Adams State celebrates Women’s Week

(02-21-2014)

Adams State University Tori Vigil '15, sociology major, has organized a week of events in celebration of Women's Week. She said the idea began with wanting "to simply show the film Miss Representation to the community. It quickly grew from there, because of the shared passion regarding the betterment, equality, and growth of women by the staff, professors, and students at ASU."

Events:

Monday, March 3

  • Kindred spirits lunch and learn
  • Women in sports
  • Noon
  • La Mesa Dining Room.

Tuesday, March 4

  • Film: "Miss Representation"
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • McDaniel Hall room 101
  • "Miss Representation" exposes the messages in media that tell our young women that their value and power lie in their youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in their capacity as a leader.

Wednesday, March 5

  • Melody Reynolds
  • Love and relationships
  • Noon
  • CASA House

Wednesday, March 5

  • "Invisible Sexism: Eradicating What We Don't See"
  • Dr. Stephanie Hilwig, associate professor of sociology
  • 7 p.m.
  • Porter Hall room 130
  • The lecture will review recent research on the myriad of ways in which inequalities creep into professional lives so subtly, that we don't even notice they are there.

Thursday, March 6

  • Tunnel of Oppression, performances and presentations
  • 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Carson Auditorium
Thursday, March 6
  • Empowering women presentations
  • 6 p.m.
  • Followed by a round table discussion
  • McDaniel Hall room 101

Friday, March 7

  • "Engage the Rage," a poetry slam
  • 12 p.m.
  • Student Union Building Mall Court
  • There will be a $50 prize for the winner.
  • The poetry does not need to be original work.

Saturday, March 8

  • International Women's Day
  • Student presentations and performances
  • 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • McDaniel Hall room 101
Saturday, March 8
  • Film "Girl Rising," about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • McDaniel Hall room 101
  • Panel discussion to follow

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information contact Tori Vigil at vigilpv@grizzlies.adams.edu.