Take Your Daughter to Listen: Women Pioneers
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 7:00-8:00 pm at Neville Museum followed by reception sponsored by AAUW-GBArea Branch
What was it like to establish credit, to start a business, to break into a career in a male-dominated industry, and how do you make your dreams come true?
Bring your daughter and listen to the stories of local women who made a difference, lived the history and paved the way. Like WWII’s Women Air Service Pilots in UW-Green Bay’s production of Censored on Final Approach, women have faced prejudice and hurdles in the workplace and in life in general. Often, our daughters believe that this is ancient history not realizing that it is only a generation or two away —and still exists today. When we understand our history, we can better steer our course. A celebration of Women’s History Month.
Panel: Jessie Garcia: Sportscaster, mother, author
Sidney H. Bremer: Former CEO UW-Marinette, UW-GB Women’s Studies co-founder, author
Donna Streckenbach: Businesswoman -The Bridal Church & The Bridal Chapel in Door County
Kathy Hinkfuss: CEO YWCA Of Green Bay and DePere
Beverly French: Former owner of Orde Advertising, Weidner Center Presents, Inc. Board & Green Bay Packers Board
Eileen Littig: Award Winning Film maker and television producer
This discussion is in partnership with UW-Green Bay Theatre & Dance and UW-Green Bay Women’s and Gender Studies. Cost: Free of charge.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6TH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LUNCHEON FEATURES U OF NEW MEXICO SCHOLAR KIMBERLY GAUDERMAN, an associate professor of Latin American History at the University of New Mexico, will discuss her work in Andean nations and Central America with people seeking asylum from political, domestic and sexual violence as guest speaker at UW-Green Bay’s annual International Women’s Day Luncheon. THE PROGRAM TAKES PLACE FROM NOON TO 1:30 P.M. THIS THURSDAY (MARCH 6) IN THE 1965 ROOM OF THE UNIVERSITY UNION, with a light lunch provided. Lunch is free, but registration is required. Register online at www.uwgb.edu/student-life . The luncheon is organized by the Office of Student Life and the campus Common Theme Committee.
Date: Thursday, March 6, 4:30 p.m.
Panel: Women Veterans from Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan & Iraq
Price: Free & open to the public. Limited seating 184 capacity
Location: Christie Theatre, UW-Green Bay Union (lower level) free parking in the visitor lot by the union.
Theatre Partner: UW-Green Bay Veterans Services
FRIDAY, MARCH 7th CENSORED UPON APPROACH
Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center, UW-Green Bay 7:30pm
We have 20 group tickets for members and friends to attend the 7:30 pm Friday, March 7th performance at the special price of $15 (no extra taxes or fees) Please contact Pat Hinckley at 217-3073 or 434-0784 ASAP and leave a message to reserve your ticket(s). You may pay cash or check to Pat the night of the performance. The theatre is providing a talk back for us with cast and crew members after the performance.
Here is info about the play:
The women who were a part of the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) program of more than a half a century ago wanted merely to serve their country in time of war. To do so, they endured bigotry that was not only routinely demeaning but occasionally fatal. That they also might, years later (as some characters in this play do) choose to forget how their colleagues died and concentrate instead on memories of good times with youthful friends is perhaps natural. The fact is, however that this play is about the American military’s first women fliers who do not focus only on relatively tame late-century sexual problems resembling the Tailhook or Kelly Flinn fiascoes but rather on homicidal sabotage and consequent cover-ups. The result is not a simple good-versus-evil scenario. Instead, Censored brings a nearly forgotten history to life as it shows the three-dimensional conflict implied and expressed among the males and females, the non-coms and the officers, the staffers and the pilots and the commanders in the American Military (and American society) of 1943-45.