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History & Heritage Months

Women's History Month

Please join us for one or all of the following events to help celebrate women's history, and their continued contributions and issues, on the DU campus and in the community.

For more information on each event, please contact the respective event leaders.

Please be mindful of the events which require or request advance registration.

Check our Publications page for the March Bulletin Board in a Bag.

 list of womens history month events

"Reading Middlemarch in the Trump Era: Gendered Imagery in Today's Political Context" (AHSS)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 4:00pm–5:30pm (Sturm Hall 286)
A joint event between the departments of Religious Studies, English, Languages and Literatures and Gender and Women's Studies. This event is FREE.

"Art and Activism with Favianna Rodriguez" (GSSW)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 5:30pm-8:00pm (Craig Hall, Community Room)
GSSW's 2017 Catalyst Series for Social Justice features "Art and Activism with Favianna Rodriguez," an opportunity to hear from the Bay Area artist and activist on how art can inform and foster great equality. In addition, a portion of the evening will be dedicated to having students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other community partners share their art in an "Open Mic" style. This event is FREE, but registration is required; register here. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:00pm-1:45pm (Maglione Hall, 5th floor, Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex)
This panel will showcase the views of women leaders in Denver on the importance of (and challenges to) implementing inclusive policies, both throughout their careers and in this political moment: Leslie Herod, Representative of Colorado House District 8; Joelle Martinez, Executive Director of the University of Denver's Latino Leadership Institute; Debra Masters, Senior Vice President of Edelman; Beth McCann, District Attorney of Denver; Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock Nine. Please wear red in solidarity with A Day Without Women. This event is co-sponsored with Colorado Women's College Collaboratory, Denver Women in International Security, and the Our Secure Future initiative at the One Earth Foundation.
Lunch will be provided by the women-run catering collective at El Centro Humanitario. This event is FREE, but registration is required; please register here.

University Library Association lecture: Claude d'Estree presents The Tragedy of Human Trafficking
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 1:30pm-3:00pm (AAC Special Events Room, Room 290)
DU professor Claude d'Estrée began working on issues of human trafficking in 1999 in his role as Supervisor of Asset Forfeiture at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. In 2002, he joined the faculty of DU's Sturm College of Law and created the Task Force on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. The Human Trafficking Center provides professional research, writing, and educational outreach on human trafficking and all forms of modern day slavery. It is the only two-year graduate level training program in forced labour, human trafficking, and international labour migration issues in the U.S. Guests welcome, please rsvp to [email protected]

Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library presents Lynne Taylor-Corbett, choreographer, director, lyricist, and composer
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 4:00–5:30 pm (AAC Special Events Room, Room 290)
Lynne Taylor-Corbett presents about growing up in Denver, and her choreography of the upcoming Colorado Ballet performance of The Little Mermaid. She was honored by the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library as a Legend of Dance in 2009. Her interview is part of the dance collection at the University of Denver Libraries. Lynne works in theatre and film, including creating the choreography for the 1984 dance classic Footloose, and also choreographs for dance companies, both ballet and modern, and is the principal guest choreographer for Carolina Ballet. Taylor-Corbett was nominated for the 2000 Tony Award, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography for the musical Swing! and received a 2000 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Choreography with her collaborator, Shonn Wiley, for My Vaudeville Man! She is the recipient of the 2008 Joseph A. Callaway Award for excellence in stage directing and choreography. The event is free to attend, but please RSVP here or call 303-871-3958.

Sarah Schulman – founding member of AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power - ACT UP.
by Iliff Queer Coalition

Mon, March 13, 2017
2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Iliff School of Theology

2pm to5pm: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP - Film and Discussion
6pm to 9pm: "Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair" - Lecture and Discussion

"Financial Fitness for Women" (CWC & WAND)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 4:00pm-5:00pm (Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, Garden Room)
Women's Staff Alliance for Leadership & Development (WAND) and Colorado Women's College (CWC) present Natriece Bryant, Consumer Education and Public Outreach Coordinator with the CO Dept of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Financial Services. April is officially proclaimed by the State of Colorado as Financial Literacy Month – get ready now! This event is FREE, but registration is required; register here.

Women's History Month Film Screening: Persepolis
Tuesday, March 28th 7 PM Lindsey Auditorium Sturm 281
Persepolis is a French animated autobiography based on a book by Marjane Satrapi depicting her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution.
Sponsored by: CME (Center for Multicultural Excellence), GWS (Gender & Women Studies Dept)


Film Screening and Panel Discussion: "She Started It"
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6pm-8pm (Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women)
She Started It is a feature-length documentary film on women tech entrepreneurs, shot on location in Silicon Valley, NYC, Europe, Vietnam, Mississippi & more, that aims to highlight successful role models for young women. It is the first film to show the behind-the-scenes of running a tech start-up as a young woman. Sponsored by Ellevate Network. Get tickets here.

Exhibit/Reception: "Celebrating Colorado Women and their Extraordinary Stories"
Opening Reception on Thursday, March 30th, 2017, 4:30pm-7pm (Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, 1st floor)
Exhibit from Monday, March 26th through Monday, June 26th at Anderson Academic Commons, Bonfils Stanton Music Library, and Colorado Women's College.
This portrait exhibit features all 152 CO Women's Hall of Fame inductees, with biographical information and highlights of their impact on Colorado and the world. Opening reception on March 30th hosted by DU's Colorado Women's College. This event is FREE, but registration is required; register here.

Transgender People and Gender Variance in History
Thursday, March 30th 7PM Driscoll Gallery
Sable Schultz from the GLBT Community Center of Colorado will be holding a presentation discussing Transgender People and Gender Variance in History.
Sponsored by: CME (Center for Multicultural Excellence), GWS (Gender & Women Studies Dept), QSA (Queer Student Alliance)


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DU Women's Coalition

The Women's Coalition is the umbrella organization to which all seven University of Denver women's groups belong. We promote information sharing between groups to further the status of women on the DU campus.