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Women's Issues Calendar
April, 1998
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April 1
Wednesday
1:15 pm
Ovarian Cancer: A Worldwide Threat to Women: Ovarian cancer is the most common cancer for women in developing countries and the second most common cancer for women worldwide. Yan Chen, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Pathology, will talk about what can be done on a global basis. Brown bag lunch. ICC 462.
April 1
Wednesday
8:30 pm
Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender as We Know It: Riki Anne Wilchins, the co-founder of Transexual Menace and Executive Director of GenderPAC, will speak at American University. For year Wilchins has been a tireless advocate for transgender and other gendervarient folks. As an activist and author, she has developed a reputation for thought provoking and witty insight into society's insistence on a strict division between male and female. Gianni Lounge; Bulter Pavilion- 4th floor; American University; 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW. For more info, call AU GLBT and Allies Resource Center at 202.885.3347.
April 2
Thursday
8:00 pm
Women's Creativity: An Open Mike Coffee House: The Women's Center invites you to come to the Center for an evening of poetry, prose and art displays. There will be a small art exhibit and an open mike for audience members to share their talents. Located in the Women's Center, Leavey 327. Contact the Women's Center at 76359 for more details.
April 4
Saturday
5:30 pm
19th Annual Take Back the Night Rally and March: Hundreds of area residents will join together in Dupont Circle to help protest violence against women as part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the District. Music at 5:30pm and Rally at 6pm. Volunteers and student participation are needed. For more information, call the D.C. Rape Crisis Center at 202-232-0789.
April 6
Monday
6:00 pm
Wine, Women and Song: Women's Religion in Ancient Israel: A talk by Susan Ackerman, associate professor of religion, Dartmouth College. ICC 7th floor executive conference room. RSVP and info, 687-4960.
April 6
Monday
7:00 pm
What is a 'Feminist' Career?: Doing Feminist Work with a Feminist Education: GU alumna Natsuko Nancy Yamaguchi will discuss how one can find and define a feminist workplace. MBNA Career Education Center seminar room, Leavey Center. For more info, call 687-6359.
April 6
Monday
7:30 pm
Gender Trouble in Judaism: Escalating Dilemmas at a Crucial Time: Public lecture by Shulamit Reinharz, director of Women's Studies at Brandeis University and author of the book Feminist Methods in Social Research​. Funger Hall (2201 G st NW) Room 108; George Washington University.
April 8
Wednesday
8:30 pm
The politics and cultures of Bisexuality: Loraine Hutchins, co-editor of Bi Any Other Name, will speak at American University. Gianni Lounge; Bulter Pavilion- 4th floor; 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW; Washington, DC 20036.
April 15
Wednesday
7:00 pm
Girls Like Us: Women in Film: Annual film festival sponsored by the Women's Studies Program. Contact the Women's Studies Program at 687-3117 for more details. The schedule of films is:
Wednesday, April 15 (Reiss 103): The Anne Marie Fleming Animation Trilogy (My Boyfriend Gave Me Peaches; I Love My Work; So Far So...); Girls Like Us; and Oh, Amor Natural
Thursday, April 16 (Reiss 103): Don't Bug Me; Fire; and Two or Three Things But Nothing For Sure
Tuesday, April 21 (Reiss 112): Floating Life; The Escapades of One Particular Mr. Noodle; and Mah Jiong
Wednesday, April 22 (Reiss 103): Mon Coeur Est Temoin; In the Street; and Personality Software
Wednesday, April 29 (Reiss 103): All the Great Operas in Ten Minutes; and The Orientation Express.
April 16
Thursday
1:30 pm
"Fighting Words: Latina Girls, Gangs, and Language Attitudes": Dr. Norma Mendoza-Denton, from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of Linguistics from Ohio State University, gives her second talk in a mini-series on Chicano/a and Latino/a Language Issues and Sociolinguistics. ICC 450. A reception will follow at 3pm in the Women's Center, Leavey 327. For more information, contact Professor Peter Patrick at 76029.
April 16
Thursday
7:00 pm
Don't Bug Me; Fire; and Two or Three Things But Nothing For Sure: Part of Girls Like Us: Women in Film, these films will be shown in Reiss 103.
April 18
Saturday
1:00 pm
Philip Bigler discusses and signs Hostile Fire: The Life and Death of First Lieutenant Sharon Lane: Philip Bigler (VA's 1998 teacher of the year) will be available to discuss and sign his book about the life of Lt. Sharon Lane, the only known American servicewoman killed as a direct result of enemy fire during the Viet Nam war. She is honored for this sacrifice on the Vietnam Veteran's memorial, one of only eight women on the wall. The event will take place from 1-3 pm between the Viet Nam veteran's memorial and Constitution Gardens. The sales of the book support the educational mission of the National Park Service.
April 20
Monday
12:00 pm
Brown Bag Lunch with Monica Brand: Ms. Brand is currently Director of Program Evaluation at ACCION International, a nonprofit organization that finances microenterprise development throughout the Americas. In the past, Ms. Brand has helped develope a $50m lending intermediary which finances small business and community facilities in California, and has worked with low-income women microentrepreneurs. 550 ICC.
April 20
Monday
7:00 pm
Women's Health Panel: This panel of women faculty, staff and practitioners from Georgetown discusses nutrition for women, basic women's reproductive health issues, including the importance of regular gynecological exams, pap smears and breast self-exams, exercise prgrams for women's fitness and strength, and andocentrism in health care and research. Leavey Program Room. Contact the Women's Center at 687-6359 for more details.
April 20
Monday
7:00 pm
Women's Health Panel: This panel of women faculty, staff and practitioners from Georgetown discusses nutrition for women, basic women's reproductive health issues, including the importance of regular gynecological exams, pap smears and breast self-exams, exercise programs for women's fitness and strength, and andocentrism in health care and research. Leavey Program Room. Contact the Women's Center for more details.
April 21
Tuesday
7:00 pm
Floating Life; The Escapades of One Particular Mr. Noodle; and Mah Jiong: Part of Girls Like Us: Women in Film, these films will be shown in Reiss 112.
April 22
Wednesday
10:00 am
G.U. Health Fair: This day-long program will feature a self-defense demonstration, free massage therapy, and other stress reducing and health insuring and enhancing activities. DCSDKA, which instructs women's self-defense classes on campus, will demonstrate self-defense techniques from 11am-12pm. Massage therapists will schedule appointments from 12-3pm. All Day; Leavey Program Room. For a full schedule and more information, contact Health Education Services at 687-8949.
April 22
Wednesday
7:00 pm
Mon Coeur Est Temoin; In the Street; and Personality Software: Part of Girls Like Us: Women in Film, these films will be shown in Reiss 103.
April 24
Friday
7:00 pm
Democracy and the Right to Organize: A National Labor Teach-In: This conference, to be held April 24-26 at George Washington University, will bring together hundreds of academics, students, labor educators, filmmakers, trade unionists, and social activists to explain, advocate, debate, and celebrate the right of all workers to organize, both on the job and off. The weekend will also innaugurate Scholars, Artists and Writers for Social Justice (SAWSJ), (whose members have sponsored scores of teach-ins across the country), as an organization dedicated to reshaping U.S. politicial culture by helping to foster a vibrant, militant, multicultural, labor movement. For more information, call 202-994-8361.
April 28
Tuesday
6:30 pm
Hate Crimes: Sexual Violence Against Lesbians: Speakers will talk about the issue of hate crimes against lesbians and address techniques for "de-escalating the violence". Cleveland Park Public Library (Connecticut Ave and Porter St. NW). Call the DC Rape Crisis Center at 202-232-0789 to register and get more info.
April 29
Wednesday
7:00 pm
All the Great Operas in Ten Minutes; and The Orientation Express: Part of Girls Like Us: Women in Film, these films will be shown in Reiss 103.
April 29
Wednesday
7:00 pm
Sexual Violence and the Japanese and US Militaries: Speakers Chia Chen and Rachel Cornwell will speak at the Washington Peace Center, 2025 I Street NW, Suite 804. For more info, call 202-232-0789.

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