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Women’s History Month: Women & Men Supporting Women at Stony Brook University


Women’s History Month: Women & Men Supporting Women at Stony Brook University


STONY BROOK, NY, March 1, 2018 —

Stony Brook University celebrates Women’s History Month with educational, professional development and social programs that commemorate the historical achievements of women and address contemporary issues that affect them. These events are part of the University’s

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity


Following is list of events, sponsored by the University administration and variety of student groups.  

Thursday, March 1: Diversity Film Series

6 – 7:15 p.m; West E Commons
Residential Programs Diversity & Inclusion Committee host a screening of documentary Miss Representation. The film explores how media sells the idea that women’s value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality, and that men learn that their success is tied to dominance, power, and aggression.  A discussion about gender roles will take place throughout the viewing. 

Thursday, March 1: She Speaks: Women in the Workplace
6 – 8 p.m.; SAC Ballroom B

A panel of African American/Black and Latina women in various career fields share their experiences and challenges on the road to success. Guest speakers: Jennifer Martin, MPA, JD, Legislative Aide to Town of Brookhaven Councilwoman Valerie Cartright; Carmen McCoy, MA, PhD(c), Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, Master of Science in Applied Informatics Program, School of Health Technology and Management, Stony Brook University; and Alfreda James, PhD, Assistant Director of Graduate Students and Postdoc Services, Career Center, Stony Brook University.

Thursday, March 1: Women Crush Everyday
7 – 8 p.m.; Multipurpose Room, Chavez Hall

Division of Campus Residences and the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance Residents celebrate empowering women, and share their appreciation for them by writing letters, tweets and emails.

Saturday, March 3: International Women’s Day

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

Girl Power in STEM: Press for Change! This symposium celebrates women’s accomplishments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  Speakers from academia, government and private sectors will focus on the inclusion of women in STEM careers and their impact on the workplace environment. Click


for the agenda.

Monday, March 5: Steps of Becoming “Her”
7 – 8 p.m.; UNITI Cultural Center, SAC 169

An open discussion about what it means to become a successful womxn. This event begins with credible information for building professional and personal success, followed by responses from the audience. It will include the creation of vision boards.

Monday, March 5: Where Are the Men?
7 – 8 p.m.; Multipurpose Room, Chavez Hall

Open conversation about women of color growing up in households without a father figure and the effects it has on women of color.

Wednesday, March 7: Literary Karaoke in Honor of Women’s History Month

1- 2 p.m. ; North Reading Room Learning Lab, Melville Library

Read a page or two from your favorite text written by a woman, or dealing with women’s and gender studies. Listen, learn and get inspired. Open to all.

Wednesday, March 7: Meet Her: Social
1 – 2:20 p.m.; UNITI Cultural Center, SAC 169

This meetup is designed for younger women to meet other women (faculty and staff) who have achieved success at Stony Brook University.

Wednesday, March 7: Soul Sister Sanctuary

7- 10 p.m.; SAC Ballroom B
The Black Womyn’s Association presents its Second Annual Soul Sister Sanctuary, an event focused on unifying and uplifting Womyn. This is a mind, body, and soul celebration. It features bonding activities and a keynote speaker.

My Life As Speaker Series: Gretchen Carlson

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Sidney Gelber Auditorium, Student Activities Center
Gretchen Carlson: A conversation with the television anchor who stood up and demanded workplace equality for women. Free and open to the public. Tickets are required.

Thursday, March 8; Black Womxn in Herstory
7 – 8 p.m.; UNITI Cultural Center, SAC 169

A night of trivia for all to test their knowledge about powerful women in history.

Thursday, March 8: Dating While Black
8 – 9 p.m.; UNITI Cultural Center, SAC 169

A discussion about the fears and concerns that young women and men have about dating and moving into adulthood. Topics to include the characteristics of healthy relationships, the concept of black love and interracial dating.

Thursday, March 8: The Unsung
9 -10 p.m.; SAC 306

Women in a wide variety of fields who have not received their due recognition for their trail-blazing accomplishments will be highlighted. There will be discussions about the positive impacts of their efforts and the importance of uncovering their inspirational stories.

Wednesday, March 14: 2018 Women’s Leadership Symposium: Life, Health, & Leadership

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Student Activities Center Auditorium & All Sessions in Frey Hall

A conversation about women in the workplace, focusing on resources for women’s advancement, retention and development. Registration required.

Monday, March 19: Women’s Jeopardy
8 – 9 p.m.; Sanger College Classroom

​Learn about groundbreaking women in science, entertainment, and other sorts by playing an exciting game of jeopardy

Tuesday, March 20: Women, Wages, and Work
11 a.m. – noon; North Reading Room Learning Lab, Melville Library

Learn about resources at the University Libraries and elsewhere to empower women entering the workplace to seek salary equity, hone negotiation skills, and to seek high-quality, reliable sources of information to assist them in professionalization.

Wednesday, March 21: Totes Sex Positive
7- 8 p.m.; Multipurpose Room, Chavez Hall

Crafts and sex positivity come together. Attendees are invited to decorate tote bags and learn about safe sex practices and sex positivity as it relates to womanhood. Tote bags will be filled with condoms to take home at the conclusion of the program.

Thursday, March 22: Missing Indigenous Women
2 – 3:30 p.m.; Special Collections Seminar Room, Melville Library, 2nd Floor, E-2340

Professor Timothy Long from the Department of Music gives a presentation on the missing indigenous women in Canada and the US based on the opera, Missing, that he conducted in British Columbia in the year 2016.

Thursday, March 22: Mallika Dutt Lecture

5 – 6:30 p.m.; Marburger Room, Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

The Women’s Leadership Council welcomes Mallika Dutt, a champion of human rights and cultural change. Mallika Dutt will present on a wide range of topics about social and cultural change with an emphasis on compassion, love, and other forms for non-violent activism.

Thursday, March 22: Women’s Salary Negotiation
6 – 7:30 p.m.; SAC 311

A night of discussion hosted by Kimberly Joy Dixon, Assistant Director of Employer Relations & Diversity, Career Center. Learn how to negotiate your salary at work.

Thursday, March 22: Screening of Hidden Figures
7 – 9 p.m.; Sanger College Classroom

A screening and discussion of the film Hidden Figures. Attendees will discuss the intersection between black women and science.

Friday, March 23: AAUW Start Smart Negotiation Workshop
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.; 111 Harriman Hall

Undgerate Student Govement and the Career Center host  an informative lecture on how to start your career off on the right foot. Students who identify as female are welcome to attend to learn the skills necessary to negotiate the best starting salary for their first job.

Tuesday, March 27: Women’s History Month Colloquium Series
11 – noon; Special Collections Seminar Room, Melville Library, 2nd Floor, E-2340
Dr. Julia Bear from the College of Business, whose research focuses on the influence of gender on negotiation outcomes, as well as conflict management and work-life issues in organizations, is the guest speaker.

Wednesday, March 28: Planned Parenthood Van: Free HIV Testing
Noon – 3 p.m.; SAC Plaza

The Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic’s van provides free HIV testing and other free resources like condoms.

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About Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University is going beyond the expectations of what today’s public universities can accomplish. Since its founding in 1957, this young university has grown to become a flagship as one of only four University Center campuses in the State University of New York (SUNY) system with more than 26,000 students and 2,600 faculty members, and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Our faculty have earned numerous prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. The University offers students an elite education with an outstanding return on investment: U.S. News & World Report ranks Stony Brook among the top 50 public universities in the nation. Its membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places Stony Brook among the top 62 research institutions in North America. As part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University joins a prestigious group of universities that have a role in running federal R&D labs. Stony Brook University is a driving force in the region’s economy, generating nearly 60,000 jobs and an annual economic impact of more than $4.6 billion. Our state, country and world demand ambitious ideas, imaginative solutions and exceptional leadership to forge a better future for all. The students, alumni, researchers and faculty of Stony Brook University are prepared to meet this challenge.



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