Several free, public events that celebrate women, diversity and sexuality issues will be offered in March and April at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
International Women's Day will be marked from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 8, with a "Women and Words" workshop in room 378 of the Dreyfus University Center (DUC). Sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, the event offers information on self-care and support and the sharing of women's experiences.
"Women's HerStory Month" continues with the following presentations:
Also on Thursday, March 8, the Out on Screen film series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in the DUC Theater with a showing of "Battle of the Sexes," sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Gender-Sexuality Alliance. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, the film is loosely based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
- Tuesday, March 13 - "Women in the Military" - 5-6 p.m. College of Professional Studies (CPS) Room 317, co-sponsored by the Veterans Club and Diversity and College Access
- Wednesday, March 14 - "Coffee and Culture: Demystifying Differences, Understanding Microaggressions," 6-7 p.m., DUC Laird Room, sponsored by Diversity and College Access
- Tuesday, March 20 - "Where Have our Women Gone?" 5-6 p.m., CPS 317, sponsored by Diversity and College Access and Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
The Out on Screen series continues with the following films, shown at 6:30 p.m. in the DUC Theater:
- Wednesday, March 14 – "Saturday Church," the story of a young boy coping with his gender identity and new responsibilities after his father dies.
- Friday, March 16 – "God's Own Country," a British film about the relationship between a farmer and migrant worker.
- Tuesday, March 20 – "Suited," a documentary about a tailoring shop that makes clothing for those outside of the gender binary.
- Wednesday, March 21 – "Small Talk," a Chinese documentary about a difficult mother-daughter relationship.
- Wednesday, April 4 – "The Feels," a film about a lesbian's bachelorette party.
- Friday, April 6 – "Signature Move," about a relationship between two women of different cultures.
- Monday, April 9 – "Call Me by Your Name," a 2017 Academy Award-winning film about a romance between a student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.