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Women’s History Month (WHM) March

Women’s History Month is a chance to acknowledge and show our appreciation for the significant contributions that female leaders, scholars, family members, and researchers have played in our society. Women's History Month is coordinated by the members of the Women in Leadership program.

The Women in Leadership members invite the entire campus community to learn about women who blazed new trails in history while recognizing outstanding women who continue to make an impact today. Featured events include the annual WHM service project, Women’s Studies speaker series, and the Women in Leadership Summit.

Students interested in helping plan Women’s History Month are encouraged to join the Women in Leadership program.

Women's history month power team

Want to help plan Women’s History Month (WHM)? Looking for a unique way to be more active with the Women in Leadership? Apply for the WHM Power Team! Each year, a specially selected group of 10 WIL members will be chosen to serve as Power Team members. The Power Team serve as a subcommittee in WIL who help create events, plan and host WHM events to be held in the spring. Term of service is from October 2014 – March 2015. Must be a currently enrolled WIL member to be eligible.

Applications to join the Power Team are available each October. The deadline to apply for the March 2015 team has passed. Questions? Email martinezlc@uta.edu.

Women’s History Month:

Women Across the World: Rising to the Challenge

March 1st – March 31st

Multicultural Affairs is proud to announce Women’s History Month 2015 – “Women Across the World: Rising to the Challenge!” This exciting celebration will be held March 1st – March 31st and serves as an opportunity for the UT Arlington community to embrace women’s history through educational and social on-campus events. This celebration is also held in collaboration with the UTA Women’s and Gender Studies Department. Visit their website for events offered in addition to the ones below. Be a part of this campus tradition, while making new friends and celebrating diversity!

Women’s History Month 2015 Events

Tuesday, March 3rd
UTA Women’s & Gender Studies Department Presents:
Film Screening: Orgasm, Inc. – The Strange Science of Female Pleasure
7:00 p.m., UH 108

*Held as part of UTA Diversity Week 2015
In the shocking and hilarious documentary ORGASM INC., filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the first Viagra drug for women that wins FDA approval to treat a new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). ORGASM INC. is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire — and that ultimate moment: orgasm. Learn more about the film and for more details about event, visit the Women’s and Gender Studies Department calendar.

 

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Tuesday, March 3rd
Film Screening and Discussion: Orgasm, Inc.
Hosted by the Women’s and Gender Studies Department
7 – 9 p.m., UC Rosebud Theatre
*Held as part of UTA Diversity Week 2015

In the shocking and hilarious documentary ORGASM INC., filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the first Viagra drug for women that wins FDA approval to treat a new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). ORGASM INC. is a powerful look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire — and that ultimate moment: orgasm. Learn more about the film and for more details about event, visit the Women’s and Gender Studies Department calendar.



Thursday, March 5th
Global Grounds International Coffee Hour: Women Across the World
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., UC Palo Duro Lounge

*Held as part of UTA Diversity Week 2015
The Women in Leadership in conjunction with the Office of International Education (OIE)  invite you to this Women’s History Month special event. Come sip Indian Chai, coffee, or your favorite tea and enjoy a variety of both local and imported light snacks while learning about the rights and conditions of women around the world. Free and open to the UTA community.

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Saturday, March 21st
Women in Leadership Summit
8 a.m. – 4 p.m., UC 2nd Floor

The 8th Annual Women in Leadership (W.I.L.) Summit is a flagship tradition of Women’s History Month. Attend this annual one-day conference with workshops focusing on leadership, health/wellness and women’s issues.  In addition, attendees will enjoy networking and social activities that will help them connect to fellow leaders and UTA faculty and staff. Deadline to apply online is Sunday, March 1st but space is limited and traditionally fills up fast. Early registration is strongly encouraged! Summit is free and open to UTA students.

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Tuesday, March 24th
UTA Women’s & Gender Studies Department Speaker:
Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing for over thirty years. She created The Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series which served as the inspiration for the HBO Series True Blood. This event is co-sponsored by the Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute (begun by UT Arlington Alumnus Mustaque Ahmed, '81), UTA Provost's office, English Department, Writing Center, and Women's and Gender Studies. For more details about this event, visit the Women’s and Gender Studies Department calendar.

Wednesday, March 25th
Women’s Appreciation Day
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Outside of UC Gallery

“Because of you, I am.” Celebrate the women in your life by giving them a lovely gift that will remind them of the other women who have blazed the trail before them and/or offer inspiration to “Rise to the Challenge!” Meet the women of the past around the world that have pioneered the way for the rest of us. Free and open to the UTA community.

FEATURED KEYNOTE: Monday, March 30th
Pillow Talk: Sexual and Reproductive Health
6 - 9 p.m., UC Rio Grande

Join us for an evening discussion for sexual and reproductive health featuring our national keynote speaker Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships with Advocates for Youth, champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. We will be discussing a host of different topics in a safe space where you can get all your questions answered.  Admission is free and open to the UTA community.

More about Aimee Thorne-Thomsen:

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Aimée Thorne-Thomsen has an extensive background in communications, movement-building, and leadership development across various social justice movements. Prior to joining the staff at Advocates, she served as the Interim Executive Director for the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and the Executive Director of the Pro-Choice Public Education Project (PEP). Aimée has also held senior management positions in the non-profit and private sectors.  She sits on the Board of Directors for Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote and RH Reality Check.  She is a member of the Women’s Media Center’s She Source and also volunteers as a Leader for the LiveStrong Foundation.  She has spoken around the country at venues including Netroots Nation, Center for American Progress, and WE ACT Advancing Climate Justice Conference, and her writing and blogs have appeared on Daily Kos, Feministing, and RH Reality Check among others. Aimée earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York.

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month

View the official calendar of Women’s History Month events for March 2015.


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WHERE THERE'S A W.I.L., THERE'S A WAY

The annual Women in Leadership (W.I.L.) Summit is a flagship tradition of Women’s History Month. Learn more about how you can become a Woman in Leadership.

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