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Women's History Month 2014

Women in the Arts Gallery Show
3 March 2014 through 28 March 2014
MSA/GPC Craft Studio

The 21st annual Women in the Arts show highlights talented women artists from around the nation. In conjunction with Women's History Month at the University of Missouri, the MSA/GPC Craft Studio presents this exhibit as a tribute to women, past, present, and future. Gallery show will be on display March 3 - March 28th. Please join us for a reception on March 6th, 4:00-6:00pm.

Women's Poetry Night
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 • 6:00-7:00pm
MU Women's Center, Student Center G108

All are welcome to come celebrate our 18th Annual Women's poetry Night! Join renowned and up-and-coming poets and spoken word artists from the MU, Stephens College and Columbia communities as they share their woman-fueled words. Light refreshments will be provided.

Co-sponsored by Feminist Student Union

Women's & Gender Studies Undergraduate Meet and Eat
Wednesday, 5 March 2014 • 11:30am- 1:00pm
Strickland Hall 325

Interested in Women's & Gender Studies? Stop by to learn more about our degree options, minor track, upcoming classes, and meet our faculty! Lunch will be provided for the first 40 students. Stop in and grab a lunch or stay and chat for a while!

Sponsored by Women's & Gender Studies

Ideal Bodies Through The Ages: Making Our Own History
Wednesday, 5 March 2014 • 12:00pm
MU Women's Center, Student Center G108

Celebrating the end of February's Eating Disorder Awareness Month, we'll walk through the decades to see how women through the years have dealt with body image. We'll explore what today's women can do to improve body image and lead a more positive life! Lunch included, first come first served.

Sponsored by Wellness Resource Center

InsideOUT Women Poets
Wednesday, 5 March 2014 • 3:00-4:00pm
MU Student Center, KCOU 88.1 FM

InsideOUT is MU LGBTQ's weekly talk radio hour covering all manner of LGBTQA and Social Justice topics. This week focuses on the work and legacy of Women Poets. Listen to the radio, online, or played live in MU LGBTQ Resource Center and MU Women's Center.

Women in the Arts Gallery Show Reception
Thursday, 6 March 2014 • 4:00-6:00pm
The Craft Studio, Memorial Student Union N12

Come view our 21st annual juried exhibition that highlights talented women artists! The Craft Studio presents this show as a tribute to past, present, and future female artists whose creations are often overlooked and forgotten. We will have refreshments and live music.

Co-Sponsored by MSA/GPC Craft Studio

Challenging Mainstream Beauty Standards
Thursday, 7 March 2014 • 7:00-9:00pm
Bingham Commons, Classroom 127A

The You In Mizzou program is designed to give MU students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about a variety of hot topic issues and challenges participants to respectfully discuss their differences while discovering their similarities in a safe environment.

Co-Sponsored by the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative

Feminist Film Friday
Friday, 7 March 2014 • 11:00am-7:00pm
MU Women's Center, Student Center G108

The Feminist Student Union will be hosting Makers: Women who Make America, which chronologically charts bold female leaders of the United States. All 3 parts of the PBS documentary will be screening on loop all day, popcorn provided.

Co-sponsored by Feminist Student Union

Weekend Movie: Frozen
Friday, 7 March 2014 • Showings @ 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Saturday, 8 March 2014 • Showings @ 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Admission is $1.

Sponsored by MSA/GPC Films Committee

International Women's Day
Saturday, 8 March 2014

Numerous events are held around the globe to honor the worldwide celebration of women's lives and accomplishments.

Women's & Gender Studies Graduate Research Conference
Saturday, 08 March 2014 • 9:00am-4:00pm
Tate Hall 212

Join the MU Women's & Gender Studies department for the 8th annual graduate student conference. Presentations are related to the study of women, gender, sexuality, feminist theory, transnational feminist studies and more! Breakfast and lunch provided. RSVP required, contact mu.wgst@gmail.com.

Sponsored by Women's & Gender Studies

Black Women Rock! Award Show
Saturday, 8 March 2014 • Doors Open: 5:00pm Show: 6:00pm
Conservation Auditorium

The 4th annual Black Women Rock! event recognizes the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of African-American women in the Columbia area. By acknowledging these women, we hope to continue inspiring young people to strive for excellence and make a difference in our community.

Sponsored by Black Women Rock! Committee

Sister 2 Sister Brunch
Sunday, 9 March 2014 • 11:00am-1:00pm
GOBCC Large Multipurpose Room

Come fellowship with MU Students, faculty, staff, and community members while enjoying delicious food and hearing an inspirational message. RSVP required, contact Velma Buckner, bucknerv@missouri.edu.

Sponsored by Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

Women's Health & Wellness Fair
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 • 11:00am-2:00pm
Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union

The Status of Women Committee invites students, faculty, and staff to join over 30 campus and community vendors and resources, enjoy snacks, enter for a chance to win a door prize at our 7th annual fair! Visit statusofwomen.missouri.edu, contact Jordan Hoyt at hoytj@missouri.edu.

Sponsored by the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative

What Does It Take for Women Journalists to Gain Professional Recognition? A Research Report on Gender Disparities in the Field of Journalism
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 • 12:00-1:00pm
Memorial Union S110

Yong Volz, author and MU Associate Professor of Journalism, will present on gender disparities in the field of journalism from both historical and sociological perspectives. Her research identifies opportunities, strategies, and challenges for women to achieve professional recognition and career advancement in journalism.

Sponsored by the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative

InsideOUT Sylvia Rivera
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 • 3:00-4:00pm
MU Student Center, KCOU 88.1 FM

InsideOUT is MU LGBTQ's weekly talk radio hour covering all manner of LGBTQA and Social Justice topics. This week focuses on the life and activism of Sylvia Rivera. Listen to the radio, online, or played live in MU LGBTQ Resource Center and MU Women's Center.

A Conversation With Feminist Leaders and Professional Innovators
Thursday, 13 March 2014 • 7:00-8:30pm
Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall

Join Ann Friedman, freelance journalist; Aminatou Sow, digital strategist; Prof. Mary Kay Blakely, journalism professor; and Struby Struble, MU LGBTQ Coordinator for a conversation on contemporary feminist issues online, in the media, at work, and in our personal lives. Spanning identities across age, race, profession, sexuality, gender expression, and much more, these four women will discuss a range of topics in this interactive and inspirational conversation.

Co-sponsored by School of Journalism

Elizabeth Smart
Friday, 14 March 2014 • 7:30pm
Jesse Auditorium, Jesse Hall

Elizabeth Smart was abducted and held captive for nine months from 2002-2003. As a survivor of violence, Smart emphasizes the importance of continuing perseverance to find missing children. $10 for the general public, free for Mizzou students with student ID.

Co-Sponsored by MSA/GPC Speakers Committee, Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics, and Mizzou Student Experience Fund

Women's Leadership Conference
Saturday, 15 March 2014 • 8:00am-5:00pm
MU Memorial Union

The Women's Leadership Conference is a supportive and educational experience that celebrates women's accomplishments, provides developmental leadership skills, lends networking opportunities, and contribute to furthering women's success in the university. Registration is $15 and scholarships are available. Visit wlc.missouri.edu for more information.

Co-sponsored by Center for Leadership Development and Community Involvement

My Journey to Academic Feminism
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 • 12:00-1:00pm
MU Women's Center, Student Center G108

Join Dr. Julie Passanante Elman, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, for an informal lunch and conversation about her journey through academics and feminism. She will discuss her background and personal path to how she came to the study of gender/sexuality/intersectionality and her career as a professor. Free lunch will be provided for the first 25 guests.

The History of Feminist Self-Portraits
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 • 6:00-7:00pm
MU Women's Center, Student Center G108

This program highlights the history of women photographers specializing in self-portraits, and the ways women can be their own inspiration, muses, editors, and advertisers. We will dissect the social media sensation hashtag #feministselfie and how its use translates.

Co-sponsored by Feminist Student Union

InsideOUT Feminist Selfie
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 • 3:00-4:00pm
MU Student Center, KCOU 88.1 FM

InsideOUT is MU LGBTQ's weekly talk radio hour covering all manner of LGBTQA and Social Justice topics. This week discusses the social media sensation hashtag #feministselfie. Listen to the radio, online, or played live in MU LGBTQ Resource Center and MU Women's Center.

BCC Spa Night
Thursday, 20 March 2014 • 6:00pm
GOBCC Large Multipurpose

All are welcome to come experience an evening of relaxation, massages, nail treatment, plus more! Close out Women's History Month with pampering and self-care at the BCC (Black Culture Center)!

Sponsored by Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

We are fully committed to ensuring accessibility at all events. If disability services are needed to enhance participation, please contact Tara at jacksonta@missouri.edu or 573/ 882-0836.

Events are sponsored and co-sponsored by the Women's History Month Committee, the department of Women's & Gender Studies, and the Women's Center unless otherwise noted.


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