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Women's History Month Featured Events

Keynote Speaker:  Carol Moseley Braun

Monday, March 6, 2014

Reception: 5:00-6:00pm
Keynote Address: 6:00-7:30
Student Center Grand Ballroom B

America in 2014: Post-Racial and Post-Feminist? Future Directions in Civil and Political Rights

Carol Moseley Braun has a long and distinguished career of public service. Between 1979 and 1988, she was a member of Illinois House of Representatives where she earned her reputation as “the conscience of the House” and from 1988 until 1992, Carol Moseley Braun challenged incumbent senator Alan J. Dixon and in 1993, made history as the first and only African American women to serve in the U.S to date. In 1999, President Bill Clinton nominated Carol Moseley Braun to serve as Ambassador to New Zealand, a position she held until 2001. In 2004, Carol Moseley Braun followed in the footsteps of pioneering Representative Shirley Chisholm by running for president of the Untied States, the only woman candidate in the Democratic Party or Republican Party. She is currently the founder and president of Good Food Organics.

International Women’s Day                                                  

Monday, March 10, 12:00-2:00pm
McKenny Hall

Come celebrate International Women’s Day with the EMU community. International Women’s Day is a day celebrating the global, economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for theinternationalwomensday.com global hub, and encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

 “My Mic Sounds”: The Remix: Celebrating Women & Hip Hop

Tuesday, March 11, 12:00-8:00pm 
McKenny Hall, Ballroom and Salon

This day long celebration will provide the EMU community and others in Southeastern Michigan with an opportunity to learn about the relationship between women’s empowerment and hip-hop culture. This event will feature a panel discussion, a hip-hop open mic featuring the musical and artistic expertise of Detroit’s Foundation & EMU’s own Poetry Society. The Day of events will end with an all-female DJ set.

Betty Brown Chappell: “Open Secrets: A Poor Person’s Life in Higher Education” Discussion and Book Signing 

Wednesday, March 12 6:00-7:30pm
306 Pray-Harrold

My personal journey grounds this book as the first in my poor and working-class family to graduate from college and earn a doctorate. My story of social and economic mobility begins with my out-of-wedlock birth, moves to detail racial violence that I was subjected to as a child, and offers an instructive instance of sexual harassment (later featured in a nationally-distributed video). I employ these instances plus vignettes of work place problems and successes to discuss the rewards and outcomes that are possible with one of the few assets available to a poor person – self-discipline – to achieve educational goals.

Pride Prom                                             

Tuesday, March 18 8:00-11:00pm
Student Center Ballroom

You won’t want to miss the hottest LGBTRC event of the year… our annual Pride Prom! Dress to the nines (or not!) and dance with all of your LGBTQA friends. Light refreshments served. Tons of community raffle prizes! (Free and open to the public.)

“In the Q: A Celebration of Local Women Musicians”

Wednesday, March 19 7:30pm 
Student Center, Room 300

Featuring Caiden Droscha, Abigail Stauffer, and Kate Peterson

Do you like listening to great music? Do you enjoy supporting women musicians? Are you part of the LGBTQ community or an ally? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this event is for you! Come jam out with local women musicians as they play some of their favorite tunes!

Relax, Relate, Release: A Day of Pampering”

Wednesday, March 13 12:00-5:00pm
McKenny Hall, Guild Hall

Feeling stressed? School got you overwhelmed? Then come unwind during our day of pampering.

“Dr. Sherie Randolph: “Florynce Kennedy, Black Power, and Feminism”

Wednesday, March 26 5:00-7:00 pm 
Halle Library Auditorium

Dr.Randolph, University of Michigan, will deliver a lecture on the pioneering feminist Florynce Kennedy. Randolph’s talk, which is the subject of her upcoming book, focuses on the ways that Florynce Kennedy straddled intersectionality as she worked to bring racial issues to white feminist groups while simultaneously educating activists in the Black Power movement about feminist concerns in the 1970s. Randolph’s talk will educate students about intersectionality from a historical perspective.