Daemen College Celebrates Women's History Month

Daemen College Celebrates Women's History Month


March 2, 2011


           Daemen College announces a series of events for Women's History Month, including films; lectures; open classroom sessions for students; a panel discussion on Title IX; and a field trip to Seneca Falls. 


           The featured presentation, on March 30, is a lecture on women and hip-hop by Gwen Pough.  Events begin Thursday, March 3, and continue throughout the month of March. Event titles and dates are listed below. Full details of these events can be found on posters around the Daemen campus and appearing soon for students, faculty and staff on MyDaemen. 

           All of the on-campus events are free and open to the public.  For students, a great opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom!

Events (listed by date):

ON DISPLAY: A HISTORY OF WOMEN’S ART— this March on the video wall in the Research & Information Commons on the Daemen campus.

Thurs., March 3, 2011 (10:00 am & 1:00 pm), Duns Scotus 240


“A WALK TO BEAUTIFUL”:  Join the Psychology of Gender’s Open Classroom session to watch and discuss this PBS documentary about five Ethiopian women who travel to Addis Ababa to seek treatment for obstetric fistula.
Psychology of Gender is taught by Dr. Jamie Hughes, Assistant Professor of Psychology



MON., March 7, 2011 (7:00 pm), Alumni Lounge


“GEORGY GIRL”:  One of the first films to address the sexual revolution of the 1960s. While fending off attention from a married, middle-aged man, frumpy Georgina is caught up in the adventures of her sexually-liberated but irresponsible roommate Meredith. Meredith’s pregnancy makes Georgina face choices about relationships, sex, marriage, and children. James Mason, Alan Bates and Lynn Redgrave make this 1966 comedy a British classic of modern morals.
Daemen College Film Series Commentary by Dr. Penny Messinger, Associate Professor of History & Government



Tues., March 8, 2011 (3:00 pm), Alumni Lounge


“XXY”:  This acclaimed 2007 Argentine film is the coming-of age story of 15 year-old Alex, an intersex person who has been living as a girl but now faces choices about the future. “XXY” explores questions about gender and sexuality in the space between male and female.
Commentary by Dr. Ellen Banks, Professor of Psychology



Thurs., March 10, 2011 (7:00 pm), Rosary Hall


JOAN GOLDBERG LECTURE, “STORYTELLING AS A FINE ART”:  Lecture by Joan Goldberg, Distinguished Professor, Consortium of the Niagara Frontier Sr. Jeanne File, OSF Memorial Art History Lecture Series, Daemen Office of Alumni Relations
** Featuring a visual display of the history of Daemen women**



Mon., March 21, 2011 (12:15 to 1:15; 4:00 to 5:00 pm), Alumni Lounge


“SENECA FALLS”: “Seneca Falls takes viewers on a life-changing journey with nine high school girls and a lone boy bound for the birthplace of women’s rights in America. Part teenage road trip, part stunning history lesson, the film is, above all, an awakening of young hearts and minds.” See the film and learn more about Seneca Falls before the Field Trip to Seneca Falls National Historic Park on March 26!
Sponsored by Daemen College’s Women’s Studies



Tues., March 22, 2011 (7:00 pm), Alumni Lounge


TITLE IX PANEL:  An evening to discuss the evolution of Title IX and its impact on various generations of women athletes.
Panelists include: Nancy Riccio, Director of Athletics, Amherst High School; Vicki Mitchell, five time NCAA National Champion, Head Track & Field Coach, University at Buffalo; Sarah Soroka, Daemen basketball Student-Athlete
Moderated by Professor Bridget Niland, J.D. Assistant Professor of Business Administration



Wed., March 23, 2011 (7:00 pm), Alumni Lounge


“WINTER’S BONE”: This award-winning 2010 feature film (“Best Picture” Sundance Film Festival) highlights issues of rural poverty and meth addiction in the Ozarks as 17 year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) undertakes a mythical journey to find her father to save the family home.
Commentary by Dr. Shirley Peterson, Associate Professor of English
Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs and History and Government Department



Thurs., March 24, 2011 (10 am & 1 pm), Duns Scotus 240


PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER POSTER SESSION:  Are you interested in learning about the status of women in different countries? Come to this Open Classroom event for the Psychology of Gender and discuss posters with students in the class.
Psychology of Gender with Dr. Jamie Hughes, Assistant Professor of Psychology



Sat., March 26, 2011 (8:30 am - 5:30 pm) Bus leaves Daemen at 8:30!


Did you know that the birthplace of the Woman’s Rights movement in the U.S. is only about 100 miles from Daemen? This day trip to Seneca Falls features tours of the Wesleyan Chapel and Women’s Rights Museum, with options to visit the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Home, the M’Clintock Home, and other sites in historic Seneca Falls. Transportation and museum admission is free! Deadline to sign up is March 22; more details on Daemen’s web page. Hurry, space is limited!



Wed., March 30, 2011 (7:30pm) Wick Social Room


Gwendolyn Pough, Authority on Women’s Expression, Hip-Hop Culture, and Feminism, presents:
Dr. Gwendolyn Pough is an Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Women's and Gender Studies at Syracuse University where she teaches and writes about feminism, literacy, pop culture, activism, and black women's experiences, both historically and in contemporary contexts. In her most recent book, Check It While I Wreck It: Black Womanhood, Hip-Hop Culture, and the Public Sphere, Dr. Pough addresses how black women utilize the culture of hip-hop to develop a voice for themselves and position women as authorities.

Sponsored by the LEADS Center, the Office of Student Activities, and the Diversity Action Committee



Thurs., March 31, 2011 (Evening event - time TBA), Alumni Lounge

LAUNCHING A SWEET DREAM!:  Daemen Alumnus and Owner of Dessert Deli shares her career story. Trish Mullaney will share her story, talking about how she purchased an existing small business and made it her own, and will give tips on
owning your own business. Her talk will conclude with a Q&A session for students and other audience members.
Sponsored by the Office of Career Services

Mon., March 28, 2011 (5:00 to 8:00) at Templeton’s Landing

Maryann Saccomando Freedman’s lecture:  BELVA LOCKWOOD: WESTERN NEW YORK’S TRAILBLAZER FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP Belva Lockwood was a trail-blazing lawyer and feminist from Niagara County. She was the first woman to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court; in 1884, she campaigned actively for the presidency as the nominee of the Equal Rights Party. Attorney Maryann Saccomando Freedman, whose distinguished legal career in public and private practice includes being the first woman president of the Erie County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York Bar Foundation, will explore Lockwood’s career and legacy.

Daemen College Women's Studies is a co-sponsor of this event. There is a cost to attend this event, but event organizers want students to attend and to network.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Messinger by March 22.

World of Opportunity Wizard

Wow! Have you heard about Students Without Borders?

Daemen Professors & Students from several departments work at a public clinic to provide free medical care in Progreso Dos in the Dominican Republic during the semester break.

Start Your Journey Now Close