Events

September

Triota is Accepting Applications

Deadline Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 11:59pm
If you are a student who has taken at least two Women’s Studies courses and earned a GPA of at least 3.0 in them, then you are invited to join the Beta Beta Chapter of Iota Iota Iota (Triota), the Women’s Studies Honor Society at UMD. See more information about Triota and apply online.

October

Department of Women’s Studies Fall Gathering

Friday, October 10, 2014, 2-4pm, 2101R Woods Hall, Women’s Studies Conference Room
Please RSVP to Cliffornia Pryor at choward3@umd.edu no later than October 3.
Faculty, staff, students, and friends are warmly invited to the Department of Women’s Studies’ Fall Gathering. Join us for informal conversation, friendly socializing, and food as we welcome new and returning students, faculty, and affiliate faculty members to the Women’s Studies community at UMD.

Lisa F. Jackson, “Journeys to Justice: From Victim to Survivor”

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 4-6pm, Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
Part of the Empowerment of Women and Peace Series, presented by the Baha’i Chair for World Peace, co-sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies

Two time Emmy Award winning filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson has been making documentary films for over 35 years. Sex Crimes Unit, her most recent film, is a portrait of prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as they work to bring justice to victims of sexual violence. She is currently finishing a documentary about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses and the burgeoning movement of survivor activists who have begun holding their schools accountable.

Michelle Singletary, The Color of Money

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:30-6pm, Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall
Sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies, TD Ameritrade, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business
Michelle Singletary, author and award-winning nationally syndicated for The Washington Post, will be speaking on campus as part of the Gender, Finance, and Power Lecture. Singeltary’s personal finance column is carried in about 100 newspapers across the U.S. Her work focuses on money management and empowerment. She is the author of three books, including her most recent work, The 21 Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom. Singletary is a graduate of UMD with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.