Women's History Month, March 2017
Women's History Month was introduced by the National Women's History Project thirty-six years ago with the goal of ensuring that information about the myriad ways women have changed America—and the world—would be part of our children's education.
The National Women's History Month Project explains that in spite of the fact that "women's history is intertwined with the history shared with men, several factors—social, religious, economic, and biological—have worked to create a unique sphere of women's history. The stories of women’s achievements are integral to the fabric our history. Learning about women’s tenacity, courage, and creativity throughout the centuries is a tremendous source of strength. Until relatively recently, this sphere of women's history was overlooked and undervalued. Women’s achievements were often distorted, disdained, and denied. . . . knowing women’s stories provides essential role models for everyone. And role models are genuinely needed to face the extraordinary changes and unrelenting challenges of the 21st century."
For more information on Women's History Month, refer to the National Women's History Project at http://www.nwhp.org.
All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Brown Bag Lunch: "Lets' Talk About It!"
Join members of the Black Student Association for a discussion of the film Hidden Figures, the award-winning film which exposes the never-really-publicized role of the incredibly brilliant African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.
Brown Bag Lunch:
F-Words: Feminism, Fake News, and Why You Should Care about Them"
This session will feature a lecture and
discussion of the female characters from books that are the literary
forerunner of HBO's popular series A Game of Thrones. Women from both
the books and television show will be discussed, and there may be some
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Brown Bag Lunch:
"The Importance of Being Board"