University Celebrates Women’s Empowerment Month


(Feb. 26, 2015) — Armstrong State University's Office of Multicultural Affairs and Gender Studies program is pleased to announce the schedule for the annual Women's Empowerment Month celebration, featuring a series of lectures, panel discussions, presentations and special events throughout March.

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place on the Armstrong campus, located at 11935 Abercorn St., and are free and open to the public. Highlighted events include:

Tuesday, March 3, 1-2 p.m.
Reclaiming Beautiful
Student Union Ogeechee Theater

The Armstrong Student Recreation Center will give a presentation on the social construction of beauty with the goal of changing the standard idea of what makes a woman beautiful through discussion that emphasizes health and wellness and beauty that comes from inner-confidence.

Monday, March 9, 12-1 p.m.
Brown Bag Lunch Series: “Argentina, Brazil, and Chile: The promotion of women's empowerment at the ballot box and through revolution”
Gamble Hall 200

Jose de Arimateia da Cruz of the Department of Criminal Justice, Social, and Political Sciences will give a lunchtime lecture on women's civic engagement in three Latin nations.

Thursday March 12, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Women in the Arts Symposium: “Home, A Woman's Place?”
Student Union Ballroom BC

This thought-provoking symposium will focus on women's impact and legacy within the arts.

Thursday, March 12, 12-1 p.m.
“Cross Dressing and the Gender Spectrum”
Hawes Hall 204

Rhonda Lee, outreach director for Sigma Epsilon, a non-profit support organization for cross-dressers and their partners, will discuss issues of gender and its implications within the cross-dressing community.

Monday, March 23, 12-1 p.m.
Brown Bag Lunch Series
“Black Feminist Thought:Historical Foundations and Contemporary Applications”
University Hall 111

Jennifer Wyse from the Department of Criminal Justice, Social, and Political Science will give a lunchtime lecture on black feminist ideology.

Wednesday, Mar. 25, 12-1 p.m.
Brown Bag Lunch Series
“Women in Mathematics: Celebrating accomplishments since 360 A.D. and an honest look at the reasons for persistent under-representation”
University Hall 158

Sabrina Hessinger of the Department of Mathematics will give a lunchtime lecture recounting the historical accomplishments of female mathematicians.

Monday, March 30, 12-1 p.m.
Brown Bag Lunch Series
“We Know Some Things They Did Not”
University Hall 105

Student Success Coordinator and Academic Advisor Grace Fleming will be joined by Armstrong student August Pritchett for a lunchtime lecture regarding women's empowerment.

Tuesday, March 31, 6-9 p.m.
Film Screening “Tough Guise 3”
Student Union Ogeechee Theater

Armstrong's Gender Studies Program will host a special screening of “Tough Guise 3,” a film exploring themes of male aggression and violence as means to obtaining power.