Women’s History Month Celebrates ‘Valiant Women of the Vote: We are Powerful Together’


“Valiant Women of the Vote: We are Powerful Together” is this year’s theme as William Paterson University celebrates Women’s History Month during March 2021 with a series of virtual events.

Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio, will give the opening talk on Tuesday, March 2. Liasson can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She provides coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC, focusing on the White House and Congress, and also reports on political trends beyond the Beltway.

Other virtual discussions and events include topics such as diversity and inclusion, empowerment, leadership and career, politics and government, safety and abuse prevention, science, social networking and entertainment. For more information, visit Pioneer Life Women’s History Celebration.

Monday, March 1

  • 12 Steps of Radical Inclusion - Dr. Reverend Vanessa Brown, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 2

  • Opening: Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), Washington Desk, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.
  • Zumba with Katonya Rochester, 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, March 3

  • The Whole Woman, Fitness, Wellness, and Sport, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.
  • Women's Empowerment Social Hour, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 4

  • Staying Safe When Abuse Goes Digital, Adam Dodge, founder of EndTAB (Ending Technology-Enabled Abuse), 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.
  • How to Speak and Lead with Confidence, Chanel Person, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 8

  • Native American/Eastern Band of Cherokee, Sky Sampson, director of the Cherokee Center, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Creating a Sisterly Safe Haven: Mentoring at Work: Passages from White Shade, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 9

  • ACE-Net Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.
  • Spoken Word Performance, 6 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10

  • Women in Banking Panel, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.
  • Café Con Leche, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Looking Through the Second Closet: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in lesbian relationships, 6 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 11

  • Virtual Arts Workshop: What is Your Superpower? Nadia Estela, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Art in the Age of Covid, NJ Painter Roxanna Melendez, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Be More Than an Allie, Be a Co-Conspirator: Passages from White Shade, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 16

  • Women in Math and STEM: A Pod Talk, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Women in Business: A Panel on Owning a Small Business, Her Campus, 5 to 6 p.m.

For more information, email minnichspuhlerd@wpunj.edu or SanchezL193@wpunj.edu.

Sponsors: Student Government Association, Women’s Center, Campus Activities, Service and Leadership, Cheng Library, Center for Diversity and Inclusion Black Cultural Center, Career Development Center, Alumni Relations, WP Chapter of ACE-NET, University Galleries, Recreation and Athletic Center, Women and Gender Studies, Office of Student Transitions, Her Campus, Math Club and Residence Life.

02/24/21