Kutztown University Celebrates Women's History Month 2021

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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – March is Women's History Month and Kutztown University has planned a variety of events to celebrate.

Women's History Month began as a weeklong proclamation in 1980 by president Jimmy Carter. The week of March 8 was originally designated as National Women's History Week. The weekly recognition continued until 1987, when Congress passed public law to identify the entire month of March as Women's History Month.

Women's History Month is not only celebrated in the United States, but also in its globally inclusive iteration, International Women's Month, which is celebrated Monday, March 8, for this year.

The Kutztown University Women's Center leads many of the efforts for Women's History Month and strives to create a campus culture that supports gender equity and inclusion. Through its cultural and educational resource library and events, advocacy, prevention initiatives and leadership opportunities, it is committed to fostering an environment that is safe, supportive and empowering for all community members. Learn more or get involved by visiting their website or contacting womenscenter@kutztown.edu.

Below you can find a diverse range of events at Kutztown University from celebrating women in the music industry and a Women's Empowerment Day that includes poetry reading and other exciting activities.

Powerful Women in the Music Industry
Tuesday, March 2, 11 a.m.
Zoom ID: 912 2698 8394, PW: fmla

Join the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and the KU Women's Center in this celebration of powerful women in the music industry. Learn about and contribute to our “Resiliency” playlist on Spotify.

Uplifting Women in the Workplace
Wednesday, March 3, 1 p.m.
Zoom ID: 996 2541 8214

This program is a collaboration with the Career Development Center and the Women's Center that will explore sexism and microaggressions in the workplace. Cristina Terraces, graduate assistant in the Career Development Center, will also present how women can move up in their jobs, be successful and feel a sense of empowerment.

Feminist Friday
Friday, March 5, 1 p.m.
Zoom ID: 943 4502 3939 

Relax and unwind with “Feminist Friday” and learn and share ways to de-stress. Contact the Women's Center about receiving a Feminist Friday craft bag at 610-683-4655 or womenscenter@kutztown.edu.

International Women's Day
Monday, March 8

This year’s theme is: Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 126 Old Main
We will celebrate how “womanhood” and self-care is experienced around the globe. Stop in the Women's Center (126 Old Main) to learn and to pick up a self-care bag.

5 p.m.
Zoom ID: 970 2081 3001

Join us for an online presentation and discussion on "Discovering your Femininity."

Know Your Title IX Jeopardy
Thursday, March 11, 12 p.m.
Zoom ID: 926 4389 8990

Join us to learn about Title IX, meet our Safe Berks Campus Advocate, Stacey Jordan, and play jeopardy for a chance to win a prize.

Women Veterans Tribute
Thursday, March 18, 11 a.m.

The KU Office of Veterans Services is hosting a virtual Women Veterans Tribute to honor the strengths and accomplishments of women veterans. This year’s theme is 'Celebrate Small Wins.' The virtual event takes place 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 18. This year’s guest speaker is Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Dr. Karen Archondidis, chief academic officer, Army Medical Department Noncommissioned Officer Academy, and professor of Educational Leadership, Trident University International. One Financial Services Military Scholarship will be presented to our 2021 Kutztown University scholarship recipient. Registration deadline is Thursday, March 4, and is limited to the KU campus community. Find more information here.

Women's Empowerment Day
Tuesday, March 30, 7-9:30 p.m.

This is a collaboration with the Multicultural Center and the Women's Center and includes an evening of poetry and empowering activities. Location will be announced at a later date.