Happy HERstory Month!

March is Women’s History Month. It was first celebrated in our country in March of 1987, and since 1995 presidents have put out annual proclamations dedicating this month as a time to commemorate the contributions women have made to our society.

Our campus is observing HERstory month through the following programs:

Women’s Center 50th Year Anniversary Celebration

Roxane Gay: With one “N”

When: Wednesday, March 9th at 7pm

Where: Jorgensen Center for The Performing Arts

This is “an evening with Roxane Gay, author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.  Her New York Times bestseller, Bad Feminist, is universally considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism” (Jorgensen Center for The Performing Arts)

Learn more here.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Celebrating International Women’s Day Around The World

When: Tuesday, March 8th from 12pm to 1pm

Where: Student Union Room 103

Please join International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) in celebrating International Women’s Day. We will be making cards, learning about this special holiday and how it is celebrated in some countries. Roses will be passed out at this event (while supplies last)

If you are interested in sharing how this holiday is celebrated in your home country please answer some questions when you RSVP and send an email to huong.pham@uconn.edu

If you are interested in participating in this event, please RSVP here: https://uconntact.uconn.edu/event/7920472

UConn Graduate Programs & Women in Business

Business Career Week-Women In Leadership Panel-Amazon

Tuesday, March 8 from 5pm to 6pm

Join UConn Graduate Programs and Student Group Women in Business. This event will feature a panel with local Amazon leaders, followed by a fireside chat with UConn MBA Alumna, Shirley Tarabochia

Registration link: https://uconnvtc.webex.com/uconnvtc/j.php?RGID=r12e7163fdcfd5106715c64971a9d973e

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Bell Hooks’s The Female Search For Love

Tuesday, March 8 from 12pm to 3:30pm

Join us for a deep dive into the bell hooks Love Trilogy: Essential Works on Race, Feminism and Love. Come as you are and leave renewed in your capacity for transformational teaching inspired by the work bell hooks gifted to the world.

Register: https://fins.uconn.edu/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=2415

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Bell Hooks’s All About Love: New Visions

Tuesday, March 22 from 12pm to 1:30pm

Join us for a deep dive into the bell hooks Love Trilogy: Essential Works on Race, Feminism and Love. Come as you are and leave renewed in your capacity for transformational teaching inspired by the work bell hooks gifted to the world.

Register: https://fins.uconn.edu/secure_inst/workshops/workshop_view.php?ser=2416

Stay tuned for more content from our office celebrating HERstory month as it relates to career and career development.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern