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Women’s Empowerment Month

(February 29, 2015) Every March, the U.S. celebrates American women and their contributions to history. Armstrong is proud to be one of the many institutions from across the country to join in this observance.

Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Gender Studies program, this year’s celebration will feature more than two dozen events ranging from timely lectures to movie screenings.

“This year’s lineup of events speaks to the multitude of great women who have shaped women’s history,” says Office of Multicultural Affairs Director Nashia Whittenburg. “It also highlights Armstrong’s diverse group of women who continue to propel their efforts into the future.”

The 2016 Women’s Empowerment Month schedule is as follows:


Tuesday, March 1, Noon - Women in the Workplace: Negotiating Your Salary

Attend this workshop to learn how to understand a salary offer, and how to negotiate a salary package that reflects your values and best serves your needs. Food provided. Sponsored by Career Services.

Location: Student Union, Savannah Ballroom C


Tuesday, March 1, 6 p.m. - Movie Screening: “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines”

Have you ever wondered about the origins of Wonder Woman? Who are America’s “real” superheroines? “Wonder Women," featuring Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman), and Gloria Steinem answers all these questions and more. Sponsored by Gender Studies Program and the Department of History

Location: Ogeechee Theatre


Wednesday, March 2, Noon - Gender Studies Program Brown Bag Series

Presented by the Gender Studies program, Dr. Leigh Rich and Dr. Jack Simmons deliver the lecture, “Alan/Alana and the Hannibal Franchise: Reason, Accountability and the Dark Side of Gender-Bending.”

Location: Solms Hall 202


Wednesday, March 2, 12:30 p.m. - Feminists United presents Wardrobe Empowerment

Get involved in the feminist movement on campus. Declare your own feminist message. Feminists United will be providing free T-shirts for decoration, as well as markers and paint to customize the shirts. 

Location: Student Union Plaza


Wednesday, March 2, 5:30 p.m. - Get Fit! Stay Finer!

Presented by Armstrong’s chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Location: Recreation & Wellness Center


Thursday, March 3, 6 p.m. - Women of Color and Feminism

This event is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Location: Student Union Savannah Ballroom C


Saturday, March 5, 7 a.m.-noon - Treasure Savannah: Armstrong Day of Service

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life

Location: varies


Saturday, March 5, 5 p.m. - Virtues of a Finer Woman Dinner

Presented by Armstrong’s chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Location: Student Union Savannah Ballroom


Monday, March 7, Noon - International Women’s Day: Women Leaders on the Global Stage

Location: University Hall 156


Tuesday, March 8, Noon - Work/Life Balance Workshop

Hosted by the University Counseling Center and Multicultural Affairs, this event will help those struggling to balance and manage the competing demands of study, work, parenthood and everything beyond. How do you determine priorities? What matters most? Attend this session to learn useful skills that will help you assess and manage the competing demands of both work and life on your time.

Location: Student Union Savannah Ballroom C


Tuesday, March 8, 6 p.m. - Film Screening: “No Más Bebés (No More Babies)”

In the 1970s, Latina women were forcibly sterilized in Los Angeles hospitals. Come and watch the story of how they fought for justice, followed by a discussion lead by Dr. Leigh Rich and Dr. Jennifer Padilla Wyse.

Location: Ogeechee Theatre


Wednesday, March 9, Noon - Gender Studies Program Brown Bag Series

Dr. Elissa Zellinger will deliver the lecture, “Poetry’s Publics and Women Writers in the Nineteenth-Century U.S.”

Location: Solms Hall 202


Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m. - Body Image Forum

Presented by Sigma Iota Alpha,tThis forum examines the ways in which women think about their bodies. All too often, women are quick to criticize their own bodies and those of their friends. The event will consider ways in which women can more positively think about the female form. 

Location: Ogeechee Theatre


Thursday, March 10, Noon - Annual Women in Sports Luncheon

Sponsored by Athletics and Division of Student Affairs

Location: Student Union Savannah Ballrooms B & C


Thursday, March 10, 2 p.m. - Women in the Arts, a Music Program

Sponsored by the Department of Art, Music, and Theatre

Location: Student Union Savannah Ballroom B


Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m. - A Moveable Feast

Dr. June Hopkins presents "Cultural Cannibals or Twentieth Century Heroes?: The Case of Christodora Settlement House". Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts and Department of History

Location: Massie Heritage Center, 207 E. Gordon St.


Tuesday March 22, 4:30 p.m. - Work/Life Balance Workshop

Hosted by the University Counseling Center and Multicultural Affairs, this event will help those struggling to balance and manage the competing demands of study, work, parenthood and everything beyond. How do you determine priorities? What matters most? Attend this session to learn useful skills that will help you assess and manage the competing demands of both work and life on your time.

Food will be provided at this event

Location: Student Union Savannah Ballroom C


Wednesday, March 23, Noon - Gender Studies Program Brown Bag Series

The Gender Studies program presents a lecture, “Women in Latin America: Lived Experiences,” delivered by Nancy Tille-Victoria.

Location: Solms Hall 202


Thursday, March 24, 1:30 p.m. - Great Leaders Say “Namaste”

Join the Rec. Crew for an hour of yoga, meditation and discussion about how these ancient practices can help you become a better leader. The benefits of yoga and meditation include improving your health, reducing stress, building confidence and bolstering creativity. Take charge of your day in a calm, relaxed and mindful way and learn how to become one with leadership. Yoga mats supplied.

Location: Student Union Savannah Ballroom A


Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m. - Take Back the Night March

Sponsored by the office of Student Life and Greek Life

Location: Student Union Plaza


Tuesday, March 29, Noon - Gender Studies Program Brown Bag Series

Lara Wessel presents, “Women, U.S. Politics and the Presidency”

Location: University Hall 158


Tuesday, March 20, 6 p.m. - Film Screening: “Difret”

Angelina Jolie Pitt executively produced this award-winning feature film, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and their country’s advancement of equal rights. Sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of International Education and the Gender Studies Program.

Location: Ogeechee Theatre


Wednesday, March 30, Noon - Gender Studies Program Brown Bag Series

The Gender Studies program presents a lecture, “So the Borders Here are Not Really Fixed: Activist Pedagogy and Edge-Programs" with Dr. Jane Rago

Location: Solms Hall 202


Wednesday, March 30, 6 p.m. - Science on Tap

Sponsored by the College of Science and Technology, Dr. Allison Brager presents the lecture, “MEATHEAD: Unraveling the Athletic Brain.”

Location: Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 E. Liberty St.


Thursday, March 31, Noon - What You Need to Know About Zika

What is Zika? What response will the federal government have if there is an outbreak of Zika in the U.S.? What is the risk of contracting the virus in Savannah? Does it matter if you are not of childbearing age? Comprised of public health experts from Armstrong and beyond, this panel will answer your questions about the growing global crisis represented by the Zika virus. This event is sponsored by the College of Health Sciences and the Public Health Program.

Location: University Hall 158


Thursday, March 31, 6-8 p.m. - Annual Women of Distinction Dinner

The Armstrong community is invited to acknowledge the achievements of Armstrong faculty, staff and students who inspire as female leaders and provide leadership on issues relating to gender equity. Come out and celebrate at the final event of Women’s Empowerment Month 2016!

Location: Student Union Savannah Ballroom B

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