College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Women's History Month 2019

Women's History Month graphic, silhouette of woman with florals and birds

Month Long:

Northern Iowa Feminist's Red Basket Project

The Northern Iowa Feminists will be collecting menstrual products for the entire month to donate ot the NISG initiative for free menstrual products in buildings across campus. All types of menstrual products, including menstrual cups, will be accepted! A collection basket will be in the Women's and Gender Studies Program office, Sabin 225, throughout March. E-mail for further information. 

Women's and Gender Studies Reading Group

Join us in reading Ruby by Cynthia Bond, a New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection. Ruby is the epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her. For more information and questions about obtaining a copy of Ruby, e-mail

Reading Group Schedule:
March 11 | 12-1pm | Sabin 2013
March 14 | 12-1pm | Sabin 203
March 25 | 12-1pm | Sabin 207
Meet & Greet with author Cynthia Bond Book Discussion:
March 27 | 9:30-11am | CME 

March 4 | 12:00pm | Rod Library, ScholarSpace
Women's and Gender Studies: Crow Forum featuring Dr. Yasemin Sari 

Dr. Yasemin Sari from the Department of Philosophy will be presenting a lecture titled "Refugees & Artificial Equality." 

March 6 | 5:15pm | ITTC 328
Women in Computing: WHM Game Night

Join the Women in Computing Organization (WiC) for a night of board, card, and video games! Event open to all students regardless of major or gender. 

March 7 | 7:30pm | CME, MAU 109
Muslim Student Association: World Hijab Day Panel

Engage in a debrief discussion with a panel of women from the Muslim Student Association about World Hijab Day, and bring a scarf to learn how to wear a hijab! 

March 8 | 10am-4pm | Rod Library 
UNI Edits Wikipedia: Women & LGBT+

 All are invited. No experience necessary. Food and childcare (with a reservation) will be provided free of charge. For more information visit:

March 8 | 7:30pm | Great Hall GBPAC
The School of Music's Women Composers Concert 

Featuring: The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, UNI Women’s Chorus, Sean Botkin, and the Kairos Trio performing works by Clara Schumann, Rebecca Burkhardt, and Nancy Hill Cobb. The concert is free and open to the public.

March 11 | 6-8pm | CME, MAU 109
WGS & CME Panel Discussion: 'Surviving R. Kelly' and Beyond: Women & Girls of Color in the #MeToo Era

A panel discussion on the recent documentary Surviving R. Kelly and the ways in which our culture victimizes and ignores young girls and women of color. Representatives from Amani Community Services of Waterloo and Riverview Center will be featured on the panel.

Prior to the panel, Surviving R. Kelly episodes 1-6 will be shown March 4th-6th, 6-8pm in the CME.

March 13 | 6:30pm | MSH 137
Women in Healthcare: Guest speaker Arelene Prather-O'kane

Join Women in Healthcare in welcoming Arlene Prather-O'kane, a retired nurse with experience in many different specialties within the healthcare field.

March 13 | 7pm | CBB 003
Women in Business: WHM Trivia Night 

Come play a trivia night inspired by all the wonderful women from the past!

March 14 | 6pm | CME, MAU 109
Guest Speaker: Nilvia Brown 

March 26 | 7pm | CBB 003
Women in Business: WHM Movie Night 

Come enjoy popcorn and snacks while watching a movie about a strong female lead!

March 26 | 7:30pm | Sabin 002
Women's & Gender Studies WHM Keynote: A Night with Cynthia Bond

Join WGS for a night with Cynthia Bond, our Women's History Month keynote speaker and author of the best-selling novel Ruby, featured on Oprah’s Book Club 2.0!

March 27 | 7pm | SRL 115
Phi Alpha Theta: A 'Feminine Utopia': Mountain Climbing and Women's Rights in Nineteenth Century America 

Dr. Barbara Cutter of the UNI History Department will be presenting a lecture on behalf of Phi Alpha Theta!

March 28 | 7pm | Rod Library, ScholarSpace 
SAC Diversity Colloquium Series: Family Separation: The Impact of Immigration Policy on Children and Families 

Featuring PhD student Maria Alcivar of Iowa State University, Human Development and Family Studies. Refreshments provided!

March 29 | 3-5pm | Commons Patio
Women in Business: Women of Excellence Event 

An event recognizing strong women leaders on campus through nominations by peers and professors.