Niagara University Celebrates Women’s History Month

February 28, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

March is Women’s History Month, and Niagara University is set to recognize the many contributions that women have made to society.

The university will celebrate the collective and individual strength of women with a schedule of panel presentations, speakers and a documentary screening.

Below are the scheduled events:

Brown Bag Lunch on Women’s Health (Hosted by Health Services)

  • March 19, 12 p.m., Location TBA

Documentary: Miss Representation

  • March 20, 7:15 p.m., Dunleavy Hall, Room 127
  • Attendees will view Miss Representation, a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom that addresses the ways that modern media portrays women and girls as objects, which translates into a loss of power in society.The film will be moderated by Hope Russell, an instructor of women’s studies at Niagara University.

Women’s Health Issues: Past, Present & Future

  • March 21, 7:10-8 p.m., Dunleavy Hall, Room 127
  • The Office of Health Services will host an interactive seminar primarily concentrated on current women’s health issues. Learn how past women’s health initiatives led to practices seen within today’s society. Attendees will identify the top five health concerns of women today, along with learning more about suggested preventative measures and health screening recommendations in order to maintain optimal health and wellness.

Women and American Politics Panel Discussion

  • March 25, 7 p.m., Bisgrove Hall, Room 350
  • A panel discussion featuring Dr. Nancy McGlen, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Jamie Pimlott, assistant professor of political science; and Dr. Shannon Risk, assistant professor history, will focus on the political actions of early American women.
  • Dr. Risk will provide an overview while Dr. McGlen will explain the so-called “second wave” of feminism and Dr. Pimlott will discuss women’s role in contemporary politics.
  • Light refreshments will be provided by the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information on Women’s History Month at Niagara University, please contact Dr. Risk at 716.286.8084 or ude.aragainnull@ksirs.