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Augusta University celebrates Women’s History Month with courageous conversations, donation drives

Augusta University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and departments across campus will host a variety of in-person and virtual events in honor of Women’s History Month in March.

Multicultural Monday

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6 at JSAC Breezeway and March 20 at Ed Commons Lobby. Celebrate Women’s History Month at this tabling event to learn about iconic women throughout history and grab a mini bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Courageous Conversation: At the Intersection

6 p.m. March 8; virtual event via Teams. Multicultural Student Engagement will host faculty and staff speakers Amber Johnson, academic advisor in the College of Education and Human Development; Karma Aljaroudi, associate director, student recruitment; Simone Hicks, PhD, associate dean of students; and Kelly Allen, PhD, assistant professor in COEHD, for a conversation about what it means to be a woman with intersecting identities. Register for the event.

Being a Woman: Period

6 p.m. March 13 at JSAC Coffeehouse. MSE is collecting sanitary products of tampons and pads to donate to Hope House. Donations can be dropped off at the MSE or ODI offices, Reese Library or Greenblatt Library through March 13.

Livin’ Life: Watch me move

11:30 a.m. March 14 at JSAC Butler Meeting Room. Come engage in a conversation about historical women’s movements and how they impact us today, then learn to move your body physically through a women’s empowerment Zumba exercise.

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The Secret History of Women’s Speech – Health and Medicine

Noon March 16; virtual event via Zoom. The Center for Bioethics and Health Policy and the Institute for Public and Preventive Health will present Dana Rubin, journalist, speechwriter and author of Speaking While Female: 75 Extraordinary Speeches by American Women. Rubin will discuss the long-overlooked history of female orators in America. She is founder of the Speaking While Female Speech Bank, the world’s largest online archive of women’s oratory, with speeches by women of every background, race, ethnicity and belief, from across time and around the world, demonstrating that women have been speaking in public for centuries. Register for the event.

Sista Circle: Tea Time

6 p.m. March 23 at JSAC Ballroom. Students, faculty and staff are invited to a sisterhood high tea. Join us as we come together as a community to discuss what it means to romanticize our lives as Black women in the modern day. 

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