Women's History Month at The University of Akron

Women's History Month 2019

Mission: Women's History Month, at The University of Akron, celebrates the history, understanding, and empowerment of women and their impact on the campus, community, and world. 

Women's National Theme: “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence”

Friday, March 1 – Friday, March 22

Professional Clothing Drive benefiting Akron Urban League

Drop-off Location: Center for Service and Leadership, Student Union

Sponsor: serveAkron

Description: Drop off gently used professional clothing for women and men from March 1-22 to benefit Akron Urban League. This organization strives to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Summit County, Particularly African Americans, by advocating and facilitating programs that are economically and educationally transformational. Donations are accepted in the Center for Service and Leadership, located on the 1stFloor of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union (Suite 135).

Monday, March 4 - Friday, March 8

Women’s History Month Online Scavenger Hunt

Time: All Day

Location: @hercampusakron on Instagram (Instagram Story)

Sponsored by: Her Campus Akron

Description: Join Her Campus Akron in a fun, innovative celebration of women’s history during the first week of March. During the week leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8, Her Campus Akron will post a question to their Instagram Story each day that asks participants to search for the answer online. On Friday, March 8, participants will be asked to screenshot their answers from previous days and send them in to HC Akron’s Instagram account. Those who complete the week of questions will receive a giveaway prize!


Tuesday, March 5

The Women's Studies Open House

Time: 1-3 pm

Location: SU 310

Sponsor: Women’s Studies Program

Description: It will be a chance for students to learn more about the program, meet faculty, women's studies minors, and eat pizza! 


Thursday, March 7

She Said What?

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: Archives Lounge

Sponsored by: The Rape Crisis Center

Description: She Said What? is a tabling event where students can try and guess which famous woman said a quote. Students can win RCC giveaways for correct answers.


International Women’s Day: Women of Vision

Time: 7-8pm

Location: Gardner Theatre

Sponsors: Campus Programs & LeadAkron


That’s What She Sang

Time: 8pm-9:30pm

Location: SU Starbucks

Sponsored by: The Coalition Against Sexual Assault & The Rape Crisis Center

Description: That’s What She Sang is a karaoke night that will celebrate women in the music industry.


Friday, March 8

Five Star Service Project at the Battered Women’s Shelter

Time: 8:30-11:00AM

Location: Student Union Commuter Lounge

Sponsor: serveAkron

Description: Join serveAkron a volunteer your time on Five Star Friday with the Battered Women’s Shelter. The Battered Women’s Shelter’s mission is to lead the community in the prevention of domestic abuse by providing emergency shelter, advocacy, and education throughout Summit and Medina Counties. Students interested in volunteering can email serve@uakron.edu to RSVP.

Wednesday, March 13th

Singer Selkii

Time: 7:17 pm

Location: SU Starbucks

Sponsored by: RHPB & RHC

Description: Selkii is a Looping-Singer-Guitarist hailing from South Africa’s Beach City, Durban. Her musical influences include Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley.

Wednesday, March 20th

Mosaic: Women of Color

Time: 11am–12pm

Location: STU 310

Sponsor: The Counseling & Testing Center, Presented by S. Salas, & D. Randall

Description: A workshop for women of color to address academic/life stressors, develop a community of trust, and to facilitate the adjustment process at a PWI (Predominately White Institution).


UnZipped

Time: 1pm-2pm

Location: SU 308

Sponsored by: The Rape Crisis Center & G.I.R.L.S.

Description: UnZipped is an opportunity where students can engage in real discussions about controversial topics in a safe and open environment. Discussion for this month will be centered around topics that relate to feminism and challenges that women face in today’s culture.


Thursday, March 21

Herstory: An Insider Tour of the National Museum of Psychology

Time: 6pm

Location: The National Museum of Psychology

Description: Women are often marginalized in traditional histories of science. In this insider’s tour, we will explore the National Museum of Psychology with a specific focus on “herstory.” We’ll share stories of how women were excluded from psychology, as well as how they changed and challenged the field.  Guided "herstory" tour begins at 6pm and is included with admission.  Museum admission rates are 50% off for the event. University of Akron students, faculty, and staff receive free admission with a valid ZipCard. The Museum is open until 8 pm, so come early or stay after to explore more on your own.