A special thank you to the following departments for your partnership and commitment to women and gender studies: College of Health and Human Services, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education, Leadership Education and Development, LGBTQ Resources, Student Involvement, Student Support and Advocacy Center, and Women and Gender Studies,
Women's History Month Ice Cream Social and Kickoff
SUB 1, Patriot's Lounge from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Come celebrate the start of Women’s History month with a cup of ice cream, your favorite toppings, and updates on what we're doing this month.
Johnson Center, George's from 12:00pm-1:30pm
This intersectional luncheon supports both Pride Week and Women's History Month. this luncheon will focus on celebrating the life of cis and trans women that had their life ended too soon a the hands of police. The inspiration for the event is Natasha McKenna, who was killed in while in Fairfax County Police Custody.
Feminism: The New Wave
Johnson Center, Gold Room from 4:30pm-7:10pm
The fight for equity and parity for all Women in the United States has been a long standing struggle. At times the fight for Women’s Rights has been essentialist and exclusionary for Women from varying socio-economic statuses and racial and ethnic groups. This program will discuss different waves of Feminism and the Feminists who led those movements. It will compare and contrasts the feminisms of women like bell hooks, Cardi B, Gloria Steinem, Lena Dunham, Gloria Anzaldua, and Janet Mock. Who defines Feminism and polices those borders? Join the discussion!
Are There Fat People in the Movement? (Yes.)
The Hub, Meeting Rooms 1-2 from 12:00pm-1:30pm
Johnson Center, Room 240K from 4:00pm-8:00pm, drop-in
Come join Women and Gender Studies, Counseling & Development, and Chi Sigma Iota for a creative self-care event! Share self-care strategies and food while learning how to make personalized buttons. Button designs can be made to reflect self-expression, identity, hobbies, or just be an enjoyable self-care process. Stations will be set up with different paper materials, tools, craft supplies, and button-making machines. Feel free to bring images you enjoy, magazines to use and share, dried and flattened natural materials, thin fabric, or other materials you might like to use. Collage and/or drawing can be used in your design, and all skill levels are welcome!
We’ve Been Here Before: A Conversation for Anti-Violence Activists Moving Forward
Johnson Center, Room A from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Join the Student Support and Advocacy Center and Peer Advocates for a peer-to-peer conversation on the battered Women's Movement, Anita Hill, campus activism, the #MeToo movement and more. Help us celebrate Women's History Month by discussing the brave women who have led the way in the movement to end sexual violence. The conversation will end with ways to dig deep into the anti-violence movement on campus.
Women’s History Month Open Mic
Research Hall, Room 163 at 4:00pm
This year’s annual open mic will still make room for student performers, but will also feature two wonderful faculty members who have made such an impact at Mason. Join us for a performance by Suzanne Scott Constantine and Lynne Scott Constantine followed by an open mic for our students, faculty, and staff in celebration of Women’s History Month. Featured Pieces and Guests: There's a Crack in Everything: Suzanne Scott Constantine & Lynne Scott Constantine
Brown Bag Lunch: Leadership and Women in Popular Culture
The Hub, Room 2400 from 12:00pm-1:00pm
Join the Student Leadership Consultants with the LEAD Office as they engage in conversation about the portrayal of female leaders in popular culture. We will discuss the ways women are represented in the media and how that has changed and evolved over time.
Danica Roem: Journalism to Politics
Verizon Theatre - SciTech Campus from 5:00pm-8:00pm
LGBTQ Resources and University Life presents, in honor of both Women's History Month and LGBTQ Pride Week, Danica Roem. We have asked her to join us on the SciTech Campus to talk about her journey to become a politician after a career as a journalist. Free and open to the public, especially Mason students, faculty, and staff who are supportive of LGBTQ+ communities, and/or interested in becoming part of local politics.
Make Your Own Damn Sandwich
The Ridge from 1:30pm-5:00pm
"Make Your Own Damn Sandwich" raises awareness about gender inequality through stations where participants learn about gender-based issues such as the wage gap, consent and sexual violence, intersectionality, the gender binary and sexuality spectrum. By the end of the event the participants will make their own sandwich, challenging the sexist joke that women should "go make me a sandwich" or "go back to the kitchen".