Women's History Month Extends Into April
Fairfield University continues its celebration of Women’s History Month into April with several events. They are sponsored by the University’s Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGS).
- Take Back the Night, April 3, 6:30 p.m., Barone Campus Center(BCC) – Take Back the Night is a candlelight vigil in memory of and protest against the violence women have experienced physically and sexually, especially at night. Students will meet at the campus center information desk for stories and performances, ending in a group discussion about prevention on campus and in the greater community.
- Women’s Day, April 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., BCC lower level – Come discover and celebrate women through presentations from campus clubs, arts and crafts, baked goods, a Bead-for-Life jewelry sale and performances throughout the day.
- “In the Works” Faculty Talk, April 4, 6 p.m., BCC 206 – WGS faculty will share their current research on women, gender and sexuality.
- Gender Bender Ball, April 5, 10 p.m., The Levee – This event invites everyone to step outside their ‘gender box’ and enjoy a night of dancing, singing, and performances. Drag is optional. Sponsored by the Gender, Sex and Sexuality Commons.
- Film screening: A Question of Habit, April 8, 7:30 p.m., DiMenna-Nyselius Library multimedia room – Filmmaker Bren Ortega Murphy, Ph.D., (pictured) screens her award-winning documentary about the depiction of Catholic nuns in U.S. popular culture.
Fairfield hosted more Women’s History events in March, including an alumnae panel discussion on transitioning from college to career. For more information on these events, visit www.fairfield.edu/wgs.
Above: Bren Ortega Murphy, director of "A Question of Habit."