The Women's, Gender, and
All Events free and open to the public!
International Women's Day Speaker Events:
"Educating Women in India for the 21st Century,"
Roundtable and Discussion,
March 4th, 3-4 pm
March 5th 6-8 pm
Melanne Verveer event: PFEN Hall-Dean's Auditorium
March 5, 2014 - 6 pm
Melanne Verveer most recently served as the first U.S. Ambassador for Global Women's Issues.
"International Women's Day Fest"
Friday March 7th, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM
CO-REC, Feature Gym
Inequality is everywhere, but we've got the resources and organizations to change it! Come interact with and learn from over 20 organizations from the Purdue and Lafayette Comunity.
International Women's Day: The first International Women's Day was celebrated in NYC in 1908 with over 15,000 women marching for better pay, better working conditions, and the right to vote. As the event developed over the years some of the issues the International Women's Day has focused on include the following: Violence against women, honor killings, miitary sexual assault, female genital mutilation, rape as a weapon of war, hunger and poverty among rural women and children, sexual slavery, human trafficking, and the undervaluation of domestic labor and women as workers the world over.
at Purdue University, housed
in the College of Liberal Arts
offers students ways of systematically
studying normative and non-normative
sexualities, gender, and women's experience
in all aspects of life.
Our curriculum is committed to the
scholarly understandingof difference and
diversity through interdisciplinary courses
that lead to an undergraduate major in
WGSS, minor in WGSS,
or minor in LGBT Studies.
We also offer graduate certificates
in WGSS and graduate
concentrations in WGSS for those
M.A. and PhD students
seeking degrees in History, Communication,
Graduate and undergraduate courses
re-examine the traditional disciplines
and explore complexbodies of
knowledge representing the intersection
of gender and sexuality with factors suchas race, ethnicity, class, and nationality
in U.S. and global contexts.