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