At Home in Waldo, Maine and At Home in Orland, Maine (#2) will be screened as part of the U Maine Women’s Studies Program’s Celebration of Women’s History Month (that’s a lot of women!) on Wednesday, March 16th from 12:15-2pm in the Bangor Room in the Student Union.
With “The War on Women (see a recent NY Times Op-ed about this)” being waged on Women’s Reproductive Health Choices, Childcare Opportunities, Rape Law (etc.!) it is time to support programs like U Maine’s Women’s Studies more than ever! These programs provide a scholarly immersion into an area of study not readily available in higher education. And like so many other areas associated with Women’s Choices, these programs are getting cut. In fact, last year, as part of the U Maine’s dramatic budget overhaul, several WST programs were cut, including my own. Women’s Studies is my “specialization” in my Master’s Program and was eliminated. It was the only program in Maine where a student could have this kind of graduate specialization. As of now, there are no Graduate Programs in Women/Gender Studies in Maine–which means fewer choices for students with this interest.
So, come out and show your support–of Women’s Reproductive Choices, of Women’s Studies Programs–and of Women!