Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business

Women’s History Month, which began with the first International Women’s Day in 1911, expanded to a week-long celebration in 1980 and a month-long celebration in 1987. According to the National Women’s History Project, this year’s observance “honors women who have successfully challenged the role of women in business and the paid labor force. Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid.” Regis is hosting a variety of events to commemorate this year’s Women’s History Month; all are free and open to the public. Please join us!

Women’s History Month Keynote Lecture: Author and Activist, Feminista Jones, “Sexuality, Feminism, and Social Justice,” Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 PM, Mountain View Room.

Women’s History Month is supported by the College of Business and Economics, Departments of English and Peace and Justice Studies, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Institute on the Common Good, University Ministry, Violence Prevention Program, and Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, March 14, at 7:00 PM

Feminist Poetry Open-Mic Night, hosted by Dr. Alyse Knorr, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Walker’s Pub.

Wednesday, March 15, at 7:00 PM

“Negotiation Workshop for Women,” Dr. Maria Quijada, College of Business and Economics, Clarke Hall 378.

Friday, March 17, 3:00 PM

Dialogue with Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate, Main Hall 333.

Friday, March 17, 7:00 PM

Nobel Peace Laureate, Jody Williams, “Protecting Democracy in a Time of Change,” St. Regis Chapel.

Monday, March 20, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

“Why Do I Stay? Women and Religion,” a Sippin’ on Spirituality panel discussion, Walker’s Pub.

Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 – 10:00 AM

Serve breakfast at The Gathering Place, Denver’s drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty with Regis students, faculty, and staff. Email gbateman@regis.edu for more information.

Wednesday, March 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Safety and Empowerment Skills Workshop by the Blue Bench. Email jwilliams011@regis.edu for more information.

Saturday, March 25, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

“Women and Leadership Conference: Challenges and Opportunities,” organized by Dr. Maria Quijada, Assistant Professor, College of Business and Economics, Claver 307.

Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

RU’s Violence Prevention Program presents a panel of survivors of gender-based violence, Main Hall 333.

Thursday, March 30, 4:30 PM

Join GSA for a screening of “The Year We Thought about Love,” Claver 307.