FDU Women’s History Month 2023
March 1, 2023 – March 31, 2023: View the Women’s History Month library exhibits all month long! Available at Florham and Metropolitan Campus Libraries.
March 6, 2023 – March 10, 2023: Women’s History Month Menu and Chef Spotlight at The Dish on Florham and Metropolitan Campus.
March 1, 2023 – March 31, 2023: “Feminine Hygiene Products Drive”
Hosted by the Florham Programming Committee and the Office of Campus Life. For the month of March, the Office of Campus Life will be collecting unopened feminine hygiene products, and will be donating them to Distributing Dignity. Distributing Dignity‘s mission is to distribute new bras, pads and tampons, enhancing the dignity of women in need. Learn more about the organization here. Drop off is open from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Florham Campus: Office of Campus Life, Student Center. For updates, follow the Office of Campus Life on Instagram here.
March 1, 2023 – March 4, 2023: “Invisible Room”
Hosted by Becton College and the Metro Writing Studio. An art exhibit of female creativity through painting, photography, sculpture and poetry, curated by adjunct faculty member, Sunhee Yoon, and director of the Metro Writing Studio, Julia Wagner. Metropolitan Campus: University Hall Art Gallery, Room 11. For more information, contact Sunhee Yoon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-460-0952. Learn more here.
March 2, 2023 at 1:30 PM: “Artists’ Talk”
Hosted by Becton College and the Metro Writing Studio. Discussion of Invisible Room exhibit. Metropolitan Campus: University Hall Art Gallery, Room 11. For more information, contact Sunhee Yoon at email@example.com or 646-460-0952.
March 4, 2023 at 8 PM: “Belle”
Hosted by the FDU Anime Club. Celebrate Women’s History Month with a screening of “Belle.” This anime movie is a Beauty and the Beast adaptation – a girl named Suzu loses her passion for singing after a tragedy, but grows when she joins a Metaverse called U. It’s a very powerful movie about a young girl finding strength within herself. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Florham Campus: Twombly Lounge, carpet side. For updates, follow the FDU Anime Club on Instagram here.
March 6, 2023 at 5 PM: “Is Progress a Straight Line? Sharing Women’s Experiences, Victories, and Struggles Across Time”
Sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee, Becton College and FDU Libraries. An intergenerational conversation with FDU’s Florham Institute for Lifelong Learners to learn from their experiences as students, professionals and family members through different periods of American’s history. The panel will be co-moderated by Ms. Abagail Eckert and Dr. Francesca Degiuli. Florham Campus: Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall. Register or join us on Zoom here.
March 8, 2023 at 7 PM: “Women, Life, Freedom”
Sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee, Becton College and FDU Libraries. A panel discussion and conversation on the ongoing protests and civil unrest in Iran following the death of Jina Mhasa Amini. Discussion will be led by Dr. Banafsheh Madadinejad and moderated by Dr. Nandita Gosh. Register and join us on Zoom here.
March 20, 2023 at 1 PM: “University Woman: Conversations About Life and Work”
Sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee, Metropolitan Campus Women In Business Club, Becton College and FDU Libraries. Four remarkable women from FDU’s staff and faculty will discuss how they have grown, advanced and succeeded in their careers. Panelists include: Dr. Uchena Baker, vice president for student affairs and dean of students; Dr. Siddhi Desai, assistant professor of mathematics education, School of Education; Dr. Lu Wang, assistant professor of finance and economics, Silberman College of Business; Irene Oujo, executive director of the Hispanic Center. Moderated by associate university librarian, Nicole Potdevin. Register and join us on Zoom here.
March 22, 2023 at 7 PM: “Living in a Post-Roe World: Examining the Abortion Policy in New Jersey”
Sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee, Becton College and FDU Libraries. A panel discussion with Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter on the 2022 Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson. Understand New Jersey’s response to this case and how it could impact abortion access. Panel moderated by Professor Madelyn Ferrans and sophomore Ashley Sperduto, communication engagement chair for Florham Campus She’s The First. Florham Campus: Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall. Register or join us on Zoom here.
March 23, 2023 at 5:30 PM: ” Black Women in Leadership: Our Stories, Our Voices”
Hosted by Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Student Life, Community Relations and Black Alumni Chapter. Join us for a panel of highly-successful Black women FDU alumni as they discuss challenges and successes in their careers. Panelists will share their insights into establishing work-life balance, navigating career decision-making, advocating for oneself and cultivating the leadership of other Black women. Light food and beverages will be served. Metropolitan Campus: Rutherford Room, Student Union Building. To register for the event and learn more about the panelists, click here.
March 24, 2023 at 11:30 AM: “Joy of Opera Series: Operatic Women of Character, Determination and Independence”
“Opera Talk” Sponsored by Opera at Florham for the Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (FILL). Lou Barrella, opera educator, focuses on spirited women in opera, an art form where one suspends reality for the greater purpose of strong musical interpretation. Florham Campus: Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall. Register here.
March 27, 2023 at 2:30 PM: “Abortion Policy and Politics after Dobbs”
Sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee, Becton College and FDU Libraries. A conversation about abortion policy and the politics about the Dobbs decision. Presented by Larisa Mendez Downes, director of advocacy at Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey. Please contact Dr. Bruce Peabody at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
March 28, 2023 at 11:30 AM: “Women of Color in Law Panel”
Sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee, Becton College and FDU Libraries. A prestigious panel of attorneys as they discuss their experiences as women of color in law. The panelists will talk about the barriers they faced as women attorneys of color and how attorneys can address and overcome these obstacles. Panelists includes: Sharina Rodrigues, Esq. (Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C.); Vivian Isaboke, Esq. (Bressler Amery & Ross, P.C.); Clarissa Gomez, Esq. (Greenberg Traurig, LLP). Moderated by senior Marilyn Torres. Florham Campus: Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall.
March 30, 2023 at 11:30 AM: “Women in Afghanistan Today”
Sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee, Becton College and FDU Libraries. A panel discussion with Dr. Nilofar Sakhi, author and policy analyst with expertise in security, geopolitics, and peace, and Naheeed A. Farid, former Afghanistan parliamentarian and professional specialist at the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. They will discuss the situation of women in Afghanistan after the U.S. departure and the Taliban takeover. Moderated by Dr. Robert Houle. Register and join us on Zoom here.