Women's Week Examines RolesWomen's Week at UVA features various events examining women's roles, including a film on women in culture, a panel discussion on "Women at U.Va.," and a tour of local artist Fran Brand's home and galleries.
Womenâ€™s Week Examines Roles
By KIM SAMPLE
Cavalier Daily Associate Editor
Womenâ€™s Week, scheduled for next week, will provide three diverse opportunities for students to examine the role of women in the past and in the future.
The focus of the week was originally planned to be "Women in Culture.â€ But according to Laura Nelson, women's concerns coordinator and organizer of the week 's activities, â€œitâ€™s turned out to be a combination of good ideas.â€
First scheduled for early April but postponed due to organizational problems, the week will sponsor only three main events because it will come at the of the semester.
A film derived from a study by the Commonwealth of Women on women in culture will be shown Monday night at 8 in Peabody Hall, Rm. 105. Linda Robb headed this committee, which examined women in Virginia history, Nelson said.
A book entitled AA Share of Honorâ€ was written on the committeeâ€™s findings in connection with findings by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. â€œWeâ€™re showing the movie version of this book,â€ Nelson said.
University faculty members on the committee will speak after the film and answer questions.
Thursday night, a panel discussion will be held on â€œWomen at U. Va.â€ The focus of the discussion, Nelson said, will be to "find out where women have been and see their goals for the future.â€
Nelson said five diverse panelists will address the issue. â€œWe tried to get women who can represent various points of view such as student, faculty, and minority opinions.â€
The discussion will be held at 7:30 in the South Meeting Room, third floor Newcomb Hall.
The weekâ€™s final activity will be a tour of Frances Brandâ€™s home and adjacent galleries on Friday afternoon.
According to Nelson, Brand has been involved in activities atypical for females, such as participating in the army and the civil rights movement. In conducting the tour of her home, Brand will explain her artwork and describe her adventures.
Those wishing to join the tour may meet at 2 p.m. in Peabody Hall.
|Date Added||January 4, 2017|
|Date Modifed||December 9, 2017|
|Collection||Cavalier Daily: articles about gender discrimination|
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