Shenandoah University marks Women’s History Month this month with a series of events celebrating women’s leadership and empowerment.
Most events are free and open to the public. Events include film screenings, speakers and discussions, yoga and music.
We hope that our diverse events celebrating visionary women resonate with the theme of the National Women’s History Month by promoting insights into individual and collective efforts to promote worldly peace and non-violence.”
Petra M. Schweitzer, Ph.D. | Professor of Comparative Literature and Gender & Women’s Studies Program Director
Events will be held on the main campus in Winchester. Some events require registration.
Women’s History Month Schedule
“The Hate You Give” Film Screening
Thursday, March 7, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium
“The Hate You Give” features Starr Carter, a girl whose world is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Short discussion to follow.
Modern Day Practices and Philosophy of Yoga
Monday, March 18, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium
This panel asks the question: What is yoga? Speakers focus on the ancient practice of Ashtanga Yoga and how people can apply it to the new era of yoga and spirituality. Christa Mastrangelo Joyce, a certified yoga teacher and owner of Jala Yoga, focuses on practices to access the flow between body and breath for optimal energy, awareness and joy. Jyotsna Kachru, a pharmacist in Northern Virginia, focuses on Heartfulness meditation, which helps one manage emotions and find inner peace and balance.
A Discussion on Global Issues: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium
Dr. Uma Thyagarajan speaks about the ways history and religion played a major role in determining the social position of women in India.
Martha Redbone | Bone Hill: The Concert
Thursday, March 21, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Armstrong Concert Hall
Revered blues and soul singer Martha Redbone performs a concert version of Bone Hill, a new musical theater work in progress inspired by the artist’s family lineage in the Appalachian Mountains. The musical spans the lives of four generations of women in a Cherokee family and tells the tales of Redbone’s ancestors and one family’s connection to the land. Tickets are $28 for general admission, $26 for senior citizens and $12 for military, students and youth. Tickets and information are available at the Shenandoah Conservatory Box Office at 540/665-4569, located in the lobby of Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre and online at conservatoryperforms.org.
Women’s History Month Open Mic Night
Monday, March 25, 6 p.m. 8 p.m., Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium
Join the Mosaic Center for Diversity for a student-led open mic night. This show is a way for women to realize their worth by expressing themselves through song, poem, art, acting and more.
“On The Basis of Sex” Film Screening
Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium
“On The Basis of Sex” details the early life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she was a struggling attorney and new mother facing adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights.
Marilyn Tam: Business Symposium Keynote Speaker
Friday, March 29, 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium
Marilyn Tam, Ph.D., is a speaker, bestselling author, consultant, board-certified executive/corporate coach, the chief executive officer of Marilyn Tam & Co. and founder and executive director of Us Foundation. Tam is set to speak about her life and career.
Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence
This year’s Women’s History Month theme, which celebrates peace and nonviolence, resonates perfectly with Shenandoah University. Our university president, Tracy Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., explains how Shenandoah expresses both concepts throughout every month of the year.
For information regarding programming, please contact Professor of Comparative Literature and Gender & Women’s Studies Program Director Petra M. Schweitzer, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.