Celebrate Women’s History Month at CU Denver

Celebrate Women’s History Month at CU Denver

February 27, 2024

Each year, during March, the country takes time to celebrate the incredible impact and accomplishments of women. Importantly, we also look to the future and what needs to change. For instance, when women are in the room—whether that is the C-Suite or a research lab—their input helps expand research scope and guide innovation. And a more diverse lens can create impact in small or big ways, including identifying how heart attack symptoms differ for men and women or how air bag safety relates to different body types and sizes.  

At CU Denver, we’re committed to being an equity-serving institution and have several ways for our Lynx community to participate in Women’s History Month on campus this year. Mark your calendars with these events:   

The Body Project 
This student-led program provides women and femme students opportunities to confront unrealistic beauty standards, make friends, and boost self-esteem. 
Details: March 5 and March 12, 3:30 to 6 p.m., North Classroom, Room 1313 

Women’s History Month Kick-Off Event: Rooted in Resilience
Celebrate the kickoff to Women’s History Month with an empowering tri-institutional event rooted in resilience! This year’s theme honors the remarkable women who advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, driving positive change in our communities and beyond.
Details: March 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tivoli Student Union, Room 320s 
Sex Trivia 
Open to CU Denver, CCD, and MSU students, you can stimulate your brain, win prizes, and enjoy food and mocktails at this event.   
Details: March 11, 4 to 6 p.m., Tivoli Student Union, Multicultural Lounge Room 261 

The Women in Entrepreneurship Workshop 
Led by CU Denver’s Women in Entrepreneurship Club, this event will offer workshops on starting an LLC or business. There will be BBQ buns and sugarcane snacks.  
Details: March 11, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Business School, Room 1700 

Feminist State of the Union 
New Era Colorado, an organization that empowers civic engagement in young adults, will share information on the state of Colorado and the United States, as well as create opportunities to talk about important issues and launch action. Food and beverages will be provided. 
Details: March 13, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Tivoli Student Union, Adirondacks Room 440 

From the Dragon Lady to Fu Manchu: A History of Asian American Gender Stereotypes  
The Center for Identity and Inclusion’s Asian American Student Service and Women and Gender Student Service will partner with CORE: Community Organizing for Radical Empathy’s Joie Ha and Benjamin Nguyen to facilitate this deep conversation on the history of Asian American gender stereotypes. 
Details: March 26, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Student Commons, Room 1401 

Gratitude Day
This tri-institutional event will pay tribute to the remarkable women who have shaped your world. Express your appreciation by crafting heartfelt gratitude cards dedicated to the women who have inspired you personally or who have made a difference in your community. Bonus: You get to build your own mini charcuterie board, with cheese, meats, fruits, and crackers.
Details: March 27, noon to 1 p.m., JSSB, Room 400

Express Yourself: A Transgender Day of Visibility Event  
Join our community for an afternoon filled with fancy mocktails, make-up tutorials, bow and tie tying, free food, clothing swaps, and more.  
Details: March 28, 1 to 3 p.m., Tivoli Student Union, Adirondacks Room 440 

Women’s History Month Speaker: Dr. Rhondda Robinson Thomas
Dr. Rhondda Robinson Thomas, Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University, will give a lecture: “Variations on a Theme: Evoking Call and Response for Call My Name” based on her book Call My Name, Clemson: Documenting the Black Experience in an American University Community.
Details: March 28, 2 to 3:15 p.m., Student Commons Building, Boettcher Conference Room #1401

HER Economy: Power & Impact of Women’s Wealth Inequities on the U.S. Economy
Danielle Shoots and Denver City Councilwoman Shontel Lewis will discuss their work, women’s economic justice, and how they have perpetuated wealth gaps among women and People of Color.
Details: March 28, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Business School, Room 3700

Learn more about CU Denver’s Women & Gender Student Services and the story behind Women’s History Month.