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Ramapo College Observes Women’s History Month

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 8, 2007

(Mahwah) – Ramapo College of New Jersey will host a number of events during March in celebration of Women’s History Month 2007.  The theme for this year’s observance is “Viewing Herstory.”  Several events are open to the public.  Among them:

Book Lecture and Signing:  Deadly Persuasion by Dr. Jean Kilbourne
Tuesday, March 6, 1 p.m. in the Alumni Lounges of the Robert A. Scott Student Center
Dr. Kilbourne will deliver a keynote address.  She is internationally recognized for her pioneering work on the image of women in advertising.  She is known for her award-winning documentaries Killing Us Softly, Slim Hopes and Calling the Shots, as well as the author of Can’t Buy My Love and Deadly Persuasion.

“Do Women Have a History?”
Wednesday, March 7, 1 p.m., Women’s Center
This lecture and open forum will be led by two members of the Women’s Studies faculty and will address the role of women in history.

Film screening and discussion:  Iron Jawed Angels
Monday, March 19, 6 p.m., Laurel Hall Movie Theater
Iron Jawed Angels is a highly acclaimed film about the American women’s suffrage movement.  Directed by Katja von Garnier, the film follows political activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they revolutionize the American feminist movement to grant women the right to vote.

Film screening and discussion:  North Country
Monday, March 26, 6 p.m., Laurel Hall Movie Theater
North Country is an Academy Award-nominated film directed by Niki Caro.  It stars Charlize Theron as a female worker at a mining company who is sexually harassed and leads a class-action lawsuit against her employer for failing to protect her and other female employees.

Closing Tea
Thursday, March 29, 1 p.m., York Room in the Birch Mansion

In conjunction with Women’s History Month, the Ramapo College Theater Program will present Loose Knit, a play by Theresa Rebeck that follows the lives of five women who gather each week in New York City to knit.  As the sweaters pile up, their lives fall apart.  Performances will be held at 8 p.m. in the Adler Theater February 28, March 1 and 2 and March 5 through 7.  There will be two additional performances on March 3 at 2 and 8 p.m.  Tickets cost $10.  Info:  (201) 684 – 7844.

There also will be a special art exhibition, Mamorial, addressing breast cancer survivors, in the Potter Library Galleries.  The exhibit runs March 1 through April 10. Call (201) 684 – 7575 for gallery hours.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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