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Date: Mar 03, 2010
Hofstra Celebrates Women’s “Herstory” Month
A Self Defense Workshop, Body Image Discussion, True Life: I’ve Been Affected by Domestic Violence, and Rome, Women and The End of Catholicism
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University’s Women’s “Herstory” Month, devoted to honoring women and their impact on the world, will feature a Self Defense Workshop, and several discussions including: “Ain’t I a Woman?: Body Image and the Multiple Identifies of Women Today” , “True Life: I’ve Been Affected by Domestic Violence” and “Rome, Women and the End of Catholicism.”
"With almost twenty campus Offices, student groups, and academic departments offering programs for the 2010 Women’s Herstory Month Calendar, I am very excited to see so many corners of the University getting involved in the Month,” said Director of Multicultural & International Student Programs Ryan Greene. “The events cover a very broad range of social and cultural issues like gay marriage, domestic violence, politics, women as activists, body image, and civil rights.”
In the body image discussion, Ain’t I a Woman?: Body Image and the Multiple Identities of Women Today on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in 145 Mack Student Center, North Campus participants will examine the effects of today’s focus on body image on the multiple identities of women. On Monday, March 15, 2010 at 2 p.m. True Life: I’ve Been Affected by Domestic Violence will be a discussion about how the Hofstra and Long Island communities have been affected by domestic violence with a question and answer session following the discussion.
Rome, Women and The End of Catholicism on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 7 p.m. in Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus will address the central question regarding the roles of women in Catholicism – past, present and future. Senior Research Associate-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor of religion Dr. Phyllis Zagano will ask the question how do women further Catholicism’s goals, and what will happen if women cannot participate more?
For a full list of Women’s History Month events with dates and times please visit the website at www.hofstra.edu/mispo or call The Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs at 516-463-6796.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 145 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.