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UW-Eau Claire to celebrate Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, and UW-Eau Claire will host a series of events, speakers and discussions aimed at highlighting the issues, lives and accomplishments of women today and throughout our history. The following events will take place on campus throughout the month: 

Monday, March 9
International Women's Day keynote address
5 p.m., Woodland Theater

Dr. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, one of the world's leading feminist scholars, will present "Borders and Bridges: Neoliberal Regimes, Anti-Fascist Struggles and Insurgent Feminist Praxis." Learn more about Mohanty and her visit to UW-Eau Claire.

Tuesday, March 10
Forum Series Speaker: Jackson Katz 
7:30 p.m., Schofield Auditorium

Author and global educator Jackson Katz will address the controversial topic he calls "toxic masculinity" and his efforts to educate about and end gender violence. His TED talk "Violence against women is a men's issue" has 4M views. Learn more about Katz and his Forum presentation.

Friday, March 13
Classroom Panel 
Noon-1 p.m., CETL, Vicki Lord Larson Hall 1142

Topic: Recognizing and responding to sexism in the workplace.

Tuesday, March 17
19th Amendment panel discussion
4 p.m., Menomonee Room, Davies Center

To mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and celebrate Women’s History Month join three historians: Maggie Weber, Joanne Jahnke-Wegner, and Selika Ducksworth Lawton as they discuss women's battles for the right to vote in the United States, how this played out in Wisconsin, who was excluded, and how the fight has continued to the present. Also joining us will be Laura Goetz from Chippewa Valley Votes who will share a little about the organization and register voters.

Thursday, March 19
Feminist Bingo and Dance Party
7:30 p.m., Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center
Wednesday, April 1
An Evening of Reading: Taneum Bambrick
6 p.m., Centennial Room 1204, Davies Center 

Selections will be read from Bambrick's first full-length poetry collection, "VANTAGE," winner of the APR/Honickman Prize selected by Sharon Olds, along with nonfiction selections. 

Photo caption: Blugold students Marinez Smith (left) and Ariyana Dryden