Women's Week

Women’s Week 2015: Power Play

Explore the intersections of gender, identity, and power across many domains of life including politics, athletics, gaming, and international events.

Food is provided for the Leadership Luncheons free of charge for all students, staff, and faculty members, but reservations are required. Reserve your spot by March 14th at http://involved-apps.unl.edu/a/LuncheonRegistration/ or contact Layla Younis at wcprogramming@unl.edu, 402-472-2597 ext. 2.

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 $20. Department and organization tables are also available.

Women of Courage, Character and Commitment:

Nominate a woman (or more than one) who has positively affected your life in a professional, personal, mentor, or peer relationship. Visit the nomination website for more information http://involved-apps.unl.edu/a/WomensHistoryMonth. Nominations due February 27.

linn Meyers - Lecture

Tuesday, March 10 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sheldon Museum of Art

“listening to the silence inside the illusion of the world”
linn meyers will discuss her paintings, drawings and installation work.  She will give insights into the conceptual elements of her work, as well as discussing the formal characteristics of her practice and her interest in temporary, site-specific works.

International Think Tank

Wednesday, March 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Learn about gender roles and expectations of women and men from different countries and hear student experiences of being from different societies through small round table discussions.

Young Women’s Advocacy Day:

Thursday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nebraska State Capital

A day to empower high school and college students to work with state and community leaders to create positive change.  For additional information visit the YWCA website. Register here.  

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

Friday, March 13 – Thursday, March 19 at Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Theatre

This film resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. Produced and Directed by Mary Dore. Visit https://theross.org/movie/755/ for show times and film details.

Virtual Equality: Gendering the Gaming World

Monday, March 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nebraska Union

Women are involved in all aspects of gaming but face barriers at many levels. Panelists discuss different aspects of the gaming world, from game development to coding to work environments to consumers and critics. After lunch stay until 2 pm to try games recommended by our panelists because of their inclusive, creative approaches. Bring your laptop! Featuring: Megan Vokal, Co-Founder of Clockwork Demon Johnathan Cheng, English doctoral student specializing in digital humanities, new media studies, and computer/videogames in terms of literary theory Gabi Kirilloff, Doctoral student specializing in digital humanities and new media studies

Women in Agriculture Reception and Discussion

Monday, March 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Nebraska East Union

Women in agricultural overcome obstacles in male dominated industries and achieve success every day. Featuring: Tasha King, Sigma Alpha Regional Consultant Asia Haack, Ag Loan Officer at Cornerstone Bank, Central City, NE; Hilary Maricle, Boone Country Commissioner; and Karna Dam, Extension Educator, Unit Leader. Cosponsored by Sigma Alpha and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Women in the Middle East Leadership Luncheon

Tuesday, March 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nebraska Union

A panel of women from Middle Eastern cultures and countries dispel the myths of gender roles and expectations for women by sharing their stories and experiences. Explore the intersectionality of gender, nationalities and religion. Featuring: Abla Hasan, Assistant Professor of Practice of Arabic for the UNL Modern Language & Literature Department and Nadia Lahbass, visiting graduate student from Morocco.

Miles to Go movie screening

Tuesday, March 17 from 5:30-7:30 in the Nebraska Union

This documentary features exclusive interviews with many of Lincoln's founding feminists from the 1970s and 1980s. The reception and film are followed by a multi-generational panel discussing strategies for the future. Featuring: Tiauna Lewis, Lincoln High School's Feminists for Change; Adamma Izu, junior marketing major; Kathie Uhrmacher, President of Women’s Foundation & Executive Producer; Marcee Metzger, Executive Director of Voices of Hope.

Women in Athletics Leadership Luncheon:

Wednesday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nebraska Union

Listen to UNL student athletes discuss how athletics have empowered their lives and encouraged positive female relationships. Featuring: Alex Lorentz, junior political science and sociology major (Rifle; Maggy Lehmicke, senior journalism major (Tennis); Andrea Ruiz, senior history major (Bowling); Sam Areman, senior marketing major (Soccer); Rebekah Land, senior communication studies major (Swim & Dive).

Does my student government represent me? Leadership Luncheon

Thursday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Nebraska Union

ASUN, UNL’s student government, is empowered to represent the interests of students to University administrators, but the voices of some students have been left out. Learn the history of the involvement of women, international students, students of color, and LGBT students in ASUN; about the barriers these students face; and develop strategies to make ASUN representative of all UNL students. Featuring: Adamma Izu, junior marketing major (ASUN Senator); Jeff Story, Speaker of the 2014-15 ASUN Senate; Mohammed Al Abdullah, freshman Chemical Engineering major (ASUN Diversity Inclusion Committee).

Women’s History Month Banquet

Thursday, March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate women’s achievements at UNL and beyond. We honor the recipients of the Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women, and all of the nominees for Women of Character, Courage and Commitment. Featured speaker Shonna Dorsey, co-founder, co-owner and managing director of Interface: The Web School. Student tickets are $15, non-student $20. Contact Jeff at 402-472-5668.

Co-sponsors include:

  • Association of Students of the University of Nebraska
  • Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women
  • Chancellor’s Committee on Wellness
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • East Campus Student Involvement
  • International Student Advisory Committee
  • Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Theatre
  • Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
  • Sigma Alpha
  • Student Health 101
  • University Health Center
  • Voices of Hope
  • Women’s Foundation of Lincoln and Lancaster County