College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Women's History Month 2018

Posted on Monday, February 12th, 2018

Women's History Month 2018

All Month Long: Northern Iowa Feminists - Red Basket Project

The Northern Iowa Feminists will be collecting menstrual products for the entire month. All types of menstrual products will be accepted. Collection basket locations: Rod Library, CME, LGBT* Center, Noehren Hall, Dancer Hall, Bender Hall, Kamerick Atrium. Department office locations: Social Work, Philosophy and World Religions, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Dean of Education.

March 1: Robyn Ochs, Women's History Month Keynote Event - "Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality"

At 7:30pm in the Commons Slife Ballroom, Robyn Ochs will be speaking on how we assign labels to our complicated and unique experiences of sexuality. In this interactive program, she will explore the landscape of sexuality, conduct a thought-provoking anonymous survey of those present, and look together at the data. Where do we fall on various sexuality continua? How do we label? How old were we when we came to our identities and to our sexualities? How asexual/sexual are we? How well do our friends/family members understand our sexuality? This program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels.

This event is sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, and UNI Proud.

March 2: Robyn Ochs, Workshop - "The Changing Landscape of Identity: Understanding and Supporting Students of All Gender Identities and Sexual Orientations"

Robyn Ochs will discuss her work with teens and young adults, and share some of her observations and the lessons she has learned in a workshop that takes place from 10-11:30am in the ScholarSpace (Rod 301). Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend.

March 5: CROW Forum - Dr. Elizabeth Lefler

Join us at 12pm in the ScholarSpace (Rod 301) for "Sex and Gender Differences in Mental Illness: An Examination of DSM-5 and Recommendations for Research." Dr. Elizabeth Lefler is an associate professor in the UNI Department of Psychology. 

March 19-April 14: "Women as Makers"

A UNI Permanent Art Collection Exhibition co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. This presentation seeks to make visible some of the objects in the UNI Permanent Art Collection made by women artists and elevate contributions of women as makers. Free and open to the public. UNI Gallery of Art hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; noon to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and by appointment.

March 20: Diversity Colloquium - "Child Maltreatment, Race, & Internalizing Problems: Evidence of a Mental Health Paradox"

Join Ashleigh Kysar-Moon for a discussion on diversity, child maltreatment and mental health. Health disparities scholars describe the existence of a mental health paradox; specifically, when black adults have higher levels of stress exposure compared to whites, yet have better mental health outcomes. Whether such a paradox exists among black youth with a history of maltreatment is unclear. Kysar-Moon will also discuss the role psychosocial resources play in post-hoc analyses for better mental health. The event takes place from 7-8:30pm in the ScholarSpace (Rod 301).

March 21: PAT/History Club Lecture - "When Women Weren't Allowed to be Human(ist)"

Charlotte Wells will present "When Women Weren't Allowed to be Human(ists): Tales of Female Scholars in the Italian Renaissance" in Seerley 220 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

March 22: Hearst Lecture Series - "Global Echoes of Rape and Resistance"

Linda Alcoff, a Professor of Philosophy from City University of New York, Hunter College will be speaking at 7pm. Location TBA.

March 24: Rod Library - Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Join us for Rod Library’s first Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Training, food and childcare will be provided. The event goes from 12-4pm amd registration is required. Please click here for more information about the event. For any questions, please contact