2017 WHM

The George Washington University Presents




Wednesday, March 1

The Future is (not) Female: Building a Trans Inclusive Movement

8pm ǀ District House, Room B114

Join FSU and the LGBTQIA+ Resource Center in a second BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug) Series Discussion! This week's theme is "The Future is (not) Female: Building a Trans Inclusive Movement". Confused about pussy hats? Why "The Future is Female" is problematic? Join us to talk it out. As always, tea and hot water will be provided-- just bring your own mug! We'll be meeting in District House Room B114.


Saturday, March 4

International Women's Day Banquet

7pm ǀ 1957 E Street, City View Room

Join us at our seventh annual banquet in honoring the powerful women who are foraging a better future. This year we are celebrating women of color who have been bold for change on our campus and in DC.


Wednesday, March 8

A Day without A Woman

Do not engage in a paid and unpaid work. Avoid spending money. Wear red in solidarity.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

A LUTA CONTINUA: Opening Reception & Live Concert

6pm ǀ Smith Hall, Gallery 102
As calls for independence echoed throughout the continent of Africa, activists would proclaim from the streets: “A LUTA CONTINUA!” meaning “the struggle continues.” SimplyZinhle Productionsin partnership with Gallery 102, present "A LUTA CONTINUA,"a transmedia art gallery that takes audiences through the sights and sounds of the world’s struggle – from the streets of Ferguson and the mountains of South Africa. The exhibition exists in five segments, reflecting the stages of life: bloom, growing pains, resistance, truth and reflection and redemption. RSVP Here | 6-9PM, Reception - 6:30-7:30PM, Concert. Exhibition Dates: March 6 - March 24, 2017 

Monday, March 13

National and Community Based Prevention Programs addressing intimate partner violence: Exploring elements of successful approaches
3:00pm | UNHQ - Conference Room 8 (New York City)
Community-based interventions to prevent Intimate Partner Violence have proved to be successful at reducing violence as they foster collective action and build community capacity to challenge gender norms. The panel will explore the necessary elements for successful and effective approaches with academics, practitioners and policy makers highlighting promising examples from a variety of settings. RSVP here: goo.gl/gzDkUK.

Global Women's Institute Event 


Tuesday, March 14

Addressing Violence Against Women and Girls in Peacebuilding: What do we know?
11:30am  | UNHQ - Conference Room 8 (New York City)
While there has been growing attention to violence against women and girls (VAWG) during conflict, there has been far less attention to women and girls' experiences of violence following periods of conflict. The post-conflict context poses particular challenges for preventing and responding to VAWG. The relationship to violence before and during conflict requires understanding and consideration, as does attention to how post-conflict violence should be addressed within and through peacebuilding measures. This panel will share current research on the complex relationship between VAWG and post-conflict peace and peacebuilding. RSVP here: goo.gl/gzDkUK.

Global Women's Institute Event 

Thursday, march 23
Casa Blanca’s and OLAS GBM
7pm  | MSSC, Room 209
Join us in watching In the Time of the Butterflies during Women's History Month! This film is based on the accounts of the lives of three Dominican revolutionary sisters and activists who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. Food will be provided.

Friday, March 31

Women’s Leadership Conference: Exploring Politics and Policy in the 21st Century

8am ǀ Mount Vernon Campus

Join a diverse and engaging mix of speakers, faculty, students, alumni, and guests for a day of dialogue and exchange focused on exploring issues facing our communities and women of all ages in today's professional world. Sessions and speakers will create opportunities for attendees to interact with and be inspired by women from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, while sharing ideas about the changing landscape of politics, policy, and the role of the media. Registration required.


Saturday, April 1

SASHA: South Asian Sexual Health Advocacy

1pm ǀ Philips Hall, Room B156

What does it mean to a part of the South Asian diasporic community? Explore all matters relating to sexual health, specifically inter-racial/inter-faith relationships, gender and sexuality, and sexual assault.


Sponsored By: Women’s Leadership Program, Global Women’s Institute, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority Inc., GW Society of Womanists, GW Women in STEM, GW Women in Business, GW Students Against Sexual Assault, Casa Blanca, Indian Students’ Association, Colonial Health Center and the LGBT Resource Center.