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Women's History Month 2017

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!

To get involved or for more information, please contact Dr. Gisell Jeter-Bennett,


Women's History Month 2017 Calendar of Events:

March 1, 2017

Women’s History Month Kick-Off Celebration with Special Guest Patricia Valoy

5 – 6:30 p.m.                        

Great Hall Meeting Room, Ohio Union

Contact: Dr. Gisell Jeter-Bennett (

Description: Join us as we kick-off a month of celebration with Patricia Valoy, Latina feminist and civil engineer. Patricia’s advocacy is on attracting and retaining women in STEM careers and building work environments where women are free from discrimination, sexism and racism. She also speaks and writes on a variety of issues affecting the Latinx community including racism, immigration, cultural and religious pressures and living at the intersection of two cultures. A Student Life Multicultural Center event sponsored by Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Ohio ADVANCE and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.


March 3, 2017

An Evening with Jennicet Gutièrrez

4 – 6 p.m.                               

Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz Law School

Contact: Dr. Guisela LaTorre (


March 8, 2017

Society of Sisters presents, 8th Annual Gathering of Women: Women in the Arts

6 p.m.      

Great Hall Meeting Room, Ohio Union

Contact: Erin Lee (

Description: Gathering of Women provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to connect with professional women both at the university and within the greater Columbus community. A delightful evening of meaningful dialogue and networking will take place under this year’s theme: Women in the Arts. Selected by this year’s executive board, this thematic approach wishes to highlight and celebrate the various forms of art created by women of color.


March 9, 2017

Equali-Tea Party

3 – 4:30 p.m.                        

104 E. 15th Avenue Columbus, OH 43210

Contact: Dr. Gisell Jeter-Bennett (

Description: Join us for an afternoon tea as we discuss important research, policies and activism centered on gender equity.


Queenin’: Loving you from the Inside Out!

6 – 8 p.m.                               

Tanya R. Rutner Room, Ohio Union

Contact: Katherine Betts (

Description: One of the best examples of self-love is starting a journey of wellness and self-care. Come join Morgan Owens founder of Curvy Cardio as she shares her journey to self-love through wellness and inspires others. She will provide helpful tips and lead a fun Zumba workout. For more about Morgan go to


An Exploration of Jewish Life from a Queer Jewish Woman

6 p.m.                      

OSU Hillel, 46 E. 16th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201

Contact: Hannah Henschel (

Description: In this session Hannah Henschel from OSU Hillel will be introducing participants to new Jewish text and prayers that focus on the LGBTQIA experience while also exploring trends in modern day Judaism that impact Jewish women.  Come with your questions and your insights. Dinner will be provided.


March 20, 2017

OUAB in Collaboration with The Journal of Undergraduate Research, Buckeyes for Israel and The Minority Association of Pre-Medicine Students Presents: Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory: Making Science Cool (& Funny)

7:30 p.m.               

Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom, Ohio Union

Contact: Brandon Norman at (


March 21, 2017

Write-In: Community Writing Space for Graduate Students and Faculty

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.                  

Alonso Family Room, Student Life Multicultural Center

Contact: Dr. Gisell Jeter-Bennett (


Navajo Native Womanhood and Coming of Age

8 p.m.                      

Alonso Family Room, Student Life Multicultural Center

Contact: Melissa Beard Jacob (


March 22, 2017

I Slay: A makeup workshop and open dialogue

6 – 8 p.m.                               

Alonso Family Room, Student Life Multicultural Center

Contact: Rian Hamadnalla (


23 March, 2017

Lesbian, Bi, Pan, Trans*, Queer and Ace Women’s Social

4 – 5:30 p.m.        

Location: Alonso Family Room, Student Life Multicultural Center

Contact: Appy Frykenberg (

Description: Join the MCC for a fun and welcoming social where lesbian, bi, pan, ace, trans and queer women come together and build community. We will discuss the important, fun and spontaneous topics that are a part of our experience as feminine students at Ohio State, as well as discuss how we can empower each other in taking active roles within queer communities on campus and beyond.


SJE International Hour

4:30 p.m.                                

Alonso Family Room, Student Life Multicultural Center

Contact: Stephen Deaderick (

Description: International Hour is a dialogue-based program designed to bring domestic and international students together in conversation. Students will learn from each other, engage in meaningful conversation and make new connections with their peers.


March 24, 2017 *Postponed until Autumn Semester 2017*

Women and Philanthropy

Contact: Dr. Gisell Jeter-Bennett (

Description: Join us for a day of philanthropic efforts. Projects and donations will benefit local Columbus charities and foundations.


Saturday, March 25th

Women’s Summit

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.                  

Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, Hale Hall

Contact: Dr. Gisell Jeter-Bennett (

Description: The purpose of the Women’s Summit is to help connect students, expose attendees to resources and support services in the realm of academia and provide strategies for empowerment, personal growth and development. Visit to register.


March 28, 2017

A Woman’s Worth

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.                     

Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, Hale Hall

Contact: Iman Eaton (

Description: Ladies of Leadership and Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority Inc. are hosting an event focusing on the importance of self-care. There will be a speaker and table discussions centered on the following topics: self-worth, knowing how and when to say no, healthy boundaries, physical wellness and positive self-affirmations.


Feminist Leadership and Social Movements

7 – 8:30 p.m.                        

Ohio Union (Room specificity to be announced)

Contact: Katie Andraschko (

Description: An interactive program examining feminist leadership from the 19th century to today. Focus will also be spent on discussing the impact of intersectionality on today’s leadership development and social movements. 


March 29, 2017

Protest T-shirt Meeting

6 p.m.                      

104 E. 15th Avenue Columbus, OH 43210

Contact: Ashley Pryor (


March 30, 2017

SJE Learning from Your Community

4:30 p.m.

Alonso Family Room, Student Life Multicultural Center

Contact: Dr. Gisell Jeter-Bennett (

Descriptions: Learning From Your Community is a program dedicated to inviting Columbus community groups or non-profit organizations to speak to students about the work they do and how students can get involved in the organization. The organization will present about their services and issues, followed by time for students to ask questions and to network with the presenters.




FREE HIV/STI TESTING in the Student Life Multicultural Center
Monday 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday 4 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday 4 – 9 p.m


 For more information, please contact Dr. Gisell or 614-688-8449