2015 Women's History Month Events Announced

Made in India: A Film about Surrogacy
March 5 in 114 Belk Library at 5:30pm

This film raises important questions about international surrogacy's ethical and legal implications, global corporate practices, human and reproductive rights, adn the commodification of the body. Directors: Rebecca Himoitz and Vaishali Sinha.

Discussion facilitator: Sushmita Chatterjee, Assistant Professor of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies in the Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies Department.

This event is free and open to public and co-sponsored by the University Library.


"Midwives, Reproductive Justice, and Women's Health Care in Underrepresented Communities" (Panel Presentation and Discussion)
March 26 in 114 Belk Library at 6pm

For more information, visit the event's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/600786393354830/

Panel Participants: Carrington Pertalion, CNM; Elizabeth Fiske, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, Asst. Professor of Nursing at Appalachian State University; Park Cannon, JD and MPH, SisterSong Board Member; LaShanda Brown Sell, PhD student in Nursing at the University of Virginia; Annemarie Anglim, BA Appalachian Studies at ASU and current student at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Panel Moderator, Kirsten Jorgenson, faculty affiliate of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies and Lecturer in the English Department.

This event is free and open to the public.


Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, by Katha Pollitt (Reading group discussion)
April 1 Room TBA, 5pm-6:30pm

This reading group is open to 20 students and faculty. Priority will be given to GWS students and faculty. To register, contact Kim Q. Hall, Director of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies at hallki@appstate.edu.

Reading group discussion facilitator: Tina Groover, Professor of English and faculty affiliate of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies.

Registration for this event is required and space is limited.


"Childbirth in Historical Perspective: Midwives and Modern Medicine"
April 9 in Plemmons Student Union, 137A Calloway Peak Room, at 5:30pm

Lecture by Lucinda McCray, Professor of History and faculty affiliate of Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Contact

Dr. Sushmita Chatterjee
Interim Director of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies
828-262-8992
chatterjees@appstate.edu

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