Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

Upcoming Events


This March, join us for Women’s History Month 2021

#WHM2021 

 

VALIANT WOMEN OF THE VOTE:  REFUSING TO BE SILENCED

 

Campus departments and programs are hosting a wide range of events to celebrate!

ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Contact Brandon Dula (bdula@umd.edu) for more information.

 


Monday, March 1st

 

WIE Run the World! Virtual 93 Minute Movement Challenge 8:00 am // https://eng.umd.edu/run-world

 

Join us in March 2021 during Women's History Month to celebrate the many contributions women engineers have made throughout history and their impacts today and in the future! From trailblazers like Katherine Johnson, to Grace Hopper, to Lillian Gilbreth, women engineers have played a significant role in improving society and our everyday lives! In 2021, astronaut Dr. Jeanette Epps will write the next chapter of engineering history! Dr. Epps, who completed her master’s degree and doctorate in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland, will be the first Black woman to join an International Space Station Crew. Dr. Epps is paving the way for other people of color and women who have big dreams! The International Space Station orbits the earth roughly every 93 minutes. Therefore, during the month of March, we challenge you to 93 minutes of movement to symbolize the space station's circling of the earth. Complete all your activity minutes at one time or during various times throughout the month. Any activity counts — walking, biking, swimming, running, hiking — whatever makes you feel empowered, encouraged, and strong!

 

Sponsored by: Women in Engineering Program/Clark School of Engineering

 

 


Wednesday, March 4th

 

 

Coffee Hour: Women's Suffrage Around the World //3:00 pm // https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUudOCrrDMsHtHtRy9mzkaKYVV-lF1NSZhG

 

 

Join us on March 4 for International Coffee Hour, where we will be discussing women’s suffrage around the world! This is a weekly opportunity for international students and scholars visiting the University of Maryland to come and meet faculty, staff, and other students of the University. Everyone is invited! Campus community members get together for an hour of casual (and often global) socializing.

 

Sponsored by: International Student and Scholars Services

 


Maryland Smith Women Inspire // 6:00 pm // https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/events/women-inspire-2021

 

 

For the tenth year, Women Inspire will showcase Maryland Smith’s fearless alumnae leaders excelling in business. This annual event will celebrate female empowerment that inspires attendees and challenges them to realize and reach their full potential.

 

Sponsored by: Robert H. Smith School of Business

 


 

BlackLight Summit  // March 4 - 6 // 8:30 am // https://forms.gle/SBNTh3BD52Fucc6f6

 

Our inaugural BlackLight Summit is a year-long dance initiative that investigates how time, people, possibility and hope come together to examine legacy, citizenship and scholarship. The summit asks, through the practice of being socially responsible within the arts: How do we create traditions? How do we transform them into enduring legacies? To interrogate this unique historical moment, the BlackLight Summit seeks to be a spark that ignites daring innovation and reveals the creativity within the dance ecosystem in America. The peak of the BlackLight Summit is a virtual three-day convening that features roundtable conversations, movement labs and artistic presentations from BlackLight featured artists Micaela Taylor, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Candace Scarborough and Jamal Abrams. Our initiative aims to re-envision how dance can be a conduit to galvanize imagination, resilience and inventiveness.

 

Sponsored by: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

 


Monday, March 8th

 

Arts Citizenship Talks (ACTnow): Revelations by Black Women in the Arts–Jazz  // 5:30 pm // https://theclarice.umd.edu/venues/vimeo

 

From themes of racial violence and cultural appropriation to multiculturalism and gender equality, the work of The Clarice's 2020-21 artists is complex, provocative and deeply sensitive. Arts Citizenship Talks (ACTnow) are opportunities to hear from these artists about the issues reflected in their works. These conversations are an invitation to act now! Revelations by Black Women in the Arts is a series of powerful conversations by Black woman scholars, performers, educators and leaders delves into the essence of being a Black female artist in a society ill-equipped to receive and make room for them. Whether they move along the margins or at the center of their fields, these extraordinary women will share their artistry, scholarship, vision and creativity throughout Spring 2021. These conversations will be centered around their highs and lows, victories and losses, and will be moderated by dancer, choreographer and scholar Ronya-Lee Anderson M.F.A. dance ‘20 and current Ph.D. candidate in the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.

 

Sponsored by: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

 


 

Wednesday, March 10

 

The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies // 1:00 pm // ter.ps/TubmanDay21

The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will host their first annual celebration of Harriet Tubman Day—to mark the department’s name change—on Wednesday, March 10, from 1-3 p.m. Speakers include Ernestine (Tina) Wyatt, a descendant of Harriet Tubman and a UMD alum, as well as faculty and students who have been inspired to draw on Harriet Tubman’s legacy in their work.

 

In summer 2020, the Department of Women Studies was renamed The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, culminating a two-year effort by faculty, staff and administrators. This event celebrates the new name and Harriet Tubman’s remarkable legacy. 

 

 

Program Schedule:

1 p.m. Welcome: ARHU Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill

1:10-1:30 p.m. Featured Speaker: Ernestine (Tina) Wyatt, Descendant of Harriet Tubman, and UMD Alum

1:30-1:35 p.m. Department Video: What the Name Change Means to Us

1:35-2 p.m. Pedagogy Roundtable: Incorporating Harriet Tubman's Story

2-2:30 p.m. Student Art and Performance Showcase

2:30-3 p.m. Faculty Closing Remarks 

 

*Please note that this schedule may be subject to changes.

Sponsored by: The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

 


Thursday, March 11

 

Sister to Sister and La Familia Women’s History Presentation: A Look at the Global Contributions of Multi-ethnic Women in the Suffrage Movement // 4:00 pm // omse.umd.edu

 

The story of women’s suffrage as a fundamental democratic right within the United States is one part of a larger story about universal suffrage across the world. Sister to Sister and La Familia will collaboratively host a presentation highlighting contributions by women of color in suffrage movements across the globe. Sister to Sister and La Familia are first-year retention programs in OMSE, the Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education, dedicated to the advancement of students of color at the University of Maryland. Sister to Sister is a female advocacy group dedicated to helping multi-ethnic women of color achieve professional, social, and academic success. La Familia is a peer mentoring program focused on facilitating academic and professional growth for first-year Latinx students at the University of Maryland. Multicultural contributions to society are an integral part of our mission at OMSE and we want to use this opportunity to highlight the advancements in voting rights made possible by women of color around the world.

 

Sponsored by: Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education


Friday, March 26

 

Women of the Clark School: Alumnae and Student Power Hour // 12:00 pm // go.umd.edu/EANWIE21

Engineering students and alumnae are invited to join us for the 5th Annual Women of the Clark School networking and relationship building event. During this power hour, alumnae will share their career experiences, lessons learned, and tips for success with the current women of the Clark School.

 

Sponsored by: Women in Engineering and the Engineering Alumni Network


Monday, March 29

 

Arts Citizenship Talks (ACTnow): Revelations by Black Women in the Arts–Theater // 5:30 pm // https://theclarice.umd.edu/venues/vimeo

From themes of racial violence and cultural appropriation to multiculturalism and gender equality, the work of The Clarice's 2020-21 artists is complex, provocative and deeply sensitive. Arts Citizenship Talks (ACTnow) are opportunities to hear from these artists about the issues reflected in their works. These conversations are an invitation to act now! Revelations by Black Women in the Arts is a series of powerful conversations by Black woman scholars, performers, educators and leaders delves into the essence of being a Black female artist in a society ill-equipped to receive and make room for them. Whether they move along the margins or at the center of their fields, these extraordinary women will share their artistry, scholarship, vision and creativity throughout Spring 2021. These conversations will be centered around their highs and lows, victories and losses, and will be moderated by dancer, choreographer and scholar Ronya-Lee Anderson M.F.A. dance ‘20 and current Ph.D. candidate in the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.

 

Sponsored by: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

 


Tuesday, March 30

 

Smith Champions: Women at the Top of Their Game // 6:30pm - 8pm // https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/events/smith-champions-women-top-their-game

 

Join the Smith community for a conversation on business leadership with Maryland Smith alumnae, and former Maryland Lacrosse players, Leigh Burnside ‘92 and Taylor Cummings ‘16. These two All-American lacrosse players and National Champions will discuss how they were able to take the skills learned on the field and in the classroom, and translate them into respective careers as businesswomen. The conversation will be moderated by Smith alumna Donna Blackman EMBA ‘10, a past honoree of the Maryland Smith Women Inspire program. All are welcome to join us for this event. Check out the Smith calendar of events for more information, speaker bios, and to register.

 

Sponsored by: Robert H. Smith School of Business


 

Wednesday, March 31

 

A Century of the 19th Amendment: Perspectives on Women’s Rights in the U.S. // 12:00 pm // https://umd.libcal.com/event/7530744

 

A virtual lunchtime talk with Ruth Igielnik, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center, and UMD Alumna, featuring comments from Jessica Vitak, Associate Professor at UMD's iSchool and Co-Director, Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI). Join the UMD Libraries as we: - Explore the results of a major survey on perceptions about women’s rights conducted by the Pew Research Center. - Delve into how the Center’s polling, analysis, and empirical social science research aims to inform the public about the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping the world. - Inquire how communities can use technology, information, and organization research to support learning, facilitate innovation, and enhance individual and civic well-being. Ruth Igielnik is a senior researcher at Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank based in Washington, DC. She focuses on the Center’s research on social and demographic trends, politics and methodology. Igielnik is a contributing author of studies about voter files, likely voter modeling, gun ownership as well as other social and demographic changes happening across the U.S. Before joining the Center, Igielnik worked in political polling for campaigns and candidates. She received her master’s degree in public policy with a specialization in data analytics from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s from University of Maryland. Igielnik is an active member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and regularly presents at the organization’s annual conference.

 

Sponsored by: University Libraries