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SUNY Plattsburgh Hosts Women’s History Month 2024 Events

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SUNY Plattsburgh will commemorate Women’s History Month 2024 starting Wednesday, March 6 with three events on campus, including a screening of the film, “Without a Whisper — Konnon: Kwe,” at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center.

The month of March was officially declared Women’s History Month by Congress in 1987 as a time to celebrate and honor women’s achievements and accomplishments in various fields, acknowledge the progress made in gender equality and raise awareness about the challenges they continue to face.

kim irland“It’s an opportunity to bring our collective focus together on celebrating the many historically voiceless and marginalized women whose contributions bettered not only their own lives but achieved great things for their communities, their countries and humanity,” said Kim Irland, Title IX coordinator in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

whisper The Title IX office is sponsoring “Without a Whisper,” which uncovers the hidden history of the influence Indigenous women influenced the early suffragists in their fight for freedom and equality. Following the screening, participants are invited to join circle discussions, facilitated by staff from the Title IX office, the Truth and Racial Healing and Transformation Center and Affirmative action, on the topics discussed in the film.

forumIn addition to the screening March 6, the gender and women’s studies department will host a forum on International Women’s Day that morning from 11 to 11:50 in the Alumni Conference Room with guest speakers Amy Godine, author of “The Black Woods: Pursuing Racial Justice on the Adirondack Frontier,” and Amy Robinson, educational director of John Brown Lives!

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 6th, SUNY Plattsburgh’s Women in Technology and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office will host #InspireInclusion Social Media Campaign on the second floor of the ACC outside the Alumni Conference Room. Participants can take photos, connect with others, and post on social media.

Events held throughout the month include:

  • March 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. an LGBTQIA+ Resource Committee health awareness event in collaboration with Behavioral Health Services North and Alliance for Positive Health in the HUB
  • brown bag lunch deiMarch 26, noon to 1 p.m. Women in the Workplace Brown Bag Lunch with Affirmative Action Officer Michael Thompson and Sarah Cunningham, associate director of web strategy, in the Amnesty Room, ACC
  • March 28, noon to 1 p.m. Staff/faculty and March 29, 1-2 p.m. coffee chat on “And Nothing Less” podcast series featured throughout the month on Instagram
  • All month in the Hub, noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the HUB, free film screenings

“Whether you call it feminism, or suffrage, or gender equity, these social movements made her-story possible all while facing sex-based discrimination, violence and erasure, sexism and misogyny,” Irland said. “Women identifying individuals' accomplishments are worthy of our reflection, gratitude, and honor all year. I invite our campus community to recommit to this every Women History Month."

For more information and a full schedule, visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on Instagram: @platts_dei.

— Story, Photo by Associate Director of Communications Gerianne Downs

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