IWW 2011: Stanford celebrates the art and achievements of women

by Elizabeth Ann Sanders on 02/25/11 at 5:43 pm

Join the Clayman Institute and other Stanford women’s organizations in celebration of the 2011 International Women’s Week, from March 7 until March 11. This year marks the centenary of International Women’s Day, on March 8, when groups around the world gather to honor women’s economic, political and social accomplishments. A number of film screenings and arts events will comprise the highlights of Stanford’s 2011 IWW celebration.

From "The Entrepreneurs," the latest documentary from Camfed

On March 8, the Clayman Institute will sponsor a screening of Camfed’s newest documentary, The Entrepreneurs. In the film, documentarians Helen Cotton and Academy Award-winner Ross Kaufman profile four participants of the 10,000 Women Program in Young Women’s Leadership and Enterprise – an initiative founded by Camfed in 2008, in partnership with Goldman Sachs and the University of Cambridge. Through this intensive program, young women in Zambia are able to overcome extreme rural poverty and establish their own successful businesses. A panel discussion featuring Camfed’s Kimberly Sevcik and Stanford Professor Joel Samoff will follow this inspiring film. Please visit our event page for complete details.


On March 10, the Feminist Studies program and the Native American Cultural Center will present a reception for and performance by One Love Oceania, a queer Pacific Islander women’s art and activist organization. OLO’s performances fuse together dance, music, film, theater, and poetry as they explore the intersections of gender, sexuality, class, race, and Pacific Islander diasporic histories.

Other notable events will include a gallery night of female-centered art on March 11, presented by Students Advocating for Gender Equality (SAGE), and a talk by prominent eco-feminist and UC Berkeley professor Dr. Carolyn Merchant, also on March 11.


Elizabeth Sanders is an undergraduate student in the English Department at Stanford.  She is part of the Clayman Institute student writing team, reporting on gender topics at Stanford.

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