March 5, 2001
By Deb Hammacher &
Stephanie Sonnenfeld firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie Angier, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times science
writer, will give the keynote address of Emory's Womens History
Month celebration on Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Angiers speech is one of the many events slated as part of this year's Womens History Month celebration, coordinated through the Emory Womens Center. This year's theme, Women Embodying Reconciliation, is a part of the Universitys Year of Reconciliation.
Woman: An Intimate Geography has been described in Time
as a delicious cocktail of estrogen and amphetamine designed to
pump up the ovaries as well as the cerebral cortex. In translating
the scientific mysteries of the female body, Angier explores the essence
of what it means to be a woman.
Angier joined the Times in 1990 and won the Pulitzer Prize the following year for science stories ranging from the Human Genome Project and scorpions to sexual fidelity in the animal kingdom.
Her lecture will take place in Cannon Chapel and is free and open to
While several different daily events have been planned for Women's History
Month, there are several ongoing events that include:
A Chronicle of Significant Events in the Lives of Women
at Emory University, featuring vintage photos from Special Collections.
Women of Faith in Victorian Culture: The Contrasting Faith
Journeys of Maude Dominica Petre and Mary Petrie Carus-Wilson, a
multi-source exhibit which runs through April 27 in Pitts Theology Library.
Freeing Fay, the photographs of Fay Pullen Fairbro-ther,
documenting her struggle with cancer. Through March 24. Opening reception
at 5 p.m. March 7. Art gallery, Dobbs Center.
The following events are a sampling from the larger list of planned events.
All events are free and organized by the Womens Center (unless otherwise
The 8th Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival includes
works such as Sandra Nettlebecks A Certain Grace, Jorge Manzanos
Johnny Greyeyes and Barbara Hammers History Lessons.
On March 5, Hammer will take part in a colloquium at 3 p.m. in 106 Tarbutton.
For specific times and more details, visit the
calendar or call the Office of LGBT Life at 404-727-0272.
March 6: Layli Miller Bashir will speak about her work with refugees and female genital mutilation at 7:30 p.m. in 205 White Hall. She is the founder, president and legal advisor of the Tahirih Justice Center for the Promotion of Human Rights and the Protection of Immigrant Women and author of many articles on gender-based asylum law
University organizations such as Ngambika, Saheliya, Delta Sigma Theta,
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Apsaras, Sitara and the Office of Multicultural Programs
and Services sponsor the performance of Dance of Togetherness: African
American and South Asian Women Unite. The events will begin at 5
p.m in the Coca-Cola Commons in Dobbs Center.
Composing Reconciliation: Women of Faith Telling Their Stories
begins at 5:30 p.m. in Cannon Chapel, and features an interfaith panel
featuring women of diverse traditions. A free vegetarian dinner will be
provided at the event, which is free but requires an reservation. Call
Novelist and memoirist Anchee Min will read from her works, which include
the memoir Red Azalea (an international bestseller and New York
Times notable book of 1994) and the novels Katherine and Becoming
Madame Mao, at 8:15 p.m. in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library. For
more information, call 404-727-4683.
Emory will again play host to the fourth Annual National Black Herstory
Conference. The conference includes panel sessions about the legacy and
lives of women of African descent and their alliances. The conference,
which runs two days, begins at 7 p.m. in 112 White Hall and cost is $30.
Pre-registration and ID are required. For more information, call 404-508-8040.
March 23-24: Telaio: Desdemona is an operatic soliloquy combining the dialogue spoken about Shakespeares Desdemona and the poetry of an Italian Renaissance woman, Gaspara Stampa. Composed and performed by Susan Botti, with a group of seven musicians conducted by Kimberly Grigsby. The performance is at 8:15 p.m. in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater. Cost is $20 general admission, and $10 for Emory students. Call 404-727-5050 for more information.
The Jewish Womens Archive is a multimedia presentation
that Karla Goldman will present at 7:30 p.m. in 205 White Hall.
The discussion Our Bodies, Our Choices will include a panel
of women of various ages and backgrounds who have had abortions. This
event is at 7 p.m.
In My Journey Home, Sue Silverman will speak on her survival
as a domestic abuse victim in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library at 7
p.m. A book signing will follow. Call 404-727-2085 for more details.
For a complete listing of all Womens History Month events, please visit the Womens Center website at www.emory.edu/WOMENS_CENTER/whmcalendar2001.html or call 404-727-2000.