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Events set for Women's History Month 2018

Over the next several weeks, Penn State Altoona will present a series of events in recognition of Women's History Month 2018.

Tina Vansteenbergen will present her lecture, "Let's Drop the F Bomb" Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m. in the auxiliary gym of the Adler Athletic Complex. The program is sponsored by Student and Civic Engagement and paid for by the Student Activities Fee.

A screening of the film Iris will be presented Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in room 135 of the Hawthorn Building. The film is a documentary highlighting style icon Iris Apfel.

A Women's History Month Kick-off Reception will be held Monday, March 19, 2018, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. In addition to enjoying food and conversation, attendees can contribute to a shared vision of positive change for our country and the world on colored post-it notes, creating a "Vision Wall." "Black Feminism in Action" will allow attendees to explore profiles of positive change-makers created by members of Megan Simpson's "Reading Black, Reading Feminist" course. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about the women's studies minor, fall 2018 course offerings, how to get involved in teaching for the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, and more.

"Reclaiming Our Time / Naming Our Successes: Outcomes of the 2017-2018 Women's Marches and Convention" will be presented Thursday, March 22, 2018, from noon - 1:15 p.m. in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Participants in recent Women's March actions will share their experiences and discuss the resulting transformative social changes underway. Pizza will be served.

A screening of "The Reckoning," will take place Thursday, March 29, 2018, at noon in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. "The Reckoning" is the first episode of #MeToo. Now What?, a new PBS series addressing sexual harassment that dares to have the uncomfortable conversations. Professors and students who study these issues and advocate for change will present a roundtable conversation after the film. Pizza will be served.

Unless otherwise noted, the above events are sponsored by Penn State Altoona's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.