Women's Week 2014: Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment

Each year, the Women’s Center, in collaboration with many different student organizations, academic and administrative departments, and community groups, hosts and organizes Women’s Week, a week-long series of events in March to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. We celebrate the contributions women have made to our community and the world while raising awareness about the struggles women still face. The theme for Women’s Week 2014 is “Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment”. Spots and food for the Leadership Luncheons are available free of charge for all students, staff, and faculty members. Contact Jamie Porter at wcprogramming@unl.edu or call 402-472-2597 ext. 2 to reserve your spot by March 14th.

•Vision Maker Film Festival
Thursday 3/13- 3/17
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
The VisionMaker Film Festival showcases Native-produced film and video projects that often do not get the spotlight they deserve in a crowded entertainment market. Native filmmakers will be present at some screenings. Visit theross.org for the full schedule and price information.
•Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment
Monday 3/17 – 3/21
Explore this display of local women who have done extraordinary things from the past and present. Each of these women has been nominated for their character, courage, and commitment by others in the UNL and Lincoln communities.
•Leadership Luncheon: Women in Religion
Monday 3/17 @ 11:30 am
Take part in an informative and respectful panel discussion about women’s roles in faith traditions on our campus and around the world including Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. People of all faith traditions are welcome.
•Doin' Time with Peterson Toscano
Monday 3/17 @ 6 pm
Performance artist and activist Peterson Toscano performs scenes from his one-person plays including his comedy about his time in an ex-gay program, “Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House,” and “Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible.”
•Open Forum with the CCSW Staff Council
Tuesday 3/18 @ 11:30 am
The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) Staff Council would like to invite members of the UNL community to bring their lunches to the City Campus Union and discuss concerns and issues facing staff women at UNL.
•Veterans and Military Service Resource Fair
Tuesday 3/18 @ 4-7 pm
Learn how to access the many campus and community resources that are available to veterans and military service members.
•Women in Combat Panel
Tuesday 3/18 @ 7 pm
Women from four branches of the U.S. military speak about their experiences.
The panel will feature Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF, Retired, and President of the Board of Directors of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. as well as three local women military service members and veterans with combat experience.
•Leadership Luncheon: Feminist Pioneers
Wednesday 3/19 @ 11:30 am
A panel of leaders of the feminist movement in Nebraska in the 1960s and 70s who made important strides for women everywhere discuss their journeys: the struggles, triumphs, and future possibilities.
•Feministing: Offline and Unfiltered
Wednesday 3/19 @ 7:30 pm
A duo of editors and writers for the Feministing blog will be sharing their journeys and discussing how feminism has changed over the last decade, online and off, and the future of the movement.
•Leadership Luncheon: Staying Rooted in Agriculture
Thursday 3/20 @ 11:30 am
East Campus Union
Discover how Asia Haack, alum of UNL’s Animal Science and M.S. Meat Science and Muscle Biology programs, stayed close to her agricultural roots while branching out in the industry. Learn about her academic and post-graduate journeys plus current topics in agriculture.
•Annual Women’s History Month Banquet
Thursday 3/20 @ 6:00 pm
Champions Club, 707 Stadium Drive
Celebrate Women’s History Month with the Women’s Center and speaker Cecilia Fire Thunder, the first woman elected as President of Oglala Sioux and featured in the Visionmaker Festival film “Young Lakota”.
•Leadership Luncheon: Sisterhood is Global
Friday 3/21 @ 11:30 am
Selleck Presidential Dining Room
Bring a friend to lunch in celebration of close, supportive, and healthy friendships between women and forge new friendships with people from different backgrounds.
•Las Hermanas Padilla
Friday 3/21 @ 7:30 pm
Watch Tony Meneses’ fantastical story of ten sisters-in-law who find conflict and solace, humor and grace in the unexpected sisterhood they are forced into while their husbands are away fighting an unnamed war. Friday night's performance will be followed by a discussion of the role the arts play in our lives. Tickets are available through the Lied Center box office - 402-472-4747 or http://www.liedcenter.org. Ticket prices - Students $15 & general admission $20. More information at http://www.angelscompany.org

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/wbcq