Women's History Month 2019
The Student Life Multicultural Center, along with offices and centers across campus, is proud to present the calendar of events for the annual university-wide celebration of Women's History Month.
Women's History Month is the designated month worldwide that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The month features a variety of panels, lectures, socials, women's sports and community activities and events. All are welcome to come and celebrate the achievements and progress of women!
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Women’s History Month Online Calendar:
Menstrual Product Drive
Donate Menstrual Products, Receive a T-Shirt
Student Life Multicultural Center
Description: Make a donation of Menstrual Products to the Multicultural Center and receive a free Women Student Initiatives shirt. We will be accepting donations of tampons and pads of all sizes and varieties. We encourage you to donate sustainable and renewable products to help reduce waste in our community. Donations will be used to provide students on our campus with products and we will be making care packages that include menstrual products for local women’s organizations.
Global Women’s Empowerment Conference (AWOW)
1 - 3 p.m.
MLK Lounge, Hale Hall
Advocates for Women of the World (AWOW), Buck-I-SERV, and the Office of Student Life Multicultural Center (MCC) are teaming up again to hold the 2019 Global Women’s Empowerment Conference as part of the MCC’s Women’s History Month programming. We invite Ohio State students to come learn about and discuss global women’s issues with us. Discussion breakout sessions will be about economic empowerment, girls’ education, violence against women and women’s health, and each attendee will choose 3 of the 4 sessions to attend.
There will also be a menstruation product drive at the event. Please bring your donations if you can.
If you would like to attend, please fill out the registration form here:
Painting with Ladies of Leadership
Hale Hall, Room 110
Join Ladies of Leadership and the Student Life Multicultural Center Women Student Initiatives as we celebrate Women's History Month with a night of painting! Local artist and entrepreneur, Jalisa Howard, will lead us in expressing our creative side. Each participant will get their own canvas bag and be guided in creating their own masterpiece!
Conversation with Nitty Scott
Alonso Family Room, Multicultural Center
Join the Student Life Multicultural Center for a discussion with afro-latina queer rapper and performer Nitty Scott. We will be discussing feminism, intersectionality and hip hop; all of which are strong themes in her music and ideology.
Click here to listen to her music.
Free Concert with Nitty Scott
Join the Student Life Multicultural Center for a FREE CONCERT with Nitty Scott and guest performer Tangina Stone. Nitty Scott is a rising star in the music industry. She has performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards and is most known for her song “Flower Child” featuring Kendrick Lamar. With songs like “La Diaspora” and “Pxssy Powah!” Nitty Scott shows us what empowerment looks like.
Click here to listen to her music.
Here to Slay: Women Student Initiatives Variety Show and Resource Fair
Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room 1 & 3
The Student Life Multicultural Center will be hosting a Variety Show and Resource fair to promote and empower women-identifying students to share their talents and showcase what empowers them. There will be a resource fair with tables from student organizations and various campus partners whose missions support women-identified students on campus.
US Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union
When Tarana Burke said “me too” to a 13-year-old girl in 1997 she sparked a movement and dedicated herself to providing resources and support for survivors of sexual harassment and assault. 20 years later #metoo was tweeted by Alyssa Milano in a viral tweet that brought “me too” into mainstream white America. Join the Student Life Multicultural Center with our panel of speakers to unpack #MeToo and whose voices are we not hearing as we tackle the issue of sexual violence in our communities.
Panelists: Dr. Jacquelyn Meshelmiah (Ohio State College of Social Work), Jeff Perkins (Student Life Multicultural Center-LGBTQ+ Student Initiatives), Jill Davis (SARNCO), Carmen Winant (Local Artist and Activist)
Women’s History Month Keynote with Dolores Huerta
Hitchcock Hall 131
Join the Student Life Multicultural Center Latinx and Women Student Initiatives for the Women’s History Month “And Still We Rise” Keynote Address with Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and civil rights icon.
Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
Click here to learn more about this living legend.
Why Us? Anti-Human Trafficking Rally
Noon to 4 p.m.
Interested in fighting for justice? Join “Why Us?” Campaign on Friday, March 22 from Noon-4 p.m. during their Annual Anti-Human Trafficking Rally. This free event will have speakers, food, HIV testing, fellowship and a march to show solidarity with human trafficking victims and survivors. Follow @whyuscampaign on Twitter and Instagram for updates and find more ways to get involved.
Art & Feminism Edit-A-Thon
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wexner Center for the Arts
Please join Wikipedia Connection, a student organization at the Ohio State University, for a fun, inclusive one-day event that brings together diverse communities to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts.
Despite its wide reach, Wikipedia suffers from a severe gender imbalance: since most editors are men, articles conform to men's interests and perspectives.
In an effort to change this, we are gathering diverse women and allies together to celebrate women's cultural achievements and discuss openly ongoing challenges caused by structural sexism
Learn more about the gender gap at WikiProject Women and Gender Bias on Wikipedia, and learn more about the Art+Feminism campaign on their page.
Tour of the Ohio Statehouse with IGNITE
Ohio Statehouse, Downtown
Join IGNITE for a tour of the Ohio Statehouse, where local and state laws are created and debated. Learn more about how government affects you and how you can advocate for yourself and your community through civic engagement.
Ain’t I a Woman Too: Discussion of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists
Suzanne Scharer Room, Ohio Union
Join the Student Life Multicultural Center Women and LGBTQ+ Student Initiatives as we discuss what womanhood is, who gets to define and own womanhood and how our culture and communities are working for and against the inclusion of transwomen in our movements and spaces.
Intersectionality Dinner and Dialogue
The Drake, River Den
Join the Student Life Multicultural Center Women Student Initiatives and Platform for an evening of discussion and community building. We will be digging into political issues such as health, environmentalism and capitalism to dissect how our multifaceted identities intersect with governmental policies. Learn how intersectional identities play a role in how we view political issues and how we can work together to support all women.
Love Your V
Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room, Ohio Union
Join the Student Life Multicultural Center for a workshop on sex, pleasure and relationships led by Sarah Phillips (Certified Nurse Practitioner, OSU). This interactive workshop will help you understand yourself, your partner and answer some of those questions that you have been wanting to ask.
Screening “Warrior Women” with Director Elizabeth Castle and Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcy Gilbert
Gateway Film Center
Join the Student Life Multicultural Center Women and American Indian/Indigenous Student Initiatives for the premiere screening of “Warrior Women”. Warrior Women is the story Madonna Thunder Hawk, one such AIM leader who cultivated a rag-tag gang of activist children - including her daughter Marcy - into a group called the "We Will Remember" survival group. Together, Madonna and Marcy fought for Native rights in an environment that made them more comrades than mother-daughter. Today, with Marcy now a mother herself, both women are still at the forefront of Native issues, fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
Through their story, the film explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down from generation to generation in the face of a government that has continually met native resistance with mass violence.
Join us for a screening of “Warrior Women” and an opportunity to meet the director, Elizabeth Castle, and stars of the documentary Madonna Thunder Hawk and Marcy Gilbert.
Radical Healing Series: Christine Santos
Alonso Family Room
Join the Student Life Multicultural Center for the third installment of our Radical Healing Series. For this event APIDA and Women Student Initiatives collaborate to bring Christine Santos, local activist and healer, for an interactive workshop where she will tell her own journey of healing as an activist and learning to cope with the burdens that come with that.