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March is Women's History Month!

Check out last year's events, and watch for our 2015 schedule soon.

2014 Women's History Month Events

Day Without Feminism

March 3rd, 2014
Reeve Concourse

Sponsored by Women's Advocacy Council

Owning Your Skills: Gendered Language in Professional Communication

March 3rd, 2014
Student Success Center (SSC) 101

Join the Women's Center and Career Services for a workshop about gendered language in the business world. Are women effectively communicating their successes and accomplishments in their resumes and during interviews? Bring your resume with you to this workshop and find out. This workshop is a special version for Women’s History Month, and will include a discussion about the history of gender division in the workforce.

Co-Sponsored with Women's Center and Career Services

Suffrage in Sawdust City: A Suffrage Performance

March 4th, 2014
Reeve Theater (307)

Celebrate Women’s History Month and the centennial of the Oshkosh AAUW branch with this performance depicting a fictionalized debate about tactics between Wisconsin’s own suffragist Jessie Jack Hooper (portrayed by Dr. Helen Bannan) and the radical suffragist, jailed for protesting for the vote, Doris Stevens of the National Woman’s Party (portrayed by Dr. M. Geneva Murray).

Co-Sponsored with Women's Center, Oshkosh AAUW, and Office of Academic Affairs

Dusty Sex: Bring the Sexual Revolution at UWO out of the Archives

March 6th, 2014
Sage 1232

Join Samantha Smith, Anna Yarish and Alexandra Rugger for this panel.

UWO students actively participated in the sexual revolution in a variety of ways, and their actions speak to larger issues that faced both Wisconsin and the nation. It is both a challenge and a reward to research histories like those related to UWO’s sexual revolution.

Interested in learning about student – run abortion referral services or the contraceptive conflicts in the Student Health Clinic?


Want to know how UWO can serve as a resource for researching and studying marginalized communities and histories?

Co-Sponsored with Women's Center, History Department, History Club, Student Health Center, and Polk Library

Rosie the Reader

March 8th, 2014
Women's Center

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Women's Center. Join us for a fun filled empowering children's story hour. Come dressed as your favorite feminist ally in history, role model, or a suffragette.

Sponsored by the Women's Center

Circle of Perspectives: Feminism

March 10th, 2014
Reeve 306

Circle of Perspectives is series of non-partisan, small and/or large group dialogues that will involve critical thinking around diversity and social inequalities. Feminism, and the history of the movement, will be discussed in this session.

Sponsored by Diversity and Inclusion Programs

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop

March 11th, 2014
Reeve 215

Learning how to effectively negotiate a salary is one way to combat the wage gap. Not sure what "wage gap" is? It's the oft-cited statistic that women make 77 cents to a man's dollar. But it's more complicated than that. Race, ethnicity, and gender are all a factor, with Hispanic women facing the largest pay gap. Utilizing resources from the WAGE Project and the AAUW, this workshop will provide students with the knowledge they need to feel confident in salary negotiations in order to combat the wage gap. 

Co-Sponsored with Women's Center, Diversity and Inclusion Programs, UW Credit Union, Office of Student Affairs, Career Services, The Wage Project, and AAUW

Queer Film Series: Radical Harmonies

March 11th, 2014
LGBTQ Resource Center Classroom
(Campus Center for Equity and Diversity)

Radical Harmonies is a documentary that chronicles the Women's Music Cultural Movement and its evolution from a "girl with guitar" to a revolution in the roles of women in music and culture. The movement gave birth to an alternative industry that changed women and music forever.

Sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center


March 12th, 2014
Reeve Theater (307)

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Campus for Awareness & Relationship Education (CARE) is leading a campaign titled #Rapeisnotajoke. The purpose of this campaign is to end the misuse of the word rape. Phrases such as "That exam just raped me" and "The wind just raped my hair" are common examples of this misuse heard on campus each day. The word rape is not one to be joked about, but one to be taken seriously. This campaign is now in its second year.

Sponsored by CARE

Feminist* Film Series: Wonder Women!

March 14th, 2014
6:00pm (Doors Open)
6:30pm (Film Begins)
Time Community Theater

Wonder Women looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. Post-film discussion facilitated by Renée Gasch, National Community Engagement Manger, ITVS. Renée manages national outreach for the ITVS Women and Girls Lead campaign and Independent Lens documentary series Monday nights on PBS. In collaboration with filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Renee produced the film's discussion guide, organized premiere screenings in 2013, and launched the online game and curriculum for Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines. Prior to ITVS, she was an Associate Producer for the Miss Representation documentary and led community outreach for the International Museum of Women. She lives in Green Bay.

Co-Sponsored with Women's Center, Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Wisconsin Women and Girls Lead, Wisconsin Public Television, and the Reel to Real Project

Black Beauty: Let's Talk about Hair

March 17th, 2014
Sage 1239

Co-Sponsored with African American Studies and The Sisterhood

WAGS: Career Panel

March 18th, 2014
Sage 3221

Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies

Panel on Popular Culture: Game of Thrones

March 19th, 2014
Sage 1210

Join the Women's Center for their series of panels on popular culture. Spring 2014 brings us to a discussion of the Game of Thrones, where we will talk about gender and religion, gender bending, and the eroticization of sexual violence.

Sponsored by the Women's Center

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