Women's History Month, March 2013
Women's History Month was introduced by the National Women's History Project with the goal of ensuring that information about the myriad ways women have changed America 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 20, 2013
Brown Bag Lunch:
Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Brown Bag Lunch: Please join Professor Koshu Jagasia as she discusses an inspiring woman and a great role model, Ela Bhatt, the founder of SEWA (Self Employed Women's Association).
Monday, March 25, 2013
Brown Bag Lunch: In the session "Beyond Lily Ledbetter: Why the Fair Pay Act Isn't Enough," Professor Amanda Cook Fesperman will discuss the history behind the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, what it achieved, and why women continue to face pay discrimination. Hailed as a great step forward in the struggle for equal pay, and the first bill signed by President Obama in his first term, the Fair Pay Act addresses only one small aspect of equal pay. There is still much to be done.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Brown Bag Lunch:
In "Imagining Gender: The Fantastical Works of Jim Butcher, George R.
R. Martin, and C. L. Wilson" Professor Kimberly M. Radek
will discuss issues of sex roles and gender equity in fantasy fiction, as
well as what recent findings of neuroscience suggest about how we become
gendered beings and why the imagination is important for attaining equality.