"Writing Women Back into History" is the theme for March when the University of Minnesota, Crookston will recognize Women's History Month with a series of events. The National Women's History Project, originator of Women's History Month, recognizes that women have been missing from our history books and this year's theme will honor the legacy of women throughout history. Women's History Month events on the Crookston campus include a theatrical performance, a common read, and a guest speaker who will focus on women and leadership.
Monday, March 1 - Women's History Month will be recognized with a special cake honoring the 90th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement and the 30th anniversary of the National Women's History Project. Served in the Sargeant Student Center from 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2 - Screening of the movie "Iron Jawed Angels," which tells the story of several defiant young activists who put their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. The movie will be shown in the Evergreen Hall classroom at 4 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, March 4, 5, 6, 7 - "Leader of the Pack," a theater production based on the life and music of Ellie Greenwich will be performed in Kiehle Auditorium. Performances are scheduled each evening at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 29 - Guest speaker Peg Lonnquist, Ph.D., director of the Women's Center at the University of Minnesota, will speak on the topic of women and leadership. Her presentation, which will begin at 4 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, is entitled "How to be Outrageous" will focus on the skills of women leaders.
Wednesday, March 31 - A book discussion on Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, an autobiographical family history by Chinese writer Jung Chang, will be held in the Prairie Room in the Sargeant Student Center. The discussion will be held at 3:30 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the UMC Bookstore.