March is National Women’s History Month in the U.S., a time dedicated to commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. This national observance found roots as a weeklong celebration of women in 1982, and, five years later, was extended to a monthlong event, thanks to a petition by the National Women’s History Project.
At Dickinson, we celebrate women’s history in a variety of ways. Here are select events designed to mark Women’s History Month on campus and beyond. All events are free, unless otherwise noted.
Stern 102, noon
Professor Ko will discuss research on how globalization can be a key force in reducing gender wage gap and promoting gender-equitable inclusive growth.
On-campus and virtual options; free registration.
The Women of Color Summit celebrates, connects and educates women of color who have chosen to embark on the journey of becoming a Dickinsonian. The summit serves as a platform to empower women of color to live intentionally, cultivate successful careers through community networking and thrive in any space they occupy. Learn more about these events.
Friday's and Saturday's events are open to Dickinsonians who identify as women of color.
Ally Day events on Sunday, March 5, are open to those who identify as men of color and to all Dickinsonians.
Please register by Wednesday, March 1, 3 p.m.
Social Hall East, noon
U.S. Army War College panelists will discuss gendered and racialized work experiences.
Althouse 201, 5 p.m.
Sisters of Color United is a group of women of color who support each other academically and socially.
Amy McKiernan, assistant professor of philosophy and director of the ethics program, (pictured above) will facilitate a conversation about accountability and prison abolition as part of the Gender Week event Reciprocal Education and Community Healing on Death Row in Tennessee.
Unless otherwise noted, all Gender Week events are available on Zoom. Links on EngageD.
University Club of Boston, Boston, Mass., 11 a.m.
This gathering at the University Club of Boston features an academic lecture by Associate Professor of Political Science Kathleen Marchetti. Cost: $35.00. Register here!
3 p.m., Hunt Valley, Md.
Come together with alumni and parents of the Dickinson women’s lacrosse team, before the game at St. Mary's College of Maryland at 5 p.m. Grab a drink at BC Brewery with all of biggest fans of Dickinson women’s lacrosse. Register here!
Talk: Social Hall, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Di(ne)alogue Dinner: Landis House, 6:45-8:00 p.m.
A serious consideration of trans survival and flourishing requires a radical rethinking of how care operates. Hil Malatino is a College of the Liberal Arts Endowed Fellow and assistant professor of women's, gender & sexuality studies and philosophy at Penn State University. He is the author of Side Affects: On Being Trans and Feeling Bad (Minnesota 2022), Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience (Nebraska 2019), and Trans Care (Minnesota 2020). He is the current president of WGS South and the director of the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI). Sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Services and cosponsored by Departments of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Philosophy and the Women's & Gender Resource Center.
Here is an opportunity for the Dickinson community to support survivors of sexual and gender-based violence by writing survivor love letters. Letters will be displayed at Take Back the Night on April 20 and featured throughout the month of April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The deadline to submit your letter is Friday, March 25.
Published February 28, 2023