Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 6:00pm

Reception: 5:30pm / Performance: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Student Center Rm. 120 / 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue

Our shared history unites families, communities, and nations. Knowing women’s stories reasserts the absence of women’s voices and knowledge production in political and socio-cultural spheres. These stories both instruct and celebrate, challenge and caution, inspire and fortify women in order to successfully face the extraordinary changes and unrelenting challenges of the 21st century. As part of the University's commemoration of Women's History Month, The Women’s Center and Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host a performance and discussion featuring Chicago area women artists/ activist/scholars whose activism and advocacy has been a life-long struggle to “change the world” And make it a more socially just and peaceful place to live.
Performers:
• Sharon Bridgforth - Visiting Multicultural Faculty in the Theatre School and resident playwright at New Dramatists

• Misty DeBerry - Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist and visiting faculty in the Women’s and Gender Studies
Program

• Laila Farah - Lebanese-American feminist performer-scholar and Assistant Professor in the Women’s and Gender
Studies Program

• Kimberlee Pérez - queer Chicana performer-scholar and Instructor of Intercultural Communication in The College of Communication
Respondent:
•    Francesca Royster, Director of the African and Black Diaspora Studies Program and Associate Professor of English
Co-Sponsors: The Women’s Center, The Office of the President, Office of Institutional Diversity, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, African and Black Diaspora Studies Program, Celebracion de Nuestra America, Center for Black Diaspora, Center for Latino Research, Center for Intercultural Programs, Department of Sociology, International Studies Program, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, LGBTQ Studies Program, the MSW Program,
Office of LGBTQA Student Services, Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies Program, Sexual Violence Support Services.
For additional information: The Women’s Center (773) 325-7558