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OHIO hosts events for Women’s History Month 2021

Published: February 25, 2021 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University is hosting a series of free virtual events in honor of Women’s History Month 2021. 

The programs and activities can be viewed on the 2021 Women’s History Month website, as well as in the Calendar of University Events. 

“During this year’s Women’s History Month, we are thrilled to celebrate the many contributions of women to our history, culture and democracy,” said Dr. Gigi Secuban, vice president for diversity and inclusion. “At a time when our country is facing ongoing challenges related to public health, racism, sexism and rising xenophobia, it is all the more important to reflect on and learn from women’s leadership—past, present and future. I am grateful to the Ohio University Women’s Center and campus partners for their tireless work putting together this year’s exciting calendar of events.”

The events include:

The Industry of Inclusion: A Conversation with Myha’la Herrold – Herrold, an American actress known for the British television drama “Industry,” will speak at noon on Monday, March 1.  

Women’s History Month Art Challenge – The challenge provides opportunities to create art inspired by women leaders of color throughout the month. 

Fireside Chat with Secretary Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton – The Clintons will be discussing their book, “The Book of Gutsy Women,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2. 

Identifying Rape Culture and How to Respond - This workshop will provide participants with the tools needed to identify comments, actions and myths that uphold rape culture, and to practice bystander intervention techniques to interrupt them. The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 4.

International Women's Day: The Role of Mexican Feminist Artivists in Social Movements with Lenny Massiel Cauich Maldonado – This talk will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 8. 

Rethinking Impostor Syndrome: How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They “Think” You Are – Dr. Valerie Young, an internationally recognized expert on impostor syndrome, will give a talk at noon on Friday, March 12. 

Celebrate Women Conference – The free event aims to bridge women’s relationships in areas of community, university and professions. The conference theme, “15 Years of Celebrating YOU,” will focus on presentations by more than thirty speakers. The event will be held on Friday, March 19.

Renowned bi+ speaker, author and activist Robyn Ochs will give two talks, Side Bi Side - Unpacking Biphobia and Bi Erasure and Creating a Culture of Inclusion, at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 15, and Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality, at noon on Wednesday, March 24. 

Before Roe v. Wade – This talk, with Dr. Susan Rensing, will use a reproductive justice framework to discuss some of the historical struggles in the decades before the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. It will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23. 

For a full list of events, visit https://www.ohio.edu/diversity/womens-center/womens-history-month