The compelling documentary focuses on her 2010 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, and the accompanying three month performance by the artist.
Open classroom for ART 446: History of Contemporary Art. Lecture by Dr. Laura Sommer, Associate Professor of Art History

Monday, March 31
6:30 to 8:30 pm, Wick Alumni Lounge
The Vagina Monologues
Eve Ensler’s renowned play comes to Daemen, with performances by our students, staff, and faculty! The play has inspired action, including the V-Day movement, which seeks to empower women and to end sexual violence throughout the world. Join us for the performance and stay for a discussion by participants and audience.
Brought to you by Daemen’s Visual & Performing Arts Department & Daemen’s Women’s Studies Program

Coming attraction:

Wednesday, April 16
**time and location TBA on Academic Festival calendar**
This year’s Moot Court Experience at Academic Festival will feature a mock trial and talk back session on sexual harassment. The event is a collaboration between the Pre-Law Student Association (PLSA) and the new American Association of University Women (AAUW) student club.

For more information on these events or for information on pursuing a Women’s Studies Minor at Daemen, please contact Dr. Penny Messinger (pmessing @

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