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Tuesday, March 11th:
Film and Discussion: Girl Rising
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Lang AUD
This documentary showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Powerful storytelling to deliever a simple, critical truth: Educate Girls and You Will Change the World.
Wednesday, March 12th:
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: UNI Library, Room 324
A panel discussion on "How are women represented and used in comics?"
Thursday, March 13th:
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: SAB 207
Book Discussion: Colonize This!
Women's and Gender Studies minor student, Jesssica Garraway, will lead discussion about the book Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism, edited by Daisy Hernandez, our Women's History Month keynote speaker! This is a great opportuity to prepare for Daisy's talk on March 24th at 7pm in the Curris Business Building (CCB) in the John Deere AUD, Room 109.
Women's Rights: Press Conference and Forum
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge
This event will address critical issues facing women in Iowa, including discussion on the need to collaborate the work toward eliminating them.
Monday, March 24th
Location: On Campus
The keynote speaker for Women's History Month will be Daisy hernandez, co-editor of the book Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. Hernandez will be speaking on campus in preparation for her address there will be a book discussion of Colonize This! on Thursday March 13th at 12pm in Sabin room 207. Copies of the book are availabe for check out in the Women's and Gender Studies office, Sabin 225.
Tuesday, March 25:
Location: Auditorium, Center for Energy & Enviromental Education
Film Screening: "The Clean Bin Project"
Join in watching "The Clean Bin Project," the story about a couple competing against each other in an effore to live waste free for a year. Learn through their adventure how to recycle, buy locally and examine purchasing habits in order to eliminate waste. After the film viewers will be offered the opportunity to take up the challenge, get tips and ideas on how to di it with the support of the other challenge members. Light dinner provided.
Thursday, March 27th:
Final Thursday Reading Series
Time: 7:00 PM Open Mic Signup
7:15 PM Open Mic (bring your best 5 miniutes of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction).
8:00 PM Letitia Moffitt, author of the new novel, Sidewalk Dancing (book release reading)
Location: Heast Center for the Arts
304 W. Seerley Blvd., Cedar Falls
Saturday, March 29th:
Time: 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Location: Rod Library
Panel discussions, and game rooms, and trivia contests, oh my! Some panels include: Fantastic Four and LGBT in comics, censorship in comics, racism in comics and much more! Vendor booths also included that day showcasing local cominc book stores and local artists. Costime contest also included so costumes are strongly encouraged.
Monday, March 31:
Location: Coffee House floor, Maucker Union
UNI Proud Annual Drag Show
See fellow classmates preform on stage. Proceeds from tips will benefit a local charity.
Tuesday, April 1st:
Location: Seerley Hall 115
Melinda Henneberger lecture, "The Perennial Question: Women and the Church"
Henneberger will speak on the issue raised by the status and role of women within the Church and how that situation may be changed in Pope Francis' call for a new theology of women.
Film Screeding: "(A)sexual
Location: Center for Multicultural Education
"(A)sexual" follows the growth of a community that experiences no sexual attraction. In a society obsessed with sex, how do you deal with life as an outsider? Combining intimate interviews, vérité footage and animation with humor and pop culture imagery, the film attemps to answer this question.
Monday, April 7th:
Time: 12:00 PM
Place: Center for Multicultural Education
Thursday, April 10th:
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Lang 40
In this performance/dialogue mash up, SAVE examines our multiplicative responses to violence. Explore the assumptions that underlie Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month as SAVE questions our community's responsiblity to create a world safe for all.
Thursday April 10th:
Location: Room 137 McCollum Science Hall
View the evening sky from the UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall. Meet near the polar bear outside of room 137 before 9 pm to be escorted to the roof. The event goes forward regardless of weather.
Friday, April 11th
UNI Relay for Life
Location: McLeod Center
UNI Colleges Against Cancer holds the Relay For Life of UNI each year. All proceeds raised go directly to the American Cancer Society. There will be lots of fun activities, free food and live bands. Check out the facebook page, UNI Colleges Against Cancer for even more dates of upcoming events.
Saturday, April 12th
UNI Harkwoods Tree Planting
Location: Gateway Park, Cedar Falls
UNI student volunteers wil help plant 2,000 trees in Gateway Park for the Cedar Falls Parks Department. Reistration is required. Contact Ethan Siow for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 16th
220 East After-Work: UNI Poetry Night
Location: 220 East Downtown, Waterloo
The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences presents 220east After-Work, a partnership between CHAS, Cedar Valley Chamber of Music, JSA Development and Main Street Waterloo. Look forward to your Wednesday evenings by joining Cedar Valley Chamber Music for our 2014 concert series at 220east. UNI faculty and students, WCF Symphony guest soloists and special guests highlight eleven week of concerts at a unique venue. Doors open at 5pm; concerts are 5:15-6pm. Admission is free; good will donations accepted. Complimentary wine at all concerts is provided in partnership with CU restaurant.