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Baruch Celebrates Women's History Month

Particpants in the First Annual Women's Hall of Fame (from left to right): Christina Buckley (student), Jessica Baptiste (student dressed as Audrey Hepburn), Luz Rodriguez (Assistant Director of Student Activities, Office of Student Life), Diana Peters (student dressed as Gloria Steinem), Baruch College President Kathleen Waldron, Olivia Perkowski (student dressed as Marilyn Monroe), Professor Roz Bernstein (dressed as Eleanor Roosevelt), Stephen Atwood (student dressed as Isabella Stewart Gardner), Director of Women's Studies Professor Katherine Pence (dressed as Sophie Scholl). (Photo courtesy of Arthur Banton)

New York, NY - March 20, 2008--Baruch College is celebrating Women's History Month this year with a number of exciting events including a tour of Judy Chicago's Dinner Party at the Brooklyn Museum and a fun, interactive, educational event that honors the creative spirit of history's most inspirational women: the Second Annual Women's Hall of Fame Dinner Party.

In 1979, feminist artist Judy Chicago first exhibited The Dinner Party, a work of art commemorating the overlooked and understudied achievements of women from prehistory to the 20th century. This path-breaking work of art has found a new home in the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s new Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and is the touchstone for both events.
                                         Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party
                                 Judy Chicago's The Dinner Party

WHAT: Field Trip to view The Dinner Party at the Brooklyn Museum Led by Baruch Art History Professor Karen Shelby

WHEN: Friday, March 21, 12:30 pm


In order to recreate the spirit of Chicago’s piece, students, staff, faculty, and community members are invited to attend and participate in their very own Dinner Party to learn about women’s achievements through world history. Complete with food, fun, and prizes, the event also feature s a costume contest

WHAT: Second Annual Women's Hall of Fame Dinner Party and Costume Contest

WHEN: Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 6 pm to 9 pm, VC Room 1-107

RSVP: Luz Rodriguez in Student Life Room. 2-221 of the Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street

Prizes for best costume, best presentation, and a grand prize will be offered.  Anyone can choose a woman to honor—come dressed up or come as you are. Come dressed as a woman who you think should be honored and be prepared to give a three-minute talk about her achievements and why you chose her. Participants can choose women from history, literature, or anyone they feel deserves to be commemorated in the way Judy Chicago honored women in The Dinner Party.

A collaborate effort between the Student Life Office, Undergraduate Student Government, and the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences Women's Studies Program, the Dinner Party event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government and the Women's Studies Program. Directed by Professor Katherine Pence, the Women's Studies Program has the generous support of the Penny Kanner Fund. The calendar of the Women's History Month program is compiled by Assistant Director of Student Activities Luz Rodriguez in the Office of Student Life, with many of the month's activities organized by student clubs and organizations, as well as the Women's Studies Program.

View the full listing of events on the women's history month calendar:

For more information on Baruch's Women's Studies Program visit:

Lara Moon
Communications & Marketing
(646) 660-6093

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