Women’s Heritage Month activities wrapping up
On March 31 at 7 p.m. Aleshire Theater, a Women’s Heritage lecture called "Missing Voices: Women’s Experience in War and Combat" will be given by Christina Weber. The voices of women participating in war and combat have been largely absent in popular culture and historical documents of war due to women’s restriction from official combat status. Yet women have played and continue to play a significant role in war, largely as a result of the increasingly blurred boundaries between combat and combat support. Weber uses interviews with North Dakota women who have served in recent wars to tell of the dangers and hardships women experience in war and the challenges they face reintegrating into home and civilian life. Weber teaches sociology at North Dakota State University, and this presentation is also part of the Northwest Art Center lecture series.
The Women’s Heritage Month student poster session will be held April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center atrium. MSU students will display posters, in any discipline, that focus on women’s heritage. Prizes will be awarded for the three highest-scoring posters and also to the poster selected as the popular favorite.
On April 9 Women’s Heritage Month activities will conclude with a presentation titled "Women and Hinduism" by J.A. Joshi, an alumna of the University of Wales, Cardiff. Her first presentation will be during a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the YWCA, 1020 North Broadway. At 4 p.m., she will speak in the Gordon B. Olson Library Media Center.
An art collection titled "Celebrating Women Artists: Selections from the MSU Collection" will be displayed in the lower level of the library through April 10. Curators are Michelle Borkhuis, Linda Olson, Erin Twomey, Mary Wager, and the MSU art department. Books relating to Women’s Heritage are also on display in the library.