Women s History Month Events Highlight Exceptional UC Women
Throughout the University of Cincinnatis nearly 200-year history, women have played major roles in the development, growth and advancement of campus.
, UCs first woman graduate in 1878, to Rosa Sanders-Moore, World War II veteran and UC alumna, the legacy of women's contributions to campus reflect those made in the wider world.
As part of the National Womens History Project (NWHP) a non-profit educational group spotlighting the historical accomplishments of women in Americas history UC will host special events during Womens History Month in March.
Initially inspired by early 20th century labor movements in North America and Europe, International Womens Day (IWD) was started by the United Nations on March 8, 1975. By 1982, IWD had evolved into Womens History Week, and according to the U.S. Library of Congress, became a month-long celebration in 1987 continuing to recognize the critical role of women in Americas history.
The theme for the 2016 IWD is
which honor women who have shaped Americas history and its future through their public service and government leadership.
UCs 2016 WOMENS HISTORY MONTH EVENTS:
Here is a look at some of the scheduled events for Womens History Month 2016 at UC in chronological order:
Excluded, Mobilized, Incorporated: Women and Religious Nationalist Politics in India, 1915-2015 (11th Annual Taft Research Symposium)
12:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 1: Taft Research Center, Edwards One, Suite 1110
, UC Department of Political Science, compares the role of women in the Bharatiya Janata [political] Party (BJP) in three different time periods. She uses this to discuss the role of women in and under movements such as Indias 2014 elections and the spread of religious nationalism globally. Williams argues that the party excluded women in the early 1900s; mobilized them in the 1980s-90s; and has institutionally incorporated them into its structures and activities today. The BJP has attained growing political success in Indian democracy as it has learned how to bring women into the political sphere, but without altering its traditional gender ideologies of women and men as equal but with different roles to play in society. Interlocutor: Sunita Parikh, associate professor of political science, Washington University in St. Louis.
Sponsored by the
Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf Informational Session
12:30-1:30, Tuesday, March 1:
UC Blue Ash - Muntz 351
This program was developed with the goals of building community and to offer opportunities for learning, leadership and service.
Stop by MCA to learn more about getting involved with the
RSVP by emailing BaMCA@uc.edu
Sisters in the Spirit
6 p.m., Tuesdays, March (1, 8, 15, 22, 29): UC Blue Ash - Muntz 351
Multicultural Affairs & Over the Hump Messages
The UCBA Sister Circle is collaborating with Over The Hump Messages to inspire professional women with biblical principles. We all have obstacles in life we must overcome and often times we get overwhelmed simply at the thought. We all need a little help from time to time to make it over the hump, were here to make sure you dont trip!
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or Call MCA at 513-745-5773.
KEYNOTE LECTURE: Posthuman Feminism (11th Annual Taft Research Symposium)
4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 3: Taft Research Center, Edwards One, Suite 1110
, philosopher and distinguished university professor and director of the Centre for Humanities at Utrecht University, will discuss the posthuman/inhuman/non-human discursive field. The posthuman turn is triggered by the convergence of anti-humanism on the one hand and anti-anthropocentrism on the other. Both these strands enjoy strong support, but they refer to different genealogies and traditions. Anti-humanism focuses on the critique of the Humanist ideal of Man as the universal representative of the human, while anti-anthropocentrism criticizes species hierarchy and advances ecological justice. The term posthuman feminist theory marks the emergence of a new type of discourse that is not merely a culmination of these two strands of thought, but a qualitative leap in a new and more complex direction.
CEDAW Informational - "Women's Rights are Human Rights"
1:30-2:30 p.m., Friday, March 4: 60 W. Charlton, Rm. 277
Description: The United States is one of 7 countries that still have not ratified CEDAW. Dr. Ann Runyan and Dr. Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama will brief the audience on the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW defines what constitutes as discrimination against women and creates an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.
IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Localizing International Womens Rights: Implementing CEDAW Around the World and in Cincinnati
4-6 p.m., Tuesday, March 8: Taft Research Center, Edwards One, Suite 1110
- Public Lecture: Susanne Zwingel, Political Science, Florida International University
by a community roundtable: The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women
UC Departments of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Political Science, Taft Research Center, UC Women's Center, Woman's City Club, Women's Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Zonta of Cincinnati, Tri-State Free Thinkers, YWCA of Cincinnati.
He Named Me Malala Documentary Film Screening
6 p.m., Tuesday, March 8: 458 Lindner Hall
The film is a portrait of
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai
, who survived Taliban retaliation for her advocacy for girls education and became a leading champion for girls education globally. Panel discussion to follow. Sponsored by UC Womens Center and Ethnic Programs and Services in celebration of International Womens Day and Worldfest.
Contact UC Womens Center for more information: 556-4401.
3rd Annual Women of the World Conference
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 12: UC Blue Ash - Walters 100
Multicultural Affairs & World Fest Committee
This year's conference theme is
in Sisterhood & Service. The WOW Conference is a part of the UCBA Sister Circle group which is a support group for women of color at UCBA. The purpose of Sister Circle is to encourage the promotion of sisterhood among students, staff and faculty at UCBA. Sessions include: yoga and dance classes, holistic balance, women in leadership, Sisters in the Spirit and much more.
*Breakfast & Lunch will be served*
RSVP by emailing BaMCA@uc.edu
Epic Women in Business & Law
12:30-1:50 p.m., Tuesday, March 15: UC Blue Ash - Walters 100
Business & Economic Department
Join us for a discussion about four women in Business and Law who have made history. These sassy, dedicated, enterprising women have made significant impact for women. Presenters: Michele Kegley, Lizzie Ngwenya-Scoburgh, Annette Redmon, and Monica Widdig.
*Pizza and Drinks will be served*
UC Women Student Veterans Sisters-In-Arms Award Ceremony
6 p.m., Thursday, March 17: Tangeman University Center, Room 400
The annual Rosa Sanders-Moore
be given to five UC women student veterans from UC's Uptown, UCBA and Clermont campuses. The five women are selected for their exemplary military service, student GPA and their community service.
UC alumna Rosa Sanders-Moore, a 93-year-old retired Womens Army Corp (WAC), will be at the ceremony to present all five 2016 Sisters-In-Arms Awards.
For more information, contact UC Veterans Programs and Services: 556-6811.
World of Women Exhibit
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, March 18: TUC Atrium
Join UC student organizations in a celebration of International Womens Day and Worldfest. Table exhibits will explore womens achievements around the world and provide information about campus support systems for women at UC.
Sponsored by UC Womens Center, Ethnic Programs and Services, and Student Government.
Contact UC Womens Center for more information: 556-4401
Behind the Veil
1-2 p.m., Friday, March 18: TUC 400A
Description: A history of the veil and its significance across cultures. The purpose of this event is to challenge reoccurring modern stereotypes associated with veiled women across cultures.
* This list will be updated daily throughout March as events are added.
The spirit of Womens History Month aligns with President Santa J. Onos Third Century Initiative and
representing core values that empower individuals to transform their lives and achieve their highest potential.
UC programs that continue to promote the advancement of women across all academic disciplines include
- The REWU Summer Program is a 12-week summer research program that engages women students in research projects with faculty in a wide variety of disciplines.
- The WISE Program provides an environment for, and engages women students in activities with faculty and peers to promote their success in Science and Engineering to attain their full potential.
- The UC Society of Women Engineers
UC LEAF Empowering Women in STEM
- UC Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies
- UC Womens Center
UC LGBTQ Center
UC Women Lead Program, an experiential leadership development program, designed to advance
women faculty and staff to senior academic and administrative positions
at the University of Cincinnati.
Her Campus Magazine/Cincinnati is an online magazine tailored to women at colleges nationwide. Each week, UC chapter members meet to discuss the magazine, marketing events and focus on creating a sense of sisterhood both online and offline.