Women’s History Celebration Focuses on “Visionary Women”

“Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence” is this year’s theme as William Paterson University celebrates Women’s History Month in March with lectures, discussions and civic events.

Thursday, February 28, 12:30 to 2 p.m., University Commons,Ballroom A
Loren Kleinman, feminist and author, will discuss her upcoming book, If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings with Amye Archer, (Skyhorse Publishing, Summer 2019). The book examines gun violence defined by trauma, time and terminology.

Thursday, February 28, 7 to 9 p.m., University Commons,Center Café
Girls Night Out
Open mic, food, and an overall discussion and celebration of femininity.

Friday, March 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., University Commons 216
Care Packages for Moms
The campus community is invited to participate in a civic engagement event. Create care packages that will be donated to the children who attend the Passaic County Community College Child Development Center to give to their moms for Mother’s Day.

Friday, March 1, 8 to 10 p.m., University Commons, Multipurpose Room
Pioneer Café Live: Comedy Night
Raja Michael ‘04, WP alum, South Asian American and comedian, will address controversial topics in the comedy industry in her poignant yet funny routine.

Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lot 5
Women’s Federation Monument Hike
Visit the scenic cliff-top overlook area and monument to the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, honoring the role they played in shepherding the creation of the Interstate Commission to preserve the Palisades at the turn of the twentieth century. Free to WP students. Limited to the first 23 people to sign up in the Office of Campus Activities, Service and Leadership in University Commons 302. Shuttle bus leaves from Lot 5 at 10 a.m. sharp.

Monday, March 4, 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Overlook Fitness Center
Women’s Health and Fitness
Celebrate women’s health and fitness by attending one of these classes: Kickboxing will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. and Hip Hop, Heels and Funk is from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 7 to 10 p.m., University Commons Ballrooms BC
Ladies on the Airwaves
A panel featuring Sirius XM’s radio personalities Mina SayWhat and Power 105.1 Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee, and Sky Landish from “Love and Hip Hop.” Event includes a meet and greet with panelists and a Q&A session after the discussion.

Tuesday, March 5, 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and
Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m. Black Box Theatre
The Vagina Monologues
Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” explores aspects of the feminine experience.
Tickets are $12 for the general public, $5 for students, on sale at the Office of Campus Activities, Service and Leadership, University Commons 302.

Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m., University Commons Multipurpose Room
OLAS Paint Night
Fabulous Fashionista paint night.

Wednesday, March 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., University Commons Multipurpose Room
A Room of One’s Own: Women and Expression
Women tell stories of achievement in a patriarchal world. Engage in a feminist discourse of diversity and opportunity.

Wednesday, March 6, 6 p.m. University Commons 211
The Pain of Slut Shaming
An open discussion about how slut shaming has become a prominent part of our culture.

Wednesday, March 6, 7 to 10 p.m., University Commons Ballroom C
Michelle G. Rhodes, Speaker

A black woman’s experience in the STEM field and how she overcame societal barriers.

Thursday, March 7, 10 a.m., University Commons Ballroom A
International Women’s Day Film Festival, Screenings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., panel discussion at 2 p.m.
Screening and panel discussions of a series of documentaries exposing some of the most shocking life experiences that women face around the world. Topics include female genital mutilation, human trafficking, mass rape as a weapon of war, and femicide.

Thursday, March 7, 7 to 9 p.m., University Commons 216
Small Talk, big Issues Series
An interactive panel discussion focusing on contemporary topics, news and issues affecting women. Topics will be generated from the participants.

Activities are funded by the Student Government Association.For additional information about these events, contact the William Paterson University Women’s Center at 973-720-2946