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March is recognized as Women’s History Month. To celebrate, Missouri State University has a full array of activities lined up during the month that honor women’s contributions to society. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.
To kick off the month’s events, MSU is hosting First Friday Live on Friday March 1st at the Gillioz Theatre, which includes live music from The Eskimo Girls, Black Bonnet Ballyhoo and Lilly Bee and the Pollinators. The event will feature Jamie Blaine, who will be painting live on stage, and art displays. Doors open at 7 p.m., music starts at 8.
Other events during the month include a free film screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines on Sunday, March 3rd at the Moxie Cinema. This film recaps the evolution of Wonder Woman as a comic book superheroine. On Wednesday the 6th, Drury and MSU faculty will host a panel discussion as a follow up to the film. The discussion will dig deeper into the theme of the film by examining how idolized and powerful women, like Wonder Woman, reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
Another highlighted event during the month includes a roundtable discussion about Title IX and women’s sports. Panelists include Reba Simms, Cheryl Burnett and Holly Hesse. The discussion will be on Monday, March 18 at noon on MSU campus.
All three events are free and open to the public. For a complete list of activities taking place during Women’s History Month, you can go to www.KSMU.org and click on the “Women and Girls Lead” tab on the right. You can also find information on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/MSUWomensHistory.
For KSMU News, I’m Rebekah Clark.