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Women's History Month 2019

Women's History Month
March 1, 2019

UMD commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

March 5 at 6 p.m. - Bohannon 90
Movie: The Trials of Spring
Follow three Egyptian women as they put their lives and bodies on the line fighting for justice and freedom. The film tells the story of Egypt’s Arab Spring, the human rights abuses that came to define it and the women willing to risk everything.

March 6 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Kirby Garage
International Women’s Day Pre-Party
Stop by for a cupcake and express what International Women’s Day means to you through a collaborative art project!

March 7 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. -  Kirby Ballroom
International Women’s Day Celebration
Join us for an evening of celebrating women and their achievements with a feminist art gallery, light refreshments, and a few speakers followed by an open mic.

March 20 at 6 p.m. - Library Rotunda (4th floor)
Authentic Listening Across Cultural Difference
Speaker: Elizabeth Parks
Elizabeth S. Parks is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and the Assistant Director of the Center for Public Deliberation, both at Colorado State University. A research affiliate with the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, her research and teaching blends social scientific and humanistic methods to better understand how we can improve ethical listening with people who are different than ourselves. Her first book, "The Ethics of Listening: Creating Space for Sustainable Dialogue," was published in late 2018. 

March 21 at 6 p.m.- Montague 80
Movie: A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers
Embark on a risky year-long UN peacekeeping mission into earthquake-ravaged Haiti with an all-female Bangladeshi police unit. Leaving their families behind, these police officers shatter stereotypes as they rise in the name of building peace.

March 27 at 6 p.m. - Chemistry 200
Film: RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
This documentary, explores the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It will be followed with a discussion led by a representative from NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota.

March 28 at 6 p.m. - Montague 80
Film: Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs
Discover the story of the Catholic and Protestant women who come together during Northern Ireland’s bloody civil war and fight to ensure that human rights, equality and inclusion shape the historic Good Friday Agreement peace deal.

March 28 at 4 p.m. - Griggs Center
Panel discussion: Peace, Resistance and Nonviolence 
Panelists Emily Gaarder, Beth Bartlett, and Donna Howard
As scholars, activist and teachers, the panelist will share their personal reflections, research and experiences. 

All these events for Women's History Month are sponsored by the following-  UMD Women’s Resource and Action Center, Women, Gender and Sexuality Program, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute for Institutional Studies, Kathryn Martin Library, Students Advocates for Choice.

For disability accommodations contact Susana Pelayo Woodward at 218-726-8444.