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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH’S FINAL WEEK FEATURES
LECTURES, MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE
HAMMOND -- The final
events of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Women’s History Month celebration
will include four faculty and guest lectures and a special evening performance
showcasing Middle Eastern dance.
Sponsored by the Southeastern Women’s
Coalition, the Women’s History Month events are free and are scheduled
for Sims Memorial Library’s third floor.
Lecturers include Joe Delatte, whose
topic is “Beyond the Planets: Negotiating Through Male-Female Differences.”
The Baton Rouge psychologist will speak at noon, Wednesday, March 23.
Faculty stepping to the library
podium during Women’s History Month include English instructor Robin Norris,
“Divergent Virgins, Revisionist Readings, and the Medieval Mind,” noon,
Monday, March 21; English Department Head Jeanne Dubino, “College Life
for Women in Kenya,” 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 22; and Communication Department
Head Karen Fontenot, “Can We Talk? Women’s Style of Communication,” 12:30
p.m., Thursday, March 24.
At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March
23, Banaat al Qamar, a troupe from the Bayou Shimmy dance studio in Baton
Rouge, will explain and demonstrate the art and history of Middle Eastern
dance, commonly known as “belly dancing.”
The professional troupe, which
has performed at venues such as Southeastern’s Fanfare arts festival and
the joint conference of the Louisiana Classical Association and Louisiana
Consortium of Medieval and Renaissance Scholars, bases its presentation
on historical research and demanding training.
The mesmerizing dance is more
than 2,000 years old and in its modern form combines the cultures of Egypt,
Turkey, Persia, Lebanon, Armenia, Algeria and Tunisia to covey a message
of celebration, expression, community and freedom.
For additional information about
Women’s History Month, contact 985-549-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.selu.edu/whm05.