'Women Aloud' at SUNY Oswego March 5

SUNY Oswego’s 19th annual edition of the “Women Aloud” scholarship fundraiser will feature an evening performance and a College Hour presentation on Wednesday, March 5.

The evening event will include readings and musical performances by faculty, staff, students and community members, starting at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center auditorium.

Participants are scheduled to include Provost Susan Coultrap- McQuin, Connie Cosemento, Peggy Lynn, Jing Li-Kole, Beatriz Salcedo-Strump, Otilia Cortez, Kristine Bushey, Susan Wenyi Guan, Cecilia Ana Tafur, Cathy Santos, Gurdeep Skolnik and Jody Longeill.

Tickets for the show cost $3 for students and $5 for the general public, with a $10 special donation also available. Proceeds support scholarships for students in the college’s women’s studies program. Refreshments will be available after the event.

In addition, a College Hour panel discussion on global issues in feminism will take place at 12:40 p.m. in Room 120 of the Campus Center. Panelists will include Roxanna Gillen from Zonta International, Cleane Medeiros of the college’s biology faculty and members of the Two and a Half sexual-assault awareness organization. The event is free, and the public is invited.

Both events represent an early celebration of International Women’s Day, set for March 8 this year.

For more information on these events, call Lisa Langlois, SUNY Oswego’s director of women’s studies, at 312-3234 or langlois@oswego.edu.

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(Posted: Feb 26, 2008)