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SUNY Cortland celebrates Womens History Month


SUNY Cortland begins its celebration of Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 8, the day recognized globally as International Women’s Day, which recognizes the achievements of women while calling for further action on issues of gender inequity. 

From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., flowers and information about International Women’s Day will be available outside the International Programs Office, Old Main, Room 219. This year’s theme is “Embrace equity.” It is presented by International Programs and the Gender Policies and Initiatives Council. 

At 5:30 p.m. on March 8,  Tokunbo Laotan-Brown, a heritage architect and cultural economist, will present “The New Scramble and its Economic Impact on West African Women.” 

Laotan-Brown has a doctorate in economics and architecture. She is a member of the Scientific Committee, Graduate Programme in Cultural Heritage Studies at the University of Nova Goricia, Slovenia. An entrepreneur, she has founded enterprises to encourage investment in Africa and is principal consultant for Merging Ecologies Studio, which documents existing culturally important buildings and structures.  

The presentation will be virtual and can be accessed here

Other Women’s History Month events include: 

  • “The Price of the Ticket: The Cost of Speaking One’s Heart,” Wednesday, March 22, 12:30 p.m. Itoro Bassey, a writer, television correspondent and BBC Producer will present virtually. It can be accessed here.
  • “Interactive Workshop: Building an Inclusive Foreign Affairs Community,” Friday, March 24, noon. Alexandria J. Maloney, president of Black Professionals in International Affairs, will present virtually. It can be accessed here.
  • “Throwing Like a Girl: Culture, Language, and Post-Feminism,” Thursday, March 30, noon. SUNY Cortland Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita of English Karla Alwes will present at a location to be determined.
  • “Women in the Sport Industry: Alumni Panel,” Thursday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. Erin Morris, associate professor in SUNY Cortland’s Sport Management Department, will moderate at a location to be determined.

Updated information on these events will also be posted to the university calendar.