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“I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I’m changing the things I cannot accept.” ~ Angela Davis
A series of workshops and events throughout the month of March, Women’s History Month, aimed at closing the gender leadership gap.
Understanding Bias (Feb 27 - March 4)
United We Lead (March 5 - March 11)
Taking Action (March 12 - March 18)
Rights, Policy & Service (March 19 - March 25)
Promoting Yourself & Knowing Your Network (March 26 - March 30)
Celebration of Self! (March 31)
Introducing Be the Revolution: Understanding Barriers & Biases
Monday, February 27 from 5:00-6:30pm in Union Rm 119
Why do men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions? AAUW’s newest research report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, explores this question and more. Come learn about all that Be the Revolution has to offer!
Implicit Association Testing– Are you biased against female leaders?
Monday 2/27-Tuesday 2/28 from 11:00am-1:00pm in Union Fireside Lounge
Many of us harbor unconscious biases that can affect our judgment, even though we may be unaware of them. Uncovering these unconscious, or implicit, biases can be the first step to eliminating them.
Jobs & Internships Fair – Sponsored by Career Services
Wednesday, March 1 from 1-4pm in the SERC
Come learn about different jobs & internship opportunities available to you during and after your time at SUNY Brockport.
Transformative Leadership: Nourishing Self, Nourishing the Work
Wednesday, March 1 from 4-6pm in Tuttle 201 (Salorenzo Multipurpose Rm)
This workshop will explore your grief, fears, shame, and judgment, of both self and others, in the interest of becoming a more powerful leader and creating a more just and healthy world, using meditation, self-reflection and writing, discussion, and embodiment exercises.
Thursday 3/2 – Friday 3/3 from 11:00am-1:00p in Union Fireside Lounge
All over the world, men and women are taking a stand for equality. By bringing together all of the people across our networks, we can grow our impact exponentially. Stop by our table and take the pledge today! Then join us on Tuesday, March 7th for a program on Building your Gender IQ & becoming a better ally!
Friday, March 3 at 9-11pm in the Union Gallery
Grab your friends, your pillows, and your blankets and join us for a free screening of this critically acclaimed film about female change makers from around the world! There will be an opportunity to sample international foods and a chance to win a free shirt! After the film, we’ll have a brief discussion about taking action in our own communities and make a pledge about #BrockportRising!
Women’s History Month Film Series: Sonita
Sunday, March 5 at 3:00pm at the Little Theatre, Rochester, NY – Bus leaves Bus leaves Admissions Parking Lot at 2:15.
If 18-year old Sonita, a refugee from Afghanistan, had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother. This film's core consists of Sonita artistically arguing against the disastrous forced marriage practices that obstruct her freedom in an impressive, dramatic rap video.
Circle of Identity – Developing Your Cross-Cultural Competency
Monday, March 6 from 7:00-9:00pm in Union Rm 119
The Circle of Identity will seek to create a space for individuals of varying identities to come together and share how their identities have shaped their leadership experiences.
Building Gender IQ & Being a Better Ally
Tuesday, March 7 from 5:00-6:30pm in Union Rm 119
The "Building Gender IQ" course by HeForShe & PwC is a dynamic learning platform that educates users on gender equality. Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform where a global audience can engage and become change agents for the achievement of gender equality in our lifetime.
International Women’s Day Event – Sponsored by the Center for Select Respect
Wednesday March 8 from 11:30am-1:30pm in Union Main Lounge
The theme of this fair follows the worldwide theme of #BeBoldForChange! There will be different organizations from the area for students to talk to and get more involved with.
Spring Break Challenge – Do Good, Feel Good, Be the Revolution.
The Spring Break Challenge is an initiative to keep students active and thinking about how they can Be the Revolution while they’re out of school for a week. Pay it Forward: Demonstrate initiative and activism by engaging in your own leadership or community service project during spring break. Spring Break Self-Care: Engage in a week of healing: Spirituality, artful expression, exercise, meditation, or whatever self-care looks like to you. Take pictures & reflect. Share your stories with us at AAUW.Brockport@gmail.com to be featured at the final Celebration of Self!
Growth Mindset Workshop
Monday, March 20 from 1:25-2:15 in Union Room 209
Join an LDP workshop on learning how cultivating a “growth mindset” in yourself—that is, the belief that your mind is always learning and growing—can serve as a defense against the notion of fixed capabilities, which is at the core of stereotype threat.
Dressing for Success
Monday, March 20 from 12:00-2:00pm in Career Services
Stop by Career Service’s monthly Maurice’s Monday program for tips on how to look & feel your best during interviews and in the workplace!
Know Your Rights Lunch Panel
Tuesday, March 21 from 12-1:30 in Union Rm 119
This panel will focus on Title IX, Equal Pay and other workplace rights, but may also discuss things like reproductive health and campus safety.
Letters to Legislators
Wednesday, March 22 from 11:00a-1:00p in Union Fireside Lounge
Do you want to voice your opinions or concerns regarding recent or upcoming legislative decisions? This tabling event aims to give you information about how to contact your legislators and where to find additional information on their policies.
AMERICAN DEMOCRACY PROJECT DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES:SARU JARAYAMAN
March 23 at 6pm in the Seymour College Union Ballroom
Jarayaman is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded ROC, which now has more than 18,000 worker members, 200 employer partners, and several thousand consumer members in a dozen states nationwide.
Personal Responsibility/Activism Workshop
Friday, March 24 from 3:30-5:00pm in Union Rm 114
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the need for students on-campus to be agents for change while they’re here at SUNY Brockport and in their home and future communities. Our main goal with this is for students to acknowledge what they care about and how they can work on changing the systems that perpetuate these issues.
Women’s History Month Film Series: Born in Flames with Director, Lizzie Borden
Sunday, March 26 at 6:30pm at the Little Theatre, Rochester, NY; Bus leaves Bus leaves Admissions Parking Lot at 5:45.
Born in Flames opens ten years after a social democratic revolution when America is starting to swing to the right again. In this her first narrative feature film, editor and ex-art critic/painter Lizzie Borden creates a kaleidoscope portrait of women splintered into dozens of different political factions.
Tongue of Fire Book Talk & Reception – Sponsored by Honors Club
By Dr. Donna Kowal, Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Monday, March 27 from 5:00-6:30pm, McCue Auditorium
In this book, Donna M. Kowal examines the speeches and writings of the “Most Dangerous Woman in the World” within the context of shifting gender roles in early twentieth-century America.
Wednesday, March 29 from 3:00-5:00pm, Union Gallery
Wellness Wednesday is a day designed to promote self-care and relaxation, two necessary practices for those wishing to be effective leaders. The program will include meditation, yoga and relaxation workshops throughout the day, as well as a table promoting different relaxation techniques.
What now? The Revolution can’t stop here…
Thursday, March 30 from 11am-1pm in the Union Main Lounge
Stop by our table and let us know what The Revolution means to you. What did you learn throughout the month? What are you going to do to keep the momentum going? Our motto for this work comes from none other than Angela Davis: “I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I’m changing the things I cannot accept.” What do you refuse to accept any longer and what will you do to create change? How will you help close the gender leadership gap?
Community Service at Sojourner House
Thursday, March 30 from 5:30-8pm
(Van leaves from Admissions Parking Lot @ 5:30)
We will be working with the children of the mothers at the Pathstone Sojourner House and assisting them with tutoring and arts and crafts. We will also be providing transportation to and from the organization, and pizza before we leave!
Mentoring, Mingling & Mocktails
Friday, March 31 from 3:30-6:00, Cooper New York Room
This event is a celebratory conclusion to Women’s History Month and "Be the Revolution," a series of workshops and events designed to help address the gender leadership gap. The event will include speed-mentoring, mocktails, mingling and a Keynote address titled, "Be the Architect of Your Own Life" by Dr. Ann Marie Klotz. To find out more about our guest, visit http://www.annmarieklotz.com. Mix & Mingle (with hors d'oeuvres & mocktails)Keynote Address by Dr. Ann Marie Klotz with brief Q&A & Speed Mentoring to follow.
Equal Pay Day
Tuesday, April 4 in the Union Fireside Lounge &
at Participating Restaurants in Brockport
Pancakes with Presidents
Saturday, April 22 from 10am-12pm in Eagle’s Lookout
Come enjoy breakfast with President Macpherson, members of her cabinet, and the BSG Executives. Learn how they have overcome adversity throughout their careers and how they work across gender differences to ensure the greatest success of all.