Women's History Month

University of Memphis main campus Opening Ceremony

February 29
11 -1
UC Atrium, Memphis campus

Disassembling Statement => Assembling Solidarity
Introduction and demonstration of a feminist interpretation of Michelangelo Pistoletto's Sculpture for Strolling and Suzanne Lacy's untitled instruction by Susan Nordstrom (CEPR). After the opening ceremony, the community will be invited to visit the Rotunda in the McWherter Library and participate by contributing newspaper clippings on women's issues. This is an ongoing project and every Wednesday in March the gathered or contributed newspaper clippings will be used to form a sphere. The finished sphere will be walked from the McWherter Library to the closing ceremony of Women's History Month.

Volunteers from the Women's History Month audience will be invited to make backpacks out of tights with the College of Communication & Fine Arts staff—Marie-Ange Guilleminot's Cauris TM (Cowry).

Professional dancers will perform an interpretation of William Forsythe's instruction.
Moira Logan, Associate Dean, College of Communication Fine Arts
Pamela J. Hurley, Temporary Instructor Part Time, Theatre Dance
Kristen Osborne Lucas, Temporary Instructor Part Time, Theatre Dance
Jill Guyton Nee, Visiting Assistant Professor, Theatre Dance
Tamara Nishae Prince-Parrish, Temporary Instructor Part Time, Theatre Dance
Nancy Shainberg Kline, Temporary Instructor Part Time, Theatre Dance

Lambuth campus Women's History Month opening ceremony

March 2
CU Bistro
Noon – 1:00 PM

Suzanne Lacy's do it instruction will be interpreted by participation in the International One Billion Rising Revolution. Every February- March 8, people around the world rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that together, violence can be defeated. In association with WRAP (Wo/Men's Resource and Rape Assistance Program) and led by the women of Pi Delta Mu, we invite you to join us March 2 and dance to Break the Chain!

University of Memphis main campus Closing Ceremony

April 1
UC Ballroom
1-2:30 PM

Disassembling Statement => Assembling Solidarity, the finished newspaper sphere formed exclusively with articles about women's issues, will be walked from McWherter Library to the closing ceremony for display. A feminist interpretation of Michelangelo Pistoletto's Sculpture for Strolling and Suzanne Lacy's untitled instruction from do it: the compendium.

 

 
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do it is an exhibition conceived and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, and organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. do it and the accompanying publication, do it: the compendium, were made possible, in part, by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and with the generous support from Project Perpetual and ICI's International Forum and Board of Trustees.
 
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This project administered through AMUM is made possible by the Student Activity Fee Fund.