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Women’s History Celebrated at UC Riverside

Several Events Highlight Women’s Accomplishments

(March 7, 2003)

Women’s accomplishments, issues in higher education and the politics of silence will be among the topics explored at the University of California, Riverside as part of Women’s History month.

Among the events scheduled are:
1. Through May 4: UC Riverside/California Museum of Photography is showing “Places of Worship: vernacular architecture in Houston and Los Angeles,” a show of the work of Claudette Goux, a graduate student of art history at UC Riverside who holds the Art History Fellowship at UCR/CMP. The buildings in Goux’s images of small urban churches intersect popular culture with marginalized religious and societal experience. She has previously studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography and holds BA degrees in sociology and philosophy from the Universite de Nancy II in France, and a BFA in Photography from Rice University in Houston, Texas. The UC Riverside Graduate Student Association sponsors the exhibit. More information about the UCR/California Museum of Photography is available by calling (909) 788-3686.

2. Wednesday March 12: UC Riverside faculty member Pamela Clute will speak at the 12th Annual Women Who Make A Difference Awards Luncheon scheduled for 11:20 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Pentland Hills Bear Cave, rooms B107 and C101. The event honors women faculty, staff, students and members of the community who expand frontiers for women and create possibilities for future generations. Cost is $10 per person. The Gender Education and Resource Services office at UC Riverside organizes the event.

3. Friday March 14: The Center for Ideas and Society at UC Riverside and Authors on Tour present Whitewater figure Susan McDougal, who was jailed for her refusal to testify against former President Bill Clinton. She will discuss and sign her book “The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk.” The event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled for 7 p.m., in the UC Riverside Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 1500. For more information, call the Center for Ideas and Society at (909) 787-3987.

4. Wednesday March 19: The musical drama “Esperanza” comes to the UC Riverside, University Theatre at 8 p.m. UC Riverside Music Professor Ruth Charloff will direct the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra. David Bishop composed the original music and former UC Riverside Theatre Professor Carlos Morton wrote the libretto. “Esperanza” recounts the impassioned history of censorship, politics, discrimination and tyranny during a Cold War-era labor dispute in a mining town in 1951 that inspired the film “Salt of the Earth.”
Ticket prices start at $10 for students; $15 for seniors (and groups); and $20 for general admission. For tickets and information about the San Bernardino performance, call Mary Chavez or Tony Bocanegra at (909) 884-3228, or toll free (866) 687-4284. For the UCR performance please call the UCR Theatre at (909) 787-4331.

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