We have been hard at work planning an exciting series of events to recognize Women's History Month here at ESU! This year's theme is "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence." We hope to see you at some of the events throughout the month!

Weekly Trivia Contest (ends Fridays of each week): Take your shot and show off your knowledge of women’s history. All entries with 100% correct answers are entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to Wawa.

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Thursday, March 7, 6 p.m., Senate Chambers
Panel: Men in the Movement
Male students and faculty on campus will create dialogue on how it is not only beneficial but necessary for men to be a part of the feminist movement and advocate alongside women.
Co-sponsored by Feminist Alliance
Pizza will be served!

Tuesday, March 19, 2 - 4 p.m., University Center 1st floor
Women’s Expo
Join the Feminist Alliance and numerous student organizations in highlighting the contributions women have made to different fields.

Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m., Beers Lecture Hall
Women’s History Month Keynote: Dr. Colleen Lutz Clemens, Associate Professor of Non-Western Literature and Director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Kutztown University
Dr. Clemens will be speaking about women and violence in film.
Co-sponsored by Feminist Alliance and the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

Wednesday, March 20, All Day!
Wear White for Women
In honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, we ask individuals to wear white all day! Come pick up your official “Notorious RBG” pin in the Gender and Sexuality Center or at the RBG film screening this evening!

Wednesday, March 20, 6 p.m., Science and Technology Center, Room 117
Film Screening: RBG
Join us in honoring trailblazer watching RBG, an intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women. Free popcorn!

Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m., Lower Dansbury
Women in Spirituality Panel
Students will be able to hear from women from all backgrounds of religion/spirituality and the role this plays in their expression of what it means to be a woman. Facilitated by Rev. Cindy Crowner, lead pastor at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos
Co-sponsored by Muslim Student Organization

Monday, March 25, 6 - 8 p.m., Gender and Sexuality Center
Plate Making Social
Help us honor Visionary Women by painting plates and placemats for the 10th Annual Dinner Party which displays the works of art. All supplies provided! Free pizza!
Co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies program.

Thursday, March 28, 5 p.m., Stroud Hall, Room 318
Be Body Positive!
Join Dr. Andrea McLanahan, professor of communications, in a presentation and discussion about the ways in which the media influences our understanding of our bodies and how to work to become body positive.
Snacks are provided!

Friday, March 29, 3 p.m., Gender and Sexuality Center
Feminist Book Club
Join us as we discuss selections from Jessica Valenti’s Sex Object: A Memoir. If you’re interested in participating, pick up your free copy at the Center anytime in March or bring your own. Even if you haven’t read it, join us for some rousing discussion and, of course, snacks!
Co-sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

Friday, March 29, 8 p.m., Lower Dansbury
Painting With a Fema-Twist
Join us as we celebrate the end of Women’s History Month by taking a paint and sip class with a certified sexologist. Learn to paint like Frida Kahlo and take home your works of art! This event is free for students with a $5 deposit. Limited scholarships are available. Contact Dr. Gene Kelly at ekelly2@esu.edu. Spots are limited so dance, run, or sashay over to SAA today!
Co-sponsored by Student Engagement

Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Stony Acres
Women’s Wellness Retreat
Join Campus Rec and Wellness, the Gender and Sexuality Center, and Stony Acres in a day devoted to you becoming your best you! Take lessons in archery, learn about aromatherapy, paint kindness rocks, take a hike, or any number of other programs. Free for ESU students with a $10 deposit at Mattioli Rec Center or the Gender and Sexuality Center. Faculty, Staff, Community: $20 tickets can be purchased online. Lunch included!

Sunday, March 31, 6 p.m., Innovation Center
10th Anniversary: The Dinner Party
ESU’s Dinner Party is modeled after Judy Chicago’s art piece “The Dinner Party” where she created plates and placemats to honor remarkable women. At ESU’s Dinner Party—we do the same thing. Every participant selects a famous woman they would like to honor and then creates a plate and placemat (all materials included- -we will help you!)! Once we are finished creating our lovely works of art, we have a dinner party on campus where we share our creations with everyone in attendance, eat great food, laugh and just enjoy the company of fabulous folks. Don’t worry—you do not have to have an ounce of artistic ability to participate!! In fact, most of us are novices when it comes to art—but, the process of creating a piece of art (even if it isn’t the most beautiful) is stress-relieving and enjoyable!!
ESU Students: Free with $10 deposit to the Gender and Sexuality Center (returned after the event).
Faculty, Staff, Community: $20 tickets purchased at the Gender and Sexuality Center or directly from Dr. Andrea McClanahan
Co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies program and Dean of Student Life.

If you need any help finding information about the Gender & Sexuality Center, are interested in the work that we do, or have ideas about collaborating on future program, Please contact Dr. Gene Kelly at ekelly2@esu.edu

Contact Information

Campus Address
University Center
Title of Department Leader
Interim Director
Gene Kelly, Ph.D.
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