Colorado State University - Pueblo celebrate women during HER-STORY celebration

Colorado State University - Pueblo celebrate women during HER-STORY celebration
PUEBLO – A week of events  including two films, a trivia quiz, and a shopping extravaganza sponsored by the Diversity Resource Center at Colorado State University-Pueblo, will recognize the HER-STORY of women as part of Women’s History Month.

The WEEK OF WOMEN’S HER-STORY will begin on Monday, March 18 with a showing of the film MISS REPRESENTATION  at 6 p.m. in the Occhiato University Center 031. Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom weaves stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews from Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Dr. Jackson Katz, Dr. Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem to give us an inside look at the media and its message about women as figures of youth, beauty and sexuality, not leaders.  A discussion led by Letecia Steffen, associate professor in the Department of Mass Communications and Center for New Media, will follow the film. Refreshments will be provided.

A second film, HALF THE SKY:TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE, will be shown at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 in the Diversity Resource Center, OUC 031. Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn take us on a journey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. The discussion to follow will be led by Dr. Jackie Stroud, visiting lecturer of history.

At noon on Wednesday, March 20 in the Diversity Resource Center, participants will be challenged with trivia questions about women’s history and rewarded with prizes and free refreshments.

The week’s activities will culminate on Thursday, March 21 from 3 to 9 p.m. in the OUC Ballroom with the 2nd ANNUAL PURPLE PUMP EXTRAVANGANZA , which will include pampering, healing, and healthy activities for the women of CSU-Pueblo. Attendees will have options to sip mocktails, take makeup and clothing tutorials, and receive henna tattoos, haircuts and manicures. Jewelry prizes will be given to the first 100 women in attendance. Women are encouraged to wear PURPLE!

For more information about the week’s activities, call LaNeeca Williams at or 549-2210.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.