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WPI Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 3, 2015
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Each year, the United States observes Women’s History Month to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Throughout history, women have challenged the status quo. Whether striving for voting rights, pushing for equal opportunity in the workplace, or raising awareness of women’s health, women have shown exceptional vision, strength of character, and determination. During this month, we celebrate the accomplishments of women and critically reflect on what our nation must do to ensure gender equality and justice for all.

About Women’s History Month

The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (Calif.) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978 and chose the week of March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day. In 1981, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Rep. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., co-sponsored the first Joint Congressional Resolution proclaiming a “Women’s History Week.” In 1987, the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to expand the celebration to the entire month of March. Since then, the National Women’s History Month Resolution has been approved every year with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.

WPI Events Celebrating Women’s History Month:

INTERNATIONAL TEA TASTING AND POETRY READING

Thursday, March 19
4 – 5 p.m.
WPI Bookstore
Sponsored by the International House, WPI Bookstore, and Women’s Programs

ALISON HAWTHORNE DEMING: IN POETRY, IN PROSE, IN CONVERSATION

Thursday, March 19
7 p.m.
Salisbury Laboratories 115
Sponsored by the Department of Humanities and Arts

VIRTUAL NETWORKING

Monday, March 23
6 – 7 p.m.
Fuller Labs, Upper Perreault Hall
Sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers

“MISS REPRESENTATION” FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

Tuesday, March 24
6 – 9 p.m.
Fuller Labs, Upper Perreault Hall
Co-sponsored by Alpha Gamma Delta, Theta Nu Xi, the Gender Equality Club, SPARC, SocComm, and Women’s Programs

WOMEN’S NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Monday, March 30
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Rubin Campus Center Odeum
Sponsored by Women’s Programs
To RSVP, click here

2015 Worcester Area Events:

“YES, ALL WOMEN: MEDIA, MISOGYNY, AND VIOLENCE IN AMERICA”

March 3 @ 11:30 a.m.
Worcester State University
Student Center Blue Lounge

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION

March 8 @ 1 p.m.
YWCA of Central Massachusetts
1 Salem Square

“CHALLENGES TO WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN POST-REVOLUTION EGYPT”

March 10 @ Noon
Clark University
Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center

12TH ANNUAL WOMEN IN PRINT

March 18 @ 5:30 p.m.
Worcester Women’s History Project
Worcester Public Library Saxe Room
3 Salem Square

FILM SCREENING: “GIRL RISING”

March 25 @ 6:30 p.m.
Clark University
Jefferson 320, Jefferson Academic Center

“WHEN PUSSY RIOTS: FEMINIST ACTIVISM IN RUSSIA”

March 31 @ 4:15 p.m.
Clark University
Fuller Music Room, Goddard Library (4th floor)