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They use 20,000 words a day, represent 70% of the 1.2 billion people living in poverty worldwide, and own only 1% of the world’s assets. They control $14 trillion in assets but one year out of college, earn 20% less than their colleagues. They do 2/3 of the world’s work and receive only 10% of the world’s income and represent 1/3 of working journalists. Who are they?
March is Women’s History Month and on March 8 in particular, the global community celebrates International Women’s Day. In the US alone, there will be over 150 events celebrating women and in China, Russia and Bulgaria, March 8 is a public holiday. How will you celebrate the women of your family and community this weekend and over the month?
At CSU, on Friday March 6 the celebration of International Women’s Day begins at 9am in the Duhesa Lounge in the Lory Student Center with a Women’s Art and Culture Fair with displays of artifacts, art pieces and clothing from all over the world. Come and decorate or write a postcard to thank a woman in your own life that has inspired or changed you as well as learn about famous international women and their inspiring causes around the planet.
The Fair lasts until 3pm and then later on that evening at 7pm, also in the Lory Student Center there will be a film screening of Inch’ Allah Dimanche, a film on the experiences of a North-African immigrant family in France. This film incorporates issues of gender inequality, domestic violence, immigration experience, and xenophobic prejudice. A brief introduction about the film will be included to give an educational reference to the film. There will also be an optional discussion will follow the movie.The movie is free and open to all ages, genders and cultures in the community!
Over at Bas Bleu on Pine Street, the entire month will showcase women’s impact on the world beginning with “Dancing in Combat Boots: Women of World War 2 Speak Out”. Excerpts and anecdotes from this award winning book by Teresa Funke will be read by CSU Theatre students under the direction of Bas Bleu Artistic Director Wendy Ishii and Colorado State University Theatre Instructor, Amy Scholl.The show starts at 730pm on March 10 and tickets are $10 adult and $7 student/senior.
Later on in the month, from March 20 to 22, Bas Bleu will also present “Cups” a supportive one woman show from Joni Sheram, revealing the history of women through their undergarments. Shows start at 7:30pm and tickets are $16 adults and $13 students/seniors with the Sunday matinee at 2:30pm and $13!
Finally, on March 29 at 2:30pm renowned local director Morris Burns brings a panel of ladies “of a certain age” to the stage for a journey through 80 years of women’s history (boys, toys, jobs, education, technology, marriage, war and politics etc). Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students/seniors for “Life begins at 80-Ladies Day”.
And just in case you would like a “be our guest spring special”, answer the following questions correctly by Noon on Friday March 6th (that’s tomorrow!) and you could win a ticket package to one of these shows. The questions are as follows:
1. What is the name of one of Teresa Funke’s other books?
2. What city is Joni Sheram’s comedy act based out of?
3. What was the name of Morris Burns’ other production at Bas Bleu?
Answer all three for your ticket package for Bas Bleu’s performances. E-mail your winning answers (with your telephone number!) to info [at] beetstreet.org by NOON on Friday March 6, 2009. Winner will be notified via email by 3pm. GOOD LUCK!
Ticket packages for all three shows are available for $30 & $20 student/seniors. Group packages and single tickets are available online!