Western Connecticut State University holds the following events for Women’s History Month that are free and open to the public.
Month of March: exhibit of sculptures by alumna Erin Zaffis during library hours in the Ruth Haas Library on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White Street in Danbury. On March 11, the artist will discuss “Birth as a Creative Process” at 2 p.m. in the Atrium of the Ruth Haas Library on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.
March 12: panel discussion, “Standing on the Shoulders of the Women Who Came before Us,” will be at 12:15 p.m. in Room 201 of the Student Center on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The discussion will focus on the legacy of great local women. It also will bring to light the stories of Alice Paul and those who fought for equal rights, social justice and more.
March 13: readings: 12:15 p.m. in the atrium of the Ruth Haas Library on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Associate Professor Dr. Leslie Lindenauer will read from “I Could Not Call Her Mother: The Stepmother in American Popular Culture, 1750 – 1970” and Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer Duffy will read from “Who’s Your Paddy? Racial Expectations and the Struggle for Irish American Identity.” 7 p.m., Warner Hall, Room 102, Fulbright Scholar Alexandra Lehmann and WCSU Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Michael Nolan will read from the writings of Sophie Scholl Scholl had a role in Munich’s student resistance against the Nazi regime.
March 26: Film screening, and discussion: Professor of World Languages and Literature Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova will host a film screening and discussion about “Zarah Leander: A Swedish Star of the Nazi Film Industry” at 5:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. She will explore the politics of film and screen some of Leander’s work.
March 27: Mentor of the year celebration: Professor of Education and Educational Psychology Dr. Darla Shaw will celebrate the Mentor of the Year, Lauren Dalton, founder of Grass Roots Tennis, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Theater on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.