EIU & Chamber Business Community Breakfast
Our Town: Strengthening Community & EIU Connections
Dr. Bill Perry, President of Eastern Illinois University and the Board of Directors of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce invite Business Owners, Managers, and Employees to attend a BREAKFAST MEETING on Wednesday, March 12. Registration is free and includes breakfast. Attendance is limited to 40. Parking passes will not be required for visitors.
Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival
The 2014 Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival (CIFFF) to be held on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston March 17-20, 2014. Now in its seventh year, the film festival promotes the mission of the EIU Women’s Studies Program, which is to promote an understanding of how issues related to gender, age, race, economic status, sexual identity, and nationality affect women's lives and the communities in which they live. In order to promote an equitable and sensitive environment for all persons, Women’s Studies also responds to issues affecting women on the EIU campus and in the local community. CIFFF coincides will the month-long celebration of Women’s History Awareness Month (WHAM). This year’s theme for WHAM is Wo/Men in Nature and Nurture, which will be the same for CIFFF. The complete screening schedule is as follows: Monday, March 17 Lumpkin Auditorium, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Service: When Women Come Marching Home Tuesday, March 18 Doudna Lecture Hall, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo Coleman Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Refrigerator Mothers (2003, dir. David E. Simpson) and a roundtable discussion with Charleston Transitional Facility Wednesday, March 19 Coleman Auditorium, 4:00-9:00 CIFFF Film Festival Screenings of films submitted by filmmakers Thursday, March 20, Coleman Auditorium, 7:00-9:00 Stories We Tell (2013, dir. Sarah Polley), To learn more about the CIFFF, visit www.eiu.edu/~filmmnor/ or http://cifff.wikispaces.com/, email Robin Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-581-2428.
Charleston Riot 150th Anniversary
3 day event, starting on Friday March 28,2014. Civil War Encampment at the Fairgrounds, Union Troop march from Mattoon to Charleston. Speakers Series with Harold Holzer as keynote speaker, walking tours of square and cemeteries. Reenactment of The Charleston Il Riot on Sunday March 30th. List of events at www.charlestonriot.org