Mason Becoming Women's History Month 2019

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,

February 25th - March 1st

Come join the Student Support and Advocacy Center and other University Life offices in celebrating National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) Week. This year our theme is “Come As You Are”. We hope to provide awareness and education about eating disorders as well as showcase campus resources for students.

February 28th

Women's History Month Kickoff

Women's History Month Kick-Off + Love Your Body Celebration

Kick-off Women's History Month with trivia, snacks and drinks. We'll be handing out calendar of events and buttons. We will also be celebrating Love Your Body Week with a DIY self-care activity.

Mason First Gen Leadership Summit

Save the date for the first ever First Gen Leadership Summit at George Mason University. The First Gen Leadership Summit will be hosted by the Leadership Education and Development Office and Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education + LGBTQ Resources. More information will be available in early January!

To register for the 2019 Mason First Gen Leadership Summit visit: https://goo.gl/forms/4yVglOE77bFhqfRj1. For more information, contact Lisa Snyder (Associate Director for Leadership Education and Development) at lsnyder2@gmu.edu. The deadline to register is February 22, 2019.

March 3-9

Week of the Woman (Chase Dreams Not Boys) - For more information please visit our Instagram @cdnb_gmu

Women's Power Brunch

Come out to CDNB's Women's Power Brunch! We will be having professor Wendi Manuel-Scott and Morgan Freeman a student as the guest speakers. The event will take place on Sunday, March 3rd from 11:00am-1:30pm in the Hub, Rooms 1-2.

Think Like a Boss

This is our women's professionalism event. We will have a representative from Career Services talk about bringing your "whole" self to work. The event will take place on Monday, March 4th from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Johnson Center, Room C.

Jeopardy: Women's History Edition

Come join Chase Dreams Not Boys for some trivia jeopardy style! Lots of fun and prizes! The event will take place on Tuesday, March 5th from 6:00pm-7:39pm in the Hub, Room 2.

Lemonade: Destress Event

Join us for a Wellness Wednesday as we partake in destress/self-care activities! The event will take place on Wednesday, March 6th.

Where My Girls At?

This is an opportunity for other women-serving registered students organizations and student leaders on campus to mix and mingle. The event will take place on Thursday, March 7th in the Hub, Corner Pocket.

Service Saturday: Chase Dreams Not Boys Gives Back

Join CDNB as we volunteer in the local community. The event will take place on Saturday, March 8th.

March 4th

Dangerous Women Photo Gallery

Stop by the SUB I Patriot's Lounge from to view a photo gallery of Dangerous Women who have challenged societal norms to create cultural change!

March 5th

Submissions for Volition's Pride Edition due.

March 6th


Women play a huge part in our lives from family members, mentors and friends. Stop by the Patriot’s Lounge from 12:00pm-2:00pm to share your appreciation by crafting a message to gift the important women in your life!

March 7th

When Women Lead: Insights and Experience from Mason Leaders

The world is seeing this cultural shift around women in leadership. Join us for a panel discussion about the importance women leaders have on our communities, and hear the perspective of some of Mason’s very own women who lead. There will be a reception with refreshments after the panel. This program will take place in SUB I, 3B from 4:00pm-5:30pm.

March 4-8

Safe Spring Break Awareness

March 4-8

#HappyPeriod Donation Drive

We will be collecting feminine hygiene products for women in need at JC Kiosk B on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12pm–2pm and we will be hosting a pack-up party in Student Involvement on Friday 12pm–2pm.

March 5th

Sojourner Truth Lecture Series

Each year at Mason, Women and Gender Studies and African and African American Studies takes the lead in co-sponsoring the Sojourner Truth Lecture Series during the spring in honor of Black History and Women’s History months. In the past, our speakers have included Ntosake Shange, Donna Brazile, bell hooks, Anita Hill, Patricia Hill Collins, Dorothy Roberts, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Janet Mock and other notable women. It is one of our signature events during the spring semester. We design the Sojourner Truth lecture to be a rich and varied experience and thus we construct the speaker's visit around the lecture but also include a smaller event, such as a seminar with students or a conversation among women across racial/ethnic backgrounds.

This year we will be featuring two speakers: Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Dr. Robin M. Boylorn who are scholars, activists, and award-winning authors.

Co-sponsors: Women and Gender Studies, African and African American Studies, Diversity, Invlusion and Multicultural Education and LGBTQ Resources, American Revolution, University Life, Higher Education, and Interdisciplinary Curriculum Collaborative

March 5th

Glow Zumba in the Aquatics and Fitness Center.

March 7th

Chick Flicks and Chocolates: Mean Girls

Join the Patriot Activities Council for a showing of Mean Girls as part of the #HappyPeriod Donation Drive. The movie will be shown in the Johnson Center, Cinema.

March 8th

International Women’s Day at Lake Anne Plaza

By Women for All: Kick-Off Reception Highlights Stories of Reston and Advice for Business and Life

February 19, 2019 - (Reston, VA) – Join us on Friday, March 8th for International Women’s Day as we raise awareness and celebrate the achievement of the women who have made the iconic Lake Anne Plaza what it is today. An appropriate location for such a day given 75% of all businesses on the plaza are owned and operated by women. Friday evening, come to learn and share at the kick-off reception at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery (1609 Washington Plaza). Hear first-hand from past and present female leaders in the community about personal experiences as business owners, stories of Lake Anne and visions for years ahead. Panelist include: Susan Gerstein (owner of Small Change Consignment), Susan Burwell (owner of Reston Used Book Store), Linda Fuller (owner of Lake Anne Florist which operated for 40 years), and Ann Potts (taught and later directed Lake Anne Nursery Kindergarten).

Complimentary to the conversation, enjoy the photography exhibit by local photographer, Charlotte Geary along with vintage photos from the Reston Historic Trust & Museum. Light fare and refreshments provided. Donations from the sale of limited edition Commemorate Posters will benefit Shelter House, a community based non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, safe housing, and supportive services to homeless families and victims of domestic violence.

Continue the celebration through Sunday with shop and eatery special promotions and a variety of music performances, art exhibitions, book signings and more. The 1st Annual International Women’s Day Celebration at Lake Anne is provided by the Lake Anne Merchants and Professionals Committee.

Friday, March 8th (7:30pm-8:15pm; Gallery Reception and 8:15pm-9:00pm; Panel Disucssion and Q&A)

For more info, visit: www.lakeanneplaza.com

March 18th

LEAD Brown Bag Lunch Series: Women and Sports

Grab your lunch and join us in the LEAD Office our Brown Bag Lunch Series is facilitated by our very own Student Leadership Consultants and is open to the entire campus community. As part of Women's History Month, our Leadership Consultants will be facilitating a Brown Bag Lunch discussion focusing on Women in Sports. For more information and to RSVP, visit: lead.gmu.edu/brownbag/

March 18th

Medical Apartheid: The Misdiagnosing of Black Women

This event is aimed addressing the major disparities that Black Women and Femmes experience in medical treatment and service under the tyranny of pseudoscience, racism, and sexism. This event will feature professionals from a wide range of medical fields, healing, and spiritualities discussing the historic and present day mistreatment and misdiagnosing of Black Women’s illnesses and pain. This event will feature a panel discussion and a robust dialogue that is sure to touch everyone in attendance.

March 19th

Letters to My Ladies

Join the Student Support and Advocacy Center to write a letter to your favorite lady and let them know how much they have inspired you!

March 20th

Wendy Hesford

March 20th

Feminism: The New Wave

Feminism: The New Wave is a crash course into the different waves of Feminism from 1800’s to now. The attendees will collectively engage in critically assessing current staples in popular culture through the lens of intersectional Feminisms. Dr. Michelle Allen, lecturer in African and African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies and Assistant Director of Programming in ODIME and LGBTQ Resources.

March 21st

Hidden Figures

Movie showing with a professor talk on Thursday, March 21

Spark Hope

Benefit Show and Dinner

The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. at George Mason University would like to cordially invite you to our 12th annual Spark

Hope benefit show and dinner! The event is free and open to the public and we will be collecting donations and selling raffle tickets to raise money for our national philanthropy, CARE. CARE seeks to end poverty and promote social justice, centering around women and girls because they believe we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

March 22nd - March 29th

Pride Week

March 25th

Freedom and Learning Forum

March 26th

GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland with Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

Say Her Name explores the death of Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old African American who, after being arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town, was found hanging in her jail cell three days later. The film team followed the two-year case beginning shortly after Bland's death, investigating what really happened to her and what we may learn from her tragedy. For more info, please contact: Cynthia Fuchs cfuchs@gmu.edu or visit: https://fams.gmu.edu/events/8743. Johnson Center, Cinema from 7:30pm-10:00pm.

March 27th

De-stress and sit down with the women of Sigma Psi Zeta and Women and Gender Studies to learn about self-love and self-care in a time when neither are prioritized. Join us for a relaxing paint night filled with snacks and helpful tips for how to love yourself to the max!

March 28th

Health and Fitness Expo

The Health and Fitness Expo is a popular event attended by more than 1,000 participants, featuring interactive health education activities, participatory demonstrations, and fitness instructions and challenges. This event is free and open to the public, to promote health, wellness, fitness, and disease prevention while introducing faculty, staff, and affiliates, and students to resources in the community that can help them lead healthier lives.

March 28th

Open Mic Night

March 30th - April 1st

Vagina Monologues

April 1st - April 6th

Dream Week


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