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Women's History Month Events 2015

Women of Color Day- March 1

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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...

Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives - March 6

weaving stories of womens lives

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | TLPDC RM 153 Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. The stories of women's lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience. Knowing women's achievements challenges stereotypes and upends social assumptions about who women are and what women can accomplish today.

International Women's Day - March 8

international womens day

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....

The Vagina Monologues - Auditions March 6 & 7

tech fmlaTVM Texas Tech Auditions | March 6 & 7 | HS 169 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Contact - 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. Read more...

Diversity Week - March 24-27, 2015

black lives matter March 25 | A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Part II 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Escondido Theater Discussants: Brionne Dunham, Helen Hailu and Liz Onasanya

Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Blacklives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. "#BlackLivesMatter was created in response to the anti-Black racism that permeates our society and also, unfortunately, our movements." - Alcia Garza, Special Projects Director,National Domestic Workers Alliance

Rainbow Roundtable - March 27

rainbow roundtable

Special guest, Katie Miller, President of TTU Gay/Straight Alliance 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. SUB Ballroom B

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"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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