Women's History Month Events 2014

National Theme: "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment"

texas tech 1923Women Who Shaped Texas Tech

Current to June 2014 | Hosted by the TTU Southwest Collection Special Collections Library

Margaret Watson Weeks, Mary Woodward Doak and Elizabeth Howard West would emerge as three important figures in the history of women at Texas Tech. Margaret Watson Weeks, Dean of the School of Home Economics for over twenty-five years, shaped the School’s programs, courses, and the cultural and social activities for women on campus. She also worked to establish Casa Linda, a cooperative residence for women on the Tech campus. Mary Woodward Doak served as both the Dean of Women and a professor in the English Department from 1925-1945 and was responsible for encouraging support for a museum at Texas Tech. Elizabeth Howard West, having worked at the Library of Congress and as Texas State Library Archivist, served as the first librarian at Texas Technological College in 1925. The exhibit contains more information on these three remarkable women as well as items and scenes from early college life at Texas Tech, all of which is housed in the University Archives at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

celebrate womenWomen of Color Day

March 1 - In 1981, the National Institute for Women of Color (NIWC) was established to build a strong national network for women of African, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Latina and Pacific Island heritages and to advance the issues of Women of Color. These efforts resulted in National Strategies Conferences for Women of Color in 1982 and 1983 in Washington, DC, 1984 in Reno, Nevada and 1987 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Read more...

dreamworlds Dreamworlds Film Screening & "Smart Girls Guide to Spring Break"

March 5 | 5:30pm | Wall/Gates
Event working in partnership with TTU University Housing Learning Community

international womens dayInternational Women's Day

March 7 | Brown Bag Lunch Series | "(Her)story is History" | DOAK 123 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. Read more...

lunafestLunafest 2014

March 8 | Film Screening | Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) 511 Ave. K
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30pm, Panel & Reception to Follow
Tickets Available at the Door: $10 general ticket, FREE with Student ID

Connecting Women Through Film

LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women. This season, our program of nine films – filled with stories of reflection, hope and humor – will travel to over 150 cities and screen in front of 25,000 people. Each year, various organizations bring LUNAFESTs to their communities and raise funds for their local non-profits as well as our main beneficiary - Breast Cancer Fund.

List of Films Featured for 2014

Why LunaFest?

tech fmlaThe Vagina Monologues 2014
Hosted by FMLA Student Organization at Texas Tech
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March 27 | Vagina Monologues Sneak Preview Performance
Human Science RM 169
7:30 pm
Donation: No amount of donation will be turned away. Suggested donation $5

March 28 & 29 | Vagina Monologues Performance
Human Science RM 169
7:00 pm - Resource Fair | 6:00 pm - Doors open
Donation: No amount of donation will be turned away. Suggested donation $5

Email: ttu.fmla@yahoo.com

The Vagina Monologues is used as the centerpiece of V-Day: A Global Activist Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls. It is based on real women’s stories so it allows women who hear the stories to know that they are not alone in their own experience. It helps people who have experienced violence heal. It inspires people – women AND men - to get involved in V Day’s efforts to stop violence. It removes the shame often associated with the word “vagina” and the vagina itself and instead celebrates the word, celebrates women.

Funds raised through these purchases and the ticket cost for the performances will go to the Women's Protective Services. Women’s Protective Services of Lubbock, Inc. (WPS) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in advocacy for women, men and children who have experienced domestic violence. WPS has been serving Lubbock TX and the surrounding communities since 1978. Women’s Protective Services is a community based program supported by volunteers. The services provided at WPS are free and confidential. Services are available without regard to race, sex, handicap, national origin, color, religion, sexual orientation, or income.

The Mission of Women’ Protective Services of Lubbock, Inc. is to create an environment of empowerment for women, children and families and to eliminate family violence.

Today, WPS is the only agency that provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter, and support services to battered women and their dependent children in a 10,500 square-mile region, with a population of over 325,000. The WPS target area includes the 12 West Texas counties of Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Garza, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, and Yoakum. WPS serves over 3,000 clients a year and offers them shelter and support services for as long as they need.

women's history

"When I started working on women's history about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. People didn't think that women had a history worth knowing. - Gerda Lerner, Women and History (1986:1993)

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