Rutgers Observes Women's History Month 2019

Rutgers Observes Women's History Month 2019

Rutgers-New Brunswick

March 6, 2 p.m. The BOLD Center at Douglass and the Eagleton Institute of Politics present “A Conversation with Chief Sue Fulton, PLEN Forum.” Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton was nominated by Gov. Philip D. Murphy on Feb. 20, 2018, to become the chair and chief administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. The PLEN Forum is a spring lecture series that invites women in politics and public leadership to come and talk to students about their experiences. Eagleton Institute of Politics, New Brunswick.

March 8, noon. The Douglass Diversity and Inclusion Program presents the first annual Women's Day at Douglass. The day will highlight the accomplishments of women within the Rutgers community, including messages from special guests, an involvement fair featuring women-led organizations at Rutgers-New Brunswick, activities, prizes, food and more. Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, New Brunswick.  

March 11, noon. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Association of Women Surgeons, and the American Medical Women's Association present "Lifestyle in Surgery with Dr. Corbett" as part of Women in Medicine Week. Library of Science and Medicine, Piscataway.

March 12, 6:30 p.m. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Association of Women Surgeons, and the American Medical Women's Association present "Women in Surgery Networking Dinner" as part of Women in Medicine Week. Clinical Academic Building, New Brunswick.

March 13, noon. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Association of Women Surgeons, and the American Medical Women's Association present "Heart Disease in Women with Dr. Kulkarni" as part of Women in Medicine Week. C11-C12.

March 13, 2 p.m. The BOLD Center at Douglass and the Eagleton Institute of Politics present “A Conversation with Kim Guadagno, Former Lt. Governor, PLEN Forum.” Currently partner at the law firm Connell Foley, Guadagno was sworn in as New Jersey’s first lieutenant governor in January 2010 and was elected to a second term in 2013. In 2007, the lieutenant governor was elected the first woman sheriff in Monmouth County in New Jersey's history. Eagleton Institute of Politics, New Brunswick.

March 15, noon. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, The Association of Women Surgeons, and the American Medical Women's Association present "Professional Development Workshop with Dr. Krumrei" as part of Women in Medicine Week. N4-N6.

March 15-16. The Center for Women and Politics hosts Ready to Run New Jersey, a training program for women running for public office. Registration info here. New Brunswick.

March 25, 4 p.m. The Douglass Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosts a Day of Service at Douglass in honor of Women's History Month. Douglass Residential College’s Diversity and Inclusion Program is partnering with Safe + Sound Somerset Domestic Violence Shelter to make care packages for victims of domestic abuse. Consider donating new items from the list below and drop off (College Hall-Room 206) by Friday, March 22 at 3 p.m. Representatives from Safe + Sound and the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance will give a brief talk about their services. Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center, New Brunswick.   

Donations needed: Journals, sanitary products, shampoos/conditioners, body wash, yoga pants/sweats (various sizes), toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant

March 29, 1 p.m. The BOLD Center at Douglass presents “Legal Careers - Judge Freda Wolfson.” Join the BOLD Center for an intimate conversation with Judge Freda L. Wolfson on her career trajectory to the U.S. District Court. Carpender Hall, New Brunswick.

Rutgers-Newark

March 6, 2:30 p.m. Join Rutgers-Newark for “No More Hidden Figures: Honoring and Recognizing the Sheroes Among Us,” an event celebrating the women who work, educate, serve and lead at the university, within our schools and neighborhoods, businesses and organizations, but for various reasons, have not yet been publicly recognized. A special panel discussing “artivism” includes School of Arts and Sciences-Newark visual artist/assistant professor Jordan Casteel, Price Institute associate director Salamishah Tillet, and photographer/activist Scheherazade Tillet. Visiting Rutgers-Newark lecturer Fayemi Shakur will moderate with Graduate School-Newark student Emily Caris. Paul Robeson Campus Center, Newark.

March 6, 2:45 p.m. Ashley Stewart, the lifestyle and social commerce brand empowering women globally, is partnering with Rutgers University-Newark for the third annual #AshleyCollegeTour to further the Ashley Stewart Leadership Scholarship Program – an initiative developed to help empower women through education.

The #AshleyCollegeTour, part of the annual Finding Ashley Stewart nationwide tour, will offer a series of educational events, including a workshop hosted by Ashley Stewart Chairman and CEO James Rhee. Students will have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship by submitting a short, 250-word essay describing how they demonstrate strong leadership skills at the university and stewardship in their community. Students unable to attend the upcoming #AshleyCollegeTour this spring can apply online for a chance to be the Rutgers University-Newark scholarship recipient. Submissions close on May 1.

One woman student will be selected from the pool of applicants and receive a $5,000 scholarship and be honored at the “Finding Ashley Stewart 2019 Finale” at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday, September 14th.

March 7, 6 p.m. The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance presents a documentary screening of The Invisible War, an exploration of the ever-increasing incidents of sexual violence within the U.S. military. School of Public Affairs and Administration, Newark.

Ongoing through March 12. The Institute of Jazz Studies presents the installation Little Girl Blue: A Sojourn to Nina Simone's Childhood Home” through March 12. In August 2018, photographer Scheherazade Tillet visited the childhood home of Nina Simone in Tryon, North Carolina. Born in 1933, Simone became an iconic jazz singer, arranger, composer, pianist and social activist. Tillet who is currently working on a photography project on black girlhood went to the house with her sister, writer and Rutgers-Newark professor Salamishah Tillet. The photographs will accompany Salamishah’s forthcoming book, All the Rage: ‘Mississippi Goddamn and The World Nina Simone Made, which, in her words, is based on “Nina’s most explicitly political song, "Mississippi Goddam," the civil rights anthem which Simone composed in 1964 in response to the assassination of the civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Mississippi and the murder of four African-American girls in a church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, a year earlier.”

March 14, 4 p.m. The Rutgers Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and Policy hosts a book lecture and signing by Gillian Thomas, senior staff attorney of the ACLU Women's Rights Project and author of Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work. Thomas previously litigated sex discrimination cases at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund). Click here to register. The Center for Law and Justice, Newark.

March 16, 2 p.m. Attend “Women in Hip Hop: History, Activism and Entrepreneurship,” featuring a panel discussion including hip hop artist Roxanne Shante, hip hop artist/actress Robyn Hood and Cornell University professor Oneka LaBennett, moderated by Fox 5 reporter Lisa Evers.

March 21, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Department of Community Engagement hosts "Jazz Jams Sessions at Clement's Place." Every third Thursday each month, NJPAC will feature Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens, 5:30-7 p.m., followed immediately by a top line up of N.J. jazz musicians directed by pianist and bandleader James Austin Jr. from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jazz musicians and singers are welcome to perform. Click here to RSVP.

Rutgers-Camden

March 1, 11:20 a.m. The gender studies program hosts the Women’s History Month kickoff celebration “Remarkable 31,” an event recognizing members of the Rutgers-Camden campus community who advance gender equality through scholarship, campus action, community and professional service, teaching and creative work. Campus Center, Camden.

March 1, 7 p.m. Rutgers-Camden students will perform the play Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Services Empowering Rights of Victims (SERV), an initiative of the Camden nonprofit Center for Family Services, which supports survivors of sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking. Tickets are $10 ($5 for Rutgers-Camden students) and can be purchased through the IMPACT Booth located in the Campus Center lobby or at the door on the night of the event. Walter K. Gordon Theater, Camden.

March 6, 4 p.m. Carol Singley, a professor of English at Rutgers University-Camden, will consider the iconic poet and one-time Camden resident Walt Whitman during her talk “Why Women Need Whitman.” Honors College Lounge, Camden.

March 7, 12:45 p.m. Guest speakers including women physicians and health professionals will discuss women and health-related careers and concerns during the “Women in Health” panel discussion. Armitage Hall, Camden.

March 12, 6 p.m. In this Women’s History Month edition of “RED Talks: Raptors Engaging in Discussion,” area leaders will speak about topics relevant to women and gender equality. Participants will include Gloria Bachmann, director of the Women’s Health Institute at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Kimberly Mutcherson, co-dean of Rutgers Law School; Lara Price, chief operating officer of the Philadelphia 76ers; and Susan Story, chief executive officer of American Water. Campus Center, Camden.

March 14, 9 a.m. A conference titled “The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Local and Global Community Development” will convene distinguished panelists to share their experiences working with women’s groups locally and globally to build capacity in their families and communities, and to sustain their economic livelihood. The keynote speaker is Marjorie Margolies, a former congresswoman and television journalist and current president of Women’s Campaign International. Registration is $20. For more information, contact Matthew Closter.

March 14, 12:45 p.m. Psychologists, nutritionists and culinary professionals will share their expertise on women’s nutrition during “Food Positivity,” a discussion moderated by Charlotte Markey, a professor of psychology at Rutgers University-Camden and author of the book Smart People Don’t Diet. Campus Center, Camden.

March 27, 5 p.m. Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, will deliver the 2019 Rutgers University-Camden Distinguished Nursing Lecture at the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden. A devoted champion for health equity, Marshall-Blake leads the strategic, programmatic and operational efforts to fulfill the Independence Blue Cross Foundation’s mission to improve the health and wellness of the community. She has guided the $73 million Independence Blue Cross Foundation to be a collaborator, innovator and convener of diverse organizations, and thought leader in addressing emerging health needs in southeastern Pennsylvania. Marshall-Blake is affiliated with more than 30 professional and civic organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League and the United Negro College Fund. Nursing and Science Building, Camden.

April 1, 6:30 p.m. Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement, will talk about the movement’s origins and its viral awakening for women’s rights, and will offer strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment. To register for this free event, visit the IMPACT Booth located in the Campus Center lobby or call 856-225-6211. Contact Laura Luciano for additional information. Walter K. Gordon Theater, Camden.