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ASU celebrates March as Women's
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro will celebrate Women’s
History Month throughout the month of March. Special presentations
include a live musical theatre work from the
Core Ensemble, “Ain’t I A
Woman?" The production celebrates the lives and
times of four powerful African American women: novelist and
anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston; folk artist Clementine Hunter; former
slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth; and civil rights activist Fannie
Lou Hamer. The production will take place on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30
p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Dr.
The Core Ensemble's production
is part of ASU's Lecture-Concert series.
In celebration of Women’s History
Month, the Core Ensemble will also present two residency programs at ASU
on Wednesday, March 3. The first program will focus on the
History of African American women’s struggles and will be held from
10-11:30 a.m. in the Spring River Room, Student Union. The second
program will take place in Fowler Center's Riceland Hall from
1-2:30 p.m. and will be a presentation for theatre students and
other interested parties. The ensemble will present an excerpt from
“Ain’t I a Woman!” followed by a question-and-answer session. The
residency programs will be followed by the full presentation of “Ain’t I
a Woman” at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. All
performances by the Core Ensemble are free and open to the public.
The Women's History Month celebration will kick off with a film and discussion
on Black hair.
The film, “Good Hair,” a documentary by Chris
Rock, will be screened in the Reng Student Services Center/Student
Union, 101 N. Caraway Road, in the Student Union Auditorium at 6 p.m. on
Tuesday, March 2. The audience will review the documentary and discuss
the issues of hair--if it should be regarded as a crown or burden.
On Thursday, March 11, the “International Perspectives: The Role of
Women” luncheon will be held in the Spring River room of the Student
Union at 12 p.m. The luncheon will feature the experiences of the
international faculty, staff, and students in a discussion on the role
of women in the family, in education, and in the workforce in their
On Monday, March 15, the “Women From Around the Globe” summit will be
held in the Spring River room of the Student Union at 5:30 p.m. The
will expose students, faculty, staff, and community members to
various issues that women from around the globe are facing and how these
diverse groups of women are responding.
On Tuesday, March 16, “The Professional Clothes Closet” community
service will take place at 1413 Market Place Drive., Suite A, at 3 p.m. The
community service event is a volunteer project that allows any person
the opportunity to give back to the community through a donation of time
and/or clothing to Women Entering the Workforce.
A Total Body Health Care drive will be on Saturday, March 20, at the
Southwest Church of Christ, 1601 James St., at 8 a.m. Participants can
receive a free health screening by coming to this event.
“Embracing Your Inner Woman” will conclude the Women’s History Month
celebration in Centennial Hall of the Student Union at 10 a.m. on
Tuesday, March 30. The event is designed to celebrate and honor women by
embracing their beauty.
For more information on any event, contact the Leadership Center at
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