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Stony Brook Celebrates the Vital Role of Women in American History


Stony Brook University salutes Women’s History Month with educational and social programs that commemorate the historical achievements of women and address the contemporary issues that affect them.

Below are some program highlights. For a complete list of Women’s History Month events and locations, please visit

Thursday, March 1
Diversity Film Series: Miss Representation, 6 pm to 7:15 pm, West E Commons
Join a discussion about gender roles as you watch clips from the documentary Miss Representation, a film that 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.

She Speaks: Women in the Workplace, 6 pm to 8 pm, SAC Ballroom B
A dynamic panel of African American/Black and Latina women in various career field share their experiences and challenges on the road to success. Light refreshments included.

Saturday, March 3
International Women’s Day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Girl Power in STEM: Press for Change!  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.

Monday, March 5
Steps of Becoming “Her,” 7 pm to 8 pm, 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. Stop by to learn something new about the “steps to becoming her” and yourself.

Wednesday, March 7
Women in Medicine Research Day, 8 am to 2 pm
The Stony Brook University School of Medicine will highlight female faculty, physicians, researchers, fellows, residents, medical students, undergraduates, nurses and PAs. The event includes a Keynote Grand Rounds speaker, abstract presentations, four esteemed panelists and closing remarks by Dr. Latha Chandran. Join for the entire day or drop in as time allows. To learn more about event specifics, click here.

Literary Karaoke in Honor of Women’s History Month, 1 pm to 2 pm, 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.

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My Life As Speaker Series: Gretchen Carlson, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Sidney Gelber Auditorium, Student Activities Center
Gretchen Carlson: A conversation with the television anchor who stood up and demanded workplace equality for women. Doors open at 7 pm. Free and open to the public. Tickets are required. Copies of Carlson’s new book, Be Fierce, will be available for purchase.

Thursday, March 8
Black Womxn in Herstory, 7 pm to 8 pm, UNITI Cultural Center, SAC 169
A night of trivia for all to test their knowledge about powerful women in history. At this event, we seek to emphasize that, although womxn are not included in textbooks, we will not stop trying to learn about their stories.

Wednesday, March 14
2018 Women’s Leadership Symposium: Life, Health, & Leadership
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Student Activities Center Auditorium & All Sessions in Frey Hall
Registration at Student Activities Center Ballroom B
A conversation about women in the workplace, focusing on resources for women’s advancement, retention, and development.

Tuesday, March 20
Women, Wages, and Work, 11 am to 12 pm, North Reading Room Learning Lab, Melville Library
This workshop highlights 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
Literary Karaoke in Honor of Women’s History Month, 1 pm to 2 pm, 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.

Thursday, March 22
Missing Indigenous Women, 2 pm to 3:30 pm, Melville Library, Room 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.

Mallika Dutt Lecture, 5 pm to 6:30 pm, Marburger Room, Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
The Women’s Leadership Council welcomes Mallika Dutt, a champion of human rights and cultural change. She 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. RSVP here

Women’s Salary Negotiation, 6 pm to 7:30 pm, 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.

Screening of Hidden Figures7 pm to 9 pm, Sanger College Classroom
Join a screening of the film Hidden Figures and discussion on the intersection between black women and science.
Friday, March 23
AAUW Start Smart Negotiation Workshop, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, 111 Harriman Hall
Join USG and the Career Center for 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 am to 12 pm, Melville Library, Room E-2340
Guest speaker Dr. Julia Bear from the College of Business will give a presentation.

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