Women's History Month 2011
For more information about any event or to list your event in an
online calendar update, please contact the Anthony Center for Women’s
Leadership at 585/275-8799 or firstname.lastname@example.org
View and download a PDF of the WHM calendar
Rochester area commemorations and celebrations
All events are open to the public; fees are listed individually where
required. The list is organized by events at the University of Rochester
and in the Greater Rochester community. Please scroll down to see
Women's History Month events in the Greater Rochester region.
** March 3 – April 6**
Herstory: Inspiration in Film
All films will be screened in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons
at the University of Rochester
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
A Film by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes; a PBS Production
Iron Jawed Angels
Katja von Garnier's film tells the remarkable story of passionate and
dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend
Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), who put their lives on the line to fight for
American women's right to vote.
Who Does She Think She Is?
A feature documentary directed by Pamela Tanner Boll
and co-directed and edited by Nancy C. Kennedy
The film follows five women artists as they navigate the economic, psychological,
and spiritual challenges of making work outside the elite art world. These women—
ranging in age from 27 to 65—fight to honor their vision and their families every day.
Ahead of Time:
Ruth Gruber didn't just report the news...she made it!
This film is the directorial debut of award-winning cinematographer Bob Richman (An Inconvenient Truth, The September Issue, My Architect) and tells the journey of
American writer and journalist Ruth Gruber. Gruber, who will turn 100 years old
September 30th, was a feminist before feminism. A trail-blazer who rejected the
gender standards, she became a full-time journalist at the age of 24, and created
an illustrious career with the New York Herald Tribune.
Orgasm Inc: The Strange Science of Female Pleasure
Liz Canner, Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer.
The film is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns
that are reshaping our lives around health, illness and desire.
9 am – 4:40 pm
A Dialogue on Leadership: Seneca Falls, 163 Years Later
Visit and tour: The Women’s Rights National Historical Park, The Women’s
Interfaith Institute, The National Women’s Hall; a dialogue between Mayor
Diana Smith and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (play by Dr. Melinda Grube).
Transportation to Seneca Falls, site admission and lunch are free. Open to the
UR Community, registration by 3/1 required. For more information, call the
Susan B. Anthony Institute at 275-8318 or visit email@example.com.
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
¡Soy Única! ¡Soy Latina! Rally
This program brings young Latinas (grades 4-12) and their families to the
campus for a day of celebration and classes on life skill development, career
and college access, and more and includes workshops for parents. Partnership
program with the Latinas Unidas organization and the University of Rochester.
To register, contact Jamie Recino at 275-3221. For more information, visit http://enrollment.rochester.edu/admissions/community/programs.shtm or www.latinasunidas.org
** 2011 Women in Music Festival**
For more information on the festival and the full list of events, visit www.esm.rochester.edu or call 274-1000. The Eastman School of
Music is located at 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY.
Festival’s Opening Concert. Eastman School of Music, Main Hall. Noon. Free.
All-Tann Concert with The Gardens of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, Water’s
Edge, Arachne, Shakkei, Exultet Terra, Madrigalia. Downtown Presbyterian
Church, 121 N Fitzhugh St. Free.
Wilmot Hall, Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue. Noon. Free.
Composer’s Symposium: Presentation & Composition master class by Hilary Tann
Eastman School of Music, room 209.. Free.
Three Welsh Poets: A Composer’s View
Lecture-Presentation by Hilary Tann. River Campus, Rush Rhees Library. Free.
Eastman School of Music, Miller Center Atrium. Free.
Reading performance of Amanda Jacobs & Lindsay Baker’s new
Broadway show Lily based on Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth
Collaboration with the Empire State Lyric Theatre. Memorial Art Gallery,
500 University Ave. M&T Ballroom. Pre-concert reception at 6:15 pm
(ticket required, $25); Purchase tickets at: www.empirestatelyrictheatre.org
or by calling 585-738-5995
Eastman at Washington Square
First Universalist Church, Corner of South Clinton & Court Streets. Free.
Women in Music Festival Tour
Preview Concert. Nazareth College, Wilmot Hall.
Featuring short films from the 1920s, with music by Eastman students.
Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Curtis Theatre. Free.
Life, Death & Renewal: An Evening of Reflection through
Poetry & Music
Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. Free.
The Politics of Life and the Workplace
Ginny Corsi is the is president of a consulting firm she created after a
career that spans state and federal government and includes executive
education, as well as sales and marketing on Wall Street. Sponsored by
Women’s Caucus. Georgen 101. Free.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
5 – 7 pm
Susan B. Anthony Lecture: Keynote address: Precarious Spaces:
Susan B. Anthony Institute lecture in conjunction with the 18th Annual Gender
and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. Hawkins-Carlson
Room, Rush Rhees Library. Free. For more information: 275-8313, www.rochester.edu/College/WST/events.
9 am - 4pm
18th Annual Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary
Susan B. Anthony Institute. Hawkins-Carlson Room,
Rush Rhees Library, 9AM-4PM. Free. For more information: 275-8313, www.rochester.edu/College/WST/events.
Our Shared Humanity: Creating Understanding through the
Principles of MLK with Naomi Tutu
Keynote address of the Season of Nonviolence. Naomi Tutu draws upon her
life experiences to discuss the importance of human rights, peace, and equality.
Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Strong Auditorium, River Campus. Free. For more information: 276-3787, gandhiinstitute.org
Events in the Greater Rochester Region
Writers Forum, Author Jessica Abel
Join this author for a women and gender studies themed discussion.
SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive. Cooper Hall.. Free.
For more information: www.brockport.edu/wms, 395-5700.
5 – 8:30 pm
International Women's Day
This honors the work of the suffragists, celebrates women's success, and reminds
of inequities still to be redressed. AAUW Perkins Mansion, 494 East Ave. in Rochester.
$10 suggested donation. For more information: /www.internationalwomensday.com
Film Screening: And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne. Nazareth College, Callahan Theater, 4245 East Avenue. $14-$17. For more information: 389-2170, boxoffice.naz.edu.
V-Day: All-Star Drag Show
Proceeds to benefit V-Day and Planned Parenthood's Rape Crisis Center and the
V-Day 2011 spotlight, the women and girls of Haiti. 140 Alex Bar & Grill,
140 Alexander St. $10. For more information: www.pprsr.org, 546-2771 ext. 346, email@example.com
Our Shared History Unites
Epiphany Events honors Women’s History Month with Lalita Tademy who found
her family roots- and the stories of four astonishing women who battled cast injustices
to create a legacy of hope an achievement. Mood Makers Books, Village Gate Square.
Free. Call 585/ 234-2025 to RSVP by March 7.
Rochester NOW Meeting
Nora Bredes, Director of the Susan B. Anthony's Center for Leadership at
the University of Rochester, will be the featured speaker. First Unitarian Church,
220 S. Winton Rd. Free. For more information: www.rochesternow.org.
The Lady Vanishes: Motherhood and Reproductive Labor in the
Age of Globalization Keynote Speaker, Modhumita Roy, Professor of English,
Tufts University. Arts Center at Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue. p.m. Free.
Writers Forum, Author Jennifer Perrine
SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive. Cooper Hall. For more information: www.brockport.edu/wms, 395-5700.
Women Presidents and Prime Ministers: A Global Perspective and
Implications for Democracy
Lecture by Farida Jalalzai, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science,
University of Missouri-St.Louis. SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive.
New York Room. Free. For more information: www.brockport.edu/adp/speakers
V-Day: The Vagina Monologues
Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues will be performed as part of V-Day
Rochester 2011 to raise awareness of violence against women and girls.
Hochstein School of Music, 50 North Plymouth Ave$10-$25. For more information: www.pprsr.org, 546-2771 ext. 346, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our History Is Our Strength: Rochester's Fighters for Women's Rights
Barbara Moore, member of Rochester NOW, will discuss the women’s rights
movement of Rochester’s past and present. Pittsford Community Library,
24 State St. Fisher Meeting Room. Free, registration required. For more information: http://www.townofpittsford.org/home-libraryport.
Lived Realities of Mayan Culture: Leveraging Gender Equality and
Social Change through Education; Lecturer Randall Shea, Brockport alum,
Coordinator, Santa Maria Tzeja Middle School in Guatemala. SUNY Brockport,
350 New Campus Drive. Room TBD. Free. For more information: www.brockport.edu/adp/speakers
Women of Tin Pan Alley, 1920-1949, with Geoff Clough and Cyndi Kingsley
Songs by women compsers. Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave. Ireland Room. Free, registration required. For more information: 889-2200.
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Strong Spirit for a Fragile World:
Christine Sevilla's Visual Art
Silent Auction and Sale. The Williams Gallery at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester
220 Winton Road South, $5 suggested donation.
Call 585/383-6095 for more information.