Women's History Month 2022

Women's History Month

 

Join us for Women’s History Month 2022 | #WHM2022 

"PROVIDING HEALING, PROMOTING HOPE"

The 2022 national theme of Women’s History Month is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.  In line with this theme, the University of Maryland Women's History Month committee wanted to honor and recognize frontline workers at UMD who have supported our community during the pandemic and express our  thanks and appreciation  for  their great work and tireless efforts.
Campus departments and programs are hosting a wide range of events to celebrate! | ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Contact Brandon Dula (bdula@umd.edu) for general WHM2022 information.

Women's History Month Quote – Carly FG

 

March 1

Mini-Recital Series: Performance 1

UMD School of Music

Location: North Atrium - Basement of STAMP

Time: 1 pm 

Throughout Women’s History Month students from the School of Music will perform music written by women composers and give a talk about their lives, the adversities and triumphs they face/faced while working in a male-dominated industry, and also how the music relates to the national theme of “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." For the first performance, solo cellist Syneva Colle will be performing The Fall of the Leaf by Imogen Holst.


March 2 

The Art of Community Care: Collaging Collective Action 

Location:  STAMP Gallery and Studio A                                            

Contact: stampgallery@umd.edu

  • 6pm - 6:30pm  - Livestreamed Talk from the STAMP Gallery via Zoom Link: stamp.umd.edu/artcommunitycare | Join artist-organizers Camila Tapia-Guilliams, Ellie Yanagisawa, and Aviah Krupnick when they will discuss their growing worker-owned arts cooperative, their other creative action projects, and the role of the Maryland Food Collective in the arts and the activist community at the University of Maryland. 
  • 6:30-7:30pm - In-Person Art-Making Activity TerpLink RSVP: terplink.umd.edu/event/7842927 | They will move to STAMP Studio A with the in-person audience for a participatory art-making activity and conversation about how art can be used as a tool of mutual aid, education, and community-building

This is a Public Program accompanying alternate universe: visualizing queer futurisms


Women's History Month Quote – Sarah W

 

March 3

Maryland Smith Women Inspire

Robert H. Smith School of Business Office of Alumni Relations   

Location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Contact: maf31@umd.edu

Women Inspire will showcase Maryland Smith’s fearless alumnae leaders excelling in business. This annual event will celebrate female empowerment that inspires attendees and challenges them to realize and reach their full potential. For more information, visit go.umd.edu/WomenInspire.

Register At: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/65280c67-3817-4b17-aac2-940fc2c3dd8d


Women's History Month Quote – Katelyn E

March 4

Trivia Night: Women in Business

Smith Undergraduate Student Association 

Location: In-person at STAMP

Time: 7:00 PM                                                                          

Contact: ayman.bootwala@gmail.com

Trivia Night will consist of a 5 minute presentation about women in business and then we will go into a trivia night with prizes at the end!


Women's History Month Quote – Carrie J

 

March 8

Women’s History Month Zoom Lunch

Womxn of Color (WoC) Affinity Group at the University of Maryland-College Park   

Location: Zoom                                         

Contact: mcoles@umd.edu

The Womxn of Color (WoC) Affinity Group at the University of Maryland-College Park was established in August 2019 as part of the Division of Student Affairs Work-Life Initiative. We seek to center (and hold space) for the identities and experiences of womxn of color students, staff, and faculty at the University of Maryland, regardless of gender, race, class, sexuality, nation, ability, ethnicity, and religion.

We are committed to providing womxn of color across campus opportunities for community engagement, networking, and professional development. Together, we strive to create and sustain tangible spaces on campus whereby members can engage in fellowship with reassurance, support, and the care it takes to sustain our multiple positionalities across campus. It is our hope and goal that members of this group support each other in the face of adversity and hardship, be a sounding board in moments of reflection and uncertainty, and a beacon of hope to those of us within the group who need strength, kindness, and good cheer. 


March 10

Harriet Tubman Day “Reclaiming Histories | Creating Futures”

The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Zoom Link/Program Registration: ter.ps/wgssTubman22

Time: 12:00 PM                      

Contact: wgss@umd.edu

The faculty, staff, and students of the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invite you to join us for our commemoration of Harriet Tubman Day and the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman’s birth. Speakers include Ms. Ernestine (Tina) Wyatt, a descendant of Harriet Tubman and a UMD alum, who will bring remarks on behalf of the Tubman descendants. This year’s theme, “Reclaiming Histories | Creating Futures,”—considers Harriet Tubman’s historical presence in Dorchester County, Maryland, before her self-emancipation and Tubman’s ongoing legacy towards “freedom” as a daily politic and practice. We will be joined by Dr. Julie Schablitsky, Chief Archeologist with the Cultural Resources Division of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration, whose team has been excavating the site on which Ben Ross’s (Tubman’s father) cabin stood. We also invite you to think about Harriet Tubman’s present and future legacy as we talk with activists in Baltimore, Maryland, who are working with communities to build worlds that are free from the effects of gentrification, poor health services, weakened educational outcomes. The day will also highlight how WGSS students are taking up Harriet Tubman’s legacy as part of a practice of public pedagogy. Registration is required. Please check wgss.umd.edu for schedule and speaker updates.


Women's History Month Quote – Christina J

 

March 11

Mini-Recital Series: Performance 2 

UMD School of Music

Location: North Atrium - Basement of STAMP

Time: 12 p.m.

Throughout Women’s History Month students from the School of Music will perform music written by women composers and give a talk about their lives, the adversities and triumphs they face/faced while working in a male-dominated industry, and also how the music relates to the national theme of “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” For this performance, Emily Doveala and Rohan Joshi will be performing Duo for viola and cello by Elena Ruehr.

 

Poodles in Pajamas!

Eta Beta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc

Zoom Link/Program Registration: https://sgrhohb.weebly.com/upcoming-events.html

Time: 7:30 PM                                   

Contact: alampkin@umd.edu

Stressed out from the semester? Looking to meet new people? In celebration of Women's History Month, the Eta Beta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will be hosting a lock-in event to encourage the promotion of Black women's mental health. There will be refreshments, de-stress activities, and more!


Women's History Month Quote – Sabina T

March 13 

Mona Farjad: Monologues

Roshan Institute for Persian Studies 

Zoom Link/Program Registration: https://go.umd.edu/farjad

Time: 2:00 PM                                                                                     

Contact: jmullan@umd.edu

Over the past year, Iranian actor Mona Farjad has filmed a popular series of monologues and released them on her Instagram page. These performances engage with stories and memories of Iranian women from various temporal and geographical locales. Farjad uses a wide variety of performative and linguistic styles--from vernacular folk theatre to abstract, surrealist drama--to address a breadth of topics and provide Iran's dynamic, youthful theatre scene with exciting new material in a time of isolation. Roshan Institute for Persian Studies has invited Farjad to present her monologues to the University of Maryland community and discuss how she envisions her project and its reception in Iran and abroad. This conversation will be moderated by Dr. Marjan Moosavi, Roshan Lecturer of Performing Arts and expert in MENA theatre.

 

Brentano Quartet with Dawn Upshaw

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center  

Location: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall

Time: 3:00 PM

Contact: zbryant@umd.edu

Since forming at The Juilliard School in 1992, The Brentano String Quartet has recorded numerous gold-standard performances of Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Haydn. Named for the supposed “Immortal Beloved” of a mysterious Beethoven love letter, Brentano has won prestigious awards including the first Cleveland Quartet Award and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. Described as “brilliant, virtuosic, and still mellow” by the Los Angeles Times, these dynamos treat masterpieces with reverence and enthusiasm, rendering performances with equal passion and precision. A crucial note of distinction for Brentano has been a sharp eye for cohesive if counterintuitive programs. The quartet is prone to surprise, often pairing traditional works from the canon with those by lesser known composers. Their latest project, a monodrama for quartet and voice called Dido Reimagined, was composed by Pulitzer-winning composer Melinda Wagner and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann in collaboration with soprano Dawn Upshaw. A MacArthur Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences Fellow and five-time Grammy Award winner, Upshaw’s natural warmth and communicative power has earned acclaim across repertoire on operatic and concert stages and has solidified partnerships with many of today’s greatest composers and ensembles, including Gilbert Kalish, the Kronos Quartet and Esa-Pekka Salonen. While visiting The Clarice, Upshaw will lead a masterclass for School of Music student vocalists, Brentano Quartet will visit the Chamber Music class, Wagner will host a Composer Colloquium and the ensemble will participate in a pre-concert talk.

Program Registration: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2022/brentano-quartet-with-dawn-upshaw

 

A Lab of One's Own: One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science by Rita Colwell

CMNS Dean’s Voices of Inclusive Excellence Lecture

Time: 3:30 PM                                                        

Contact: gene@umd.edu

A discussion by Distinguished University Professor Rita Colwell, the first female director of the National Science Foundation, about the entrenched sexism in science, the elaborate detours women have take to bypass the problem, and how to fix the system.


Women's History Month Quote – Devon J

 

March 14

Mini-Recital Series: Performance 3

UMD School of Music

Location: North Atrium - Basement of STAMP

Time: 2 p.m.

Throughout Women’s History Month students from the School of Music will perform music written by women composers and give a talk about their lives, the adversities and triumphs they face/faced while working in a male-dominated industry, and also how the music relates to the national theme of “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” For the third performance, Madeleine Jansen will be performing Romance by Amy Beach.


March 18

Mini-Recital Series: Performance 4

UMD School of Music

Location: North Atrium - Basement of STAMP

Time: 12 p.m.

Throughout Women’s History Month students from the School of Music will perform music written by women composers and give a talk about their lives, the adversities and triumphs they face/faced while working in a male-dominated industry, and also how the music relates to the national theme of “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” For the fourth performance, Tonya Burton and Natalie Groom will be performing Violet by Jenni Brandon.


Women's History Month Quote – Jen S

 

March 28

I Will Suffocate in Such Narrowness!” An Orthodox Student’s Reflections on the Kraków Bais Yaakov Seminary in Interwar Poland

Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies    

Location: Zoom link below 

Time: 12:00 PM 

Contact: jwst-contact@umd.edu

In the 1920s and 1930s, Poland was home to a flourishing movement in support of education for young Jewish women. The Bais Yaakov movement and its flagship institution, the Kraków teacher’s seminary, have been studied extensively, but almost entirely through the lens of official and semi-official literature and post-WWII memoirs. Prof. Rachel Manekin brings new insight to this movement by focusing on a previously unexplored diary, written by an Orthodox Jewish Polish-Lithuanian student at the seminary. Exploration of this diary, in the context of contemporary and later historical accounts, reveals an important new perspective on the seminary’s ideology, educational level, and methods. The diary provides a window into the daily life of the seminary students, inside and outside the institution, their diverse demographic backgrounds, and their feelings about their teachers, including famed Jewish educator Sarah Schenirer.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsceitqjwpGtNUFW4VT8NOMVU6c1xluY…

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  


Women's History Month Quote – Jessica P

 

March 31

MICA Brown Bag Lunch: College Women’s Student Development

Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA)

Location: MICA Cozy Corner (B0203). Basement of STAMP across from Studio A and Terpzone

Time: 12:00 PM

Contact: mica-contact@umd.edu

MICA Community Organizing Student Interns (COSI) are student leader para professionals who support MICA staff as programmer and both liaisons to cultural student communities and student organizations. Their work encourages identity, student involvement, engagement and supports UMD retention efforts. COSI will share their own journeys of development as collegians at UMD.

 

Mini-Recital Series: Performance 5

UMD School of Music

Location: North Atrium - Basement of STAMP

Time: 12 p.m.

Throughout Women’s History Month students from the School of Music will perform music written by women composers and give a talk about their lives, the adversities and triumphs they face/faced while working in a male-dominated industry, and also how the music relates to the national theme of “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” For the final performance of the series, Ignis Woodwind Quintet will be performing Quintet by Valerie Coleman.

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