College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Women's History Month 2020

Women's History Month 2020

February - December
Exhibit: The Fight for the Right: Women and the Vote
Cedar Falls’ Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum

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Women's History Month Kickoff

Monday, February 24
"Warrior Women" Documentary Screening and Q+A with Activist Madonna Thunder Hawk
6:30 p.m. | Lang Auditorium
Presented by: Women & Gender Studies, Department of Geography, School of Applied Human Sciences, with assistance from David O'Shields and Humanities Iowa

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Women's History Month Reading Group

“Juliet Takes a Breath” by Gabby Rivera
A coming-of-age story of a college kid from the Bronx trying to figure out who she is — a feminist, a lesbian, dying to get out of the Bronx, “messy, emotional, book nerd weirdo, chubby brown human, a jumble of awkward bits and glory.”

Meetup Times
Monday, March 2 | 1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3 | 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10 | 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11 | 12 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24 | 12:30 p.m.

[ all in Rod Library, Room 378 ​]

Note: In order to receive a (FREE) book from the WGS program, you must make at least ONE of the book club meetings. To get your book, contact wgs@uni.edu.

Presented by: Rod Library, Office of the Provost, Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Hawkeye Community College, Cedar Falls Tourism, and Women's & Gender Studies

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Other Events

Thursday, February 27
Final Thursday Reading Series: Rachel Morgan 
7 p.m. (Open mic 7 p.m.; Rachel Morgan at 8 p.m.) | Hearst Center for the Arts
Presented by: Department of Languages and Literatures

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Monday, March 2
SWAG Forum: Jackie & Jill Robinson: Women and the Need to Be Better at Politics
Dr. Jayme Renfro, assistant professor of political science
12 p.m. | Rod Library ScholarSpace
Presented by: Women & Gender Studies

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Tuesday, March 3
Carrie Chapman Catt: Iowa PBS Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion
7-9 p.m. | Sabin 002
Presented by: Department of Political Science, Department of History, Women's & Gender Studies

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Thursday, March 5 
A Rising Tide: The Final Victorious Wave of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1916-1920
Col. Beth Behn, U.S. Army
6 p.m. | Sabin 002
Presented by: Department of Political Science, American Democracy Project

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Friday, March 6
A Visible Scar: Loss and Memory in the Works of Zarina Hashmi and Rummana Hussein
Dr. Tracy Bonfitto, Curator of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center (UNI Anthropology alumna)
4 p.m. | Seerley 115
Presented by: Philosophy and World Religions, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

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Tuesday, March 10
Women in Red: Wikipedia Editathon
6-9 p.m. | Rod Library
Presented by: Northern Iowa Feminists, Rod Library

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Tuesday, March 10
Women’s History Month Bingo Night
6-7 p.m. | CBB 003
Presented by: Women in Business Organization 

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Wednesday, March 11
History Lecture Series: Bodies that Argue: How Suffragists Constituted White Women’s Citizenship During the 1919 Prison Special Tour
Dr. Catherine Palcsewski, professor of communication studies
7 p.m. | Seerley 120
Presented by: Department of History, Phi Alpha Theta

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Tuesday, March 24
Northern Iowa Feminists Meeting: Women of War
Chiquita Loveless and Heidi Warrington
8 p.m. | State College Room, Maucker Union
Presented by: Northern Iowa Feminists

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Wednesday, March 25
Women’s History Month Movie Night 
6:30-8 p.m. | CBB 003
Presented by: Women in Business Organization

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Women's History Month Keynote

Thursday, March 26
Gabby Rivera: Inspiring Radical Creativity; Empowering Young, Diverse Voices to Tell Their Own Stories
7 p.m. | Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
Presented by: Rod Library, Office of the Provost, Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Hawkeye Community College, Cedar Falls Tourism, and Women's & Gender Studies

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Friday, March 27
Women of Excellence Event 
3-5 p.m. | Commons
Presented by: Women in Business Organization