Book Display for Women's History Month

Monday, March 2, 2020 - Friday, March 27, 2020
Main Level of the Geisel Library across from the IT Help Desk
Theme: Valiant Women of the Vote
The theme honors "the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others."

Movie:"Women in the Workplace"

Monday, March 16, 2020, 5 p.m.
Melucci Theater
This is an episode from the PBS special "Makers: Women Who Make America " and it tells the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country's history, in pursuit of their to a full and fair share of power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy. Narrated by Meryl Streep, the documentary builds on the unprecedented multi-platform video experience from PBS and AOL,, which launched in February 2012. Leveraging the combined reach of television and the internet, the project shares the stories of exceptional women whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world in which we live.

Talk and Discussion with Holly Yvette McGee: " Elizabeth Mafeking, Anti-Apartheid Activist"

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 4 p.m., Dana 1D
Sarah Hardin is bringing to campus Holly Yvette McGee of University of Cincinnati to speak about her research on the amazing ant-apartheid activist and union organizer who eventually had to flee Lesotho.

Elizabeth Mafeking was a giant in the history of resistance to Apartheid in South Africa, in the South African trade union movement, and in advocating for the rights of marginalized women. She left school at age 15 to help support her family, working in the canning industry and rising to become the President of the African Food and Canning Workers Union in Cape Town at age 23. Her fiery speeches advocating workers' rights made Rocky, the name by which she was known, famous. She linked the labor struggle to the struggle against Apartheid,  joining the African National Congress and working in campaigns including the 1957 "Pound a Day" Campaign. She was one of the founding members of the Federation of South African Women. She was banished in 1959 for her leadership of an anti-pass demonstration, forced to leave behind her family and to flee for her life. When the liberation movement was officially unbanned in the 1990's, she returned home to her family and national honors. She died in 2009, aged 91.


Women's History Month Brown Bag Lunch Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 12 p.m.
Event Space
Theme: Nevertheless she persisted by overcoming challenges and finding opportunities

Facilitated by Molly McKean, Executive Director of Human Resources
Guest Speakers: Xiorli Bernazzani (Alumni, Attorney and Managing Partner at Bernazzani Law) ), Susan Gabert (Asst. Dean of Students, Director of Campus Ministry), Nickie Lora (Associate Director at the Meelia Center), Deborah McCarter (Professor of Nursing)

Please RSVP to by Friday March 20, 2020
Sponsored by the Human Resource Department and the Center for Intercultural Learning and Inclusion


Faculty and Student Potluck

Tuesday, March 31,2020, 4 p.m.


On Tuesday, March 31 will be a potluck for faculty and students to share their research on women.