Let HERstory Be Told

Looking forward at all of the events going on at Kean University that will celebrate Women's History Month

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Let HERstory Be Told
Kean celebrates Women's History Month and International Women's Day this March with a variety of events to remember and honor iconic trailblazing women.
Jada Nyarko, Staff Writer

Since 1987, the month of March has been declared Women’s History Month, commemorating and acknowledging the contributions that various women, past and present have made to the world. In honor of this month, different departments and organizations throughout the university have coordinated events to celebrate and also shed light on women’s history.

The first event of the month, co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Kean Association of Marketing will be KAM Seminar Series: Diversity & Inclusion of Women in Marketing & Advertising. Taking place Tuesday, March 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom, the seminar series will be presenting data while initiating an open discussion on how women's representation can be improved in marketing and advertising.  

Sigma Beta Chi will be hosting its event Who Empowers You?, Monday, March 8 from 8 to 9 p.m. The sisters of this organization will be discussing women empowerment and the women who inspire them in their personal lives.  

International Women’s Day is Monday, March 8 and resident assistants Jaime and Sarah have teamed up to celebrate women around the world with their event World-Class Wonder Women from 8 to 9 p.m. 

Resident assistant Novena will be hosting her event From Radium to Monopoly - Who am I? on Wednesday March 10 from 8 to 9 p.m. where residents will be playing games that highlight women in the science field.

Hosted by the Holocaust Resource Center (HRC), Human Rights Institute (HRI), Liberty Hall Academic Hall & Exhibition Hall, Kean Galleries and the Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons (NTLC), Women Leading Change in New Jersey -- A Celebration of Diverse Achievements is happening Monday March 15 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. This event will focus on the women who led change in New Jersey such as Clara Kramer, Amanda Yaokum, Florence P. Dwyer and Antoinette Brown Blackwell. 

On Thursday, March 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons will be hosting a webinar called, Travel through Herstory: Explore Women’s History via Learning Commons Resources. The webinar will demonstrate how the learning commons supports students research of women’s achievements and struggles through different digital platforms. 

The Human Rights Institute presents the virtual discussion From Protest to Participation: The Role of Women in the Social Justice Movement on Monday, March 18 from 6 to 7 p.m.with Toni Smith-Thompson. Thompson will be talking about her own experience with activism, providing tips to Kean students who are looking to be activists and also discussing the role of women in social justice movements. 

Forgotten Figures, held by resident assistant Abbey on Monday, March 18 from 7 to 8 p.m., will visit the untold stories of women in history that textbooks have forgotten.

This year’s HERstory Month Lecture is being held Thursday, March 25 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m with guest speaker Dr. Claire Renzetti, Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Kentucky and editor of the journal, "Violence Against Women".

The last event of the month, Who Runs the World is hosted by the resident assistants of Sozio Hall from 7 to 8 p.m. This discussion will be centered around the power of women and the different ways women have contributed to society in the past, present and future. 

For more information on how to join these events via Zoom or RSVP for in person meetings, be sure to check out their individual Cougar link pages.

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Jada Nyarko, Staff Writer