Women's Center

Join Us in Celebrating Women’s History Month!

Women’s History Month ~ March 2014

Transfeminisms: Exploring Feminist Frontiers! 

Due to the weather the Flag Raising ceremony has been canceled, and the WMGS/LGBTQ Studies Student Essay Awards will be awarded to the recipients on March 25th before the Keynote Address Program of Transfeminisms: New Frontiers, New Challenges, New Solidarities


President’s Proclamation: March 2014

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Tuesday, March 4
Body Beautiful: Weekly Tea, Talk and Discussions of Beauty

1-2pm SC 421

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Wednesday, March 5th
New Jersey Women’s Network Lean-In Luncheon

12Noon, SC Formal Dining Room

Please RSVP

http://surveys.montclair.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1389974902915

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Wednesday, March 5
Cycle Breakers:  Weekly Healthy Relationships
Discussion Group

2:30-3:30pm, SC 421

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Thursday, March 6
Body Beautiful: Weekly Tea, Talk and Discussions of Beauty

1-2pm SC 421

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Friday, March 7
GONE: Gender Owns No One ~ Weekly Feminist Discussions
Topic: BDSM, Sexuality, and Gender

1 – 4pm, Dickson 114.

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Saturday, March 8- International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 20th
“Conversations on Faith and Spirituality”
The Real Mulan and Other Women Warriors

Facilitated by Prof. Lisa Sargese

Sponsored by the Center for Faith and Spirituality

1-2:15p.m., SC Center for Faith and Spirituality Suite 112

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Friday, March 21
GONE: Gender Owns No One ~ Weekly Feminist Discussions

Topic: Inclusion of Transwomen

1 – 4pm, Dickson 114

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Tuesday, March 25th
Transfeminisms: New Frontiers, New Challenges, New Solidarities

Speakers: Kate Bornstein, Selly Thiam, and Abena Busia

5:30-8pm DI, Cohen Lounge

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Tuesday, March 25th
Microsoft Executive Envisions an International Women’s Hack-a-thon

Speaker: Rane Johnson, Education and Scholarly Communication Principal Research Director at Microsoft

7pm, University Hall Room 1070

For more information about the International Women's Hackathon at Montclair State University

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/womens-hackathon2014/

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Tuesday, March 25th

Film Forum: Screening and Discussion with Maxi Cohen

Maxi Cohen is an award-winning artist and filmmaker based in New York City

7pm, UN1040  

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Wednesday, March 26th

Made for More: America’s Next Top Model Contestant Leah Darrow

A critical discussion on media literacy, beauty norms & images of women in popular culture, and consumerism

7:30pm UN Conference Center

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Thursday, March 27th
Affirmative Action Day

1-3:30pm, UH 1070

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Conversation on Faith and Spirituality
The Iconology of Mary

Presentation by with Kristina M. Sadley

1-2:15pm SC Suite 112

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Thursday, March 27th & 28th
Vagina Monologues

7pm, Memorial Auditorium

General Admission$15, MSU Community $10

Tickets may be purchased at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/589207

Women’s History Month is hosted by The Women’s Center & Women’s and Gender Studies

Special Thanks to the Co- Sponsors:

College of Science and Mathematics, Council for Faith and Spirituality, Film Forum, Office of Equity and Diversity, PCAAD, Philosophy and Religion, Montclair State V-Team, Newman Catholic Center, Sodexho, University Police Department, Alliance for Women in Media, North Regional Chamber of Commerce, and NJ Women in Construction


 The Women's Center

As a branch of Montclair State University's Division of Student Development and Campus Life, the Women's Center is a tangible expression of Montclair State's commitment to women's issues and concerns. The continued existence and growth of the Women's Center reflects the changing and expanding roles, rights and responsibilities of women in today's society. The Women's Center offers all members of the campus and surrounding communities an opportunity to engage in a dialogue on women's issues. We promote the exploration of topics of individual and collective importance to women in an open and comfortable atmosphere. We support women in their search for personal development, their quest for self-esteem and their achievement of individual and social empowerment. We believe that positive change follows an open exchange of ideas and a thorough questioning and examination of women's roles in today's world.

So why do we need a Women's Center?

  • Because worldwide, more than half the population of women over the age of 15 cannot read or write.
  • Because according to the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 74% of completed and attempted sexual assaults against females were not reported to the police.
  • Because there are approximately 8 million people suffering from anorexia nervosa in the U.S.; 90% of them are women.
  • Because domestic violence is the leading cause of injury and death for women worldwide.
  • Because, in the U.S., one in five women will be victims of rape in her lifetime. A woman is raped every 3 minutes.
  • Because there is no country in the world where women's wages are equal to those of men.
  • Because Women's issues are everyone's issues!

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Hours & Location:

Monday-Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

Student Center Room 421

Contact Us:

(973)-655-3282
(973)-655-5114