Women’s History Month Colloquium 2021: A virtual memory book

Cunningham Memorial Library’s Events Area is usually the venue for the annual Women’s History Month Colloquium (from Gender Studies and other sponsors)  and the Library shares photos of those events. With this year’s virtual Colloquium, Marsha Miller, Research and Instruction Librarian and member of the Library’s Marketing team, was able to attend all but one of the events and did screen-grabs to represent and record the event for posterity. Those, along with some of the graphic announcements, are shared here. Don’t forget to check out the 4 blog entries on Women and American Health Policy.

Debra Israel [l]; Katrina Babb [l]

 

Allison Duerk [l]; Lisa Phillips [r]
Kate Metzel Debs Photo on Display in the House

note: Dalton Veach did not present

Upper: Corey Vail; Katrina Babb
Lower: Ruth Fairbanks; John McGlone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Ruth Fairbanks’ computer gave up, she socially distanced with her next door office neighbor, Amanda Lubold {top image}

Via Zoom chat, Marsha Miller contributed the titles of books related to the film and the discussion, available in the ISU Library:

  • e-book: The technology of orgasm : “hysteria,” the vibrator, and women’s sexual satisfaction [1999]
  • A natural history of sex : the ecology and evolution of mating behavior – print QL761 .F67 2001
  • ebook: Regulating desire : from the virtuous maiden to the purity princess
  • Browsing Collection (1st Floor) Sex and the constitution : sex, religion, and law from America’s origins to the twenty-first century
  • ebook: Sexuality and slavery: reclaiming intimate histories in the Americas
  • ebook: Sexual intimacy for women : a guide for same-sex couples
  • The joy of gay sex HQ76 .S533 2006
  • available at Vigo County Public Library: The clitoral truth : about pleasure, orgasm, female ejaculation, the G-spot, and masturbation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s History Month – 4 days of great programs! March 27-30

All events are in either the Library Events Area or Room 028 (Lower Level). All are free and open to the public.  In addition to programming, the Library Events area has an art show, display of library materials, display of American Association of University Women materials including membership info for ISU undergrads [free] and others, information on Gender Studies and lots more!

Feb. 29 & Mar. 2: Film: Hester Street

HesterStreet

Plot summary from IMDB: It’s 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have, namely on Hester Street on the Lower East Side of New York City. He has assimilated to American life, having learned English, anglicized his name to Jake, and shaved off his beard. He is working at a $12/week job as a seamster, the money earned to be able to bring his wife Gitl and his son Yossele to America from Russia. Regardless, he has fallen in love with another woman, a dancer named Mamie Fein. Nonetheless, he is excited when he learns that Gitl and Yossele are indeed coming to America. His happiness at their arrival is dampened when he sees that Gitl is not “American” looking like Mamie and has troubles assimilating as quickly as he would like. Except to Mamie, he tries to show a public façade that everything is fine at home with Gitl. But can their marriage survive these differences, and if not, will Gitl be able to manage in this new land where she has few supports?

March 2: Film: Passionate Politics: The Life and works of Charlotte Bunch

March 2, 2:00-2:50 in Library Events

Movie-Passionate-1

Movie-Passionate-2

Trailer [3:08]

Discussion Guide [48 pages]

CINEFFABLE – The 25th Annual Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival
Reel It Up! Film Festival – Urbana, IL
The Athena Film Festival
The Portland Documentary Film Festival
Cinemarosa – Queens, New York – Museum
The Global Peace Film Festival
Women’s Environmental & Development Organization
The Lesbian Lives 2012 Conference/Dublin
America Reframed Series – PBS
Association for Women’s Rights in Development Conference
International Hamburg LGBT Film Festival
The National Women’s Studies Association Conference
The New York MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival
OUT @fter Carleton Reunion
Frameline Film Festival 36, San Francisco
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute

 

 

2015’s movie: Suffragette – two showings!

Movie-Suffragette

While in the US, the women’s suffrage movement was percolating along to its 1920 conclusion, the movement in Great Britain was also making strides. Several early 20th century Americans, including Alice Paul, journeyed to England to watch, learn, and participate. The film takes place in pre-first world war London.

Excerpt from one UK reviewer:

Reuniting with Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron, [scriptwriter] Abi Morgan intertwines socioeconomic detail with domestic melodrama as Maud leads us from the fringes of the fight to the firing line, her composite character providing a thumbnail sketch of collective oppression into which Mulligan breathes admirable individuality. Meryl Streep provides a fleetingly aloof cameo as Emmeline Pankhurst, rallying the troops from the balcony before disappearing into the night, but the real firebrand is Helena Bonham Carter as chemist Edith Ellyn, who provides the movement’s combustible spark.

Steamy sweatshops and grey-tinged London vistas add production design grit, evoking a world in which backbreaking work and strength-sapping silence are equally stifling. This is an important story and Suffragette tells it without stylistic fuss or frills in solidly down-the-line fashion.

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