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Penn College Marks Women’s History Month With Free Events

The movie, “Citizen Ruth,” will open Pennsylvania College of Technology’s observance of Women’s History Month in March.

“Citizen Ruth” will be shown at 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in Penn’s Inn, located on the second floor of the Bush Campus Center.

From first-time filmmaker Alexander Payne, the satirical comedy features Ruth Stoops, an irresponsible woman who is unwittingly thrust into the abortion controversy when she becomes pregnant for the fifth time. Gifted actress Laura Dern stars with Swoosie Kurtz and Burt Reynolds in this captivating motion picture.

The movie, as with all other Women’s History Month activities, is free and open to the public.

On Friday, March 20, Lalitha Krishnan, an extraordinary singer from India, will perform at 8 p.m. in the Academic Center Auditorium. She is regarded as one of the best performers of Carnatic or South Indian classical music and is the daughter-in-law of the violin maestro Shri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman.

“When Love Hurts,” a visual journey into violence and relationships, will be shown on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Academic Center Auditorium. Donna Ferrato has spent over 15 years photographing one of America’s worst-kept secrets violence in relationships. An award-winning photojournalist and author of “Living with the Enemy,” she has devoted her life to documenting, exposing and preventing the abuse of women and children by the ones they love. “Love Hurts” is a multimedia presentation of her work.

On Monday, March 30, at 9 p.m. in Penn’s Inn, Sami Dare, one of America’s few female hypnotists, will take audience members on an amazing and hilarious trip into the realm of hypnosis. The gathering will be the ultimate in audience participation entertainment.

The Women’s History Month observance closes with a performance by Patti Scorboria, a sensational vocalist from Philadelphia. Scorboria’s performance will begin at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in Penn College’s CoffeeHouse, located in the Campus Center.

For more information on the activities, contact the Student Activities Office at (570) 327-4763.

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