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Women’s History Month continues at WCSU

DANBURY, CONN. – Western Connecticut State University will continue its observance of Women’s History Month with two upcoming events:

image of Dr. Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi

Dr. Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi

University of Hartford Assistant Professor of English and Modern Languages Dr. Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi will present a poetry reading and discussion at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in the Student Center Theater on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Prosdocimi is the author of “Love Letter to an Afterlife,” a debut collection of poems that illustrate how the speakers are displaced in time, yearning for a half-imagined past between cultures, languages and racial designations. It is a collection of animated memories of her family and life in the Dominican Republic. This event is sponsored by the WCSU Office of Diversity and Equity and the Department of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process.

image of Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert

(l-r): Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcella Gilbert

On Monday, April 1, 2019, Madonna Thunder Hawk, and her daughter, Marcella Gilbert, featured in the documentary “Warrior Women,” will screen the film and discuss their family’s involvement in protests for indigenous rights in the United States, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 127 of White Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus. Thunder Hawk is an Oohenumpa Lakota and a veteran of every contemporary Native American civil and human rights struggle over the past 50 years. Gilbert works on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota with the nonprofit agency Simply Smiles. This event is sponsored by the Muslim Student Organization, the Office of Public Affairs & Community Relations and the Office of InterCultural Affairs.

Both events are free and open to the public.

 

 

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