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Press Release for Tuesday, February 24, 2015

UNF Women’s Center Celebrates Women’s History Month

Jessica Scott, Public Relations Specialist

Department of Public Relations

(904) 620-2192

The University of North Florida Women’s Center will celebrate Women’s History Month this March. This year’s Center-selected theme is “Celebrating the Herstory of Our Sheros.” Each event is designed to celebrate the triumphs and achievements of the University, community and nationally recognized women.

 

“We are honored to host some of the nation’s most influential women on campus for this celebration,” said Brandi Wynne, UNF Women’s Center coordinator.

 

The activities for the celebration are as rich and diverse as the women they honor.

 

Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m.—Building 58W, Room 2704: Kick off the month with “Redefining the F-Word,” a free workshop discussing the definition of feminism in the 21st century. Judy Sheklin, president of the Jacksonville Area National Organization of Women, will present and facilitate a discussion.

 

Wednesday, March 11, Noon—Building 58W, Student Union Ballroom, Room 3703: Meet the Hon. Glenda Hatchett at “An Evening with Judge Hatchett.” She will share her story and best advice for the next generation of female leaders.

 

Wednesday, March 25, Noon—Building 58W, Student Union Ballroom, Room 3703: The annual Women’s History Month luncheon will feature Lilly Ledbetter, equal rights crusader and namesake of Obama’s first bill signed into law, the Llily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Susan B. Anthony Award and Women’s History Month Award will also be presented. Students may attend free of charge. General public tickets are $25. All registrations must go through the website at www.unf.edu/womens-center/ .

 

Tuesday, March 31, 6 p.m.Building 58W, Student Union Auditorium, Room 2704 : Close the month with a screening of “Kuma Hina.” This revolutionary film follows the journey of a young woman inspired by a transgender Hawaiian teacher to lead the school’s male hula troupe. This event is co-sponsored by the UNF LGBT Resource Center.

 

For more information about UNF Women’s History Month events, contact Brandi Wynne, UNF Women’s Center coordinator, at (904) 620-2528 or at b.wynne@unf.edu .

 

The Women’s Center advocates for the political, social and economic gains of all people through the eradication of gender-based inequalities in a supportive atmosphere that encourages and facilitates the evolution and development of personal and academic potentials.

 

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.

 

 

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