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Black History Month 2016 at UNC Asheville

Written by UNCA. Posted in Women's Lives & Education

UNC Asheville will present a variety of special programs in February for Black History Month, including a performance by the Kenyan band Jabali Afrika, a student production of Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, a new exhibition by local painter Jenny Pickens, and faculty- and student-led discussions of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, historical monuments and building names.

Patty Carroll "Anonymous Women" photography series at Blue Spiral 1 until February 27

Written by Patty Carroll Photography. Posted in Visual Art

Anonymous Women: Draped

My series of photographs, Anonymous Women: Draped is about becoming the dwelling itself: experiencing the dichotomy of domesticity. The home is a place of comfort but can also be camouflage for individual identity when idealized decor becomes an obsession, or indication of position or status. “Staying home” is a state that some women also aspire to as a place of power, while others abhor because of its prison-like atmosphere. In all cases, women need “A room of their own.”

Sexist School Dress Codes Can Be Changed

Written by Hilary Weaver and Women's Media Center. Posted in Women's Lives & Education

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Students at Fairhaven Middle School make a point as they comply with the school's dress code last spring. Photo courtesy of Sofia Pierson.

In March 2015, Sofia Pierson stood straight and still in an eighth-grade classroom at Fairhaven Middle School in Bellingham, Washington. Behind Pierson stood a female classmate in a decorative skirt; she scanned her surroundings nervously as a staff member patrolled the hallways looking for students in violation of the school’s dress code. 

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