Celebrating Women’s History Month at City College

Author Maja Horn

Female empowerment, networking and book discussions highlight The City College of New York’s 2016 Women’s History Month observance.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Tuesday, March 1, Women’s History Month Kickoff. Guest speakers, networking and a free WHM appreciation lunch. 12 – 2 p.m., North Academic Center (NAC) ballroom.

Thursday, March 3, “Contemporary Narratives: Gender and Resistance.” A discussion with  Nimmi Gowrinathan, Visiting Professor, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership; Meena Kandasamy, poet, author, activist; and Rafia Zakaria, attorney, political philosopher and author. 12 – 2 p.m.,

Shepard Hall 250.

Tuesday, March 8, the Colin Powell School’s “Conversations with City Breakfast Series” celebrates International Women’s Day. Featuring Dulcie Leimbach, Fellow, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, Graduate Center of CUNY; and Ambassador María Emma Mejía, Colombia. Vince Boudreau, dean, the Colin Powell School will moderate. 8:45-10 a.m. at The University Club (dress code applies).

Tuesday, March 8, WHM Diversity Talks. A discussion of topics relating to Women’s History Month. 12 – 2 p.m., NAC Ballroom.

Wednesday, March 9, WHM “Wednesday Night Live.” Female empowerment themed singing, dancing and poetry. 7:30-9:30 p.m., NAC Ballroom.

Friday, March 11, fourth annual Women’s Leadership Summit. “Limitless: Creating Your Own Power.” Open to all CUNY students that register here by March 8.

Wednesday, March 16, “Women writing the Caribbean.” A panel discussion by Caribbean authors Ifeona Fulani, Tiphanie Yanique, Dahlma Llanos Figueroa, Nicole Dennis –Benn and moderator Simone A. James Alexander.  6 – 8:30 p.m., Shepard Hall 250.

Monday, March 21, Talk by writer Maja Horn, author of “Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature.” 7 – 8:30 p.m., CCNY Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education, 7th floor Auditorium, 25 Broadway, Manhattan.

Thursday, March 24, “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement.” Beth Wittig, associate professor, civil engineering, discusses “Public Engagement through Engineers without Borders: Rewards and Challenges.” 4 – 5:30 p.m., Sciame Auditorium, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture.

Tuesday, March 29, WHM Closing. Mark the end of women’s history month by participating in speed networking with female employers and performing a community service by preparing packages for women in need. 12 – 2 p.m., NAC Ballroom.

Thursday, March 31, “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement.” Kathlene McDonald, interdisciplinary associate professor, presents “From Chaos to Advocacy: End-of-Life Care, Narrative and Social Change.” 4 – 5:30 p.m., Sciame Auditorium, Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.

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