Various campus organizations are holding events to celebrate Women’s History Month, which is observed every March.
Here are some UB departments holding events throughout the month:
Intercultural Diversity Center (IDC)
The Intercultural and Diversity Center (IDC) is putting together various events, such as LGBTQ+ Women’s Media (a seminar focusing on LQBTQ+ women and their contributions to equality), Race and Health in America (a seminar looking at how race plays a role in healthcare), Transgender Day of Visibility (a spotlight on the trans community) and Celebrating the Feminine Experience (a discussion on the evolution of feminism).
The IDC is also continuing its Tough Topics series this month, including The History of Women Stereotypes on March 16, Women in the Workforce on March 23, Societal Expectations for Women of Color on March 28 and The Current Feminist Wave on March 30.
College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is inviting Katsi Cook, an ambassador to the landscape of Indigenous women, on March 16, as part of its 50 Years of Indigenous Studies at UB Speaker Series. The speech is entitled “Knowing John Mohawk is to ‘Keep it all Going:’ Lessons in Consciousness and Persistence.”
CAS is also inviting Lima-Neves, an associate professor at Johnson C. Smith University, on March 29, to speak about her book, “Kriolas poderozas: Cabo-Verdean Women Writing, Remembrance, Resistance and Revolution.” Her book focuses on stories told by Cabo Verdean women and the commonalities that exist “among all women of African descent, such as sexual and domestic violence and media objectification.”
School of Law
The School of Law is holding a discussion panel with women attorneys from the Minority Bar Association of Western New York and the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals, titled “Women in Law Panel: The Legal Profession in Their Own Words” on March 16. The Asian Law Students Association (ALSA) is inviting attorney Anna Mercado Clark on March 29, who is best known for her work in business and commercial litigation.
UB Counseling Services will be hosting award-winning filmmaker, photographer, author, and activist St. Clair Detrick-Jules for an event titled, “Black Hair + Storytelling as a Form of Social Activism” on March 28. She will discuss the struggles, beauty and joy of Black hair and talk about her book, which shares the message to “empower any woman looking to love herself just the way she is, as well as a love letter to Black women everywhere navigating their relationships to their own hair.”
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