Women's History Month
Valiant Women of the Vote
Celebrate Women’s History Month 2021 with Shenandoah University!
This year we continue to celebrate the Suffrage Centennial!
The theme honors "the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women,
and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others."
Valiant Women of the Vote
Please join us for #SUwhm events in March 2021.
In celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote, we applaud the past and present Women Change Makers who continue to inspire Women worldwide. Shenandoah’s Women’s History Month program provides a dynamic forum of women leaders, intergenerational activists and writers to discuss key issues regarding educational growth vital to the success of societal change.
Shenandoah's president reveals the living legacy of the Women's History Month 2021 theme.
Women’s History Month at Shenandoah
Please join us in March 2021.
SUperwomen Of SU
Come celebrate the SUPER women of SU who have been all-time trailblazers and innovators. It’s up to you to nominate the female-identifying faculty, staff, and/or students who have made a difference in your life and on our campus!
Nominate someone via the SUperwomen of SU nomination form by Wednesday, March 10.
Each nominee will receive a special collection of their impact on our community. For more information, please contact Sarah Celec at email@example.com.
March 5, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Brandt Student Center
Feminism means a million things to a million people. But what does feminism actually mean and why do so many people cringe when they hear this word? Explore the meaning of the word feminism, how its definition has changed over time, and how you can be a modern-day feminist. For more information, please contact Sarah Celec at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Topics on Gender & Sexual Identity
March 8, 7:30-8:30 pm
ZoomExplore the often polarizing issue of the spectrum of sexual and gender identity. We are looking for students of diverse backgrounds who want to better understand the perspective, values, and actions of people who differ from them. Our goal is to have a group that is split between different sexual and gender identities. An optional component is a spicy challenge where students answer questions while starting with mild salsa that increases to very hot by the end of our time. Register by Monday Feb 8th at noon. Contact Destiny Washington at email@example.com with questions.
Sexual Assault Survivor Lunch: It’s Hard To Say
March 10, 12:00-1:00 pm
Support groups provide a safe place for people impacted by sexual violence to learn and heal together. Every survivor of sexual violence deserves the right to live a healthy and joyful life. Our group provides a confidential, non-judgemental, sensitive, and caring environment that allows you to reach your healing goals, while providing attendants an opportunity to connect with other student survivors/allies. In-person attendance is limited. Sign up using the Survivor Lunch Series form by Monday, March 8th at noon. Lunch will be provided. The on-campus location and Zoom link option will be shared with registered participants. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consent Is Everything Series: Community Dinner And Dialogue
March 11, 7:30-8:30 pm
Let’s talk about sex, because it turns out the most important part of cultivating a healthy sex life and healthy sexuality is to talk about it. This 4-part series will focus on different subjects surrounding sex, sexuality, healthy relationships, sexual assault prevention…etc. In the second session of this series, we will discuss the documentary “Audrie and Daisy”. This documentary explores the story of two teenage girls who pass out while intoxicated at high school parties and, while unconscious, both are sexually assaulted by boys they call friends. In the aftermath, the girls each endure online harassment, both attempt suicide, and tragically, one dies…unfortunately, this is not were the story ends. We will also discuss the ongoing effects of sexual assault on survivors and those who support them. Sign up using the Consent Is Everything Series form by Tuesday, March 9 at noon. Dinner will be provided. The on-campus location and Zoom link option will be shared with registered participants. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
I Am Evidence Movie Screening
March 15, 7:00 pm
Brandt Student Center, Room 123
Narrated by Mariska Hargitay, the movie tells the story of four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years, following them as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system and learn that so often, the system is broken. The film reveals the historic nature of the way we treat the crime of sexual assault in this country, and the positive effects that occur when perpetrators are held accountable and survivors are given an opportunity for healing and justice. Join us for a talkback session following our screening. Register to attend this event. For more information, please contact the [Not Just] Women’s Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The [Not Just] Women’s Center Meme Contest
Calling all memers! The NJWC is holding a meme contest about consent. Here are the rules:
1. You must make the meme yourself. If we find out that you’ve copied someone else’s work, you are automatically disqualified.
2. Memes may not contain offensive content or swear words.
3. You may enter as many memes as you want.
4. All memes must be submitted by Wednesday, March 24 at 5pm. Please submit your memes to email@example.com.
The winner will be announced on Friday, March 26. The prize… a $50 gift card. Get creative and submit your meme! For more information, please contact the [Not Just] Women’s Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.