MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University will host several activities to celebrate Women’s History Month. The schedule of events that are free and open to the public follows.
Self-acceptance week, sponsored by Women for Women, runs Monday, March 19 through Thursday, March 22. A gallery will open in the lower level of the Learning Resources Center at 7 p.m. Monday featuring artwork in a variety of media that represent what self-acceptance means. The group encourages advance submissions of artwork for the display to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Help, a film that revolves around the maids of wealthy families and the racism they confront during the Civil Rights era, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Jamrich 102. The fourth annual Hear Us Roar readers’ theater of sexual assault survival stories will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Jamrich 102. For more information, contact Emily Stulz at email@example.com. The week will end with a video geared toward and produced by students about self-acceptance titled “Who the F*#% Are You?” The video will be repeated throughout the day in the Payne/Halverson lobby.
The documentary Miss Representation, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. A discussion led by NMU professors Jeanne Lorentzen, Rebecca Mead and Maya Sen will follow.
A presentation titled “Are We There Yet?” will explore four decades of struggle to achieve gender equity in academia and provide a history of the NMU American Association of University Professors committee on gender. It is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, March 30, in Gries Hall 167.
Author Wayne Wiegand will present “The Woman’s Building Library at the World’s Fair” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 2, in Mead Auditorium. He will discuss the significance of the historic first effort to assemble a comprehensive library of women’s writings for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.