Celebrating Women's History Month

March 01, 2015

Students team building

At Simmons, we're all about women.

Our campus celebrates women all year long -- which means we LOVE Women's History Month! Check out the events being hosted on campus and keep an eye out for exciting profiles of our amazing and empowering faculty, students and alumnae/i

Monday, March 2nd

Women Centered College Week Kickoff: Monday, March 2nd, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fens Lobby

Kickoff Women-Centered College Week with a bang! Celebrating this year's theme: Turning Passion Into Purpose, local non-profits will be tabling to educate us on what they do and how we can get involved. Delicious refreshments will be provided.

Gender Queeries: Identifying as Non-Binary at a Women-Centered College: Monday, March 2nd, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Kotzen Room

Hear from a panel of students who identify as non-binary talk about their experiences at a Women-Centered College.

Tuesday, March 3rd

Meet Alumna Denise Pappas '71 '85 Author of John Simmons: The Measure of a Man 12 p.m. Kotzen Room

Relax and learn in a casual setting as author of John Simmons: The Measure of a Man, Denise Pappas '71 '85SM, discusses her book and the history of John Simmons and Simmons College.

Paint Night with RHA: 7:30 p.m. Alumnae Hall

Find passion through art!

Wednesday, March 4th

The History of Simmons Activism with Jason Wood: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. C-103

Continuing the Conversation with Like Minds Coalition: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. LKP

Listen, share and learn as the Like Minds Coalition continues the conversation -- on topics like racism, sexism and heterosexism -- and focuses on improving interpersonal relationships. Open to all and especially relevant for those who major in social work, nursing and physical therapy.

Community Vinyasa Yoga with Alumna Gabbi Rossetti '10: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join Gabbi Rossetti '10 in a relaxing Vinyasa yoga class to reflect and find peace. Bring a mat or towel!

Thursday, March 5th

Keynote Dinner featuring Alumna Catherine Eagen '75: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. M501

Join us in a culmination celebration of Women-Centered College Week at our keynote dinner with alumna Catherine Eagen, CEO and President of Catherine Eagen Enterprises. FREE tickets available in OSLA.

Team Slam with feature: Sister Outsider: 8 p.m. Quadside

Join us as we co-sponsor with Simmons Speaks for a night full of slam poetry and expression.

Friday, March 6th

18th Annual International Women's Day Breakfast - Making Women's Rights Real: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. LKP

At Making Women's Rights Real, you will learn about new initiatives and recent developments locally and globally, including earned sick time, paid family leave, and a Bill of Rights for domestic workers.

Speakers include:
  • Sheila Dallas Katzman – Chair, UN-CSW Cities for CEDAW/New York City
  • Lydia Edwards – Attorney and Equal Justice Works Fellow, Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Anjali Sakaria – Legislative Director and Legal Counsel, Office of Senate Chair, MA Committee on Labor and Workforce Development