Dr. Georgiann Davis, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will explore the topic of intersex — what it is and how intersex people navigate their lives — as part of Women’s History Month at Hastings College. Her lecture, “Beyond Male and Female: Intersex, Activism & Medical Authority,” is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in French Memorial Chapel (800 N. Turner Ave.) The event is free and open to the public.
Her appearance is sponsored by the Artist Lecture Series Main Committee, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Tri-Beta biology honorary and the Departments of Communication Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and History.
Other activities for the month include the following. The public is invited to all the events, and the events are free.
“Menopause, Mental Health, and Male Cat Calls: Forensics Females Discuss All”
Tuesday, March 8 at noon
Hazelrigg Student Union (HSU) Room C (705 E. 9th Street)
Women deal with a multitude of life issues. Through the artistic lens of forensics, these experiences come to life as you learn more about menopause, issues of anxiety and mental health (as explored through a photo exhibit), and black women’s dangerous experiences with male cat calls. Each issue will spark conversation and help you understand the nuances of these issues from a female perspective. Panelists include sophomore Kenzie Shofner performing a prose about menopause, senior Trichia Rueckert performing a communication analysis on mental illness, and senior Eunice Adounkpe performing a program of oral interpretation regarding how black women respond to male cat calls. Bring your lunch, and we will provide the cookies.
Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Hastings College Forensics team.
Women’s History Month Team Trivia Night: What Do You Really Know About Women?
Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
HSU Rooms A&B
Join us for a fun evening of team competition about women in history, politics, science, art and culture. Come with your own team of 3-5 student players or just come on your own and be paired with others there. All are welcome! We will have prizes for the top-scoring teams and free snacks for everyone who plays.
Sponsored by Radical Notion, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Phi Alpha Theta, Sociology Club and the Theatre Department.
“The Vagina Monologues”
Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m.
Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.)
Hastings College students will perform excerpts from Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” to raise awareness about women’s issues.
Sponsored by Radical Notion and the Theatre Department.
Chapel in Honor of Women’s History Month
Wednesday, March 16 at 10 a.m.
French Memorial Chapel
The Reverend Damen Heitmann, Chaplain to the College, will discuss Sojourner Truth.
Judi gaiashkibos on “Contemporary Challenges for Indian Tribes of Nebraska”
Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m.
French Memorial Chapel
Ms. gaiashkibos will speak about the rich history and culture of Nebraska’s First People as well as some contemporary issues and challenges among Nebraska’s tribes. She will touch upon topics such as tribal sovereignty, governance, language retention, Whiteclay and more. Ms. gaiashkibos is the Director of the Nebraska Indian Commission on Indian Affairs. An enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations and master’s degree in Management with a Leadership Emphasis from Doane College. She was the recipient of the prestigious Nebraska Humanities Sower Award and was appointed to the Doane Board of Trustees in 2012.
10th Annual Women’s History Month SAI Recital
Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall of Music (723 E. 9th St.)
Sigma Alpha Iota, the women’s music fraternity, will perform.