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Events celebrate Women's History Month at Grand Valley

Posted on March 05, 2014

A variety of events are planned throughout March to celebrate Women’s History Month at Grand Valley State University.

Sponsored by the Women’s Center and Women and Gender Studies, events are free and open to the public.

The first event, “Hands Off! Ending the War on Women,” will take place on March 10, 7-9 p.m. at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids. Jessica Jennrich, director of the Women’s Center, will join a panel for a discussion on women’s rights in the U.S.

Some Women’s History Month events are highlighted below.

Her Story with Jo Ann Wassenaar, associate director of the Women’s Center: March 11, noon-1 p.m., room 2204, Kirkhof Center

: March 18, 3 p.m., room 2204, Kirkhof Center
Students, faculty and staff members are invited to celebrate a centuries-old tradition of combining tea parties with discussions of literature, politics and reform. RSVP at

Women’s Commission Fireside Chats event: March 26, noon, room 1201, Kirkhof Center
The series of events provides an environment for diverse women from across campus to engage in intercultural education. Melanie Shell-Weiss, assistant professor of liberal studies, will give a presentation, “Migration and Social Justice Movements in Western.”

: March 28, noon-1:30 p.m., room 102, Holland Meijer Campus
Randy Flood, director and co-founder of the Men’s Resource Center of West Michigan, will share his research, knowledge and expertise of mascupathy.

For more information, contact the Women’s Center at (616) 331-2748 or visit

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