IIT Celebrates Women’s History Month

The Office of Campus Life will kick off a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month, themed “Mind, Body and Health.” Every week in March, Campus Life, along with Active Minds, Feminist’s United, Lights, Camera, Action Movie Club, the IIT Office of Spiritual Life and Service Learning and the Student Health and Wellness Center, will be featuring events around the theme of mind, body and health. Please contact Alex Garrett at women@iit.edu if you have any questions, or to be included on the calendar.

Women’s History Month Kick Off
Thursday, March 1, 2012
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
MTCC Welcome Center
Come meet the staff of Campus Life, pick up your calendar of events, and ask any questions you may have about Women’s History Month.

Feminist’s United Sex Week
March 5 – March 9, 2012
Monday: 12:45 in WH 116 – Safe Sex Workshop
7:00 p.m. in LS 111 – Sex Toy Workshop
Tuesday: 12:45 in WH 116 – Contraceptives Workshop
6:00 p.m. in MTCC Auditorium – The Bro Code Movie Screening
Wednesday: 2:00 in MTCC Ballroom – Condom Casino
Thursday: 12:45 in SB 106 – Madison Young Workshop (Role Playing)
7:00 p.m. in SB Auditorium – BDSM 102 Workshop
Friday: 12:45 p.m. in HH Alumni Lounge – Free STI Testing
7:00 p.m. at Shimer College – Condom Party
Contact feministsunited@gmail.com with any questions.

Eating Disorder Testing
Thursday, March 8, 2012
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
MTCC Bridge
Join the Student Health and Wellness Center during Eating Disorder Awareness Week for information about Eating Disorders.

Sex Signals
Monday, March 12, 2012
7:00 p.m.
MTCC Auditorium
Sex Signals, sponsored by Campus Life, is a program on sexual assault awareness. This program differs from traditional sexual assault prevention programs in that it incoporates improvisation, humor, education and audience interaction.

Iron Jawed Angels screening and discussion
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Location TBA
Iron Jawed Angels is a film that shows the remarkable (and little-known story) of a group of passionate and dynamic young women who put their lives on the line to fight for American women’s right to vote. Join Campus Life and Lights, Camera, Action Movie Club for a screening and a discussion to follow.

Margaret Bertram
Thursday, March 15, 2012
7:30 p.m.
MTCC Welcome Center
Margaret Bertram is a speaker from the Active Minds Speaker Bureau who will talk about her struggles with discovering her lesbian identity, major depression, obsessive compulsiver disorder and anorexia nervosa. This program is sponsored by Active Minds and the SAF.

Bone Marrow Registry
Friday, March 16, 2012
Location TBA
The Office of Spiritual Life and Service Learning will be hosting a Bone Marrow Registry.

Women’s Alumni Panel
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
1:00 p.m.
MTCC Auditorium
Join women alumni as they reflect on their time at IIT, their career path since they left IIT, as well as the challenges they have faced and how they overcame those challenges. Sponsored by Alumni Relations and Campus Life.

Reproductive Health Seminar
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Location TBA
Join the Student Health and Wellness Center as they discuss women’s reproductive health.

Blood Drive
Friday, March 30, 2012
Herman Hall
Join the Office of Spiritual Life and Service Learning for a blood drive.