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7 area events that will celebrate Women’s History Month

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt supported the Civilian Pilot Training Program and the War Training Service. She is pictured here in a Piper J-3 Cub trainer with C. Alfred Chief Anderson, a pioneer black aviator and respected instructor at Tuskegee Institute. (U.S. Air Force photo)
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt supported the Civilian Pilot Training Program and the War Training Service. She is pictured here in a Piper J-3 Cub trainer with C. Alfred Chief Anderson, a pioneer black aviator and respected instructor at Tuskegee Institute. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Miami University Regionals are sponsoring a number of events for Women’s History Month.

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Middletown event topics focus on Women’s Firsts.

• March 14, First Lady Day: Film Showing, 10:05 a.m. in Room 012, and 1:15 p.m. in Room 111 Johnston Hall, Middletown campus. Excerpts from films chronicling the later life of Eleanor Roosevelt. Discussion: “Nellie Taft: America’s Rules-Breaking First Lady from Cincinnati,” noon, Gardner-Harvey Library, Middletown campus. Presented by Dr. Caryn Neuman.

• March 28, Miami University Middletown Book Discussion: The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill, noon in the blue chairs area, Gardner-Harvey Library, Middletown campus. The story of a mid 19th century Quaker woman whose life is transformed by the study of astronomy.

• March 28, Women’s Journey’s Women’s Voices: The Refugee Experience, 1:15 p.m. in Room 142 Johnston Hall, Middletown campus. This program offers the opportunity to hear the voices of women refugees living in Southwest Ohio. Invitations have been made to refugees from a variety of areas including Bhutan, Burundi, Myanmar, Iraq and Syria.

• April 4, First Women, 11:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 110 Thesken Hall, Middletown campus. Join a panel of women from various disciplines to talk about women who were first in their areas of expertise: medicine, sociology, bicycling, and being a warrior. Panelists: Susan Marine, Gina Petonito, Marsha Robinson and Alyssa Straight.

• In honor of Women’s History Month, enjoy the special display at the Middletown Campus Gardner-Harvey Library where there will be images of Women’s Firsts. The displays of First Ladies will be in Johnston Hall.

Hamilton event topics focus on Gender and Disability.

• March 15, Film Screening: Mindy Faber’s Delirium, 4 p.m in the Wilks Conference Center, Seminar 3 on the Hamilton campus. Defiantly humorous in tone, Delirium (1993) tells the story of Faber’s mother’s personal experience with mental illness. Pizza will be served.

• March 26, Keynote Lecture: Brenda J. Brueggemann, “What Her Body Taught: Women, History, Disability,” 4 p.m in Mosler Hall, Room 200 at the Hamilton campus. Dr. Brueggemann is Professor and Endowed Chair at the University of Connecticut and a founding scholar in the field of Disability Studies. Pizza will be served.

Events are free and open to the public. For more information on events at Hamilton campus, located at 1601 University Blvd., call 513-785-3004. For more information on events at the Middletown campus, located at 4200 N. University Blvd., call 513-217-4177.