Women’s History Month Kick Off Week

Join us for the first week of events for Women’s History Month. This week’s events include a book club sign up on the bridge, HPV Awareness Week, International Women’s Day, and an empowering speech by speaker Tricia Downing. Contact Aschipma@iit.edu if you have any questions, or to have the calendar of events shared with you. Visit the website for the full schedule of events.

HPV Awareness Week
March 3-7
Sponsor: Planned Parenthood and Student Health and Wellness Center
IIT’s first ever HPV Awareness week will take place from Monday, March 3 – Friday, March 7. During this week, students will be posting flyers around campus and hosting an information table in the MTCC. This week is an opportunity to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV and educate others.

I am Malala Book Club
March 3 and 4, Kick Off, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, MTCC Bridge
March 13, Mid-month Check In/Discussion, 12:50-1:50 pm, MTCC Room 516
Sponsor: Office of Spiritual Life and Service Learning
On October 9, 2012, a young Pakistani girl named Malala Yousafzai – who loved nothing more than to go to school and learn – was shot in the face at close range by a Taliban assassin. She survived, and now at age 16 has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. This Women’s History Month, join us in reading her story. I am Malala is an extraordinary story of bravery, passion, and determination – told in Malala’s own words. No RSVP needed. People can also participate via social media on the Office of Spiritual Life Twitter account and Facebook page.

Speaker Tricia Downing
March 6, 7 pm, MTCC Auditorium
Sponsor: The Office of Campus Life & Women’s Services
Referred to as “empowering,” Tricia shares the gritty stories of her triumphant comeback from a car/bicycle collision which nearly ended her life, and shares lessons that all audiences can appreciate about facing the unknown that comes with change. She focuses on why we resist change and how to overcome those hurdles, how to feel more at ease with change and realize the benefits of embracing new ways of thinking, doing and acting.

International Women’s Day
March 7, 12:45 pm, MTCC Welcome Center
Sponsor: International Center
This panel discussion highlights the experience of our women students, both at home and at IIT. We will explore cultural backgrounds, faith, values, customs and much more. Attendees are welcome to ask questions. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.