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Women's History Month
This month highlights the contributions made by women to every facet of society. We celebrate women's collective and individual strengths with speakers, panels, entertainment, films and get-togethers throughout the month. As we clarify the roles of women in our country and throughout the world, we are inspired to set goals for the future.
March 2, 2016-Meet Eat and Learn
Speaker: Lauren Chapple presenting Still Not "Asking For It": Cosplay and Cosent
Lauren Chapple, a graduate student at UND, will share her story and experiences about “costumed play” or Cosplay. Gendered discrimination and harassment has become part of cosplay conventions. In response, within the community of female cosplayers there has been a “Cosplay is not Consent” movement growing.
Place: International Student Center
Time: Lunch Hour (12 Noon-1pm)
March 4, 2016-UND Women's Basketball Game
Pizza will be served at the Women’s Center from 12:30-1:30
Game starts at 2:00
Join us in supporting the UND Women’s Basketball Team on Friday, March 4th! Before the game, we will have FREE PIZZA at the Women’s Center. Then, we will all walk together to the stadium for the game. Pizza will be served at the Women’s Center from 12:30-1:30. Game starts at 2:00.
March 8, 2016-Blue Yonder: A Play Celebrating Women's History Month
Place: Memorial Union River Valley Room
A familiar adage states, “Men may work from sun to sun, but women’s work is never done.” In Blue Yonder, the audience meets twelve mesmerizing and eccentric women. Among them are a flight instructor, a firefighter, a stuntwoman, a woman who donates body parts, an employment counselor, a professional softball player, a surgical nurse, professional baseball player, and a daredevil who plays with dynamite. Through the monologues, each woman examines her life’s work and explores the career that she has found…or has found her.
This play will take place Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm in the UND Memorial Union River Valley Room. Presented by the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre, Blue Yonder was written by Kate Aspengren and sponsored by the UND Women’s Center.
March 29, 2016-Painting Party
Place: Memorial Union Ballroom, North Side
Attend a Painting Party to celebrate Women's History Month hosted by the UND Women’s Center! This event is FREE to attend and open to all! All participants will receive a canvas, painting materials, resources on women's history, and light refreshments. Two UND students will be instructing while we create a painting in the style of Georgia O' Keefe. Beyond painting, SAS/ACT (a student organization) will have a booth with information about women's history, a speaker will briefly share her experiences as an artist, and many informational handouts will be available. Reserving a spot is required; registration ends March 22! Follow this link to reserve your spot: https://und.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5c1pX1xpWp3lO97
You can also call the Women’s Center at 701-777-4300 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.