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Women's History Month celebration continues


Ohio University's 2013 celebration of Women's History Month in March will feature many events from the Women's Center as well as the Women's Affairs Commission of the Ohio University Student Senate.

Many students on campus have bolstered support for this month by donning feminist buttons and Women's Week T-shirts passed out by Student Senate.

On March 17, the Women's Center will present the fifth annual International Women's Day Festival. This event, which will be held in Baker University Center Ballroom from 2 to 6 p.m., will include performances, education about feminism and a celebration of women of all cultures in an effort to end violence against women.

The Vagina Monologues also will be performed on campus at 8 p.m. March 16 and March 23 in Baker University Center Theatre. A diverse group of female students have been given the opportunity to act in the play written by Eve Ensler that is put on annually at Ohio University. 

The play is a compilation of various monologues read by women that detail different aspects of the feminine experience.

Other events happening during the month:

•  Speaker Sumhita Mukhopadyay (editor of feminism.com): March 14, Walter Hall 135 at 6 p.m.

•  "This Is What An OU Feminist Looks Like" poster campaign release: March 15, Women's Center at noon

•  "Screaming Queens" film screening: March 19, Women's Center at 5 p.m.

For more information about Women's Week or the Women's Center click here.