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University Community Invited to 2016 Women's History Month Events

The Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion invites UHD faculty, staff and students to join the 2016 Women's History Month Events. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, March 21

Miss-Representation - Film Screening and Discussion

Miss-Representation is a documentary arguing that the media--the most powerful communications force in our society--continues to fail women by enculturating them to believe that a woman's value remains primarily her beauty, youth, and sexuality/sensuality. Join us for a thoughtful film experience that will lead to a lively discussion.

Noon-2:00 p.m.

A-350, Auditorium

Tuesday, March 22

Miss-Representation - Film Screening and Discussion

Miss-Representation is a documentary arguing that the media--the most powerful

communications force in our society--continues to fail women by enculturating them to believe

that a woman's value remains primarily her beauty, youth, and sexuality/sensuality. Join us for a

thoughtful film experience that will lead to a lively discussion to follow.

Noon-2:00 p.m.

A-350, Auditorium

Wednesday, March 23

Police-Citizen Interaction: Women's Issues - Presentation and Q&A

Like our past Police-Citizen Interaction events, this is a tremendous opportunity for members of

the UHD community both to learn more about their rights and how to assert them in encounters

with law enforcement, as well to get to know the fine police officers who serve in the UHD Police

Department. The focus of this session will be women's issues, including safety, stalking,

harassment, situational awareness, self-defense, as well as any other issues that participants

would like to raise.

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

S-370, Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Thursday, March 24

The Privilege Project - Interactive Display and Discussion

What is "privilege" and how does it impact our lives? In particular, how does male privilege

impact the lives of women? And what of the privilege, if any, that accrues to women who--

whether by accident or by intent--fit societal constructs of "beauty" and "desirability"? How can

male feminists and allies of women use their male privilege to work for social justice? We will

explore these questions and more in this interactive display and discussion.

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Mural Area-3rd Floor, Academic Building

Tuesday, March 29

Second Annual UHD "Love Your Body" Mini Conference - Workshop

The 2015 "Body Love" conference, organized by UHD Alumna Heather Strange, was the first of

its kind at the University of Houston-Downtown to focus on body positivity while also addressing

women's issues such as equality in the workplace and domestic violence. This second

workshop will be addressing body image issues in college, with a special focus on the role of

media in promulgating harmful body image standards for women. Come be part of this unique

event!

Noon-2:00 p.m.

A-300, Houston Room

Tuesday, March 29

Sister Stories II - Discussion and Sharing

Sister Stories provides an opportunity for members of the UHD community to hear and learn

from the personal stories of UHD women, especially those who are privileged to have enjoyed

life for a few more years than many of us. Come to hear their stories and share your own.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

S-370, Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Wednesday, March 30

Police-Citizen Interaction: Women's Issues - Presentation and Q&A

Like our past Police-Citizen Interaction events, this is a tremendous opportunity for members of the UHD community both to learn more about their rights and how to assert them in encounters with law enforcement, as well to get to know the fine police officers who serve in the UHD Police Department. The focus of this session will be women's issues, including safety, stalking, harassment, situational awareness, self-defense, as well as any other issues that participants would like to raise.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

S-370, Center for Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Thursday, March 31

UHD Women's Pride Day Event - Interactive Project

For the first time at UHD, we will close Women's History Month by starting a new tradition: a Women's Pride event. Women, please come and share why you are proud to be a woman. Men, please share why you are an ally of women and of women's issues.

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Ticket Booth Area, 3rd Floor Academic Building