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March 6, 2008
URI to celebrate International Women's Day
Today’s the day to celebrate about half of the world’s population.
The University of Rhode Island is celebrating International Women’s Day today at its Kingston campus.
And around the world, women will celebrate IWD through the weekend.
Today’s program is presented by a coalition of women’s studies and activist groups and includes talks on sex trafficking, politics, gender and questions that at least the two keynote speakers ponder.
Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards will deliver a a lecture at 5:30 p.m. titled “Can I be a Feminist and .. Shave My Legs, Love My Boyfriend, Make Money, Get married, Be Pro-Life?”
There will also be dancing, music, films an international fashion show and an exhibit about cultural perceptions of beauty.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, and most events will be at the Memorial Union, 50 Lower College Rd.
A detailed schedule of all the events are available on the University’s Women’s Studies Department Web site.
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