Miami Regionals sponsor women's history events

By Brennan Burks, Miami Regionals

Miami University Regionals are sponsoring a number of events for Women’s History Month. The themes this year are Women Who Care (Middletown campus) and The Past and Future of Women’s Activism (Hamilton campus).

March 1, Fair Trade: Empowering Women Worldwide presented by Lauren Matus, noon, 201 Johnston Hall, Middletown campus. In this thought-provoking discussion examine how fair trade creates opportunities for women to lead and fosters economic growth for all.

March 2, Film Screening and Discussion on “Iron-Jawed Angels,” 4 p.m., 304 Rentschler Hall, Hamilton campus.  This film features the political activism of Alice Paul and other American suffragettes in the 1910s. Whitney Womack Smith, chair of languages, literatures, and writing, will lead a discussion after the film. A pizza dinner will be provided.

March 6, Women’s Journey’s Women’s Voices: The Refugee Experience, 10 a.m., 142 Johnston Hall, Middletown campus. While refugees are among us, in many cases they may be invisible and their voices not heard. This program offers the opportunity for us to hear the voices of women refugees living in Southwest Ohio. Invitations have been made to refugees from a variety of areas including Bhutan, Burundi, Myanmar, Iraq and Syria. The United States will welcome nearly 50,000 refugees this year, and in 2016 more than 4,000 refugees were resettled in Ohio.

March 6, Don’t Despair. Organize! Activist Feminisms and Intersectional Futures, 4 p.m., Seminar Room 3, Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Hamilton campus.In this keynote workshop, G. Patterson, assistant professor of English at Ball State University, offers practical guidance for taking action and making meaningful social change. This will be an interactive, practical workshop from an expert in persuasive rhetoric, intersectional feminisms and social justice. A pizza dinner will be provided.

March 15, Women’s History Month Jeopardy, 4 p.m., Seminar Room 3, Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Hamilton campus. Bring your friends to test your knowledge of women's history and enjoy food and prizes.

March 15, Q-&-A Session with Caroline Boehme, OBGYN, 11:30 a.m., 105 Thesken Hall, Middletown campus. Boehme will be on campus to answer questions about women’s health issues.

March 15, Film Screening of “The Mamma Sherpas: Midwives Across America,” 1 p.m., 117 Johnston Hall, Middletown campus. This feature-length documentary focuses on women receiving their maternity care through midwife-doctor teams. Follow nurse midwives, the doctors they work with, and their patients to provide an investigative lens into how midwives work within the hospital system.

March 27, When Intersectionality Meets Interdisciplinarity: An Asian Woman Gets Personal about STEM presented by Yue Li, senior research associate and project team leader at Miami’s Discovery Center for Evaluation, Research, and Professional Learning, 11:30 a.m., 105 Thesken Hall, Middletown campus.

March 28, Book Discussion of The Forest Lover, noon, in the Blue Chairs Area of Gardner-Harvey Library, Middletown campus. Learn how, in her latest novel, Susan Vreeland brings to life Emily Carr, who first blazed a path for women artists. Carr was a fiercely independent and underappreciated figure. From illegal potlatches in tribal communities to prewar Paris, where her art was exhibited in the famed Salon d'Automne, Carr's story is as arresting as it is vibrant.

Special literary displays:

  • Miami Middletown’s Gardner-Harvey Library — books written by women authors.
  • Miami Hamilton’s Rentschler Library — books and images related to the representation of women in the media, body image and body diversity.

Feel free to browse through the selections, and check out one that interests you.

Events are free and open to the public. For more information on events at the Hamilton campus, call (513) 785-3004. For more information on events at the Middletown campus, call (513) 217-4177.