Women's History Month

UCO Women's History Month 2015 is inspired by Jimmy Carter's Call to Action. Events will highlight the contributions of women to history and contemporary society, while addressing timely issues that impact women and girls. We will pay special attention to the global call to end violence to women and girls. 

Each day on social media this month we will highlight an individual woman and her contributions to society. We began this week with Ada Lovelace. Please follow @ucowomen and @ucowoc to learn more about women in history this month. 


March 5th: Miss Representation Screening
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Bob Burke Screening Room. COMM 120
Sponsor: The Women’s Outreach Center
Come watch this award-winning film! Explore how the media contributes to the under-representation of women in powerful positions in American by minimizing the portrayal of positive female role models.

March 10th: Half the Sky Screening and Discussion
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Constitution Hall
Sponsors: Greek Programs
Filmed in ten countries, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide tells the stories of courageous individuals confronting oppression, empowering women, and putting an end gender inequality and violence. Come watch the movie and join the conversation.  .http://www.halftheskymovement.org/

March 11th: Women in Public Administration Panel Discussion

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Heritage Room
Sponsors: Praxis and NOW
Panelists include LeeAnne Bruce Boone, Chief of Staff, OK Department of Human Services; Sereniah Breland, City Manager, Guthrie OK; Jan Clark, CEO, Bristow Medical Center and Patti Neuhold, Associate Vice President, UCO Administrative Services.

March 11th & 12th: V-Day UCO “The Vagina Monologues” 2015

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Radke Fine Arts Theatre, Center for Transformative Learning
Sponsors: W.O.M.E.N. and the Women’s Outreach Center
These stories of intimate desires, fears and sexual assault convey the humor, pain, joy, and wisdom of being a woman. Laugh, cry, jump, shout with us as we reclaim the beauty and power of women’s bodies and help heal those who have been touched by sexual violence. Admission is free.  Donations are strongly encouraged.  All donations will go to YWCA OKC, the only certified domestic violence shelter in Oklahoma County.

March 24th: Transgender 101 with Paula Sophia

Time: 6:00 PM|
Location: Liberal Arts Faculty Lounge, LAR 211
Sponsor: Student Alliance for Equality (S.A.F.E.)
Poet, novelist, and Transgender educator and activist, Paula Sophia Schonauer (M.F.A. ’11), will discuss Transgender issues and experiences.  Refreshments will be served.  For further information, please contact SAFE’s faculty advisor, Dr. J. David Macey (974-5641, dmacey@uco.edu).

March 25th: Middle Eastern Women and the Effect of ISIS

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Constitution Hall
Sponsors: UCO Society for Middle Eastern Women, the UCO chapter of the American Democracy Project, the UCO chapter of the National Organization for Women and the Office of Global Affairs. Syrian Kurdish women’s rights activist, Senam Mohamad, will discuss "Middle Eastern Women and the Effect of ISIS".
March 26th: Exceptional Women’s Brunch

Time: 11:00 am
Location: Heritage Room
Sponsors: W.O.M.E.N. and the Women’s Outreach Center
Exceptional women - we all have them in our lives.  Join us for a special brunch and awards ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of women at the University of Central Oklahoma. Jill Castilla, President of Citizen’s Bank of Edmond, is the keynote speaker.

For more information, contact Rachel Fairchild in the Women's Outreach Center at woc@uco.edu.