Kutztown University to Host Series of Events in Celebration of Women’s History Month 2023

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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University will host a series of events to celebrate Women’s History Month in March. KU’s “Know Your Body Series” will include a variety of programs and events to honor the contributions and achievements women have made in many different fields.

The KU Women's Center has lined up a series of events that allow students the opportunity to learn more about the importance of this month and shed light on issues today regarding women. The Women's Center collaborates with the Multicultural Center, Health and Wellness Center, Kutztown University Activities Board (KUAB), Residence Life and the Commission on the Status of Women in hosting regular semester events, some of which include keynote speakers. They also provide printed materials and resources by doing tabling on campus throughout the academic year, including tabling at new student orientation events.

This year’s Women’s History Month keynote speaker is Gabby Rivera, an accomplished writer, speaker and advocate. Rivera is dedicated to empowering people and improving marginalized communities across the nation. She has made major waves for her Marvel series starring America Chaves, a queer, Latinx superhero who has been written and designed by a queer Latinx. Rivera is also author to a popular and award-winning book, “Juliet Takes a Breath”, and will be hosting a book-signing following her event. She will be speaking on her experience as a Queer Latina author, including her struggles and triumphs, as well as the “importance of prioritizing joy in QTPOC communities,” 6 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 218 MSU. This event is sponsored by the Dr. Constance P. Dent and Dr. Ann T. Gundry Distinguished Speaker Series in collaboration with the Kutztown University Women’s Center and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.

The complete list of events is found here:

Capture Your Confidence

Thursday, March 2, 6-8 p.m.

Collaboration with Catwalk Modeling Troupe

MSU 223


Just Dance!

Wednesday, March 8, 4-6 p.m.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with movement!

MSU 223


Smash the Scale: Embrace Body and Health Equity

Thursday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Collaboration with Residence Life and the Community Outreach Center

MSU 218


Speaker, Noura Erakat

Thursday, March 9, 6 p.m.

Human rights attorney and associate professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick in the Department of Africana Studies and the Program in Criminal Justice. Sponsored by the Office for Student Involvement and the Women’s Center.

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Uplifting Women in the Workplace

Thursday, March 23, 2-4 p.m.

Presentation and panel discussion co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and the Career Development Center

MCC Unity Room


Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

Thursday, March 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MSU Tabling Event


Women’s History Month Keynote: Gabby Rivera

Thursday, March 30, 6 p.m.

Keynote and Book Signing

MSU 218

Kutztown University Women’s Center is also hosting a biweekly book club at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center for the book, “Juliet Takes a Break”, which meets every other Friday at 4 p.m. at the Boxwood House leading up to Rivera’s event on March 30.

Learn more about the KU Women's Center on their website or by contacting the Center at 610-683-4655 or womenscenter@kutztown.edu.