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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH EXPLORES SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Posted on March 1, 2017

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Cal U celebrates Women’s History Month with events designed to educate and engage the community on social justice issues. The learning continues in April, with Learn to Earn Week events at Manderino Library.

This year’s theme for Cal U’s Women’s History Month celebration is “Examining Inequality, Empowering Change Agents.”

All members of the campus community are encouraged to take part in these events. Admission is free, and the public may attend unless otherwise noted.

2017 Women’s History Month events

Featured event

March 22 — “You Can't Say That" 10 a.m.-noon, Morgan Hall Auditorium. Award-winning sociologist Dr. Sam Richards, of Penn State University, joins Laurie Mulvey to lead compassionate conversations on social justice issues. Richards is a senior lecturer who teaches the largest race and ethnic relations course in the United States. He provides education in engaging with difficult dialogues, especially those related to race. A question-and-answer session follows. Scroll down to see the video trailer for "You Can't Say That."

Other events

TED Talks: TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world.

Feb. 28 — TED Talk related to race, 11 a.m., Women’s Center in Natali Room 117. Discussion follows.

March 7 — TED Talk on social justice issues, 11 a.m., Women’s Center in Natali Room 117. Discussion follows.

March 21 — Ted Talk on social justice issues, 11 a.m., Women’s Center in Natali Room 117. Discussion follows.

March 28 — Human Trafficking Task Force, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Eberly Hall, Room 110 (NEW LOCATION!). Dr. Jo Ann Jankoski, an associate professor at Penn State-Fayette, the Eberly Campus, educates on human trafficking.

Learn to Earn Week events

Continue learning — and take steps that can improve your earning power — with these women’s studies events. All events are held in the Manderino Library, except as noted:

April 4

  • Female Empowerment, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Gina Watts, operations manager at Vineyard Community Center in Westerville, Ohio, speaks to students about female empowerment.
  • Start Smart Workshop — 11 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
  • Women and Girls Foundation Talk — 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
  • Party Like it’s 2059 and Learn to Earn Art Exhibit — 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Manderino Gallery, Room 340. Why 2059? It’s the year some anticipate women may finally have equal pay! Trivia games, prizes and food.

April 5 

  • Learn to Earn Art Exhibit, 9 a.m-3 p.m., Manderino Gallery, Room 340.
  • Dress for Success Talk — noon.

April 6

  • Learn to Earn Art Exhibit, 9 a.m-3 p.m., Manderino Gallery, Room 340.
  • Breaking the Norms, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., panel discussion in the Natali Student Center, rooms 206-207.
  • ‘Trailblazers’ movie, 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m., location TBA.

Learn more

For more information about Women’s History Month events, contact Dr. Marta McClintock, director of the women’s studies program, at 724-938-5246, or email mcclintock@calu.edu.

Sponsors

Women’s History Month 2017 activities are sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the women’s studies program, the Department of Social Work and the Linda and Harry Serene Leadership Institute.