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Kyla McLeod <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 22 Feb 2000 11:41:56 -0500
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>From: "Peggy O'Neill-Vivanco" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: International Women's Day 8 March!!
>Do you want to participate in International Women's Day on Wednesday 8 March?
>Do you enjoy writing?
>Are you a global thinker?
>Are you interested in exploring international women's issues?
>Then please consider writing a two-page, double-spaced essay on an aspect
>of any international women's issue that interests you.  Essays may be based
>on academic research or personal experience and will be evaluated on
>writing skills, coherency, and style.
>The top essays will be featured in the Women's Studies Journal, the Office
>of International Educational Services Communique, and the Women's Center
>Newsletter.  Top essayists will receive cash prizes and will have the
>opportunity to present their work on Wednesday 8 March at the International
>Women's Day of Education and Celebration in Billings Student Center.
>Submit your essay to Peggy O'Neill-Vivanco, Office of International
>Educational Services, Living /Learning B-161, by the 25 February deadline.
>Please note that the general theme of the day is Women's Contemporary
>Global Priorities, the title of our opening discussion is "Journey to
>Gender:  Women's Progress and Perspectives from Mexico City to Beijing and
>Beyond," and our panel is "Crossing Border, Confronting Stereotypes."  This
>may help you frame your essay.  If you are stumped for ideas, try exploring
>social issues such as wage and labor; access to education; women's
>political participation, or women and social movements.
>We look forward to reading your essay.  If you have any questions or need
>more information please contact Peggy O'Neill-Vivanco at
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>Please see the schedule below!
>Good Luck.
>International Women's Day Committee
>Co-Chairs: Bonnie Campono and Pam E. Gardner.
>Mariafranca Morselli, Erika Nestor, Toni Oceguera,
>Peggy O'Neill-Vivanco, Julie Roberts, and Wichada Sukantarat,
>with administrative support from the Women's Center and the
>Office of International Educational Services
>Tuesday, 7 March
>7:00 pm - Film and discussion
>I skuggan av solen" - "Sunshadow" a film by Susanna Edwards.  A portrait of
>Cristina Sanchez, Spain's most famous female matador.
>Campus Center Theatre, Billings.
>Wednesday, 8 March
>9:05-9:55 am - Opening Ceremony:
>"Celebrating the Spirit" The Reverend Christine Leslie.
>"Women and Work" Chris Fearon from the Fleming Museum
>Music, art, song and light refreshments with an international flavor will
>be available. Marsh Lounge
>10:10-11:00 am - Discussion:
>"The Journey to Gender: Women's Progress and Perspectives from Mexico City
>to Beijing and Beyond." Elayne Clift, Women's Studies Faculty member.
>Marsh Lounge
>11:15-12:05 pm - Panel:
>"Crossing Borders, Confronting Stereotypes"
>Panelists:  Gertrude Akpalu, Nursing Student; Edna Rodriguez-Mangual,
>Assistant Professor of Spanish; and Namita Sharma, Community Member.
>Marsh Lounge
>12:20-2:15 pm - World Dance Performances:  Great Hall and North Lounge.
>"Think Globally.  Act Locally" a resource fair of local activist
>organizations:  The Apse.
>"Global Grazing" a tasting of a variety of international finger foods:
>North Lounge.
>2:30-3:20 pm - Student Essay Presentations -
>Students receiving top honors for their essays on women's contemporary
>global issues shall present their essays.
>Marsh Lounge
>Peggy O'Neill-Vivanco
>Study Abroad Advisor
>Office of International Educational Services
>University of Vermont
>L/L Faculty Box 8
>Burlington, Vermont  05405-0384
>Tel: (802) 656-4296
>Fax: (802) 656-8553

Kyla McLeod
Graduate Assistant
Center for Cultural Pluralism
The University of Vermont
phone (802)656-7990
Fax (802)656-3348