March is Women’s History Month—and today, March 8, is International Women’s Day—a time to celebrate and recognize women’s achievements and historical significance. “Recognizing the important contributions of women can have a huge impact on the development and confidence of girls and young college students,” said Jill Rubin, director of CU Denver’s Women and Gender Center in the Center for Identity and Inclusion.
To honor this month, the Women and Gender Center is hosting a series of events dedicated to the past and continued success of all women, Rubin said. Offices and student organizations on the Auraria campus that contributed to these events include Student Life, Latinx Student Services, Black Student Services, The Phoenix Center, Latinx Student Alliance, Black Girl Alliance, Women in Business, PeaceXchange, and others.
To learn more about Women’s History Month at CU Denver, follow @cudenver_cii (Center for Identity and Inclusion) on social media channels.
Women in Entrepreneurship Panel
For Women in Business’s March meeting, we have the pleasure of welcoming back Kalen Acquisto for an entrepreneurship workshop! Acquisto is the director for Denver Angels, an investor group that focuses on sourcing and building relationships with entrepreneurs who will make the next generation of great companies. Come learn about starting your own business with other women and men from all majors!
When: Tuesday, March 15, 5 p.m.
Where: Zoom link will be shared on the CU Denver Women in Business (@cudenverwomeninbusiness) Instagram page.
Paint Ponderosas: Come Paint With Us!
Celebrate Women’s History Month with an evening of painting, snacks, and great conversation! All folks are welcome to join and celebrate the powerful women in their lives. Hosted by Latinx Student Services and the Women and Gender Center.
When: Thursday, March 17, 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: North Classroom, Room 1535
Coffee or Sex: Either Way You Should Ask How I Like It
Stop by the Women and Gender Center for coffee and open dialogue about sexual health/pleasure. In preparation for the Phoenix Center’s Clothesline Project in April, t-shirts will be painted with messages around consent, awareness, and support for survivors of sexual violence.
When: Tuesday, March 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Tivoli, Room 310
Imposter Syndrome: Know It, Name It, Tame It
People who feel imposter syndrome suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that quashes any feelings of success or proof of accomplishment. We all may feel this at different times in our lives. Participants will learn five different types of “imposters”, which type is their default, and strategies for feeling confident and capable. Hosted by Student Life.
When: Wednesday, March 30, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom (https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/94001599764)
Brown Skin Girl Care Packages
Brought to you by Black Girl Alliance, the care packages come with menstrual hygiene items, snacks, hair care products, and more. Each will include information for other student organizations and offices that align with women and Black student services.
When: Pick up Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Tivoli, Room 310