Women’s History Month Celebrated With Series of Events February Through April

Women's History Month 2019

By Tom McLaughlin

A series of events at Rutgers University–Camden will celebrate Women’s History Month with events spanning February to April.

The events, which are free of charge and open to the public, will be held primarily at various locations in the Campus Center (unless otherwise noted), located on Third Street, between Cooper Street and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the Rutgers–Camden campus.

Thursday, Feb. 27
“Days for Girls” Service Project
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.in the West ABC conference rooms, located on the lower level of the Campus Center. Guests are invited to join the Rutgers–Camden chapter of Triota, the national women’s studies honor society, in assembling menstruation and feminine hygiene kits in support of Days for Girls, an international organization that provides the kits for women and girls in more than 125 countries.

Monday, March 2
Remarkable 31 Awards
11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.in the Multi-Purpose Room, located on the main level of the Campus Center. Members of the Rutgers–Camden community will be honored with Remarkable 31 awards for advancing gender equality in all its forms through scholarship, campus action, community and professional service, teaching, and creative works.

Tuesday, March 3
“Real Talk” Lecture Series at Rutgers Law: Rutgers–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in room 403 of the Law School Building. Rutgers–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon will give a talk on “What Matters to Me and Why.”

Monday, March 23
“Fictions of Masculinity” Talk: Brandon Bledsoe
12:30 to 1:50 p.m.in the West AB conference rooms, located on the lower level of the Campus Center. Brandon Bledsoe, a former U.S. Army combat medic, will give a talk as part of the course “Fictions of Masculinity.” Bledsoe will discuss his experiences as a combat medic and veteran, his role as a father, and the relation of these topics to current ideas and practices of masculinity. He will also lead a discussion on the book Fight Clubby Chuck Palahniuk.

Wednesday, March 25
Women’s History Month Quizzo
11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.in the South ABC conference rooms, located on the lower level of the Campus Center. Guests are invited to participate in a fun and informative game of Women’s History Month Quizzo.

Monday, March 30
Gender Studies Fourth Anniversary Celebration
11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.in the Department of Childhood Studies conference room, located in the Artis Building at Fourth and Cooper Streets. Members of the Rutgers–Camden community are invited to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the gender studies program and meet the new leadership team, including director Shauna Shames, an associate professor of political science.

Tuesday, March 31
“Real Talk” Lecture Series at Rutgers Law: Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor Deirdre Laws
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in room 403 of the Law School Building. Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor Deirdre Laws will give a talk on “What Matters to Me and Why.”

Wednesday, April 1
“#MuteRKelly: Transforming Passion to Activism”
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Penn 401 classroom, accessible from the side entrance of the Paul Robeson Library. #MuteRKelly Co-Founder Kenyette Tisha Barnes will present a lecture, “#MuteRKelly: Transforming Passion to Activism,” and conclude with a Q&A. Barnes is a political strategist, lobbyist, public speaker, trainer, mother, and CEO of Nia Vizyon LLC, a social justice, consulting, and political strategy lobbying firm.

Thursday, April 2
“Barriers to Abortion Access in the United States”
12:45 to 1:45 p.m.in room 206 of the Law School Building. Odile Schalit, director of the Brigid Alliance – a travel service for abortion care – and a panel of other experts will speak on barriers to abortion access in the United States.

Thursday, April 9
Health and Social Psychologist Vicki Helgeson Lecture on Women’s Health
12:45 to 1:45 p.m.in room 201 of the Nursing and Science Building. Vicki Helgeson – a health and social psychologist whose research focuses on how gender-related traits relate to relationships, health, and adjustment to chronic illness – will present a lecture on women’s health.

Monday, April 20
“Fictions of Masculinity” Talk: Julian Domanico
12:30 to 1:50 p.m.in the Executive Meeting Room, located on the lower level of the Campus Center. Guest speaker Julian Domanico, vice-chair of the Philadelphia Millennial Advisory Committee, will discuss the intersectionality of being a LGBTQ+ person of color from an immigrant family, as part of the “Fictions of Masculinity” course.

Domanico serves as the board secretary for the LGBTQ+ fundraising nonprofit, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, and board vice-chair of the urban education nonprofit, UrbEd Inc. Throughout his nonprofit career, he has advocated for education equity in public schools; for juveniles in placement; marginalized persons, with emphasis on people of color and the LGBTQ+ community; and for public policy issues impacting millennials.

Monday, April 27
Triota Induction Ceremony
5 to 7 p.m.in the Multi-Purpose Room, located on the main level of the Campus Center. New members will be inducted to the Rutgers–Camden chapter of Triota, the national women’s studies honor society.

For more information, contact Shauna Shames at (856) 225-2974 or shauna.shames@rutgers.edu.

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