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Women’s History Month at SBU

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Whm logoStony Brook University is celebrating Women’s History Month throughout the month of March under this year’s theme, Community of ME, Community of WE.

The annual campus tradition highlights the achievements of women, raises awareness against bias and promotes social action for equality.

The Opening Program for Women’s History Month will be held Wednesday, March 1, at 1 pm in the Student Activities Center Ballroom A, featuring a panel of Stony Brook University faculty, staff and alumni, discussing the roles of women in healthcare as both practitioners and patients. The panel will be moderated by Kathleen Valerio, WUSB host of “Health Matters” and co-host of “Play it Forward.”

Panel speakers include:

Fatima Daoud Yilmaz, MD, FACOG
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook Medicine

Marci Lobel, PhD
Director, Stress and Reproduction (STAR) Lab; Principal Investigator, The Stony Brook Pregnancy Project; Professor, Department of Psychology and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, Stony Brook University

Angela Kokkosis, MD, FACS
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery; Program Director, Vascular and Endovascular Residency; Director, Carotid Interventions; Co-Medical Director, Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, Stony Brook Medicine

Urszula Zalewski, MBA, MS
Director of Experiential Education, Career Center, Stony Brook University

The opening program is free and open to all faculty, staff and students. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP online at SBEngaged.

The campus community is invited to participate in the many educational, social and cultural programs that will be held in the upcoming weeks. Visit the Women’s History Month website for updated information.

Women’s History Month is an annual celebration of the continuous, significant, vital contributions women have made to society, history and their respective cultures. It began in the United States as a week initially commissioned by Congress in 1981. In 1987, after fervent petitions by the National Women’s History project, Congress passed PUB.L.100-9 designating the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”

At Stony Brook, Women’s History Month was celebrated mostly by student groups and campus departments and offices sponsoring individual programs. In 2018, under the coordination of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the groups and departments formed a campus-wide Women’s History Month Committee that worked collectively to present Stony Brook’s first Women’s History Month Opening Program, with the theme: Women’s Voices: From Empowerment to Action. The program was well received and set the stage for future campus events during Women’s History Month.

Women’s History Month is coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and presented by the Women’s History Month Committee.

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