Armstrong Celebrates Women’s Empowerment Month

(March 14, 2013) Armstrong's 2013 Women's Empowerment Month celebration, which takes place throughout the month of March, features nearly a dozen special events united by the theme “I Inspire, I Innovate, I Imagine, WE Empower.”

“We want to celebrate the power women have to determine who they are and to forge their own unique path in life,” said Office of Multicultural Affairs director Nashia C. Whittenburg. “Armstrong has a significant female student population. We're proud to celebrate their achievement and their potential all month long.”

One of the highlights of this year's Women's Empowerment Month celebration is Loving the Body You're In, a group discussion on body image and the importance of healthy self-appreciation. Armstrong associate professor of psychology Wendy Wolfe and St. Mary's Community Center social worker Ruth Deffley will lead this important discussion, which takes place March 20 from noon to 2p.m. at University Hall 156.

Also on March 20, Armstrong will present a special screening of the documentary “Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock,” at the Lucas Theater at 7p.m. An Outdoor Yoga and Wellness Fair will take place at the Student Union Patio on March 21 from 2 to 4p.m.

On March 23, Armstrong students, faculty, and staff will re-enact the Women's Suffrage Movement March, beginning at Forsyth Park at 9a.m. This event is organized by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register. Also on March 23, the University Police Department will offer a Rape Prevention Training class. Call 344-3086 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register.

The “Virtues of a Woman” Women's Conference, organized by Sigma Alpha Omega Christian Sorority, will take place on March 23 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. at Science Center Room 1402. Registration starts at 10a.m.

On March 25, Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas, assistant professor of African-American Studies will speak about women's issues at the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the Liberty Center in Hinesville at noon. This lecture is part of Armstrong's Athena Talks series.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Gender and Women's Studies will screen “Miss Representation” on the bricks outside of Windward on March 26 at 7:30p.m. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs!

On March 27, the Women of Distinction Dinner will be held at the Student Union Ballroom at 6p.m. Armstrong president Linda Bleicken will be the keynote speaker.

Women's Empowerment Month will culminate with the Women in the Arts Symposium on March 28 from 8a.m. to 5p.m. at the Student Union Ballroom.

Earlier in March, Armstrong hosted a week-long No Make-Up Challenge, which encouraged students to ditch their eyeliner and lipstick and go natural. On March 7, the Women in Sports Luncheon celebrated female athletics at Armstrong, while a Take Back the Night event united students against crime.

“We invite students and community members to help Armstrong celebrate Women's Empowerment Month,” said Whittenburg. “We're delighted to present a wide range of educational, informative, and fun events throughout March.”