Women’s History Month at UH Hilo: Several events are planned from film showings to art lectures to STEM discussions. Co-sponsored by the UH Hilo Women’s Center.
Schedule of Events
- Presentation by independent curator/art consultant Tosha Grantham on the transformative visualizations and installations of Renee Stout, recipient of the Women’s Caucus for Art 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. Tuesday, March 6, 2:00 p.m.,Campus Center, room 301.
- Women’s Center tabling for events and resources. Tuesday, March 6, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Campus Center Plaza.
- International Women’s Day with tabling from Women’s Center, LGBTQ+, EEO & Title IX, Global Exchange & GWS. Also #PressForProgress photo challenge. Thursday, March 8, 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Campus Center Plaza.
The #PressForProgress photo challenge encourages students to take a photo with a mission statement card from the “Press for Progress” campaign. The selfies are then shared on social media. The purpose is to spread awareness and encourage students to be active participants in the fight against gender based oppression.
- Presentation by Independent Curator/Art Consultant Tonya Jordan on the colorfully dynamic woodblock prints of Marta Perez Garcia, a Puerto Rican artist who currently lives and works in Washington DC. Monday, March 12, 5:00 p.m., Campus Center 301.
- “Holy Women Icons: Honoring Women’s History Month” with Angela Yarber presented by Celia Bardwell-Jones. Thursday, March 15, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Campus Center, room.
The Holy Women Icons Project seeks to empower marginalized women by telling the stories of revolutionary holy women through art, writing, and special events. Undergirded by an intersectionally ecofeminist philosophy, this event includes a pop-up art show of folk-feminist iconography, a lecture featuring the stories and images of revolutionary women often overlooked throughout history, and a book signing of Holy Women Icons. From Sappho, Perpetua, and Felicity to Pauli Murray and Gloria Anzalduá, celebrate Women’s History Month by exploring the lives, legends, and legacies of revolutionary historical women who have subverted the status quo in art, philosophy, dance, civil rights, religion, and activism.
Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber holds a Ph.D. in Art and Religion with a concentration in women’s studies. She is author of seven books, including four awarded Top LGBTQ Religion Books. As an author and professional artist who paints folk-feminist iconography, she is the Executive Director of the Holy Women Icons Project.
- Conversation Cafe with a discussion on privilege led by Celia Bardwell-Jones. Friday, March 16, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Campus Center, room 306.
- Film, Hidden Figures followed by a discussion on “Women in STEM” led by UH Hilo faculty and staff. Monday, March 19, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Campus Center, room 301.
Drama · 2016 · PG
The incredible untold true story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) & Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This stunning achievement galvanized the world and inspired generations to dream big.
Actors: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons.
Director: Theodore Melfi
- Women’s Center tabling for events and resources. Wednesday, March 21, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Campus Center Plaza.