March is Women’s History Month, and Clark University is celebrating. According to an email from the Dean of Students Office, the theme for this year is “civic engagement.”
Here are all the events you need to know about:
Screening of Iron Jawed Angels
When: March 14 2-4:30 p.m.
Where: Dana Commons
Who: Moderated by Professor Amy Richter and Anna Noden ’18
What: This 2004 movie talks about young activists who put their lives at risk to help get American women the right to vote. Directed by Katja von Garnier, “Iron Jawed Angels” portrays the fight women faced to vote and run for office and what they had to sacrifice to win it.
Student Panel: Women’s March 2017
When: March 15 12-1 p.m.
Where: Fireside Lounge in Dana Commons
Who: Ruth Fuller, Kathryn Madaloni, Elena Novak, and Magaly Preciado
What: Students recount their experiences in participating in the Women’s March on January 21, 2017.
Women at Clark: 75 Years!
When: March 21 2-4 p.m.
Where: Tilton Hall
Who: Clark Archivist, Fordyce Williams, alumna Elyse Darefsky and Pat Brissett, and Clark Researchers
What: Women were admitted into Clark starting in 1942. This year marks the 75th anniversary of their admission. The talk is to include material on what research went into making the decision to accept women, what their time was like, and how women have changed Clark throughout their 75 years here.
“Women Also Know Stuff”: Amplifying Women’s Voices
When: March 26 2-3 p.m.
Where: Lurie Conference Room
Who: Professor Patricia Stapleton
What: Professor Stapleton, a Women Also Know Stuff (WAKS) Editorial Board Member, is set to discuss the “origins and goals of the [WAKS] initiative, as well as the larger context of underrepresentation of women’s voices in the academy,” according to the handout.
Sexual Harassment and #ClarkToo
When: April 26 12-1:15 p.m.
Where: Dana Commons
Who: Professor Cynthia Enloe
What: While #MeToo gained popularity this past year, Tarana Burke actually created the movement in 2006. Professor Enloe will “describe Clark’s student and faculty activism in the early 1980s that made Clark’s sexual harassment case a national groundbreaker,” according to the handout.
All events are free and open to the public.