Event to honor brazen women set for noon today

March 11, 2010

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Bobbi Ausubel is a contributor to the "That Takes Ovaries (TTO)" book, co-playwright of the That Takes Ovaries play and artistic director of the organization. She leads TTO women's empowerment events all across the globe, including one set today at UNMC. (Photo by Holly Cornell)
The stories of bold and gutsy women will be recounted today during a campus event to highlight Women's History Month.

The event -- titled "That Takes Ovaries: Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts" -- starts at noon in the Sorrell Center's Truhlsen Campus Events Center.

The title also is the name of a non-profit organization and international movement that celebrates courageous acts of women.

During today's presentation, Bobbi Ausubel will share personalized stories and encourage participants to recount stories of the phenomenal women who have made a difference in their lives.

UNMC participants

Several UNMC employees will present dramatic readings from the book, "That Takes Ovaries: Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts," including:

  • Linda Cunningham;
  • Fran Higgins; and
  • Athena Ramos.

A banner will be unveiled at the event that commemorates the phenomenal women in our lives. Everyone is invited to write on the banner the name of a woman who inspired them. The banner will be posted in various locations around campus for the remainder of Women's History Month, where it can be signed by employees and students.

The presentation is part of the 2010 Diversity Lectures and Cultural Arts Series, which is co-sponsored by UNMC's Human Resources Department and EDN. The event is open to men and women. The first 60 attendees will receive a hot lunch.