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Women's History Month

CDI - Women's History Month 2013

2014 List of Events

Planning Meeting for Women's History Month
Wednesday | February 5 | 3:30 PM | MGC 247

Please join the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and other campus partners for a planning meeting to brainstorm ideas and share the events you are planning. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Alumni in the KNOW: Women in Leadership
Tuesday | February 25 | 6:30 PM | MGC 3-5 | Sponsored by the Alumni Association, AU Women's Network, the Career Center & the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Join the AU Alumni Association, AU Women's Network, and the Career Center as a panel of distinguished alumnae discuss and share their experiences as women in leadership. The panel will be moderated by Gail Hanson, Vice President for Campus Life. For more information, please click here.

Various dates | Various locations | Sponsored by Public Safety

R.A.D is a free 4-day workshop on self-defense techniques. For more information on dates and locations, please click here.

'Girl Rising' Film Screening
Tuesday | March 4 | 8 PM | Butler Boardroom | Sponsored by Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Women's Initiative

Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. And yet, when you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film about the campaign for girls' education told through the eyes of nine incredible girls. Join CDI and WI in learning about the movement. For more information, please click here.

The Women in the Workplace Series
Various Dates | Ward 2 | Sponsored by International Communication Student Form

The Women in the Workplace Series kicks off on Thursday, March 6, with a panel discussion on Work-Life Balance: The Great Balancing Act at 7PM in Ward 2 (refreshments will be served). Come hear a panel of professional women discuss their approach to the great balancing act. The series continues with Professional Development and Leadership on March 27 at 7PM in Ward 2, and Salary Negotiation on April 14th at 6PM in Ward 2.

KPU Presents Lilly Ledbetter: Equal Pay for Equal Work, 5 Years Later
Tuesday | March 18 | 7:30 PM | MGC University Club | Sponsored by AUSG Kennedy Political Union

The Kennedy Political Union is proud to announce their upcoming special event on campus featuring women's equality activist, and namesake to President Obama's first piece of legislation, Lilly Ledbetter.The event is open to AU students, faculty, staff with a valid AU ID. Please contact KPU Director Chandler Thornton with questions at For more information, please click here.

Women in the Civil Rights Movement
Wednesday | March 19 | 12 PM | Battelle-Thompkins Atrium | Sponsored by Center for Community Engagement and Service & the Department of Sociology

In honor of National Women's History Month, a group of scholars and social activists will profile the accomplishments of women during the civil rights movement and how the Jewish community supported the cause. They will examine the impact the Civil Rights Movement had on the nation then (1964) and now (2014).  

The 'F' Word
Thursday | March 20 | 4 PM | MGC 203 | Sponsored by Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Join us as we discuss the intersection of race and gender with facilitators Dr. Ayako Takamori & Dr. Judith Singleton (professional lectures within the Department of Anthropology). Check out the Facebook page here.

The "F" Word is a conversation series focusing on topics related to feminism and gender equity.

Know Your Rights: A Crime Victims' Rights Presentation
Various Dates | 6 PM | AU Wellness Center | Sponsored by AU Wellness Center

AU's Wellness Center invites you to a monthly presentation on Crime Victims' Rights laws co-hosted by the Network for Victim Recovery of DC, a local non-profit organization. Attorneys will present information on the legal options available for survivors of dating abuse, stalking, and sexual assault. A confidential sign-up sheet will be available for students who may want to speak to an attorney privately after the presentation. The clinics will take place on March 24 and April 21 from 6-8 PM in MGC 245. For more information, please contact Gwen McIntyre at

Women Hold Up Half the Sky: Portraits for Social Change
Tuesday | March 25 | 5 PM | Letts Formal Lounge | Sponsored by She's the First

She's the First presents an art exhibition exploring global injustices against women and celebrating leaders on the front lines of change. Featuring portraits by Melanie Oppenheimer from the University of Maryland.

Speed Networking to Success
Wednesday | March 26 | 8 PM | Hughes Hall Formal Lounge | Sponsored by Lean In

In celebration of Women's History Month, join the Lean In at American University community for an evening of speed networking between current undergraduate students and women professionals in the DC area. To register, please click here.

WPI & CCPS Women's History Month Panel

Thursday | March 27 | 11 AM | SIS Founders Room | Sponsored by Women & Politics Institute and Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

Jennifer Lawless and Candice Nelson invite you to celebrate Women's History Month! Discuss partisanship and polarization in the U.S. Congress and whether more women can help solve these problems. Sean Theriault will sign copies of his new book, The Gringrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress. Panel discussion with former Congresswomen Barbara Kennelly and Nancy Johnson will follow. For more information, please click here.

Cupcake Sale for She's the First
Thursday & Friday | March 27 & 28 | 2 PM | Sponsored by Her Campus American & She's the First

In celebration of Women's History Month, Her Campus American and She's the First is teaming up to sell cupcakes! All proceeds go to She's the First, a non-profit organization sponsoring girls' education in developing countries. Visit Her Campus American's Facebook page here.

3rd Annual 5K Race to Representation
Saturday | March 29 | 8 AM | Friedheim Quadrangle | Sponsored by Women & Politics Institute

The mission of AU's Women & Politics Institute is to close the gender gap in political leadership. We provide young women with academic and practical training that encourages them to become involved in the political process and we also facilitate research that enhances our understanding of the challenges women face in the political arena. To continue this work, join WPI in closing the gender gap in political leadership by running our 3rd Annual 5K Race to Representation. For more information, please click here.

The 'F' Word: Leveraging Gender for Success at Work
TBA | Sponsored by Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The "F" Word is a conversation series focusing on topics related to feminism and gender equity.

Join CDI for a conversation featuring guest facilitator Stef Woods (educator, writer, attorney & advocate) as we discuss challenges women may encounter in the workplace and strategies for success. Visit the Facebook event page here.

Every March, the AU community celebrates Women's History Month through a variety of events including speakers, film screenings, and discussions. Please see the most current list of events below and previous Women's History Month offerings at the bottom of the page. If you are an office, department, or organization at AU and would like your event to be added to the below list of events for Women's History Month, please submit your event here.