Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

Women's History Month

The Student Life Multicultural Center, along with offices, centers and student organizations 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!

Submissions are now open for the Women's History Month 2022 Calendar! If you would like to submit your event to be shared on our campus wide calendar please fill out this form: go.osu.edu/whm2022events

 

For more information, contact Madison Eagle.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Madison Eagle at eagle.41@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

 

Women Student Intiatives/Multicultural Center Events 2022:

 

Menstrual Product Drive

Date: All March

Millions of people across the country are suffering the consequences of not being able to afford period products and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this issue. Join us in collecting donations to benefit women, girls and all menstruating people in Central Ohio and on our campus. Donations will be collected in the Student Life Multicultural Center lobby. When you donate, you will receive a free Women’s History Month t-shirt. Accepted donations include: unopened pads, liners, tampons, adult diapers and reusable cups (all sizes and brands accepted). Donations will be distributed to LLS CHOICES and YWCA Columbus.

How to recieve your free t-shirt:

Bring your donation to the Multicultural Center in the Ohio Union. Take a picture and put it in the donation box. Send an email to Madison Eagle (eagle.41@osu.edu) with the picture of your donation. Madison will then coordinate with you to pick up a shirt. Thank you so much for your contribution!

 

Beautiful Minds, Positive Life

Date: March 1, 2022

Time: 7-8 pm

Location: Busch Valor Room 100 - Register to Attend

Sponsor: Undergraduate Business Women’s Association

Join us for event full of important conversations surrounding mental health and allyship. Bring a male friend to this event where a speaker will lead discussions around the importance of having support and allies when it comes to mental health and utilize chalkboards to stimulate small group discussions. There will also be a small gift for all attendees, as well as the opportunity to enter a raffle for bigger prizes if you bring a male friend!

Contact: Brooke Harvey; harvey.656@buckeyemail.osu.edu

 

Trivia Night with the Association of Computing Machinery Women's Chapter

Date: March 2, 2022

Time: 7-9 pm

Location: Dreese 264

Celebrate Women's History Month with a fun and exciting trivia hosted by ACM-W. Bring your friends for pizza and prizes! All majors and genders are welcome.

Contact: Bhavya Jayashankar; jayashankar.6@osu.edu 

 

A Paradigm Shift is Necessary to Eliminate Health Disparities

Date: March 3, 2022

Time: 11 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.

Register on Zoom: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fs0XxcFnTx2D4Zgs8XHj-w

Join the Kirwan Institute for their Biweekly Forum Series, featuring Dr. Karen Patricia Williams, the Nursing Distinguished Professor of Women’s Health Director, at the Center for Women, Children and Youth in the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. She will speak on her area of expertise and discuss the impact of health disparities and paths to move forward to eliminate those inequities.

Contact: Kip Holley, holley.17@osu.edu

 

The Body Project-Open Session

Date: March 3 and 10, 2022

Time: 6-8pm

Location: RPAC Dave Griner Room - Register to Attend

Sponsor: SL Student Wellness Center

The Body Project is a body-acceptance program designed to help students feel better about their bodies.  Students will define and describe the “thin-ideal” present in our society and media, and the potentially harmful impact of these ideals on body image. The program encourages students to challenge the “thin ideal” through discussion and activities that have been shown to improve body image satisfaction.

This research-based program has been shown to improve body satisfaction and acceptance among college students, and reduce risks for unhealthy eating behaviors, disordered eating and eating disorders. The program has been implemented on over 100 college campuses across the country.

The program entails two 2-hours sessions (four hours total), scheduled one week apart and led by peer facilitators in small groups of six to fifteen students. In order to get the most out of the program, students are asked to register only if they are able to attend both 2-hour sessions. The Body Project is targeted toward individuals who identify as women; however, men are welcome to participate as well.

Contact: Kayla Miedrzynski, miedrzynski.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu

 

Little Women with OUAB

Date: March 3, 2022

Time: 7-8:30 pm

Location: US Bank Theater - Register to Attend

Movie night! Come watch Little Women, a women centered film, as the Undergraduate Business Women's Association is partnering with OUAB, aligning with their Flicks for Free programming.

Contact: Brooke Harvey; harvey.656@buckeyemail.osu.edu

 

Forward 2022: Regaining Momentum for Gender Equity

Date: March 4, 2022

Time: 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Location: Zoom - Register Here

Since March 2020, news headlines and personal accounts have been attesting to the particular toll that the COVID-19 pandemic and its disruptions have had on women. Often tasked with working and caregiving, many women are finding their career advancement and economic gains reversed. How can we regain momentum towards gender equity? Join The Women’s Place at The Ohio State University for a virtual symposium to encourage resilience, community, and meaningful policy change.

The symposium features keynote Selena Rezvani, author, speaker and leadership consultant.

This free event is open to Ohio State faculty, staff, students, and community partners of all genders.

Contact: Diane Florian, florian.1@osu.edu

 

Dancing into March: Celebrating Women's History Month

Date: March 4, 2022

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm

Location: Zoom - Register Here

The College of Social Work is celebrating Women's History Month by dancing right into March! Dj JRawls joins us again for a virtual dance party that will celebrate women songwriters, singers, and instrumental performers. So—invite a few friends and come dance with us. Don't want to move? That's OK. Request your favorite song and come be a part of this amazing virtual event!

 

Undergraduate Business Women’s Association & BRICC Gala

Date: March 4, 2022

Time: 7-11 pm

Location: Lincoln Theatre Ballroom - Register to Attend

UBWA is hosting a black-tie gala to support the non-profit organization, The BRICC Foundry. Taking a 360-degree approach to mentorship and experiential learning, BRICC aims to equalize the staggering underrepresentation and uneven playing field affecting women in business, tech, entrepreneurship, and every arena of our lives. This event is focused on raising funds to end gender discrimination and give every women hope to achieve their "Wildest Dreams".

Contact: Ashley Goldberg, goldberg.464@osu.edu

 

International Women's Day Summit

Date: March 8, 2022

Time: All Day

This International Women’s Day join us for panels, speakers, workshops and community as we recognize, celebrate and empower our community of Women at The Ohio State University.

Register to Attend

Download the agenda for the day.

Contact Madison Eagle (eagle.41@osu.edu) for more information.

 

A View on the SCOTUS Nomination From One First to Another: Understanding the Necessity and Anticipating the Challenges of the First Black Woman Appointed to the United States Supreme Court.

Date: March 8, 2022

Time: 12-1 P.M.

Location: Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater

Sponsor: Department of Education Studies and The Women's Place

The Department of Educational Studies, the Ed Studies Diversity Committee, and The Women's Place are excited to host guest speaker Yvette McGee Brown, the first Black female justice on the Ohio Supreme Court and graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, to speak about the importance of President Biden's announcement that he will nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court.

Registration is now open for the event and attendees may choose to either attend the event in person or view it over a livestream online. Registration is free and open to all. In person attendees must wear a mask and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Register online: https://go.osu.edu/scotuslecture

Contact: provost.17@osu.edu

 

Life Beyond Degree: Woman to Woman: Launching Careers in Entrepreneurship

Date: March 8, 2022

Time: 5-6 P.M.

Location: Student Alumni council Room, Ohio Union

Sponsor: ASC: Center for Career and Professional Success

This event will highlight women who are OSU alumni that are now successful entrepreneurs. These women are representative of diverse majors, cultural backgrounds, and business types. All of these women graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences*. What can you expect from this event? This will be an in-person networking event. During this event you will hear from the alumni about their personal journey to entrepreneurship. Once all alumni have shared, you will have the opportunity to meet with the alumni individually and ask questions that are relevant to your career goals. Feel free to bring your resume for feedback, a few questions to ask and a notepad to takes notes. PLEASE NOTE: These alumni are not seeking to hire students for jobs or internships, but they will provide tips on how to navigate the journey of entrepreneurship.

Contact: harvey.669@osu.edu

Registration: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/878860/share_preview

 

The Lasting Impact of Adrienne Kennedy

Date: March 9, 2022

Time: 1-2pm

Location: Zoom - Register Here

Sponsor: Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

Adrienne Kennedy (BS ’53; DRH ’03) is one of the country’s most influential playwrights, yet she never achieved commercial success. For the first time, one of Kennedy’s plays will appear on Broadway when Audra MacDonald stars in The Ohio State Murders, an autobiographically inspired play that addresses the violence of racism.

Join three Kennedy scholars as they discuss her work and its impact on American theatre.

Panelists:

Ashley Dunn, Doctoral Candidate, The Ohio State University

Lesley Ferris, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University

Kristen Wright, Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University

EJ Westlake, Professor and Chair, The Ohio State University

Contact: Jade Lac, lac.1@osu.edu

 

Self-Care Social

Date: March 9, 2022

Time: 6-7 P.M.

Location: Page Hall Room 130 then to Mirror Lake (Weather Permitting)

Sponsor: IGNITE OSU

Join Ignite for a relaxing evening to destress after midterms. We will meet in room 130 at Page Hall and then walk to Mirror Lake together for an outdoor gathering (weather permitting). Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and hammocks - although some will be provided - and a personal journal for a writing activity. Snacks will be provided!

Contact: gillespie.351@osu.edu

Registration: https://go.osu.edu/igniteosumeeting

 

APIDA Women’s Equal Pay Day Panel Discussion

Date: March 9, 2022

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Register on Zoom:  https://go.osu.edu/APIDAEqualPayMarch9

Join us to recognize APIDA women’s equal pay day with a panel discussion of prominent APIDA women from the Columbus area. This session will center the experiences and stories of APIDA women and provide insight to how to navigate difficult issues in both personal and professional settings.

Moderator: Tanya Salyers, Community Relations Manager, COTA
Panelists:
Suparna Bhaskaran, OSU Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Rebecca Nelson, Community Advocate
Lalitha Pamidigantam, Policy Analyst, YWCA Columbus
Bhumika Patel, HSC Director of Membership & Community Engagement

Contact Madison Eagle (eagle.41@osu.edu) for more information.

 

Remember the Ladies

Date: March 21, 2022

Time: 12-1pm

Location: Gerlach 375 - Register to Attend

Sponsor: Fisher Graduate Women in Business

Emily Krichbaum, PhD will speak about her non-profit Remember the Ladies, an organization that she founded that helps teachers and school districts incorporate more women’s history into American history classrooms.

Contact: Presley Mays, mays.260@buckeyemail.osu.edu

 

Gender and Disability: A Critical Conversation

Date: March 21, 2022

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Register on Zoom:  go.osu.edu/GenderandDisability 

This session will be presented by Emily Abrams, academic advisor of TRIO and PhD student in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University. This session will explore the gendered history of disability and delve into the many ways in which sexist and genderist ableism still manifests in our everyday life.

Contact Jayden Messer (messer.113@osu.edu) for more information.

 

Women of Color Leadership Panel

Date: March 22, 2022

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Location: In-Person, Hale Hall Instructional Room 110A

Please join Ladies of Leadership and Women Student Initiatives as we host a panel of women of color student-leaders as they bring insight into the various experiences of women of color in professional and academic spaces. Our panelists will also share their personal experiences with holding leadership roles at a Predominately White Institute.

Contact Madison Eagle (eagle.41@osu.edu) for more information.

 

Work-Life Balance

Date: March 24, 2022

Time: 12-12:45pm

Location: Gerlach 365 - Register to Attend

Sponsor: Fisher Graduate Women in Business

Melissa Briggs-Phillips, PhD, is a Clinical and Consulting Psychologist and the Owner/Founder of NEXT Generation Behavioral Health. She will be talking about the psychology behind the need for work-life balance, and how to implement it in your own life.

Contact: Presley Mays, mays.260@buckeyemail.osu.edu

 

Women’s Wellness: Thriving Together

Date: March 24, 2022

Time: 5:45-8:30 pm

Location: Curl Viewpoint - Register to Attend

Sponsor: Undergraduate Business Women’s Association

Let's get physical and talk healthy habits as we thrive and have fun together! At this wellness event, there will be a 45-minute cardio dance class and a 30-minute yoga session led by professional female instructors followed by a 30-45 minute presentation by a dietician, discussing the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Each attendee will receive a small gift, as well as be given the opportunity to enter a raffle for bigger prizes. Make sure to wear something you are comfortable working out in!

Contact: Brooke Harvey; harvey.656@buckeyemail.osu.edu

 

Brunchin’ with UBWA & FLI

Date: March 27, 2022

Time: 12-2 pm

Location: Curl Viewpoint - Register to Attend

Come share brunch and meaningful discussions with a special woman in your life. Ohio State professor, Dr. Hillery, will be discussing the effects of beauty standards on women at all stages of their lives followed by breakout sessions to further explore these topics led by Jen Shanahan, Program Manager with FLI, Programs Chair of ASFW, and UBWA advisor. This event will be in collaboration with Ohio State’s Fisher Leadership Initiative (FLI) Women's Series and the Association of Staff and Faculty Women (ASFW). For this event, we ask attendees wear a snappy casual outfit (examples: jeans and a nice shirt).

Contact: Brooke Harvey; harvey.656@buckeyemail.osu.edu

 

"Our Existence is Resistence" Reflective Writing Workshop

Date: March 30, 2022

Time: 12-1 P.M.

Sponsor: Center for the Study of Teaching and Writing

Join CSTW's Writing Center for a reflective writing workshop on this year's WHM theme, "Our Existence is Resistance." During this hour-long synchronous session, we'll use informal writing to pause and consider the spaces in our lives and work where we feel (un)welcome. Using writing as a tool, we'll engage in individual reflection and generate conversation about how we might collaboratively cultivate belonging in the future.

Contact: kranek.2@osu.edu

Registration: https://go.osu.edu/womenwriting

 

Women’s Equal Pay Day: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Date: March 30, 2022

Time: 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Women’s Equal Pay Day marks the day into the year on which it takes for women on average to earn what men did in the previous year. Join us for a Salary Negotiation Workshop led by Katy Hogan (John Glenn School of Public Affairs) and Sydney Rubin (Residence Life) to learn about the gender pay gap, conduct market research for target salary, how to identify and articulate your personal value, and develop your own negotiation responses and strategies.

Register on Zoom: go.osu.edu/equalpay2022

Contact Madison Eagle (eagle.41@osu.edu) for more information.

 

SPARK with Meghna Mahambrey

Date: March 31, 2022

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: In-Person Ohio Union, Brutus Buckeye Room

Meghna Mahambrey is scholar and expert in relationships, dating, sex, and love. For this session she will focus on the sexual and romantic experiences of APIDA women through a cultural and psychoeducational lens. Participants will gain knowledge about themselves and their relationships from a renowned local sex education specialist.

Contact Madison Eagle (eagle.41@osu.edu) for more information and to RSVP.