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Mission: Women's History Month, at The University of Akron, celebrates the history, understanding, and empowerment of women and their impact on the campus, community, and world. 
Women's National Theme: Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business

Women's History Month 2017 

Women's History Month Informational Tabling

All Month

11:00am-1:00pm in the Student Union 2nd Floor Concourse

Stop by the Women’s History Month table to check out upcoming events & gather information regarding a variety of topics for women.

Americans Who Tell The Truth Display

March 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 20th & 21st

8:00am-5:00pm in the Student Union Trapezoid Lounge

Stop by the Trapezoid Lounge to check out a variety of female leaders on display throughout March’s Women’s History Month.

March 5th-11th

Mar. 6th

I Am Not My Hair

1:00pm-2:00pm
Simmons Hall Room 306
Sponsor: The Counseling & Testing Center
Join the Counseling & Testing Center for this session on body image and colorism concerns of Black women.

Mar. 7th

Jane Austen Ball

7:00pm-9:00pm
Student Union Ballrooms A & B
Sponsors: Campus Programs
Travel back in time to experience regency style dance. Enjoy dancing and refreshments as you learn about influential female authors in history.

Mar. 9th

Gender Film Series: Miss Representation

6:00pm
Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: Campus Programs
Miss Representation explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Conceived from Rape: Rebecca Kiessling

7:00pm-9:00pm
Olin Hall 124
Sponsor: Students For Life
Now a successful attorney, Rebecca Kiessling will be telling her personal story and will be sharing her insights into the controversial topic of abortion.

March 12th-18th

Mar. 14th

Self-Defense Class with UAPD

5:00pm
Student Union Ballroom A
Sponsors: UAPD, Rape Crisis Center, & Campus Programs
Learn quick tips and techniques for effectively defending yourself with the University of Akron Police Department.

Mar. 15th

Get It Right

3:30pm-5:30pm
Student Union Piano Lounge
Sponsor: Zips Programming Network
This event will educate students on Human Rights & Women’s Rights. Lately, individual rights have been challenged across the United States of America and because of some of the actions made, students have been affected whether it has been regarding themselves or their families. Students are encouraged attend & we will be collecting non-clothing items to be donated to The International Institute of Akron.

Mar. 16th

Gender Film Series: Suffragette

6:00pm
Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: Campus Programs
The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

March 19th-25th

Mar. 20th

Rethinking Gender

1:00pm
Simmons Hall Room 306
The Counseling & Testing Center
Join the Counseling & Testing Center to discuss what it means to be a woman, debunking stereotypes, and raising critical consciousness. This workshop is trans-inclusive, intersectional, and includes a discussion of gender identity and gender expression (masculinity/femininity).

Gender Film Series: Killing Us Softly 4

Time: 6:00pm
Location: Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: Campus Programs
This film takes a fresh look at American advertising and discovers the more things have changed, the more they've stayed the same. Breaking down a staggering range of more than 160 print and television ads, Kilbourne uncovers a steady stream of sexist and misogynistic images and messages, laying bare a world of frighteningly thin women in positions of passivity, and a restrictive code of femininity that works to undermine girls and women in the real world. At once provocative and inspiring, Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge yet another generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, gender violence, and contemporary politics.

Many Facets of Woman

7:00pm-9:00pm
Student Union Ballroom A
Sponsor: Students for Life
This game show style event will keep you guessing as you enjoy refreshments and hear from women of different backgrounds. Correctly match contestants to their secret identities and be entered to win prizes!

Mar. 21st

Women’s Wellness Fair

11:00am-1:00pm
Student Union 2nd Floor Concourse
Sponsors: Multicultural Center & the Office of Multicultural Development
All are invited to come by the booths and enjoy displays focusing on women’s health issues. The Women's Wellness Fair vendors include both external partners as well as departments and student organizations from The University of Akron.

Womannish: Redefining womanhood in a world that won’t make room

7:00pm
Student Union Ballroom A
Sponsors: Campus Programs & the Rape Crisis Center
Join speaker Eris Eady, an author, artist, and intersectional advocate from Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Eady will talk about a variety of women’s issues relevant today, while touching on various identities, including race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

Mar. 23rd

Women’s Reproductive Health & Rights: Dispelling Myths

Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Location: Student Union 312
Sponsor: UA Women’s Studies Program
There are many myths about women’s reproductive health and rights. Some are perpetuated in the film, Hush: The Documentary, a pseudo-documentary that relies on fake science and fallacy to misrepresent important issues surrounding women’s reproductive health. UA students are invited to learn about these issues from health care professionals who will enable us to discern fact from propaganda.

Panel Participants:
Taba Aleem, M.A. – Community Education Manager, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
Tiffany Greene, M.Ed. – Community Education Manager, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

Hush Documentary

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Student Union Theatre
Sponsor: Students For Life
Join one woman’s investigation into the abortion health risk controversy.