Mount Union Plans 2016 Women’s History Month Events

March 02, 2016

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union will host numerous events throughout the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month. These events are all free and open to the public.

The first event is Color Yourself Calm, which will take place from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 in the Alumni Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Counseling Services and Student Accessibility Services will provide coloring books and colored pencils as a way for participants to de-stress and relax. Prizes will be raffled off during the event as well.

The webinar, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights,” will be presented at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 in the West Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. Panelists include Dr. Jo Little, professor of gender and geography at the University of Exeter; Dr. Anne Laure Humbert, senior research fellow at Cranfield University and Dr. Ranjoo S. Herr, associate professor of philosophy at Bentley University. Topics covered will include women’s participation in politics, violence directed at women, unpaid care workloads and access to equal education.

At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, the Raider Programming Board will show the movie “Suffragette” in the Newbold Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. The film depicts the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement. A group of women fight for equality as well as the right to vote in early 20th-century Britain.

The Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement will host a Women’s History Month panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 21 in the Newbold Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center. The panel will discuss, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Women in Public Service and Government.”

The final event for Women’s History Month is the keynote address by Holly Kearl at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 in Presser Recital Hall. Kearl is the founder of the non-profit organization Stop Street Harassment, a published author and a consultant for organizations like the United Nations and the U.S. State Department. Her expertise is in the topic of gender-based violence, more specifically on street harassment and sexual harassment in schools and on college campuses. In addition, the Jane Weston Chapman award will be presented at this event.

In addition to events on campus, Mount Union is featuring a #womenofUMU social media campaign featuring women from the Mount Union community who have made an impact on and off campus. The campaign can be followed on Mount Union’s Facebook page and on Twitter (@mountunion).

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