Women's History Month 2014

Women's History Month Calendar of Events


Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 12pm in the CME, Room 109A

CROW Forum - Dr. Jennifer Cooley, Associate Professor, UNI Languages & Literatures presents 21st Century Jungles: Representing Workplace Abuses Against Migrant Women.

This Event is free and open to the public.


Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 12pm in the CME, Room 109A

Thursday, March 6th at 7pm in the CME, Room 109A

Film & Discussion: The Lord is not on Trial Here Today

The Lord is not on Trial Here Today

The Lord is Not On Trial Here Today is a Peabody Award-winning documentary that tells the compelling personal story of Vashti McCollum, and how her efforts to protect her ten year-old son led to one of the most important and landmark First Amendment cases in U.S. Supreme Court history — the case that established the separation of church and state in public schools. The case is little-known by the contemporary American public, yet the McCollum decision continues to have important ramifications for current conflicts over the role of religion in public institutions – from displays of the Ten Commandments in government buildings to student-led prayers at public school graduation ceremonies.

This event is sponsored by the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers and is free and open to the public.


Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 7pm in the Maucker Union State College Room

Feminist Action League (FAL) will be host a game show, Women in History: What do you know?  

Women's History Month Game Show

Winners will receive a prize!  We invite everyone to come and test you knowledge of women in history!  


Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 7pm in the Lang Hall Auditorium

The College of Educator's Diversity Committee's "Educators for Change Film and Book Series" will host a film screening and discussion of Girl Rising. 

Girls Rising
Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. We use powerful storytelling to deliver a simple, critical truth: Educate Girls and you will Change the World.

Discussion will follow directly after the screening. Cookies will also be served. Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome to attend. This event is also supported by the Women's and Gender Studies program, the Center for Multicultural Education and a UNI Diversity Mini Grant.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 3pm in The Rod Library, Room 324

Panel Discuss

ion - Representations in Women in Comics: How Women are Drawn, Dressed, Desired, and Discarded

Rod Library will lead a panel discussion focusing on how women are represented and used in comics.  Are women in comics people with agency or plot devices? This panel will explore the place of women in comics, from how their bodies are represented to their role in the story line. Panelists will include Dr. Annette Lynch, UNI Professor School of Applied Human Sciences and a Director of The UNI Center for Violence Prevention; Mike Welch, Librarian at the Cedar Falls Public Library; and Erin Hamburg, UNI Alum and Cosplayer.


Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 12pm in Sabin Hall 207

Book Discussion - Colonize This: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism

Colonize This

Women's and Gender Studies minor student, Jessica Garraway, will lead discussion.  Books may be checked out from the Women's and Gender Studies office located in Sabin Hall, room 225.

Monday, March 24th at 7pm in The Curris Business Building, The John Deere Auditorium, Room 109

WHM Keynote Speaker - Daisy Hernandez

Daisy Hernandez

We are pleased to announce that Daisy Hernandez will be our keynote speaker for Women's History Month on March 24, 2014!   The title for this engagement is Feminists, Comadres, and Maybe Beyoncé: Models for Leadership Today.

Author/journalist and long-time Managing Editor for Colorlines Magazine -- Daisy Hernandez focuses on race, gender, sexuality, and other issues affecting young women of color. She is the editor of the anthology Colonize This: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism which expresses a more radical, racialized feminism that broadens the movement beyond its early incarnation.

VideoDaisy speaks at Sonoma State University

What People Are Saying About Daisy Hernandez:

“… people absolutely loved her, and that they are still talking about her lecture, and how it has influenced their thinking. I think that's pretty wonderful feedback. The great thing is we're getting that feedback from a wide range of folk: young, middle-aged, white, people of color, men and women. So it's safe to say that Daisy was a hit in Minnesota!” – University of Minnesota

“Daisy was FABULOUS! ...such a delight to have speak, she truly showed her interest, care, and knowledge about her topic. ...we all took something very powerful from it--three of my own professors scribbled notes with the vigor of a student cramming day before finals. It was beautiful!” – Sonoma State University

“It was great! The class visit was wonderful too! Daisy is awesome! We were very happy!” – Western Kentucky University


Thursday, March 27th at 7pm at The Hearst Center for the Arts, 304 West Seerley Blvd, Cedar Falls

The Final Thursday Reading Series: Featuring Letitia Moffitt

7pm: Open Mic Sign-up

7:15pm: Open Mic (Bring your best 5 minutes of poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction)

8:00pm: Letitia Moffitt, author of the new novel, Sidewalk Dancing (book release reading)