Women’s History Month Events

24 Feb

March is Women’s History Month — which means GW is going all out on informative and fun events for you to take in.  We’ll be updating every week with next week’s schedule of events, but if you’d like the total list for the whole month, click through to see the complete schedule!

Voices of the Past, Voices of the Future…

Women’s History Month 2010

Monday, March 1
“Crossing Lines” Documentary Screening with Filmmaker Q & A

7pm
Post Hall, Mount Vernon Campus

This film follows filmmaker and Professor Indira Somani as she strives to connect the two worlds in which she exists – Indian and American – and the challenge of preserving her cultural identity following her father’s death.  Ms. Somani and her co-producer, Leena Jayaswal, will be on hand for a question and answer session following the film.

Tuesday, March 2
Women’s History Month Leadership Reception

7pm
Strong Hall Piano Lounge

GW is proud to honor our female student leaders during Women’s History Month 2010 with a reception to kick off the month’s events.  The event will feature a guest speaker and networking opportunities among students, faculty and staff.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact jamie@gwhillel.org.

Wednesday, March 3
Challah for Hunger!
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6:30pm
GW Hillel

The GW Hillel Sistahood invites all students to share in the ancient tradition of weekly challah bread baking in the GW Hillel kitchen (23rd & H Street).  Baking will take place Wednesday night and the bread will be sold on campus on Thursday to raise money for a local women’s charity.  No prior baking experience needed.  Please contact jamie@gwhillel.org for more information.

Monday, March 8
Chick Lit: Not Your Grandmother’s Book Club

12pm – 2pm
Marvin Center Amphitheater

Join us for a unique panel discussion about the “Chick Lit” genre followed by a reception and book swap. The discussion will be lead by two experts in the field; GW Professor Caroline Smith and Ryfka Amkraut.  Following the discussion, enjoy refreshments and trade a loved book with other faculty, staff and students- all genres accepted!

Tuesday, March 9
“The Genius of Women”: Dinner & Discussion on Women and the Catholic Church

6pm
Newman Catholic Center

Enjoy a free homemade dinner and learn about ‘The Genius of Women,’ a compilation of documents and statements concerning women by Pope John Paul II.  Following the exploration of these documents, a group discussion regarding “hot topics” like why women are not able to become Catholic priests and what feminism means in the Catholic Church today will take place.

Thursday, March 11
“The Hours” with “The Girl Bunnies”

6:30pm
University Honors Townhouse at 714 21st Street NW

Join the LGBT Resource Center and the Honors Program for this special screening.  Oscar-winner “The Hours” focuses on three women of different generations whose lives are interconnected by the novel “Mrs. Dalloway” by Virginia Woolf and stars Meryl Streep, Ed Harris, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman.  We’ll also enjoy “The Girl Bunnies”, a three-minute animated short about two female bunnies madly in love but living across the world who travel to the ends of the earth, then excitedly adopt eight chicken eggs to raise a family.  Free food!

Wednesday, March 24
Rhodessa Jones, of the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women

6:30pm
Marvin Center Amphitheater

The 2010 Yulee Endowed Lecture will feature Rhodessa Jones, Founder and Director of The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women; Co-Artistic Director of Cultural Odyssey. Based in San Francisco, Rhodessa Jones’ Medea Project has worked with incarcerated women across the U.S., in South Africa, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous other places across the globe. Hosted by the GW Women’s Studies Department.

Wednesday, March 24
Wacky Wednesday: “What is Feminism?”

9pm
Ames Pub

When you hear the word “feminist” who do you picture?  Is feminism dead?  Do we even need it?  Come be a part of this interactive discussion with faculty, staff and students with diverse points of view on the topic.  We’ll explore the various definitions people have for feminism and how cultural perceptions affect them.  Refreshments will be served.

Monday, March 29}
4th Annual Afro-Latinas Speak

7pm
Alumni House at1918 F St. NW

Join us for a forum to educate the public on Latinas of African descent in hope to bridge the gap between black women and Latinas by showing the commonalities between the two groups. This event includes poets, panelists and discussion.  Presented by Black Women’s Forum and Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority.

Wednesday, March 31
$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop

6pm – 9pm
Career Center

This workshop will provide young women, who are approaching the job market, with the knowledge and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits that represent fair and realistic compensation. $tart $mart covers the following topics in a three hour, nuts-and-bolts workshop: the personal consequences of the gender wage gap, resources for benchmarking reasonable, salaries and benefits, negotiation skills and how to know your bottom line.  Please RSVP to zkhoraki@gmail.com by Friday, March 26th.  Space is limited.

Friday, April 9
Leadership from Generation to Generation: 2010 Women’s Leadership Conference

8:30am
Mount Vernon Campus

Held each spring, the Women’s Leadership Conference brings together an intergenerational audience of professional women, many of whom are alumnae, and students to discuss the challenges facing women in the 21st century. For additional information and to register, please visit http://gwired.gwu.edu/wlc/2010 or contact The Office of Academic Affairs, Mount Vernon Campus, 202 242-6697.

Throughout March
Women’s History Month Service Challenge

Let’s honor our Foremothers through service and follow in the steps of women volunteers throughout history! We’re challenging GW women to complete 10,000 hours of service during Women’s History Month. Be sure your VolunteerMatch account is active and to log all service hours completed during the month of March.  Visit www.serve.gwu.edu for available opportunities.

All events are FREE! For more information, contact the Multicultural Student Services Center at (202)994-6772, gwwomenshistory@gmail.com, or visit website.

Sponsors: MSSC (logo), MVCL (logo), CADE (logo), SAC (logo), GWHP (logo), Eckles Library (no logo), LGBT Resource Center (no logo), University Honors Program (logo), Office of Academic Affairs at Mount Vernon (no logo), Women’s Studies Program (no logo), Career Center (logo), Colonial Community (logo), GW Hillel (logo)

One Response to “Women’s History Month Events”

  1. catherine February 24, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

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