News briefs, March 1

Compiled by Curt Allain

Monday, March 2

Feminist Theory and Praxis from a Global South Perspective

A lecture by Political Science Professor Marlise Matos of Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The lecture will discuss feminism and the women’s movement from the global south. Matos is a member of UN Women Civil society advisory group for Brazil. The lecture will be in the Halle Library Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please contact Solange Simoes at (734) 487-7987 or at ssimoes@emich.edu for details. Additional information can be found at http://www.emich.edu/wgstudies/index.php

Women in Islam

Join the Muslim Student Association for the kick-off event for Islam Awareness Month with a lecture on women's roles in Islam and feminism in relation to Islam given by Najiyah Maxfield. The lecture will be in room 310B in the Student Center at 6 p.m. Contact Dilann Yasin at (734) 945-4779 or at dyasin@emich.edu for details.

Tuesday, March 3

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Part I of Cooks Series (Breakfast)

Dietetic Students and a Registered Dietitian will be running a FREE three-part cooking class. The class features recipes for breakfast. Join the dietetic students to learn new cooking skills, safety tips, health benefits, and taste each recipe. The class will be in room 5 in Roosevelt Hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Contac Allison Jay at (734) 487-6572 or at chhs_nutrition@emich.edu with questions.

I am P.I.N.K. Presents Miss P.I.N.K. Pageant

Miss P.I.N.K Pageant is a contest rewarding women of academic excellence and community service. They will be crowning one of the contestants who best resembles the P.I.N.K. lifestyle and giving her a scholarship. Miss Michigan and Miss Michigan Galaxy will be judging the pageant. The pageant will be in Ballroom A in the Student Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact BreShay Warnsley at (313) 564-9670 or at pinkatemu@gmail.com for details. Additional information can be found at https://emu.collegiatelink.net/organization/iampink

Wednesday, March 4

National Eating Disorder Screening Day

Individuals can be screened for eating disorders, meet with a counselor and receive referrals if needed. Information on several eating disorders will be available. This is free and confidential. The event is hosted by Counseling & Psychological Services in room 104 of the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Vanity Ellis at 734-487-1118 or at vellis3@emich.edu with questions. Additional information can be found at http://www.emich.edu/caps

“The Systematics of Boraginaceae and the Evolution and Development of Heterostyly”

Dr. James I. Cohen, assistant professor at Kettering University in Flint, will present a seminar pertaining to his field of research and expertise. The seminar will be in room 154 in the Mark Jefferson Science Complex from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact Judy Pokrywki at (734) 487-4242 or at jpokrywk@emich.edu for details.

Thursday, March 5

Marge Piercy-Pre Keynote Address Reception

A reception for Marge Piercy, the author of seventeen novels including The New York Times Bestseller "Gone To Soldiers; National Bestsellers Braided Lives," "The Longings of Women" and "Woman on the Edge of Time" and eighteen volumes of poetry, will be in the Student Center Auditorium from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Contact Mary Elizabeth Murphy at (734) 487-3183 or at mmurph54@emich.edu with questions. Additional information can be found at http://www.emich.edu/wgstudies/index.php

Marge Piercy Keynote Address

Author Marge Piercy will host a poetry reading and book signing. Piercy, the author of seventeen novels including The New York Times Bestseller "Gone To Soldiers; National Bestsellers Braided Lives," "The Longings of Women" and "Woman on the Edge of Time" and eighteen volumes of poetry, will be in the Student Center Auditorium from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Contact Mary Elizabeth Murphy at (734) 487-3183 or at mmurph54@emich.edu for details. Additional information can be found at http://www.emich.edu/wgstudies/index.php


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