Women, diversity, sexuality are focus of free UWSP events
Several free, public events that celebrate women, diversity and sexuality issues will be offered in March and April at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP).
International Women’s Day will be marked from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 8, with a “Women and Words” workshop in room 378 of the Dreyfus University Center (DUC). Sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, the event offers information on self-care and support and the sharing of women’s experiences. From 1-5 p.m. that day, the Women’s Resource Center is offering a teach-in in Room 223 of the DUC, with a variety of women speakers talking about women’s issues.
Also on Thursday, March 8, the Out on Screen film series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in the DUC Theater with a showing of “Battle of the Sexes,” sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Gender-Sexuality Alliance. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, the film is loosely based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
“Women’s HerStory Month” continues with the following presentations:
–Tuesday, March 13 – “Women in the Military” – 5-6 p.m. College of Professional Studies (CPS) Room 317, co-sponsored by the Veterans Club and Diversity and College Access
–Wednesday, March 14 – “Coffee and Culture: Demystifying Differences, Understanding Micro-aggressions,” 6-7 p.m., DUC Laird Room, sponsored by Diversity and College Access
–Tuesday, March 20 – “Where Have our Women Gone?” 5-6 p.m., CPS 317, sponsored by Diversity and College Access and Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
The Out on Screen series continues with the following films, shown at 6:30 p.m. in the DUC Theater:
–Wednesday, March 14 – “Saturday Church,” the story of a young boy coping with his gender identity and new responsibilities after his father dies.
–Friday, March 16 – “God’s Own Country,” a British film about the relationship between a farmer and migrant worker.
–Tuesday, March 20 – “Suited,” a documentary about a tailoring shop that makes clothing for those outside of the gender binary.
–Wednesday, March 21 – “Small Talk,” a Chinese documentary about a difficult mother-daughter relationship.
–Wednesday, April 4 – “The Feels,” a film about a lesbian’s bachelorette party.
–Friday, April 6 – “Signature Move,” about a relationship between two women of different cultures.
–Monday, April 9 – “Call Me by Your Name,” a 2017 Academy Award-winning film about a romance between a student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.