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Women's History Month 2010

For more information about any event or to list you event in an online calendar update, please contact the Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership at 585/275-8799, or, acwl@mail.rochester.edu. Or visit  the Anthony Center at www.rochester.edu/SBA.

View and download a PDF of the WHM calendar - Click here.

Rochester area commemorations and celebrations

All events are open to the public; fees are listed individually where required.

University of Rochester Women's History Month events are presented by Women's Caucus, The Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies.

Thursday, February 25 - Friday, February 26, 2010

Susan B. Anthony Institute Interdisciplinatry Graduate Conference

Thursday
Susan B. Anthony Institute Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Opening Reception & Keynote Speaker. Wells-Brown Room, University of Rochester River Campus. 275-8318, www.rochester.edu/college/wst/. 5-7:30 p.m. Free. Opening remarks by SBAI Director Honey Meconi, reception, and keynote speaker Dr. Michael Cobb, Associate Professor of English, University of Toronto, presents his keynote speech: “Single?”

Friday
Susan B. Anthony Institute Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Papers and Panels. Wells-Brown Room, University of Rochester River Campus. 275-8318. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 9 a.m. Coffee & Bagel Breakfast. For the complete schedule visit www.rochester.edu/college/wst/  OR www.rochester.edu/sba.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Women in Comedy. University of Rochester, Gleason Theater, River Campus. 9 p.m. Free. Join the UR Women’s Caucus as we discuss (and laugh) about “Women in Comedy" For more information, contact: caitlin.smigelski@rochester.edu.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Screening: “Half the Sky.” Two locations: Tinseltown 17, 2291 Buffalo Rd. 716-247-0042; or Eastview Mall 13, 70 Eastview Mall Dr. 585-425-0423. 7:30 p.m. NCM Fathom and CARE, with the support of Delta Air Lines, Meredith Corporation and Walmart will co-sponsor  an evening inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book Half the Sky.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Women Engineers Present Science Saturday. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave. rmsc.org, 697-1944. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with museum admission: $10-12.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rochester’s International Women’s Day. Good Luck Restaurant, 59 Anderson St. restaurantgoodluck.com, riwd.org. 1-3:30 p.m. $3 recommended donation.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Screening & Discussion: “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” The College at Brockport, 103 Edwards Hall, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport.  7-9 p.m. Free. For more information contact: bleasvoy@brockport.edu.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Vagina Monologues. Hochstein School, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. 546-2771 x346, pprsr.org. 7-9 p.m. $20 general/$10 students & seniors. RSVP by March 12. A benefit for Planned Parenthood of Rochester/Syracuse Region’s Rape Crisis Service.

Susan B. Anthony House – Wreath Hanging. Susan B. Anthony died at her home on 17 Madison Street on March 13, 1906. At 11 am join organizers to commemorate the life and legacy of a Founding Mother. Visit susanbanthonyhouse.org for more information.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Marianne Fox, Exhibit Retrospective.ARTISANworks, The Workshop Hallway, 565 Blossom Rd. 482-7890, artisanworks.net. 1-4 p.m. Regular admission fees apply: $8-12; through May 30th.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lecture: “Matilda Joslyn Gage: Bringing Her Into History”, a lecture by Sally Roesch Wagner, Ph.D.First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Rd.. 7 p.m. Free. For more information, visit rochesternow.org, or contact, nowrochester@aol.com.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Susan B. Anthony Institute Faculty Research Seminar. University of Rochester, Lattimore Hall Room 540, River Campus. 275-8318, 12 p.m. Free.  For more information, visit rochester.edu/college/wst/.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Senca Falls – Screening and Discussion, Memorial Art Gallery. Seneca Falls follows WOWER Power, a struggling multi-cultural theater troupe comprised of nine teenage girls from San Francisco, as they travel to Seneca Falls to perform their original play at the historic 150th Anniversary  of the first Women’s Rights Convention. Join director Louise Vance, performer Ruth Mankin and film critic Eileen Newman for a discussion following the film. 1 pm; free for MAG members; $5 for non-members, museum admission included. For more information visit rochester.edu/SBA.

“HER” Art Exhibit. Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St. 442-5432. 8 p.m. Free. Night of dance, poetry, performance art, visual art, presented by local women's art collective. Visit flyingsquirrel.rocus.org. for more information.

Monday, March 22 - Friday, March 26, 2010

Eastman School’s 2010 Women in Music Festival.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to view the calendar for this week long series of concerts and events.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Women in Sports. Ruth Merrill Center, Wilson Commons, University of Rochester River Campus. Free. Join the UR Women’s Caucus as they discuss the history, challenges and joys of Women in Sports. Contact caitlin.smigelski@rochester.edu.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Women, Art & Activism Panel. Nazareth College Arts Center, Room A183, 4245 East Avenue, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. A panel of women artists and activists will discuss international grassroots organizing and activism on national social justice.  Visit www.naz.edu or call 585/389-2525 for more information.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Seneca Falls on WXXI. In celebration of Women's History Month, WXXI Public Broadcasting is pleased to be the presenting station for Seneca Falls, an hour long documentary  about America's first women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. Seneca Falls premieres on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 & 11) on Wednesday, March 24 at 9 p.m. and on PBS stations across the country.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Workshop: Women’s Leadership Styles and Real Life Tips for a Successful, Innovative Career. Location TBD, contact caitlin.smigelski@rochester.edu. 7 p.m. Free. Sponsored by the University of Rochester Women’s Caucus.

Susan B. Anthony Institute Undergraduate Conference. Gamble Room, University of Rochester River Campus.. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Keynote Speaker: Professor Jennifer Creech, Assistant Professor of German, University of Rochester.  Contact 585/275-8318 or visit www. rochester.edu/college/wst/ for more information.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Women’s History Trivia Program. Helen McGraw Branch Library, 2180 East Ridge Road, Irondequoit. 7 p.m. Free. Please call 585/ 336-6060 to register.

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Monday, March 22 - Friday, March 26, 2010

Eastman School’s 2010 Women in Music Festival.
For complete information on the week’s events, visit www.esm.rochester.edu. Or call 585/274-1000.

Monday
Eastman School Women in Music Festival Noontime Concert: Life in Perspective. Eastman School of Music, Main Hall, 26 Gibbs Street, Noon. Poet Lori Nolasco and wonderful music ranging from Baroque to jazz.

Eastman School Women in Music Festival Concert. Christ Church Episcopal 141 East Avenue. 5:45-7:30 p.m.  Organ master class with composer Emma Lou Diemer.

Tuesday
Eastman School Women in Music Festival Noontime Concert: Travel in Your Ears. Nazareth College, Wilmot Hall, 4245 East Avenue. Noon. Poet Kathleen Nicastro with faculty and students from both Nazareth College and the Eastman School of Music.

Eastman School Women in Music Festival All-Diemer Concert. Christ Church Episcopal, 141 East Avenue. 8 p.m. Poet Iris Miller, featuring the music of Eastman alumna Dr. Emma Lou Diemer.

Wednesday
Eastman School Women in Music Festival Noontime Concert: When Heart Matters. Eastman School of Music Miller Center Atrium (Max’s entrance), 26 Gibbs Street. Noon. Poet Pia Liptak, a selection from the new Broadway show Lily, based on Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth.

Thursday
Eastman School Women in Music Festival Noontime Concert: Soliloquies & Dialogues. First Universalist Church, corner of Clinton and Court Streets. Hosted by Eastman at Washington Square: poet Tricia Asklar, and a chance to hear a lute being played from 10 feet away!

Eastman School Women in Music Festival Lecture: “Something Yet Unvoiced: the music of Dame Ethel Smyth.” Eastman School of Music, Ciminelli Formal Lounge. 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Amy Zigler, musicologist from University of Florida, will lecture on the life and work of British composer and author Dame Ethel Smyth.

Friday
Eastman School Women in Music Festival Noontime Concert: On Wings of Words. University of Rochester River Campus, Optics Building, Georgen Atrium. Hosted by the SEAS Performing Arts Series: Poet Wanda Schubmehl and the Eastman Women Chorus, directed by Susan Conkling, performing music by American composer Jocelyn Hagen. 

Eastman School Women in Music Festival Performance: Ricochet Duo. Eastman School of Music, Ciminelli Formal Lounge, 26 Gibbs Street. 7-9 p.m. Free. Marimbist Jane Boxall returns with Eastman alumna Rose Chancler, piano, as the Ricochet Duo to perform works by New York Women Composers.