Women’s History Month events coming up at UNI


Throughout the month of March, many events will be held on campus in observance of Women’s History Month.

This week, festivities begin with this month’s Sexuality, Women and Gender (SWAG) forum: “Jackie and Jill Robinson: Women and the Need to Be Better at Politics.” This forum will be held on Monday, March 2 in the Rod Library ScholarSpace at noon.

On Tuesday, March 3, the Women’s History Month Kickoff and Art Expo will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) room 109. Concurrently, a screening of the Iowa PBS documentary on Carrie Chapman Catt will take place from 7-9 p.m. in Sabin Hall, Room 002. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

On Thursday, March 5, Col. Beth Behn (Chief of Staff, Army Sustainment Command) will deliver a lecture titled, “A Rising Tide: The Final Victorious Wave of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1916-1920” at 6 p.m. in Sabin 002.

On Friday, March 6, the Philosophy and Religion 50th Anniversary lecture will be held in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Tracy Bonfitto, Curator of Art at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, will present a lecture titled, “A Visible Scar:  Loss and Memory in the Works of Zarina Hashmi and Rummana Hussein.”

Next week, Women’s History Month events continue with Women in Red: Wikipedia Editathon in Rod Library from 6-9 p.m. and Women’s History Month Bingo Night in Curris Business Building 003 from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10.

On Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m., Catherine Palczewski of the communication studies department will present the lecture “Bodies that Argue: How Suffragists Constituted White Women’s Citizenship During the 1919 Prison Special Tour,” the latest installment of the Phi Alpha Theta lecture series, in Seerley Hall, Room 120.

After spring break, Women’s History Month events will continue with “Women of War: Stories of Veteran Women,” presented from 8-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 in CME 109.

On Wednesday, March 25, Women’s History Month Movie Night will be held in Curris Business Building, Room 003, from 6:30-8 p.m. RodCon keynote speaker Gabby Rivera will present a lecture titled, “Inspiring Radical Creativity; Empowering Young, Diverse Voices to Tell Their Own Stories” in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26.

UNI’s Women’s History Month events will conclude on Friday, March 27 with the Women of Excellence event, which will be held in the Commons from 3-5 p.m.