Women's Week 2017
Monday, February 27th
12:00 pm-1:00 pm, Room of Nations (MU)
The Power of One: Breaking the Barriers of Social Norms with Single Mothers
Presented by Caitlin Johnson, Ph.D. Candidate
The Power of One presentation discusses the single mother stigma following mothers in society today, what the statistics say about single mothers, and will debunk the societal myths about this particular population, particularly in academia.
2:00 pm-3:30pm, Hidatsa Room (MU)
Tie Dye UTI and Other Women’s Health Topics
Presented by Hayden Anderson & Morgan Gallagher, Healthy Herd Champions
Come learn about common women’s health topics and have your “burning” questions answered, all while tie dying your favorite t-shirt or socks! Please bring your own clothing item.
Tuesday, February 28th
12:30pm-1:30pm, Meadow Lark room (MU)
Breaking Through the Ivory Ceiling: The Challenges Faced by Women in Academia
Presented by Dr. Anasrassiya Andrianova, Dr. Julia Bowsher, Dr. Jessica Jensen & Lauren Singelmann
Bringing together NDSU faculty and students, this panel seeks to explore various challenges and double standards faced by women in academia and to think collaboratively about systemic changes to promote greater equity.
2:00pm- 3:15pm, Mandan Room (MU)
Women in Research Round Table Discussion
Coordinator Catherine Kingsley Westerman
WIR (Women in Research) will be hosting a roundtable comprised of women faculty to discuss and give advice to women faculty and women graduate students.
6:00PM-9:00PM, Century Theater (MU)
From Victim to Badass a panel
Presented by Violence and Prevention Educators and Share, Survive, Thrive.
Sexual violence can impact every aspect of a person’s life. Although every victim/survivor’s experience and reactions are different, our panel members each represent someone who became their own hero in the face of violence and adversity. Join us as we explore the process of moving through the experience of victimization and recovery, and how we can each become our own hero, or badass.
Prior to the panel there will be a performance by Cantemus, the NDSU women’s choir.
Wednesday, March 1st
12:00PM-1:00PM, Room of Nations (MU)
The Linguistic Echo-chamber: How the Words We Use Affect How We Think About Gender
Presented by NDSU Language Diversity Ambassadors Kellam Barta & Megan Even
It may seem okay to use "he" to refer to a person of unknown gender identity and to use "you guys" to refer to a group of mixed company, but defaulting to male is more than just a cultural custom – it helps construct a reality in which women are lesser than.
2:00PM-3:30PM, Century Theater (MU)
Movie showing of “The Hunting Ground”
Followed by a panel discussion with the Women’s Activist Organization
Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering uncover institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey within college campuses.
Thursday, March 2nd
12:30PM-1:45PM, Meadow Lark Room (MU)
Becoming Her Own Hero: Two Approaches to the Issue of Identity and Action in Feminist Research
Presented by Dr. Kelly Cameron & Ashley Hegeholz
This panel focus on two different approaches to feminist research: the first being a figure study of a Victorian feminist journalist and activist, while the other is a quantitative linguistic study on women speaking, or not speaking, in NDSU classrooms.
Friday, March 3rd
12:00PM-1:00PM, Room of Nations (MU)
Presented by Emily Hegg and the Body Project Peer Leaders
Challenge society’s definition of beautiful and be more accepting and comfortable being YOU! Through the Body Project, learn how you can positively impact your own body image as well as those around you.
2:30 pm – 4 pm, Morrill 114, Women and Gender Studies Office
Drop in and chat with open-minded and supportive folks about the happenings in the university, Fargo/Moorhead community, the ND state legislature, the nation, and the world!