The University of Utah celebrates Women’s Week March 25-29 with poetry, politics, film, lectures and a Take Back the Night march.
The keynote speaker is Edith "Winx" Lawrence, a professor at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education and founder of the Young Women Leaders Program. She will discuss the importance of mentoring.
All Women’s Week events take place on the U. campus and are free. More details at diversity.utah.edu/womens-week.
Monday, March 25 » 7:30 p.m. A multimedia presentation featuring the works of Hildegard von Bingen, an 11th-century German writer, composer and philosopher. David P. Gardner Hall, Dumke Recital Room.
Tuesday, March 26 » 10:45 a.m. to noon. Panel on young women and politics with state Sen. Pat Jones, political consultant Marla Kennedy and others. Hinckley Institute of Politics, Orson Spencer Hall, Room 253.
Tuesday, March 26 » 6 to 9 p.m. Screening of "The Help" followed by a discussion on race, class and gender in contemporary film. Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, Room 109.
Wednesday, March 27 » 11:30 a.m. Community activists will be available to help undergraduates find mentoring opportunities that fit their career paths. Includes lunch. University of Utah Student Union, Saltair Room.
Wednesday, March 27 » 4 p.m. Screening of "Makers: Voices of Utah Women" and "Women Redefined." "Makers," directed by Nancy Green, features trailblazing Utah women from all walks of life. "Redefined," a Spy Hop production, chronicles different life experiences of women. Screenings will be followed by a panel discussion at 5 p.m. and a reception at 6 p.m. College of Social Work, Okazaki Community Meeting Room 155.
Thursday, March 28 » noon. Keynote address by Edith "Winx" Lawrence. She will discuss the benefits of mentoring. University of Utah Student Union, Saltair Room.
Thursday, March 28 » 7 p.m. Take Back the Night, a community march to make the campus and community safe for women. Stilwell Field, Fort Douglas housing. A reception after the march will take place at the Student Union, Crimson View Room.
Friday, March 29 » noon. A discussion with Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College in California, on how changes in learning environments can allow women to be more successful in the fields of science, math, technology and engineering. Social and Behavioral Science Lecture Hall. Registration required for this event: tiny.utah.edu/womens-lecture.
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