Western Maryland College activities to celebrate Women's History Month

February 23, 1997

Western Maryland College will sponsor activities throughout next month in recognition of Women's History Month, including a presentation by a young woman whose HIV infection has progressed to acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

"She has a very powerful program," said Anita Kaltenbaugh, assistant director of college activities and coordinator of Women's History Month. "Women are now the fastest-growing group among new HIV cases, so this is an important message for the whole WMC community and women in the area."

Opening the schedule is a one-woman dramatic performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Decker Center that also is part of the college's celebration of Black History Month. In "Reflections," Michelle Banks will discuss her experiences as a deaf black woman.

The events are open to the public, and are sponsored by the WMC women's studies program and various academic departments and student organizations. All activities are free.

March 6: "Tahireh: A Poetess and Heroine of 19th-century Iran," a presentation by Julie Badiee, professor of art, at 7: 30 p.m. in the Harrison House. Sponsored by the WMC Bahai Club.

March 7: Film: To Be Announced, at 7 p.m. and 9: 30 p.m. in Decker College Center. Sponsored by CAPBoard.

March 10: AIDS presentation at 7 p.m. in Room 108 of Martin K. P. Hill Hall. Sponsored by AIDS Support, Awareness and Prevention and WMC Health Services.

March 10: Singer Barbara Hutchinson, at 9 p.m. in the Pub in Decker College Center. Sponsored by CAPBoard.

March 25: Lecture: "Breaking the Bowls," at 7: 30 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge. Sponsored by the Department of History.

March 26: The Musical Ladies Dinner Show, at 6: 15 p.m. in Dining Porch of Englar Dining Hall. Sponsored by CAPBoard.

Information: Anita Kaltenbaugh, 857-2266. Anyone in need of an interpreter for these events should call 857-2518.

Pub Date: 2/23/97

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