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March 9, 2006
DH 06 RH16
Contact: Russ Hudson,
Media Relations Coordinator
(310) 243-2455/2001

”Real Women Have Curves” Screenwriter Speaks at CSU Dominguez Hills

Josefina Lopez Will Talk about Her Experiences as a Latina Film Maker

Carson, CA— Josefina Lopez, screenwriter for the critically acclaimed and award-winning 2002 movie “Real Women Have Curves” will share her experiences as a Latina film maker and what it took to get the movie onto the big screen at 11:30 a.m. March 13 on the California State University, Dominguez Hills campus.

“Real Women Have Curves,” a movie about the clash between a young Latina’s education and life ambitions and the needs and demands of her family, won the Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Lopez’s presentation is part of the “Women Making a Difference” series during Women’s History Month at CSUDH, sponsored by the Women’s Center and Women’s Studies Advisory Committee. It will be held in Room 1300 in the Small College Complex.

Other “Women Making a Difference” events include:

  • “Is there a Book in You?” at 5:30 p.m., March 13 in Room 514 of the Leo F. Cain Library. This writers’ workshop focuses on helping beginning writers get published and their work marketed.
  • Guest speaker Sophia Momand will speak about the home and family life of a Muslim woman in “Life of a Muslim Woman” at 1 p.m., March 15 Welch Hall, Room A-410, a change from the time previously announced.
  • A book reading and signing by the author of “Hungry for More: A Keeping It Real Guide for Black Women on Weight and Body Image,” Robyn McGee. McGee was inspired to write the book by her sister, whose efforts to lose weight ultimately resulted in her death. The book reading and signing will be held at noon, March 20, in the University Bookstore.

All of the events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, reservations are required. Parking is $3. Parking permits are available from the yellow dispensing machines at the perimeters of the parking lots and on Dominguez Hills Parkway, which parallels E. Victoria Street.

The Small College Complex is at the north-central end of campus, next to Lot 2. Lot 2 is accessible from the Tamcliff Steet-Toro Center Drive entrance from E. Victoria Street, then turn left on the Dominguez Hills Parkway frontage road, then proceed to the lot, on the right.

The Leo F. Cain University Library is in the central part of campus, east of Lot 6. Lot 6 is accessible from the Tamcliff Street-Toro Center Drive entrance. Proceed straight ahead to Lot 6, on the right.

The University Bookstore is directly north of the University Library on the second level.

CSUDH is located at 1000 E. Victoria Street. It is off Avalon Boulevard between the 91 and 405 freeways and east of the 110 freeway. The 190th Street exit from the 110 freeway becomes E. Victoria  Street.

For reservations and more information, call (310) 243-2486.

California State University, Dominguez Hills
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Russell Hudson
University Communications
& Public Affairs
(310) 243-2455


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