Tuesday on tap

March 19, 2012

Ashleigh Simons '12 gives us a look at a host of events taking place tomorrow on Pacific's Forest Grove campus and in the surrounding community.

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Make Tuesday your day to learn, talk about or get involved in something new at Pacific University. A wide array of events are planned thorughout the day March 20, both on the Forest Grove campus and in the surrounding community. Many of the events revolve around Women’s History Month, but there are art events, economic discussion and a baseball game in there, too.

Starting at 11 a.m. in the University Center, celebrate Women’s History Month by pledging to support women’s equality across the globe in the event “Picturing Change: Ending Poverty Starts with Women.” Stop by and have your photo taken with a sign and it’ll be uploaded to Facebook, and (with consent) posted to the Oxfam America Act Fast Photobook.

Also in celebration of Women’s History Month is a movie presented in Taylor Auditorium (in Marsh Hall) at 11:30 a.m. about a group of Peruvian women who entered into the male-dominated world of computers and technology in the 1970s. A discussion will follow the presentation.

In the evening is a showing of a Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Milky Way. The film is a documentary about Patsy Mink, who was the first woman of color to serve in congress. She is also a co-author of Title IX legislation. Check out a trailer of the documentary.

The Women’s History events are concluded for the day at 6 p.m. in the PULSE with the Annual Hunger Banquet. Participants in the event will be split into different groups, each with their own socioeconomic class and will get a meal that is similar to one that a person living in a similar class would be able to afford. In honor of Women’s History Month, the event will take a specific focus on women’s issues globally.

Not all events happening on campus Tuesday are related to Women’s History Month, however.

The “B Media Collective,” presented at 7 p.m. in Taylor Auditorium, will feature a series of documentary shorts that revolve around impacting social justice through the use of creativity.

Off campus, the City of Forest Grove hosts “Living and Working in the New Economy: The Promise and the Peril,” beginning at 7 p.m. in the Forest Grove Auditorium,  1915 Main St. The event will feature a panel consisting of Pacific history professor Lawrence Lipin; Jerralynn Ness, executive director of Community Action Organization in Hillsboro, and Manuel Castaneda, CEO of Pro Landscape, who will hold a discussion about the economy, both the way it used to be and the current state. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer period for the audience. The event is sponsored, in part, by Pacific’s Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation.

Finally, for sports fans, the Pacific University baseball team takes on Concordia at 6 p.m. in Forest Grove. Check out the game at Chuck Bafaro Stadium at Bond Field. For information about all upcoming sports events, remember to check www.goboxers.com.