Women's Week

2014 Events

Each year the Women’s Center, in collaboration with many different student organizations, academic and administrative departments, and community groups, coordinates UNL Women’s Week, a week-long series of events in March to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. We celebrate the contributions women have made to our community and the world while raising awareness about the struggles women still face. 

Food is provided for the Leadership Luncheons free of charge for all students, staff, and faculty members, but reservations are required. Contact Jamie Porter at wcprogramming@unl.edu or call 402-472-2597 ext. 2 to reserve your spot by March 14, 2014.

Tickets for the Annual Women’s History Month Banquet are on sale through the Student Organization Financial Services office. Contact Jeff at 402-472-5668. Student tickets are $15, non-student $25. Department and organization tables are also available.

Vision Maker Film Festival

March 14-20, 2014
Location : Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Description : The VisionMaker Film Festival showcases Native-produced film and video projects that often do not get the spotlight they deserve in a crowded entertainment market. Native filmmakers will be present at some screenings. Visit theross.org for the full schedule and price information.

Coffee and Conversation: All of Me

Sunday 3/16 @ 1pm
Location : Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
Description : A free screening of All of Me at Lincoln's Mary Riepma Ross Theatre is followed by a community discussion in UNL’s Van Brunt Visitors Center. A panel discussion about our prejudices and complicated relationships with food, fat, and our bodies will be held afterward in the Van Brunt Center. Our panelists will include Dr. Carly Woods, Women’s Studies and Communication Studies assistant professor at UNL; a bariatric nutritional therapist from St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical; and one post-op bariatric patient from a local support group. More information at https://netnebraska.org/event/net-community-engagement/coffee-conversation-all-me.

Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment

Monday 3/17 – 3/21
Location :
Nebraska Union Rotunda Gallery
Description : Explore this display of local women who have done extraordinary things from the past and present. Each of these women has been nominated for their character, courage, and commitment by others in the UNL and Lincoln communities.

Leadership Luncheon: Women in Religion

Monday 3/17 @ 11:30 pm
: Nebraska Union Room Posted
Description : Take part in an informative and respectful panel discussion about women’s roles in faith traditions on our campus and around the world including Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. People of all faith traditions are welcome.

Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women

Monday 3/17 @ 3:30 to 5 pm
: Nebraska Union Room Posted
Description : Join Chancellor Perlman and the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women at this reception and ceremony recognizing a faculty member and student organization for their important work creating a climate where women can succeed. The University Chorale, under the direction of Therees Hibbard, will perform.

Doin' Time with Peterson Toscano

Monday 3/17 @ 6 pm
Location : Nebraska Union Room Posted
Description : Performance artist and activist Peterson Toscano performs scenes from his one-person plays including his comedy about his time in an ex-gay program, “Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House,” and “Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible.”

Honoring Women's Service in the Military

Tuesday 3/18 @ 10:00 am
Location : Nebraska Union Room Posted
Description : The University of Nebraska-Lincoln ROTC Programs will host keynote speaker Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF, Retired. General Vaught served in the United States Air Force for more than 28 years, retiring in 1985 as one of the most highly decorated women in U.S. history. Throughout her career, General Vaught forged new paths and pioneered opportunities for the servicewomen who would follow. A Vietnam veteran, she was one of the few military women in that war who were not nurses. And, when she was promoted to brigadier general in 1980, she was one of a handful of women in the world who had ever achieved that distinction.

Brown Bag Open Forum with the CCSW Staff Council

Tuesday 3/18 @ 11:30 am
Location : Nebraska Union Room Posted
Description : The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) Staff Council would like to invite members of the UNL community to bring their lunches to the City Campus Union and discuss concerns and issues facing staff women at UNL.

Veterans and Military Service Resource Fair

Tuesday 3/18 @ 4-7 pm
Location : Nebraska Union Fischer Lounge 2nd Floor
Description : Learn how to access the many campus and community resources that are available to veterans and military service members.

Women in Combat Panel

Tuesday 3/18 @ 7 pm
Location : Nebraska Union Auditorium
Description : Women from four branches of the U.S. military speak about their experiences. The panel will feature Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF, Retired, and President of the Board of Directors of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. as well as three local women military service members and veterans with combat experience.

Leadership Luncheon: Feminist Pioneers

Wednesday 3/19 @ 11:30 am
Location : Nebraska Union Room Posted 
Description : A panel of leaders of the feminist movement in Nebraska in the 1960s and 70s who made important strides for women everywhere discuss their journeys: the struggles, triumphs, and future possibilities.

Feministing: Offline and Unfiltered

Wednesday 3/19 @ 7:30 pm
Location : Nebraska Union Room Posted
Description : Feministing blog editors and writers Zerlina Maxwell and Katie Halper will be sharing their journeys and discussing how feminism has changed over the last decade, online and off, and the future of the feminist movement.

Leadership Luncheon: Staying Rooted in Agriculture

Thursday 3/20 @ 11:30 am
Location : Nebraska East Union
Description : Discover how Asia Haack, alum of UNL’s Animal Science and M.S. Meat Science and Muscle Biology programs, stayed close to her agricultural roots while branching out in the industry. Learn about her academic and post-graduate journeys plus current topics in agriculture.

Annual Women’s History Month Banquet

Thursday 3/20 @ 6:00 pm
Location : Champions Club, 707 Stadium Drive
Description : Celebrate Women’s History Month with the Women’s Center and speaker Cecilia Fire Thunder, the first woman elected as President of Oglala Sioux and featured in the Visionmaker Festival film “Young Lakota”. Contact Jeff Rech at 402-472-5668 to purchase your tickets before Friday, March 14.

Leadership Luncheon: Sisterhood is Global

Friday 3/21 @ 11:30 am
Location : Selleck Presidential Dining Room
Description : Bring a friend to lunch in celebration of close, supportive, and healthy friendships between women and forge new friendships with people from different backgrounds.

Las Hermanas Padilla

Thursday 3/20 - 3/29
Special Women's Week performance Friday 3/21
@ 7:30 pm
Location : Carson Theater
Description : Watch Tony Meneses’ fantastical story of ten sisters-in-law who find conflict and solace, humor and grace in the unexpected sisterhood they are forced into while their husbands are away fighting an unnamed war. Friday night's performance will be followed by a discussion of the role the arts play in our lives. Tickets are available through the Lied Center box office - 402-472-4747 or www.liedcenter.org. Ticket prices - Students $15 & general admission $20. More information at www.angelscompany.org


Vision Maker Media, NET Community Engagements, Classics and Religious Studies, Film Studies, LGBTQA Resource Center, Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), Nebraska National Guard, Heartland Federal Employed Women’s Chapter, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Women’s and Gender Studies, Women’s Foundation, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, University Program Council, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Psychology of Gender Student Organization, UNL Housing, Angels Theater Company