March 1, 2019—Missouri Western State University will honor March as Women’s History Month with a series of events that are free and open to the public. The theme of Women’s History Month 2019 is “What Is and Is Not Feminist?” Unless otherwise noted, all events will be at 6 p.m. in the Hoff Conference Room, Blum Student Union rooms 218-219.

Monday, March 4, “Feminist or Not?”

Dr. Melinda Kovács, associate professor of political science, gives the introductory lecture to set up the theme of the month-long event series.

Tuesday, March 5, “Is Science Feminist?”

Tri Beta Honor Society and the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society, under the direction of Dr. Csengele Barta, associate professor of biology, host a discussion of women’s participation in science and its relevance to feminism.

Wednesday, March 6, “Women’s History Trivia”

The Center for Multicultural Education, under the direction of Latoya Muhammad, hosts a fun event that will test participants’ knowledge of women’s history. Sign up in Blum 207.

Thursday, March 21, Poetry Open Mic: “What is Feminism Anyway?”

Dr. Marianne Kunkel, assistant professor of English, takes Women’s History Month off-campus and hosts the event at Mokaska Coffee Company, 617 Felix Street in Downtown St. Joseph, in collaboration with Third Thursdays.

Monday, March 25, Women of the Future Guest Speaker: Heather Evans

Women of the Future (WTF) and Student Government Association (SGA) bring Dr. Heather Evans to campus to discuss her new research about politics and exotic dancers.

Tuesday, March 26, Feminista Jones, 7 p.m., Kemper Recital Hall, Spratt 101

CME brings Feminista Jones, a Philadelphia-based social worker, feminist writer, public speaker and community activist to present insights into intersectional feminism.

Wednesday, March 27, “Socialist Feminism: A Historical Perspective”

Dr. Emily Gioielli, assistant professor of history, lectures on a key historical element of feminism.

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