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With events spanning from documentary screenings to art therapy, this year’s Women’s History Month celebrates the impact of women on today’s culture.

Bringing students, their different viewpoints and different messages together was the driving force behind planning for the month’s events.

“We tried to choose events that represent a variety of identities and provide students with experiential learning opportunities,” explains Lauren Ouwerkerk, assistant director for the Center for Women and Gender Equity.

“Our programs are partnerships with a variety of student organizations and offices across campus to show that Women’s History should not be relegated to just the Center for Women and Gender Equity,” Ouwerkerk says.

Featured speaker, Danielle Hurd, visits campus on Monday, March 5. Born and raised in Birmingham Al., she brings a unique perspective of living in the Southeast as a queer woman of color. Hurd now lives in Washington D.C. where she works as the leadership development coordinator for URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity.

“Her background in activism will hopefully inspire our students to become more involved in creating change on campus,” Ouwerkerk says.

 

Check out the full lineup of Women’s History Month events:

 

Additional details available at utc.edu/whm.

 

Week of March 19-25

 

What: Stitch ’n Bitch

When: 12–1 p.m., Monday, March 19

Where: Center for Women and Gender Equity, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What: Step Screening and Discussion

When: 8 p.m., Monday, March 19

Where: Multicultural Center, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What: Diversity Dialogue: Beauty Shop

When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 20

Where: Multicultural Center, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What: Crimes Against Nature: A Solo Comedy Theater Performance

by Chris Kilmartin

When: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21

Where: Raccoon Mountain Room, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What: Feminist Friday Discussion: Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism #TURFS

When: 12–1 p.m., Friday, March 23

Where: Gender Equity, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

Week of March 26-27

 

What: Stitch ’n Bitch

When: 12–1p.m., Monday, March 26

Where: Center for Women and Gender Equity, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What: Run the World Luncheon

When: 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 22

Where: Tennessee Room, UC

Admission: RSVP required. Free and open to the public.

Information: Visit the Center for Women and Gender Equity online for details and how to RSVP.

 

What: Uncensored: Erased Women’s Art Expo

When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 27

Where: Chickamauga Room, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

Previous Events:

 

Week of Feb. 26-March 4

 

What: Art Therapy Night

When: 8-10 p.m., Thursday, March 1

Where: Center for Women and Gender Equity, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What:  Feminist Friday Discussion: #MeToo Movement

When: 12-1 p.m., Friday, March 2

Where: Center for Women & Gender Equity, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What: Get Woke

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, March 4

Where: Center for Women & Gender Equity, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

Week of March 5-11

 

What: Stitch N’ Bitch

When: 12-1 p.m., Monday, March 5

Where: Center for Women & Gender Equity, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What: Danielle Hurd presents Sweet Home: Growing Up Femme, Queer and Angry in the South

When: 8-10 p.m., Monday, March 5

Where: Multicultural Center, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What: International Women’s Day Documentary Screening

When: 1-6 p.m., Thursday, March 8

1-2:30 p.m.: Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

           3–4:30 p.m.: Chisholm ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed

           6-7:30 p.m.: Althea Gibson, the Wimbledon winner you’ve never heard of

Where: Center for Women and Gender Equity, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What: Battle of the Sexes Screening and Discussion

When: 8–10 p.m., Thursday, March 8

Where: Multicultural Center, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What: Open Mic Night: Women’s Empowerment

When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8

Where: Tennessee Room, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 

What: Feminist Friday Discussion:

Pop Culture Feminism

When: 12–1 p.m., Friday, March 9

Where: Center for Women and Gender Equity, UC

Admission: Free and open to the public.

 


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