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Contact: Russ Hudson,
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Romance, Muslim Women, Grandparents, Divorce Addressed in
Lineup of Events for Women’s History Month at
Carson, CA— Homeless
women, Muslim women, romance, grandparents raising grandchildren,
and divorce are among the subjects of weekly talks and documentaries
at California State University, Dominguez Hills in celebration
Women’s History Month from March
8 through April 12.
The events, free and open to the public, are sponsored by
the university’s Institute of Cultural Diversity. All
of them will be held at noon in Welch Hall, Room A-410. Seating
The events are:
- “It Was a Wonderful Life,” March 8.
Actress Jodi Foster narrates this documentary of six former
middle-class women who had it all and lost it. They became
the “hidden homeless,” avoiding public shelters
and struggling to survive on their own by sleeping in their
cars or on a friend’s sofa.
- “Life of Muslim Women,” March 15. Sophia
Momand will speak about the home and family life of a Muslim
- “Romance in the Golden Years,” March 22.
The documentary draws a humorous and in-depth portrait
of a segment of American society whose inner lives are
not often explored, in the process making a snapshot of
America’s senior citizens.
- “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren,” April
5. The stories of three grandparents who have sole responsibility
for raising their children’s children are told in
this documentary. It is estimated that these stories are
repeated in about four million households across the United
- “Shattered Dishes,” April 12. The intense
emotions surrounding the break up of families is confronted
in this documentary. The documentary also shows the ways
the experience can later affect the development of those
involved and their relationships.
Cal State Dominguez Hills is at 1000 E. Victoria Street,
off Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways and
east of the 110 freeway at the 190th Street exit (190th becomes
Victoria). Welch Hall is across from parking lot three, accessible
from the Tamcliff Street-Toro Center Drive entrance off East
Victoria Street. Parking is $3 and parking permits are available
from the yellow dispensing machines at the perimeters of
parking lots and along Dominguez Hills Parkway, which parallels
E. Victoria Street.
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University Communications & Public Affairs
Welch Hall, B-363