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Women's Herstory Month Calendar

Tuesday, March 1st

GHB Party, The Ozone, 7pm

Going on Spring Break? Learn some important tips on how to avoid date rape drugs. There will be music and mock drinking games so you’ll have fun getting informed. This information just might help you and your friends when you are partying over Break.

Wednesday, March 2nd

Feminist Poetry Slam, Timepieces, 7pm

Our 2nd annual Herstory Month poetry slam! An opportunity to share those thoughts and feelings in a safe, fun environment. Bring a poem, a song, a performance piece, or just yourself. Enjoy free refreshments while listening to your feminist friends express themselves.

Thursday, March 3rd

Performance by Peggy Lynn, Timepieces 7pm

Peggy Lynn is an established singer, guitarist, and educator about Adirondack women and their herstory. She has recorded seven albums and was honored as Woman of the Year by the Adirondack Business and Professional Women’s Association. Come listen to Peggy’s music and stories. Co-funded by Artswego and the Women’s Studies Program.

Friday, March 4th

Women and the Military, Formal Lounge, 7pm

A panel of women from across NY talking about their Military experience. Join us while we listen to their struggles, accomplishments, and how their life in the Military has affected their life.

Monday, March 7th

Women Aloud: the feminine voice in our lives, Steeper Bell Auditorium, 7:30pm

A fundraiser for the Women’s Studies Program’s scholarships to students majoring or minoring in Women's Studies. This performance will have an eclectic arrangement of music, poetry, and acting with a reception after the show. There is a suggested donation of for students, and for the general public.

Tuesday, March 8th

International Women’s Day, Hewitt Main Lounge, 10am-3pm

Read about the struggles and accomplishments of women from around the world. Refreshments from foreign cultures will be provided (but get them while they last).

GHB Panel, Hewitt Ballroom, 7pm

Want to learn more about the effects of GHB? At this event we’ll get more technical, and give you a chance to have your questions answered. If you missed the GHB party, then you can’t afford to miss this event.

Wednesday, March 9th

The Female Orgasm, Forum Restaurant, 7pm

Join us to laugh and learn about the "big O," the most popular topic sex educators Marshall Miller and Dorian Solot teach about! Orgasm aficionados and beginners of all genders are welcome to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot. Whether you want to learn how to have your first orgasm, how to have better ones, or how to help your girlfriend, Dorian and Marshall cover it all with lots of humor, plenty of honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women's empowerment. Are you coming? Free refreshments provided.

Thursday, March 10th

Ingrid Rivera, Location TBA, 7pm

Ingrid Rivera is a queer, Black Boricua, slam poet/performance artist and sex educator specializing in racial, class, and economic justice issues. Co-sponsored by the Rainbow Alliance.


Monday, March 21st

Feminism and Creative Writing: Women Writing the Political, Hewitt 212, 7pm

KaeLyn Rich will lead a discussion about feminism and its intersections with feminist political thought, exploring how and why women write, and how women can "write the political" through the creative arts. She will conclude the event by reading some of her own poetry. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, March 22nd

The Changing Face of Higher Education: Challenges and Promises, Sheldon Hall, 4pm

This panel will feature brief talks by four noted college presidents: Lisa Ryerson of Wells College, Debbie Sydow of Onondaga Community College, Deborah Stanley of SUNY Oswego, and Murial Howard of SUNY Buffalo. Co-sponsored by SUNY Oswego’s Committee on Learning and Teaching (COLT), the Women’s Studies Program, and the Women’s Center.

Wednesday, March 23rd

Baking for the Gender Bender Bake Sale, Location TBA

What to know what it would be like if the roles were reversed? Well today we’re gonna have the men baking for the women. Women bring your guys; guys bring your apron. Baked goods will be sold to raise money for Services to Aid Families.

Thursday, March 24th

Gender Bender Bake Sale, Hewitt Lobby, 10am-3pm

Hungry on your way to class? Buy some goodies to support Service to Aid Families of Oswego County. We will be raising money and giving out free information about the gender wage gap. Stop! Buy! Learn! Give!

A Brief History of the Pro-Choice Movement, Location TBA

Come learn how it all began! We will trace the steps of the pro-choice movement from Margaret Sanger’s radical activism for reproductive freedom to modern-day heroes in the fight for reproductive rights. Co-sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice NY.

Monday, March 28th

Women in Business Gameshow, Formal Lounge, 7pm

What to learn more about women in business? Think you know all the facts? Come learn and play for prizes on our feminist quiz show game.

Tuesday, March 29th

Women’s History Speakout, Location TBA

Women come together to talk about our herstory, present, and future. Speakers, performers, poets, and more! Co-sponsored with Residence Life and Housing.

Wednesday, March 30th

Rita Williams-Garcia’s Lecture and Book Signing

Ms. Williams-Garcia is a children’s book author who has won several awards for her book Like Sisters on the Homefront. Her newest children’s book, No Laughter Here, looks at the issue of female genital cutting. Hear her speak about her struggles and accomplishments. Co-sponsored with the Women’s Studies Program.

Thursday, March 31st

Women’s Center and Women’s Studies Banquet, Forum Restaurant, 6pm

Join us at our annual banquet celebrating another empowering year of feminist activism and gender equity. Graduating Women’s Studies majors and feminist leaders on-campus will be recognized and honored. There will be great food, speakers, free raffles of cool Women’s Herstory stuff, and good company! Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster.

Persons with disabilities seeking accommodations to any event, or for more information, please contact the Women’s Center at wcenter@oswego.edu or 312-2967

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