International Women’s Week is dedicated to spreading awareness about gender equality. Students can learn about past Arkansas women and those who are currently making a positive impact on the world.
Throughout International Women’s Week in March, students can stop by the Doc Bryan Rotunda to view the Women of Arkansas Gallery Walk. Some of the women who will be highlighted include Stephanie Street, Carolyn B. Witherspoon, Kendra R. Johnson and Leila Dockery.
“It’s more of a passive program where people get to walk by and look and read,” Emily Bradley, coordinator of leadership and service for Campus Life, said. “I hope it inspires other women to achieve things that they are passionate about. We just want women and men to be empowered and see what these ladies are doing here in Arkansas.”
Destiny Freeman, a liberal arts graduate student from Dover who has worked on the planning and marketing for this year’s event, said, “I think it’s really cool for women on our campus to see there are women from Arkansas who have been so successful and so impactful and inspired so much change in the community and in the nation.”
The Women of Arkansas Gallery Walk will be on display until March 13.
“International Women’s Week isn’t just about women; it’s inviting everyone from all walks of life, all groups and every gender,” said Freeman. “We want to include everyone and want everyone to know that women’s issues are not just for women. Equality is an issue for everyone.It’s something we are really trying to push and welcome everyone out to all the events.”
Events for International Women’s Week range from Monday to March 14.
The 2015 Women’s Leadership Conference will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 14 and will feature Stacy Nadeau, a Dove “Real Woman” in the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. Participants must register on theLink by Wednesday.
From Monday through March 14, students are encouraged to tweet and Instagram what #LikeAGirl means to them. When students use #LikeAGirl and #TechWomensWeek, they are eligible to win $25 each day.
Women’s Week Open Mic Night will be held at 9 p.m. on Tuesday at BazTech.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will start at 10:50 a.m. at Hindsman Tower. The event is a national men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence against women.