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Women's History Month 2011

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online calendar update, please contact the Anthony Center for Women’s
Leadership at 585/275-8799 or

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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.

Events at the University of Rochester

** March 3 – April 6**
Film Festival
Herstory: Inspiration in Film
All films will be screened in the Gowen Room, Wilson Commons
at the University of Rochester

March 3
7 pm
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

March 17
7 pm
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.

March 24
8 pm
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.

March 31
7 pm
Ahead of Time:
Ruth Gruber didn't just report the news...she made it!
Rochester Premiere
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.

April 6
7 pm
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.


March 8
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

March 19
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 or

** 2011 Women in Music Festival**
March 21-25
For more information on the festival and the full list of events, visit or call 274-1000.  The Eastman School of
Music is located at 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY.

March 21
12 Noon
Festival’s Opening Concert. Eastman School of Music, Main Hall. Noon. Free.

8 pm
Evening Concert

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.

March 22
Noon Concert
Wilmot Hall, Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue. Noon. Free.

3:30 pm
Composer’s Symposium: Presentation & Composition master class by Hilary Tann
Eastman School of Music, room 209.. Free.

8 pm
Three Welsh Poets:  A Composer’s View
Lecture-Presentation by Hilary Tann. River Campus, Rush Rhees Library. Free.

March 23
Noon Concert
Eastman School of Music, Miller Center Atrium. Free.

8:15 pm
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:
or by calling 585-738-5995

March 24
12:15 pm
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.

March 25
Featuring short films from the 1920s, with music by Eastman students.
Eastman House, 900 East Ave. Curtis Theatre. Free.

8 pm
Life, Death & Renewal:  An Evening of Reflection through
Poetry & Music

Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. Free. 

March 23
7:30 pm
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:

March 24
5 – 7 pm
Susan B. Anthony Lecture: Keynote address: Precarious Spaces:
(Dis-)Locating Gender

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,

March 25
9 am - 4pm
18th Annual Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary
Graduate Conference

Susan B. Anthony Institute. Hawkins-Carlson Room,
Rush Rhees Library, 9AM-4PM. Free. For more information: 275-8313,

April 3
4 pm
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,

Events in the Greater Rochester Region

March 2
8 pm
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:, 395-5700.

March 8
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: /

March 10
7 pm
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,

March 10
9 pm
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:, 546-2771 ext. 346,

March 19
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.

March 21
7 pm
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:

March 23
5 pm
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.

March 23
8 p.m.
Writers Forum, Author Jennifer Perrine
SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive. Cooper Hall. For more information:, 395-5700.

March 24
7 pm
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:

March 26
7 pm
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:, 546-2771 ext. 346,

March 29
7 pm
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:

March 30
6 pm
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:

March 30
7 pm
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.

April 5
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.