Women’s History Month is a national celebration of the contributions that women have made in our world and the progress they continue to make. For this year's celebration, we chose the theme “All of Us” in order to urge us all to recognize the importance of building coalitions across identities and communities so that we can better understand and support each other. “All of Us” is a reminder to not forget the women who hold these multiple identities, whether they be women of color, queer and trans women, working class women, immigrant women, disabled woman, or women of different faiths. We are at our strongest together.
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Find the full calendar below.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3
Teaching Gender in International Affairs
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST
Join the Elliott School's GEIA and Diversity & Inclusion for a conversation with Dr. Michael E. Brown and Dr. Shirley Graham about the importance of teaching gender in international affairs. Dr Brown will draw from his recently published book 'Gender & Security: Strategies for the 21st Century' as well as the wider global gender policy agenda.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 5 - 6
Ensure Justice 2021: Being Crushed
Ensure Justice 2021: Being Crushed is a two-day virtual conference for people who want to study the issues, be a voice, and make a difference in the fight to end human trafficking.
Our annual conference considers the unique experiences of vulnerable people to exploitation and trafficking, which have intensified during Covid-19 uncertainty. Being Crushed will focus on early intervention solutions that build resilience, strengthen communities, and provide hope. Speakers will address topics such as resource scarcity, substance abuse and family violence, public health and mapping resources, and Adverse Childhood Experience tools.
MONDAY, MARCH 8
GWSB Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Impact Conference
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
This year on March 8th, International Women’s Day, the GW Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Impact Conference will focus on solutions and, specifically those created by women. In a unique and challenging time in our world, this conference, sponsored by the George Washington University School of Business and the International Council for Small Business, is about learning HOW women have persevered and succeeded.
From student entrepreneurs to multi-million dollar corporations, women are creating innovative solutions with impact. From managing micro-businesses to directing nations, women are proving their ability to create inclusive solutions with impact. As our world changes from the effects of climate change, political unrest, and poverty, women entrepreneurs are leading the way by exemplifying how we might use innovative tactics to create real and tangible solutions.
Meeting the Moment: Google's Brooke Pearson, ESIA MIPP '16
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Join the International Women of Elliott (I/WE) as we celebrate International Women's Day in conversation with Brooke Pearson, MIPP '16, who serves as Staff Program Manager for Google's Privacy Sandbox and is an I/WE Executive Circle member. Pearson will discuss her career bridging government, international relations, and cybersecurity, as well as her efforts to increase diversity in these fields.
TUESDAY, MARCH 9
The DC Student Consortium on Women, Peace and Security Launch Event
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
The District of Columbia (D.C.) Student Consortium on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) is pleased to announce its virtual launch event in honor of International Women’s Day in coordination with the US Civil Society Working Group on WPS and the George Washington University (GWU) Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs.
The D.C. Student Consortium on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) is a student-led organization under the leadership of Dr. Shirley Graham, Director of the GWU GEIA at the Elliott School of International Affairs, that aims to — in collaboration with the U.S. Civil Society Working Group on WPS (U.S. CSWG) — promote awareness and education about the importance of integrating analysis of women and gender into security and foreign policy. We invite all students and international affairs professionals interested in gendered approaches to security and foreign policy to this special all-day event on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
Gendered Language: How the English Language Privileges Men
7:00 PM EST
Language is a powerful tool which shapes the way we think about ourselves and others. Come explore how the English language supports a binary interpretation of gender, while also privileging men over women. Come imagine how we might adjust our use of the English language to empower people of all genders. All are welcome! Hosted by MSSC Associate Director Timothy Kane.
THURSDAY, MARCH 11
In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice
5:00 - 6:00 PM EST
Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history, and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from across the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues.
What does a leader do? Together with educators from the National Air and Space Museum and the National Women's History Museum, we will explore this key question in relationship to portraits of activists Sojourner Truth and Sylvia Rivera, and pilot Bessie Coleman.
MONDAY, MARCH 15 to THURSDAY, MARCH 25
NINE: Portraits of Women in the Law
Open daily, excluding the weekend
Join the GW Law Association for Women for a virtual art exhibit, not only to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but also to create places and spaces for women to be seen, celebrated, and honored at GW Law and in the legal profession at large. L.A.W. will send nine emails to virtual attendees over the course of nine days honoring a prior GW Law alumna with her portrait (created by GW Law students) and brief bio.
THURSDAY, MARCH 18
The Importance of Supporting Women of Color in the Workplace
5:00 - 6:00 PM EST
Join us Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 5pm ET for insights from leading U.S. educators and business experts about the corporate response to the ongoing call for social justice, the impact of the social justice movement on business and where these issues stand today. Speakers for the session include Rosanna Durruthy, Vice President of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at LinkedIn, Debra Langford the Executive Director of Business Development at JP Morgan Chase, Pia Wilson-Body, President of the Intel Foundation and Dr. Tina Opie of Babson University, PhD Project Alum and founder of Shared Sisterhood ™.
MONDAY, MARCH 22
Women in Judaism: A Discussion Honoring the Contributions of Jewish Women Throughout History and the Work that Lies Ahead
8:00 PM EST
TUESDAY, MARCH 23
"Cultural Change, Representation, and the Power of Influencers" with Shawn Skelly
4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
Please join the LEAP Initiative for a conversation with Shawn Skelly about cultural change, representation, and influencers' power. On January 23, President Joe Biden overturned his predecessor’s ban on transgender troops serving in the military. The executive order signaled a new administration's willingness to put its own stamp on Defense Department (DoD) social issues. DoD is the largest employer of trans people in the world. The presidential order follows a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that provides civil rights protections to LGBTQ employees against discrimination based on sexual and gender identification. Yet transgender soldiers and employees continue to face an elevated risk of harassment, abuse, and discrimination. This LEAP event features Shawn Skelly, the Co-Founder of Out in National Security, who served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for over 20 years and became one of the first trans people to receive a presidential appointment under President Obama.
2021 Annual Yulee Lecture: Gender and Migration
4:00 - 6:00 PM EST
The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites you to join them on Tuesday, March 23rd from 4-6pm EST for its Yulee Lecture Symposium! This year, as a part of Women's History Month, the Annual Yulee Lecture promotes an understanding and active discussion of issues that women are facing in society to achieve equity for women. WGSS is excited to host Dr. Yên Lê Espiritu and Dr. Lorgia Garćia-Peña to speak on the topic of "Gender and Migration."
Dr. Espiritu is a Distinguished Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego who will offer a talk on "Gendered Displacement and Refugee Lifemaking Practices." Dr. Garćia-Peña is the Roy Clouse Associate Professor of Latinx Studies at Harvard University who will share on the topic of "Contesting Unbelonging: Black Latina Migrants in Contemporary Italy."
Pauli Murray: Her Life and Legacy
7:00 PM EST
Some historical background on the life of Pauli Murray and a chance to engage in conversation about the intersections of identity and faith. Coffee and Chat style. Sponsored by GW Interfaith Council.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24
WGSS Monthly Brown Bag Seminar Series: Everything We Know About Evictions is Wrong
12:30 - 1:30 PM EST
Join the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) community on Wednesday, March 24th from 12:30-1:30PM EST to hear from Professor Moshenberg (Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) who will facilitate a discussion on the eviction crisis that has arisen during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic crisis.
Did you know that an eviction crisis actually preceded the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic crisis? This discussion will shed light on the things we think we know and feel about eviction.
THURSDAY, MARCH 25
Queering Sex Ed: Women's History Month Edition
7:00 PM EST
An educational program focusing on non-heterosexual sex (women). Hosted by the Capital Peers Program.
FRIDAY, MARCH 26
Advocating for Victims’ Rights in the United Nations: A Conversation with Jane Connors
9:00 - 10:00 AM EST
The Global Women’s Institute and GWU Humanitarian Health Program at the Milken Institute School of Public Health is pleased to host the United Nation’s first Victim’s Rights Advocate Jane Connors in a conversation on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse in the humanitarian sector and centering victim’s rights in its approach. A Question & Answer portion will be hosted by students from the George Washington University, engaging Ms. Connors on challenges, solutions, and next steps for her role and office.
MONDAY, MARCH 29
Diverse Perspectives in IA: Women's History Month and South Asian Heritage
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Join GW's Director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Dr. Kavita Daiya, for her book launch of 'Graphic Migrations: Precarity and Gender in India and the Diaspora'