Woman’s History Month

By Carole Schor


Eve Ensler

Woman of San Miguel, rise up and join us for the first week of Woman’s History Month where we will uncover and unravel the hidden “her” stories we all share: mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, and girlfriends (and our male supporters)—learn what is really ours, our stories—not his stories, but her stories.

Lecture and opening
“Adam and Eve”
Tue, Mar 3, 1pm
Café Santa Ana

Women Crossing the Line
Tue, Mar 3, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
75 pesos
Includes cocktail

“Hidden Her Stories”
Wed, Mar 4, 11am
Sala Quetzal

Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Thu, Mar 5,1pm
Teatro Santa Ana

All the events at
La Biblioteca
Reloj 50A

In conjunction with the Center for Global Justice, a dedicated group of Mexican, Canadian, and American women have come together to celebrate March as International Woman’s History Month. There will be 15 different programs, presentations, and films beginning March 3, with our opening reception in the Café at La Biblioteca featuring Eve Ensler’s Bioneers talk on “Adam and Eve.”

Did Eve really tempt Adam with an apple in the Garden of Eden or is this a male-perpetrated myth designed to keep women in their place (the kitchen) rather than the boardroom, at the lower end of the pay scale, the level of a second class citizen?

Eve Ensler, known for her groundbreaking work, “The Vagina Monologues,” as well as the creation of V-day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls, retells the famous Bible fable in a way that empowers women rather than blaming Eve and all women for all the troubles in the world.

Women Crossing the Line, a documentary about the struggle against domestic violence and femicide by Mexican, Honduran, and Guatemalan women will also be shown on March 3.  A cocktail reception in the Santa Ana Café will follow the films. 75 pesos suggested donation includes one cocktail.

On March 4, Women’s History Month continues with a panel of women devoted to uncovering more “Hidden Her Stories.” Georgeann Johnson, a cultural historian interested in the dwindling matriarchal societies of the world and president of the Mayan Conservancy, will speak on the Goddess. Lorna Ferguson from Canada will discuss “The Dinner Party” by Judy Chicago, the multi-media epic feminist art project depicting the history of women throughout Western Civilization. Cheryl Wolfe spent many years working with women in West Africa and will speak on the struggle for peace and human rights that continues to this day.

On March 5, the award-winning documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, will be shown. This is the story of the West African women’s struggle featuring Leymah Roberta Gbowee, an African peace activist who started a peace movement that helped end the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Gbowee organized the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, bringing together a group of courageous Christian and Muslim women for the first time ever to pray and sing for peace and eventually forcing national leaders to create a peace process and propel to victory the first female head of state on the African continent.

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