Events to celebrate International Women’s Day

Several campus events on the theme of “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures” will celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8.

The Womyn’s Centre is sponsoring a series of activities in the CAW Student Centre, including a showcase of community groups in the Commons from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

During this time, the Feminist Research Group will host a photo booth for those wishing to participate in the Feminist Photo Blog Project. Take a self-portrait and post your photo to show the world what a feminist looks like.

From 4 to 7 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium, the evening celebration will include presentations by Walkerville Collegiate teacher and UWindsor alumna Shantelle Browning-Morgan (BA 2000, B.Ed 2001, M.Ed 2008), winner of a Governor General’s award for her innovative history course on the regional history of peoples of African descent; the Crosstown Players; Windsor Feminist Theatre and groups from local high schools.

Read more on the Womyn’s Centre Web site.

Exhibition offers a glimpse behind the mask

The SoVA Projects Gallery in the LeBel Building presents an exhibition on the relationship of men to feminism, entitled “Behind the Mask: Women, Men, & Masculinities.”

The artists explore the diverse ways in which images, concepts, and views of masculinity have been investigated by both women and men. The show places an emphasis on creative work that interrogates gender as a socially constructed, relational category and deconstructs the male/female binary.

The juried exhibition is a collaborative project of the UWindsor Visual Arts and the Built Environment program at the School of Visual Arts and the University of Detroit's School of Architecture. It enjoyed a one-week display on the University of Detroit Mercy campus.

A free public reception will celebrate the exhibit’s opening, Thursday, March 8, at 5 p.m. Learn more on the Web site of the women’s studies program.