Fairfield Celebrates Women’s History Month with Series of Events

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Fairfield Celebrates Women’s History Month with Series of Events

In March, Fairfield University will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of events spanning a diverse array of topics. From a spoken word artist to a women’s panel on navigating male dominated career fields, there is something to interest everyone. The events are sponsored by the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program (WGSS) and the Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

Schedule of events:

Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker: Kyla Lacey

Tuesday, March 7, 8 p.m. LLBCC

Kyla Lacey is a spoken word artist speaking about her journey in a male dominated field.

Women’s History Luncheon

Wednesday, March 8, 12 p.m. BCC 100

Student-Run Panel on Intersectional Feminism

Wednesday, March 8, 7 p.m. McCormick Hall Lounge, 1st Floor

WGSS minor Sean Tomlinson is organizing the student-run panel on the timely topic of intersectional feminism. Intersectional feminism is the understanding of how women's overlapping identities — including race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation — impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination.

Getting in Formation: Anna Arnold Hedgeman and Historical Narratives of Black Women's Activism

Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m. Kelley Center Presentation Room

Sponsored by The Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Drs. Colleen Arendt (Communication) and Elizabeth Hohl (History) are project co-directors for the March 23 keynote lecture presented by Dr. Jennifer Scanlon. Scanlon is interim dean for Academic Affairs and professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College. A historian with a scholarly focus in U.S. women’s history, Scanlon has published widely and for a variety of audiences. In the spring of 2016, Oxford University Press released her most recent book, Until There is Justice: The Life of Anna Arnold Hedgeman , the first biography of civil rights stalwart Anna Arnold Hedgeman, who played a key role in over half a century of social justice initiatives. Hedgeman’s life and work exemplify the links between civil rights, women’s rights, and faith-based activism in what scholars now often refer to as the long civil rights movement.

Women’s Panel

Monday, March 27, 7 p.m. LLBCC

The Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will be hosting a women's panel on navigating male dominated career fields. Join us to hear stories from women across campus about how they succeed despite many obstacles.

Documentary Screening

Thursday, March 30, 5 p.m. in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room

Arranged by RRTAG

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