UMass Dartmouth announces Women's History Month events

University’s Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality (CWGS) organizes series of events to celebrate Women's History Month

WHM 2016
To kick-off Women’s History Month, UMassD's CWGS welcomed co-creator and former head writer of 'The Daily Show' Lizz Winstead

UMass Dartmouth's Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality (CWGS) invites the university community and general public to a series of events to celebrate Women's History Month.

To kick-off Women’s History Month, UMass Dartmouth’s CWGS welcomes co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead to campus today, March 1, at 6 p.m. at the University’s Claire T Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room.

March 4

Union Women Union Power: From the Shop Floor to the Streets film scrrening

Screening & Panel Discussion with filmmaker Sandra Jeon-In Lane & Women in the Labor Movement 2016

Liberal Arts and Sciences Building, Room 107, 10 a.m. 

March 7

Living in the Crosshairs

David S. Cohen and Krysten Connon, co-authors of Living in the Crosshairs: Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism, alongwith Nurse Practitioner Molly Finneseth, will offer remarks.

Claire T. Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room, noon

Co-sponsored by UMass Dartmouth’s Livewell: The Office of Health Education, Promotion & Wellness

March 8

When Love Hurts: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships                 

An interactive program to help attendees learn about healthy and successful relationships.                                   

UMass Dartmouth’s Woodland Commons, 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by UMass Dartmouth’s Housing & Residential Education

March 9

Free and Confidential HIV Testing                                                   

In recognition of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 

Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality office, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.           

Co-sponsored by Livewell: The Office of Health Education, Promotion & Wellness

Safe Zone Training              

3-5 p.m.

Individuals must register prior to training either through calling 508-910-4584 or emailing k.tomase@umassd.edu.

March 10

International Women’s Day Celebration                                                                                                                                   

To Educate a Girl film screening, discussion and networking reception                                                                      

New Bedford Whaling Museum, 5:30 p.m.                                                                                                                                           

Co-Sponsored by Action for Women of Southeastern MA, American Business Women’s Association SouthCoast, Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women, The Women’s Center, Women’s Fund of Southeastern Ma, YWCA of Southeastern MA.

Advocating for Trans Health                                                                                                                          

Claire T. Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room, 6 p.m.

March 24                                                                                    

Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Listening to & Learning from Student Activists                                     

Keynote speaker: Stephanie Gilmore                                                 

Claire T. Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room, 4 p.m.

March 25

Dismantling Rape Culture Workshops                                                

Keynote speaker: Stephanie Gilmore                                                 

Claire T. Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room , 9 – 10 a.m., noon- 1:00 p.m., 2- 3 p.m.

Guests can choose to attend one workshop or all three

March 30

The Politics of Pink Ribbon: A Look a Breast Cancer Activism in the U.S.                                                               

Keynote Speaker: Kristen McHenry

Claire T. Carney Library Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Grand Reading Room, noon

Originally founded in 1970 as the Women's Center, CWGS is a voice for women and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community, with the purpose of eliminating barriers, diminishing prejudices, and creating a supportive climate and space for all. For more information, call 508-910-4584.


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