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SUNY Cortland celebrates Women’s History Month

SUNY Cortland celebrates Women’s History Month


SUNY Cortland is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of events throughout March.

The National Women’s History Alliance has selected “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced” as the theme for 2021.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. The Women’s History Month schedule of events includes:

  • Wednesday, March 3: sandwich seminar, “Caribbean COVID response: Navigating race, gender, and colonialism in international humanitarian relief,” presented by Jena Nicols Curtis, Health Department, online via Webex, 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 4: sandwich seminar, ““Then COVID happened, and my work/life balance (which was already tipping precariously) fell off a cliff…” panel discussion, online via Webex, noon.
  • Friday, March 5: TransAction. The third annual conference about the needs and experiences of transgender and gender queer students in the college environment, register online, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 10: sandwich seminar, “Stacey Abrams' Impact on Georgian Voter Empowerment,” presented by Melissa Safford, community health major and board representative for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), online via Webex, 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 11: sandwich seminar, “Building a Better Bystander: Using Research to Get Men Involved with Campus Sexual Violence Prevention,” presented by Eric Schisler, M ’18, online via Webex, noon.
  • Thursday, March 11: SafeZone training. To identify, educate, and support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and Pansexual (LGBTQIAP) allies, online via Webex, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 11: Black Lives and Liberation Forum, “Supporting Women of Color,” register online, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 17: sandwich seminar, “‘When the Time is Right’ – Selling Compulsory Pregnancy to American Women,” presented by community health senior Sydney Gale, online via Webex, 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 18: sandwich seminar, “Garifuna Women in Honduras,” a discussion of the Garifuna Women in Honduras, their culture and traditional occupations, and the hardships that they currently face, presented by junior Kayla Sewer, online via Webex, noon.
  • Thursday, March 18: presentation, “Where would be without RBG? A gender equity program for students,” Webex link to be provided by the Gender Policies and Initiatives Council, 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 23: Women’s herstory trivia contest sponsored by Campus Activities and Corey Union, online via Webex, 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 24: sandwich seminar, “After Carceral Feminism: Abolition as a Lived Practice,” presented by author Saida Hodžić, associate professor of anthropology at Cornell University, online via Zoom, ID: 86981600442, password: 022421, 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 25: sandwich seminar, “Resilient Learners: How to Bend Without Breaking,” a panel discussion on how we can apply the research about resilience and learning to maintain or even increase our academic performance in challenging times. Online via Webex, noon.
  • Wednesday, March 31: sandwich seminar, “Navigating race and gender to ensure that Black Lives Matter: Exploring the role of intersectional feminism in community activism,” presented by Melissa Kiser, local community activistfrom Cortland Black Lives Matter, and Kristina Furi ’20, online via Webex, 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 31, SafeZone training, to identify, educate, and support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual and pansexual (LGBTQIAP) allies, online, 3:30 to 5 p.m.


More information is available online through the SUNY Cortland campus calendar.