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Upcoming Events


 

This March, join us for Women’s History Month 2019

#WHM19  

From women's rights and racial justice to disarmament and gun control, the drive for NONVIOLENT CHANGE has been championed by VISIONARY WOMEN.

These women consciously built supportive, nonviolent alternatives and LOVING COMMUNITIES as well as advocating change.  They have given VOICE to the unrepresented and HOPE to victims of violence and those who dream of a peaceful world.

"VISIONARY WOMEN - CHAMPIONS of  PEACE & NONVIOLENCE "

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

ALL ARE WELCOME!!

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



Friday, March 1st

LOUNGE & UNWIND SERIES - Women's History & Multiracial Heritage Month Celebration, 12pm - 2:30pm  MICA Lounge Rm 1120 STAMP

Celebratory event recognizing the first day of Women’s and Multiracial Heritage Months by MICA Staff. Stop by for food, conversation and giveaways.

 

Contact: Erica Simpkins esimpkin@umd.edu

 


Saturday, March 2nd

ADELE'S CIRCLE OF WOMEN SERVICE DAY 2019, 11:30am - 4:30pm, MICA Lounge Rm 1120 STAMP

University of Maryland women students will join forces with alumnae in Adele’s Circle of Women (a group of University of Maryland alumnae committed to supporting undergraduate and graduate women students – sponsored by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life) to serve in the community.  Lunch and transportation to and from the sites will be provided.

Contact: Emily Schweich emilycschweich@gmail.com 

 


 

Monday, March 4th


WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH OPENING, 3:30pm, Adele's Meeting Rm 1240 STAMP

Opening Ceremony for Women’s History Month featuring a keynote address by Dr. May Rihani of the Kahlil Gibran Chair for Peace and Values.


 

Contact: Brandon Dula  bdula@umd.edu



Tuesday, March 5th


SOCIAL JUSTICE HANGOUT, 12pm - 2pm, Rm 2101 WOODS HALL

Join the Department of Women’s Studies for their monthly Social Justice Hangout. The theme for this month will relate to Women’s History Month, and dive into history as it relates to feminist movements.


 

Contact: Dr. Sydney Lewis slewis@umd.edu 

 

8TH ANNUAL WOMEN LEADING WOMEN: CELEBRATING CARLY FIORINA, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, STAMP

Women Leading Women is an annual affair designed to celebrate the professional successes and leadership of a female Smith School alumna. This year, Smith is honoring Carly Fiorina, is the former HP chief executive and leads Carly Fiorina Enterprises and the Unlocking Potential Foundation. During her conversation with students and members of the Maryland community, she will draw upon lessons learned during her journey from the business school to the C-suite. 

Contact: Smith Office of Alumni Relations 301-405-4206 or alumni@rhsmith.umd.edu

 


Wednesday, March 6th

WIE/MCWIC WORKSHOP: IMPOSTER SYNDROME:, 12pm - 1:30pm, Rm 2164 EGR Glenn Martin Hall

Please join the Women in Engineering Program (WIE) and the Maryland Center for Women in Computing (MCWIC) for a collaborative workshop on Imposter Syndrome. Understand what imposter syndrome is, identify how much imposter syndrome affects us personally, have the opportunity to discuss and empathize with peers, and learn strategies for dealing with imposter syndrome. This will be a brown bag lunch session, so please feel free to bring your lunch. Light dessert refreshments will be provided.  

Please RSVP at ter.ps/notimposter

 


 

Monday, March 11th


DARING TO BREAK STEREOTYPES: ARAB HISTORY'S GREATEST FEMALE ROLE MODELS, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, 2nd Floor Conference Room - Chincoteague Building

Dr. May Rihani, Director of the Kahlil Gibran Chair for Peace will speak about how Arab women broke barriers and forged a path forward despite many obstacles. This event is for students and researchers to learn more about Arab women who broke stereotypes and discover how the newly created Pioneers and Leaders HUB can be used as a research tool. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/7bJNBao1sddCebLB2 if you plan to attend. 


 

Contact:  Dr. May Rihani mrihani@umd.edu

 

HERSTORY: INNOVATION IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN BEAUTY INDUSTRY, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, STAMP, Jimenez Room

Join us during the month of March as we bring together organizations to not only celebrate women, but highlight the innovation in the African American beauty industry. We WILL be elevating women.

 

   

 


Tuesday, March 12th

 

WOMEN'S EXECUTIVE LUNCHEON: BUILDING YOUR EXECUTIVE PRESENCE, 11:30am - 1pm, Baltimore, MD

Join Terp alumnae in Baltimore for a 90-minute power lunch that will teach you the key skills necessary to build your executive presence. This event will feature a powerful, keynote address from author and executive coach, Helen Baxter-Southworth '75.


 

Contact:  Danielle Stackus dstackus@rhsmith.umd.edu  


A CONVERSATION ON WOMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP AND ACTIVISM IN PEACE BUILDING, 2pm - 3:30pm, Rm 2212 Benjamin Banneker B, STAMP


Dr. Jin Lin of the Higher Education, Counseling and Special Education Department and Dr. Sahar Khamis of the Communication Department have published books and articles and have been very active in promoting peace globally and locally. They have collaborated on peace projects as well. They will discuss their scholarship and activism in peace building, and engage the audience on a discussion about vision for peace and nonviolence. 

 

Contact:  Dr. Jing Lin  jinglin@umd.edu

 

GENDER, FINANCE AND POWER,  4pm - 6pm, Alumni Hall SAMUEL RIGGS IV ALUMNI CENTER

Join the Department of Women’s Studies as they celebrate Women’s History Month with the Gender, Finance, and Power Panel discussion. The panel will explore the role of business, finance, and power and its relationship to gender in its multiple manifestations in the lives of women. Money, wealth, and assets are associated with power and white male gender in the U.S. Our panelists will discuss the intersections of finance and power, provide information on how to begin the accumulation of wealth early in life, and the role of entrepreneurship as a mechanism for asset building and strategies for successfully engaging in business development. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Cynthia Stevens of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and will include speakers Maura Schauss, CFP of Washington Wealth Advisors, Dr. Elizabeth Toth of the Department of Communication, Marva Jo Camp, Esq., vice-chair of the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, and Dr. Helene Rodriguez McConnell of the SMC Business Group.

Contact:

The Dept of Women's Studies, (301) 405-6877,  womensstudies@umd.edu

 


 

Thursday, March 14th

REMOVING BLOCKS TO WORLD PEACE, 5pm - 6pm, Pyon Su Rm 2108, STAMP

Sovaida Ma’ani Ewing is an international lawyer and the founder and director of The Center for Peace and Global Governance (cpgg.org), a virtual think tank and online forum that pools and proposes principled solutions to pressing global problems. Her specialty is helping women of all ages to confidently unleash their potential, express their true selves and design a life in which they fearlessly make their unique contributions in this world, rather than settle for the life others expect them to lead. 

Contact: UMDCPBAHAICLUB@GMAIL.COM




Tuesday, March 26th

WOMEN FACULTY ON THE TENURE TRACK: THE COMPUNDING ROLE OF BEING THE BREADWINNER, 12pm - 1pm, MICA-LCSL Conference Room 1121, STAMP

Imagine you are a woman faculty member—newly hired for a salary that is lower than men counterparts, and in a tenure track assistant professor position that women disproportionately leave before promotion for reasons such as lower satisfaction, a sexist campus climate, and heavier teaching and service loads that can impede research productivity. You are aware the position has a six-year probationary period, and if you do not meet expectations you will be asked to leave the university. In order for you to take an academic job, your partner left a position to move across the country with you and is searching for new opportunities—though without support or resources from your new employer. Your children have been uprooted to new schools, and you are now farther away from family and social support systems. Thus, in addition to earning tenure in order to remain a viable academic, your household’s financial viability depends upon your ability to earn tenure in a system that was not built for you. Described here are some of the challenges women faculty face as their household’s breadwinner in the context of a historically and traditionally male context. This program will address these and provide a space for discussing women not historically being seen as breadwinners in the academy.


Contact:  Bridget Turner Kelly  btkelly1@umd.edu

 

THE NARRATIVES AND NEEDS: LACTATION/FEEDING PRACTICES @ UMD, 12pm - 1:30pm, Rm 2236 Friendgen Family Student Lounge, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

This panel will be a discussion of the past, present and future of lactation/feeding facilities on the UMD campus. This will include a brief history of advocacy by the School of Public Health, the President’s Commission on Women’s Issues and other allies across campus as well as an overview of current work and survey results from a campus wide initiative to improve facilities. Panelists will share their stories and expertise and there will be a networking session from 1:00 - 1:30pm so parents across campus can connect!

 

Contact:  Erin McClure  ellmc@umd.edu  & Stephanie Cork  scork@umd.edu

 

4TH ANNUAL OGDI/CRGE SPRING SPEAKER SERIES, 5pm - 7pm, Room 1209 Grand Ballroom Lounge, STAMP

Visionary Mentorship: A Conversation on Thriving, Advancement, and Beyond for Underrepresented Minority Graduate Students”
Pervasive challenges exist within institutions of higher education that affect retention and success for underrepresented minority (URM) graduate students. Ample evidence suggests that intentional and caring mentorship is a valuable resource for imparting guidance, transmitting institutional and social capital, providing access to resources and helping graduate students achieve their goals. Applying a critical intersectional lens to structural inequality and racial, ethnic and gender inequities in educational trajectories, Dr. Zambrana’s talk offers an exploration of options, expectations and responsibilities in mentoring modalities for graduate students for the 4th Annual OGDI/CRGE Spring Speaker Series.


Contact:  Katie White kwhite22@umd.edu

#METOO HERE AND THERE: WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN THE U.S. AND GERMANY, 6pm, Location TBA


It has been well more than a year now that the #metoo movement sparked considerable debate on sexism in the US, but also in many other countries around the world. Dr. Nicole Hirschfelder (Honors College Scholar-In-Residence, professor at Tübingen University in Tübingen, Germany, specializing in new protest movements) will briefly sketch the origins of- what has been dubbed - this 'new branch of the feminist movement' and also mention other, related efforts to improve the human rights of women in Germany. From Germany herself, Dr. Hirschfelder will talk about commonalities and differences with regards to women's rights here and there and also explain the chances and challenges of social movements going 'global.' There will be ample time for questions and discussion about this difficult but highly relevant topic.


Contact:  Traci Dula, tdula@umd.edu

FILM SCREENING: ON THE BASIS OF SEX,  8pm, Hoff Theater - STAMP

(PART 2) of a FREE SPRING MOVIE SERIES is being presented by SEE (Student Entertainment Events).  In this film, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination” (Google).

Contact:  Jaclyn Shin, Cinema Director  seecinema@umd.edu


Wednesday, March 27th

CELEBRATION OF WOMEN, 2:30pm - 4:30pm, Atrium Room 1107, STAMP

 

The Celebration of Women is an annual awards ceremony that recognizes members of our community who have distinguished themselves by working with and for women on our campus and in our community.

 

Contact:  Ellin Scholnick escholni@umd.edu

 

SCREENING OF "NALIA AND THE UPRISING", 7pm, Jimenez Hall


This event is a screening of the popular feminist film "Naila and the Uprising" which documents the struggle of Palestinian women under occupation during the First Intifada. There will be a question and answer/ fireside chat about the themes of feminism and imperialism.

Contact:  umdsip@gmail.com 


FILM SCREENING: ON THE BASIS OF SEX, 1pm & 8pm, Hoff Theater - STAMP

(PART 2) of a FREE SPRING MOVIE SERIES is being presented by SEE (Student Entertainment Events).  In this film, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination” (Google).

Contact:  Jaclyn Shin, Cinema Director  seecinema@umd.edu



Tuesday, April 16th

ADELE'S CIRCLE PRESENTS: HERSTORY FT. TIFFANY WRIGHT, 4pm - 7pm, Colony Ballroom 2203, STAMP


Adele’s Circle of Women presents HerStory featuring Tiffany Wright.  Ms. Wright is currently a Senior Associate at Wilmer Hale and was a law clerk at the Supreme Court of the U.S. for Sonia Sotomayor in  2016/2017.  She obtained her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2013 and her BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2003.  Of the 36 clerks who started on October 4, 2016, she was the only clerk who was a mother, the only one who was African American and the only one who had grown up in Southeast Washington. 


Contact:  Ellen Schweich emilycschweich@gmail.com