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Posted: March 3, 2011
CCU celebrates March as Women's History Month

Coastal Carolina University will commemorate Women's History Month in March, with six events on-campus throughout the month for students and the community that discuss issues affecting women locally and worldwide.

From noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 4, assistant professor of history Aneilya Barnes will speak on "Women in the Early Islamic World," part of the Women's Resource Center Brown Bag Lunch series. The event will be held in the Women's Resource Center, room 313 in the Wall Building. For additional information, e-mail wrc@coastal.edu.

From 4:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, the 100th annual International Women's Day will celebrate with a "Join Me on the Bridge!" event on the Wall Bridge at Prince Lawn. Women and men are invited to stand together on the bridge to make the statement that "Stronger Women Build Bridges of Peace" and to honor those women who fought for women's equality 100 years ago. This Women for Women International event will be taking place at more than 100 bridges around the world.

Also on March 8 at 7 p.m., the film "Persepolis," which follows the story of an outspoken, young Iranian girl, will be showing in room 253 of the Edwards Building. A discussion led by Suheir Daoud, assistant professor of politics, and free pizza will follow. For additional information, e-mail the Women's and Gender Studies department at wgst@coastal.edu.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, a Battle of the Sexes trivia game will be held with prizes awarded in The Commons dining hall. For additional information, e-mail the Women's and Gender Studies department at wgst@coastal.edu.

Also on March 23 at 4:30 p.m., Dr. Robin James of UNC-Charlotte will present "Feminism Calling: Beyonce, Lady Gaga and the Politics of Popular Music" as part of the Nancy Smith Visiting Scholars Series in the Wall Auditorium. The discussion will cover how the pop artists, who consider themselves feminists, may actually reinforce gender roles through their songs and videos, such as "Telephone" and "Single Ladies." For additional information, e-mail the Women's and Gender Studies department at wgst@coastal.edu. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 25, the Women's Leadership Conference and Celebration of Inspiring Women will take place at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Grande Dunes Resort and Spa. Sponsored by CCU's Women in Leadership and Philanthropy, the conference will feature accomplished female speakers from the state, regional and national levels. ABC News correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi will serve as master of ceremonies for the conference and the awards celebration that follows. Tickets for the conference are $75 each and for the celebration are $125 each; a student rate is available. For additional information, visit www.wiplconference.com. For additional information on any Women's History Month event, call Julinna Oxley, director of the Women's and Gender Studies program, at 843-349-6548.

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