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Women's History Month 2018

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All events are free and open to the public.

Women's History Month

Screening of Iron Jawed Angels

Moderated by Professor Amy Richter and Anna Noden ‘18

March 14th 2-4:30 pm
Fishbowl in Dana Commons

Directed by Katja von Garnier, "Iron Jawed Angels tells the remarkable and little-known story of a group of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), who put their lives on the line to fight for American women's right to vote.”


Student Panel: Women’s March 2017

Ruth Fuller, Kathryn Madaloni, Elena Novak, and Magaly Preciado

March 15th 12-1pm
Fireside Lounge in Dana Commons

Clark Students talk about their experiences participating in the Women’s March on January 21, 2017 in Washington DC, Boston, and elsewhere.


Women at Clark: 75 Years!

Clark Archivist, Fordyce Williams, alumna Elyse Darefsky and Pat Brissett, and Clark Researchers

March 21st 2-4pm
Tilton Hall

The first class of undergraduate women was admitted to Clark in 1942, forty years after the undergraduate program opened. This academic year marks the 75th anniversary of their arrival on campus.  This talk will include examples of Archival material that were used in the research into the decision to accept women, what their time at Clark was like, and how women changed Clark’s culture over the years.


“Women Also Know Stuff”: Amplifying Women’s Voices

Professor Patricia Stapleton

March 26th 2-3pm
Laurie Conference Room

The absence of women as experts in the media, the academy, and in other public forums reinforces stereotypes about appropriate roles for women, as well as stereotypes about who is knowledgeable and respected. Founders of the Women Also Know Stuff (WAKS) website set out to promote and publicize the work and expertise of scholars in political science who identify as women. WPI Political Science Professor Patricia Stapleton, a WAKS Editorial Board Member, will discuss the origins and goals of the initiative, as well as the larger context of underrepresentation of women’s voices in the academy.


Sexual Harassment and #ClarkToo

Presentation by Professor Cynthia Enloe

April 26th 12-1:15pm
Fishbowl in Dana Commons

Founded in 2006 by Tarana Burke, the #MeToo movement helps women survivors of sexual violence. Following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, #MeToo gained further prominence in the U.S. and abroad. In 2017, Time magazine named the “Silence Breakers” their Person of the Year. In the context of the #MeToo movement and Clark’s gendered political history, Professor Cynthia Enloe will describe Clark’s student and faculty activism in the early 1980s that made Clark’s sexual harassment case a national groundbreaker.