The YSU Department of Women's and Gender Studies presents a talk by Rosa Clemente, community organizer, scholar, journalist and Hip Hop activist, on Friday, March 4, at 11:00 am, in the Ohio Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center. Clemente is a leading scholar on Afro-Latino identity and has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement.
The YSU Department of Women and Gender Studies presents a discussion on sexual harrasssment, on Thursday, March 3 at 12:30 pm, in the President's Suite in YSU's Kilcawley Center. This seminar will answer the questions: what is sexual harassment, how can you prevent it, and how can you help create a safer and more comfortable learning environment for everyone, regardless of gender.
YSU Department of Women and Gender Studies presents a screening of the short film "Good Work Sister!: Women Shipyard Workers of World War II," on Wednesday, March 2, at 11:00 am, at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, on Wood Street, in Youngstown. It will be followed by a discussion facilitated by YSU history professor Martha Pallante, with other YSU faculty Donna DeBlasio, Anne York, and Sherri Lovelace-Cameron participating.
The YSU Africana Studies Program and YSU Department of Communication and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences present a talk by Angela Burt-Murray, former editor-in-chief of ESSENCE magazine and the co-founder of Cocoa Media Group, on Wednesday, February 24, at 2:00 pm, in the Williamson Auditorium, Room 1171. The topic of the lecture will be "Black Voices Matter: Race and Gender in the Age of Social Media. It is free and open to the public.
YWCA Warren, in partnership with Etruscan Press, presents a talk by Dr. Laurie Jean Cannady, who will discuss her new memoir "Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul," on Wednesday, March 2 at 5:30 pm. Cannady's memoir focuses on poverty, gender-based violence, race, and the courage it takes to face impossible odds. YWCA Warren is located at 375 N Park Avenue in Warren. This event is free and open to the public.
M Gallery at Erie Terminal invites the public to an Artist Reception this Saturday, February 20, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Live jazz by Jeff Bremer, appetizers by Kravitz's Inspired Catering and the photography and design exhibit, "Visions of Potential | Urban Opportunities in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties," which is on view through March 18. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-5:00, Thursdays 1:00-7:00, or by appointment. M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place is located at 112 W. Commerce Street, in Youngstown.
Mill Creek MetroParks presents the Jewels of Winter: Orchids exhibit, through Sunday, March 13, at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center. Exhibit hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. More information at Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116. The exhibit is sponsored by Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens.
From Earth to the Universe is currently showing at the YSU's Ward Beecher Planetarium, this Friday and Saturday evening (2/19 & 2/20) at 8:00 pm. From Earth to the Universe leaves our home to take the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. All public shows are free. There is more information at wbplanetarium.org, and at 330-941-1370.
Youngstown Area PFLAG -- Parents, Friends, Families, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward -- has a grant available for a college student to create a video production suitable for TV, cable, internet, and social media. More information at youngstownpflag.org.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy is holding an open house at The Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road, on Saturday, February 20th, 10:00 - 11:30 am. The open house will feature Harambee of Youngstown in a performance and participation. A cookie and punch reception will follow the performance. Classes are offered in singing, drama, visual arts, recorders, creative writing and poetry, dance, drum circles, boomwhackers, and lessons are offered on all instruments.