Women's History Month 2012

2012 National Women’s History Month

Theme: Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment www.nwhp.org/whm/

Including the Inauguration of the UIW Women and Gender Studies Concentration

 Celebrating Women’s History Month, Remembering Holy Women. Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 pm, Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Prayer, Story, Dance, and Song honoring women of the Bible, saints, and friends shared by Catherine Cuasay, Charity Bowen, Sister Martha Ann Kirk and others. For information: kirk@uiwtx.edu (210) 829-3854. Sponsored by the University of the Incarnate Word Liturgical Outreach and the New Membership Committee of Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

“Women, Social Justice and the Environment,” a Symposium sponsored by the Art and Art History faculty of the University of the Incarnate Word. Thursday, March 8, 5 p.m. The Gaia Factor art exhibition opening, Simms Gallery, Fine Arts Building. Friday, March 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1:30 to 4 p.m. Maybee Library Auditorium. Renowned art writer, Lucy Lippard, keynote speaker and two panels. Lippard has published 20 books on feminism, art, politics and place and has received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations. She has curated over 50 exhibitions. 10:00 a.m. Women for the Environment, a panel with Sandy Gellis, Helen Ballew, Cynthia Camlin, Deborah Springstead Ford and Mélida Buentello-Olivo, will address environmental concerns within the context of women and art. This panel is in conjunction with the art exhibition The Gaia Factor and includes the exhibition’s curator and artists. 1:30 p.m. Keynote by Lucy Lippard. 2:30 p.m. Women for Social Justice, a panel with Graciela I. Sánchez, Laura Varela, Patricia S. Castillo, Carolee Moore and Lisa Castro-Endresen, discussing social concerns from the perspective of women activists and filmmakers. (From the exhibit: 1st Image- San Antonio River Incubation by Sandy Gellis, 2011-2012 photographed by Melida Buentello. 2nd Image-Glacial Speed, nos. 61-72, by Cynthia Camlin2008-10, watercolor, screen print)

Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North, a documentary and discussion led by a descendant of the largest slave-trading family and his wife a descendant of slaves. March 19, 2012, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., UIW Library Auditorium, Showing of the award-winning documentary Traces of the Trade. 4:30 p.m. Guided Discussion. The film is a “Voyage of Realization and Reconciliation” that traces a journey by Katrina Browne, the filmmaker, and nine of her cousins into the dark past of the slave trade which enriched their white New England family. Dain Perry, one of the nine cousins, and his wife, Constance Perry, a descendant of slaves, will show the film and facilitate a conversation on race, reconciliation and healing. Learn more at www.tracesofthetrade.org. Co-sponsored by the Episcopal Church of Reconciliation, UIW Liturgical Outreach, Campus Life, and Religious Studies.

Navajo weaver Beverly Allen. March 19-23,  On Wednesday afternoon 1:00-5:30, Thursday morning 8:00-11:00, and Thursday afternoon 2:00-4:30, demonstrations  and conversation on the lawn by the Clock Tower. Ms. Allen will share on weaving technique; wool processing, spinning, and dyeing; and the marketing of Navajo textiles. March 20, Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. Admin. Building 245, join the Literary Theory class and consider metaphors and themes around weaving.  10:30 a.m., Joyce Building Tilton Room,  a public lecture-demonstration “The Voice of the Shuttle” with Beverly Allen, Dr. Pat Lonchar, and Dr. Sally Said.  This will frame weaving through myth and the tradition of women’s work.  4:30 p.m. Admin. Building 246, join a Creative Writing class. March 21, Wednesday,  9 a.m. Joyce Building 126, join Cultural Perspectives of Dress.   March 22,  Thursday, 12 noon, Admin. Building 365, join an Aesthetics Philosophy class. March 23, Friday, 10:30 a.m., Admin. Building 230, join the Human Story Through Literature  class. For more information contact said@uiwtx.edu.

Through the Ages: Lives of Muslim Women. March 19, Monday, 12 to 1 p.m. Library 221.  Shared by Narjis Pierre, Amira Alsareinye, and Sarah Shah.  Learn of women in the Quran, in the time of the Prophet PBUH,  and holy women through the ages.  Learn of the developing Muslim Student Association at UIW. Narjis Pierre is the author of the Haj Journal  

Peru: Women Guiding Women. Tuesday, March 20, 4:30 p.m., Fine Arts B03.Dr. Lisa Uribe Kozlovsky and Tere Dresner-Salinas, PhD Candidate, will share on Women’s Global Connection partnership with Peruvian women that seeks social justice and the empowerment of women and children in the Chimbote, Peru. “Pushaq Warmi,” which means guiding women in Quechua, is strengthening women, their capacities, leadership and organizational skills for the benefit of their families and their communities. Learn more of WGC www.womensglobalconnection.org and their work in Peru for the last three years.

Sonia Nazario, the author of Enrique’s Journey. Thursday, March 22, 6 p.m., Marian Hall Ballroom. Sonia Nazario, the author of Enrique’s Journey will speak on the ethics of research and reporting. Enrique’s Journey is the story of a boy of Honduras struggle to find his mother in the U.S. The story has won more than a dozen awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, and it has become a national bestseller. Friday, March 23,10:40-11:40 a.m. Rosenberg Skyroom, UIW International Conference Center. Sonia Nazario will tell the story of Enrique's Journey and discuss the contexts of women who leave their children. It is heart wrenching to have to make a decision to leave one’s children so that one can earn money for their most basic needs of food, clothing, and education. Both of these presentations are free and open to the public. She is also part of a conference, see

Where in the World Is Compassion? Creating Ongoing Relationships for the Common Good. March 23-25, Marian Hall Ballroom. Texas Pax Christi 2012 State Conference hosts an Interfaith Forum with prominent speakers, panels and discussions. “Iraqi Women of Three Generations: Challenges, Education, and Hopes for Peace,” an exhibit of photos and stories from Sister Martha Ann Kirk and Sister Patricia Madigan’s research in Iraq will be shown and is available to borrow. Read more on the exhibit.

Celebrating 130 Years of Education for Young Women at Incarnate Word High School. Sunday, March 25, 10:30 a.m. IWHS McGowen Gym. Mass followed by festivities and fun. The Incarnate Word Sisters obtained a charter from the State of Texas for educational work in 1881.

Inauguration of the UIW Women and Gender Studies Concentration and a Presentation on Virginia Woolf, Wednesday,March 28, 4-5 p.m. Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Emily Clark will speak on this exciting curriculum development which will start in the Fall of 2012. After many years of classes in various fields on aspects of gender, students can now get an academic concentration. Maggie Callahan, a recent UIW English graduate, will presenting a paper on Virginia Woolf which will soon be published. Refreshments and opportunity to get information on the WGS program.

Contributors to Women’s History Month: Alaka Chaudhuri, Emily Clark, Jennifer Cook, Kate Edelman, Flor M. Garcia-Wukovits, Adela Gott, Valerie Greenberg, Michael Guiry, Letitia Harding, Sherry Herbers, Pat Lonchar, Joseph Lopez, Sr. Sally Mitchell, Osman Ozturgut, Alicia Rodriguez, Sally Said, Tanja Stampfl, Kathy Vargas, Archives of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Sister Martha Ann Kirk (Chair)

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