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POSTED: April 5, 2008 5:00 a.m.
SAVANNAH -- Armstrong Atlantic State University will present a series of film screenings, theatrical presentations, and discussions for National Women's History Month in March and National Public Health Week in April.
The series, "Embodied Inequalities," will run March 26-28 and include screenings of "Iron Jawed Angels" and "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?" and a performance of Ntozake Shange's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf." Light refreshments will be served at each event.

March 26
"Iron Jawed Angels," followed by discussion, 7 p.m. in the Armstrong Center Auditorium, 13040 Abercorn Street. Admission is free.
Katja von Garnier's film is based on a story of a small group of women who put their lives at risk to fight for women's right to vote in 1912. The film has startling parallels to today, as the young activists struggle with social issues such as the challenges of protesting a president during wartime and the struggle to balance family and career.

March 27

"For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf," followed by discussion, 7:30 p.m. in the Masquers Chinese Theater, Armstrong Center. Admission is $10. Advance tickets are recommended. Additional performances will be on March 28-30.
This 1975 off-Broadway, award-winning play explores women's relationships with men in 20 poems. The play has earned an Obie award. It was nominated for Tony, Grammy and Emmy awards. For ticketing information, call 927.5381 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.  

March 28
"Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?" followed by discussion, 3 p.m. in University Hall 158. Admission is free.
"Unnatural Causes" is a four-hour documentary exploring America's racial and socioeconomic inequities in health. The series premieres on Georgia Public Broadcasting on March 27. The partial screening at AASU will include segments from "In Sickness and In Wealth" and "When the Bough Breaks," exploring two topics - the relationship between health and wealth and African-American infant mortality rates.

History of African American Drama Workshop, 1-4 p.m. in the Masquers Chinese Theater in the Armstrong Center. Admission is free.
Stephanie Howard, assistant professor of theatre at North Carolina Central University, will lead this interactive workshop that explores the history and evolution of African-American theatre and drama in the United States. The presentation will include several student monologues.

For more information about the series, call (912) 961-3173.
 

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