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Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence Theme of Women’s History Month

By Cassandra Morthera on
Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Women's Commission along with the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs at the University of Minnesota Crookston have planned several events in recognition of Women’s History Month. This year's theme is "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.” There are various events scheduled in honor of Women’s History Month. The schedule is as follows:

On March 4, from 12 – 2 p.m., the book club debut of “Girl, Wash Your Face,” will take place in the International Lounge of the Sargeant Student Center. This event is open to the community and there will be light refreshments.

On March 8, at 3 p.m. in the Prairie Room, International Women’s Day will be celebrated. This day will give the UMN Crookston community a chance to discuss the opportunity of starting a “UMC Lean-In-Circle” where women talk openly about their ambitions and encourage each other to take on new challenges and to stand up for equality.

On March 12, at 5 p.m. in the Prairie Room, the 3rd Annual “Honoring Our Own” reception will take place. Join the UMC Women’s Commission for a reception in honor of visionary women on campus who have been champions of peace and nonviolence. Honorees: Faculty member Sharon Stewart, and staff member Krista Proulx. Speaker: Polk County Judge Tamara Yon. Mistress of Ceremony: Dr. Marsha Odom. Refreshments will be served. 

On March 26, at 3 p.m. in the Library, there will be a discussion about the book “Girl, Wash Your Face.” This event is open to the community.

On March 27, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. in Dowell 208, there will be a webinar called “Mentoring Women of Color.” Learn how to “identify students' unique needs and establish support systems to ensure their success through paperclip communications”.       

On March 28, starting at 7 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center, the movie “On the Basis of Sex” will be shown. The movie is based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights for women. Nacho Bar, Water, Lemonade, and movie treats will be served.

During the whole month of March there will be a “Women in Athletics” display shown in Lysaker Gymnasium. Moreover, from March 17 – March 31, the bookstore display will be showcasing a “Visionary Women Peace and Nonviolence” display.


Women’s History Month has been officially recognized since Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in 1987. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women. For more information, visit

For other events taking place during Women’s History Month at the U of M Crookston, visit

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses that comprise the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs and 25 minors on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. Visit

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.


Cassandra Morthera

University Relations


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