Women's History Month - University Events

This webpage is dedicated to providing a central location for a list of Women's History Month events taking place at the University of Michigan.

February 2013

Tuesday, February 19

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Miss Representation Screening
Sponsored by Women in Science and Engineering

Attend this screening of the film Miss Representation, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film explores how the media's misrepresentations of women have led to teh underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Click HERE for additional information.

Modern Languages Building (MLB), Lecture Room 1
   

 

March 1 - 2
By appointmentFree Pap Test Screening
Sponsored by the University of Michigan Health System and Verizon Wireless

Cervical cancer has no symptoms at its earliest stages. That's why screenings are so important. The test takes less than 10 minutes and may save your life. If you are: a woman 21 or older, have not hap a pap test in three years, do not have medical coverage for a pap test...come get tested!

To register: call Cancer AnswerLine (8:00 am - 5:30 pm) 1-800-865-1125. Click HERE for additional information. Please register by Tuesday, March 19.

Briarwood Building 2, Suite B

400 Eisenhower Pkway

Ann Arbor, MI

March 3 - 9

Friday,
March 08

Keynote: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Conference: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

2013 WCTF Conference with Keynote Speaker Donna Brazile 
Sponsored by the Women of Color Task Force, the Center for the Education of Women, and TIAA-CREF Financial Services

Conference Theme: Preparation + Action + Perseverance = Success. This annual conference features keynote speaker Donna Brazile, political strategist, 30 professional development workshops, a networking luncheon, and vendor marketplace. 

The CONFERENCE costs $100 to attend, and registration is required. The KEYNOTE address is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Click HERE for more information on the keynote, conference, and registration. 

Keynote: Hill Auditorium

Conference: Michigan League and the Modern Languages Building (MLB)

March 10 - 16

Friday, March 15

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

"Young Women, Strong Leaders" Conference
Sponsored by the Michigan Women's Commission, the ACE Network of Women in Higher Education, and the Michigan Department of Education

This conference focuses on leadership training and career exploration. Register for this one day event of network building and mentorship. Meet strong women role models from across Michigan. 

The conference costs $25 to attend, and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Click HERE for the conference website and registration. Or click HERE for an event flyer. 

Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus, Taylor 

Saturday, March 16

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

"Focus on Women" Series:
This Not That: What to Test, Eat, and Wear

Sponsored by the University of Michigan: Comprehensive Cancer Center & Women's Health Program

Come to this event in order to attend several workshop sessions (morning and afternoon) about testing, eating, and what to wear; and to network with other women.

This women's event is FREE, but registration for one or both sessions is required. Click HERE for the event flyer, and further information regarding registration.

Ann Arbor Regents Hotel and Suites Conference Center

2455 Carpenter Road

March 17 - 23

Tuesday, March 19

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

2013 Mullin Welch Lecture: Jill Abramson, Executive Editor, New York Times
Sponsored by the Center for the Education of Women

CEW welcomes Jill Abramson as the 2013 Mullin Welch lecturer. Ms Abramson is the first woman to be named Executive Editor of the New York Times in its 160 year history. We will also present the Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change at this event. 

This event is free and open to the public. Click HERE for more information and to register for this event. 

Kahn Auditorium, Biomedical Science Research Building

109 Zina Pitcher Place

Wednesday, March 20

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Title IX Was Necessary, Imperfect + Polarizing: Now What?
Sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Speaker: Laura Pappano, award-winning journalist, author, and blogger who writes about education and gender-related sport issues

Enacted at a particular moment in history, Title IX reflected and codified certain gender and cultural biases even as it created new opportunities. The law provided both access and limitations at a time when access was most prized. This presentation will explain how we can now recognize and overcome the ingrained practices that have become barriers to the advancement of women's sports.

Visit the IRWG website for further event details.

1100 Observatory Lodge

Wednesday, March 20

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Reception following

The New Sterilization: Incarceration as Population Policy in the United States - Lecture and Opening Reception for the Multimedia Exhibition Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States
Hosted by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, with support from African and Afroamerican Studies, American Culture, English Language and Literature, History, History of Art, Institute for the Humanities, the Race Theme Semester, and Women's Studies

Rickie Solinger, independent historian, writer, and curator, will talk about mothers of young children, who are the fastest-growing population of incarcerated persons in the US today. Policing practices arguably function as a contemporary extension of population policies embedded in US laws governing slavery and immigration since the 18th century.

Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States is an exhibition of eight linked installation pieces examining women's experiences of incarceration alongside contemporary issues of human rights and social justice. This exhibit features art created by inmates as well as actual correspondnce between an incarcerated mother and daughter. 

Visit the IRWG website for further event details.

2239 Lane Hall

Thursday, March 21

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Introductory Panel to "Animal Acts: Performing Species Today"
Sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Panel presenters: Donna Haraway, Author of The Cyborg Manifesto and other influential texts; Una Chaudhuri, Collegiate Professor of English, New York University and a pioneer in animal studies within the humanities; Clare Croft, University of Michigan, Dance; Peggy McCracken, University of Michigan, French and Women's Studies; Joseph Keckler, Performer; Carmelita Tropicana, Performer

While feminist scholars have been instrumental in the emergent interdisciplinary field of animal studies, the role of feminist inquiry in a "posthuman" discourse has been difficult to locate. Might the embodied practice of performance help illuminate the connections between questions of gender, sexuality, race, and class and what has been termed "the question of the animal"?

Visit the IRWG website for further event details.

Duderstadt Video Studio

1800 Bonisteel Boulevard

Thursday, March 21

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Building New Majorities: Achieving Racial and Gender Equity in Life and Politics
Part of the LSA Understanding Race Theme Semester; Co-sponsored by American Culture, Women's Studies, the Center for the Education of Women, Communications Studies, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

The Motorola Lecture will be given by Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center (ARC), publisher of Colorlines.com, and leading figure in the racial justice movement.

Race and gender discrimination play an enormous role in all of our institutions, including media. This lecture will provide concepts, tools, and stories that help us close gaps and generate unity. 

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Auditorium (Room 1120) 

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Thursday, March 21

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Girl Talk: An Interactive Dialogue for (Cis & Trans) Women
Sponsored by Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall RA's

Join the residents and women of Mojo for a dialogue, "what you do" portion, and "Empowering Through the Arts" piece to discuss the stereotypes and misconceptions of women. Through personal testimonials and media clips we will discuss how powerful sources such as the media, articles, and movies of women portray women and beauty. Together we will break these stereotypes and address the issues affecting women on our campus and come up with ways to empower women from all backgrounds.

Nikki G Lounge

Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall

Friday,
March 22

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kermez
Sponsored by Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

This is an active workshop that infuses a mixture of cultures and organizations on campus while celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of women around the world and throughout history. It's an opportunity for active engagement and education towards the power and strenght women are capable of. 

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Click HERE for more information.

Palmer Commons
Saturday, March 23

Free Pap Test Screening
Sponsored by the University of Michigan Health System and Verizon Wireless

Cervical cancer has no symptoms at its earliest stages. That's why screenings are so important. The test takes less than 10 minutes and may save your life. If you are: a woman 21 or older, have not hap a pap test in three years, do not have medical coverage for a pap test...come get tested!

To register: call Cancer AnswerLine (8:00 am - 5:30 pm) 1-800-865-1125. Click HERE for additional information. Please register by Tuesday, March 19.

Briarwood Building 2, Suite B
400 Eisenhower Pkway

Ann Arbor, MI

Saturday, March 23

7th Annual Take Back the Night Ann Arbor Benefit
Sponsored by Taking Back the Night - Ann Arbor

This benefit is a night of dinner, dancing, entertainment, and a silent auction with donations from various local businesses. 100% of the money raised goes to put on the Take Back the Night Rally.

Tickets for the benefit are $35 until March 1; and after that they go up to $40. You must purchase them ahead of time and they can be purchased via the TBTN website.

The annual Take Back the Night Rally and March raises awareness about sexual violence and gives survivors a voice. This year, the rallly be on April 4, 2013 at the University of Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom. The evening will start with singing, dancing, poetry and keynote speaker Gregg Milligan, author and international speaker, suvivor of chidhood sexual abuse. 

For more information on Taking Back the Night - Ann Arbor, please visit their WEBSITE.

Weber's Inn
   March 24 - 30

Monday, March 25

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Say It Loud: Voicing Perspectives of Women of Color
Sponsored by U-M Division of Student Affairs and MESA/Trotter

Join for a fun night of artistic infusion of music, poetry, and performances. Plus, a special open mic session for everyone!

North Quad, Room 2435

Tuesday, March 26

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Two Species of Sexual Violence
Sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (Transitions and Ruptures series)

Speaker: Miriam Ticktin, New School for Social Research

This talk will suggest that contemporary transnational discussions of sexual violence can be divided into two species or kinds: first, in how it is used to distinguish between different kinds of humans, and second, in how it is used to distinguish between different kinds of politics. The talk will largely draw upon examples from postcolonial francophone contexts, starting with the case of DSK (Dominique Strauss Kahn). 

Visit the IRWG website for further event details.

2239 Lane Hall

Thursday, March 28

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

[HER]Story: What the _______
Sponsored by Fighting Obstacles Knowing Ultimate Success (F.O.K.U.S.), the Spectrum Center, and MESA/Trotter

Come join the creative space for a presentation by the student-run women's health publication, What the F, an interactive dialogue on issues surrounding gender and sexuality.

Light refreshments and food will be provided. 

Kelsey Museum, 434 S. State St.

Thursday, March 28

7:00 pm

Beyond Reactionary: Imagining & Cultivating Liberation
Sponsored by The Muslim Students' Association

A panel discussion on gender inclusivity and feminist discourses within Muslim spaces featring Chaplain Tahera Ahmad, Amanda Auraishi and Hind Makki.

Vandenberg Room, Michigan League

Thursday, March 28

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

10x10 Presents: Girl Rising
Sponsored by University of Michigan AfricAid

UM AfricAid is screening the 10x10 film Girl Rising, which spotlights the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl - and the world. Many millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. We can help break those barriers by bringing global attention to the enormous benefits of educating girls. 

FREE! No registration required. For additional information go the the UMAfricAid website

North Quad, Room 2435

105 S. State Street

Friday,
March 29

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thinking About Gender
Sponsored by The Muslim Students' Association

Internal dialogue, part two.

Wolverine Room, Michigan Union

  

 April 1-6 

Thursday, April 4

7:00 pm

The Hijabi Monologues
Sponsored by The Muslim Students' Association

Rackham Amphitheater