International Women’s Day March 8 Kicks Off Month Of Campus Events

By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Marketing and Communications
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International Women’s Day Conference

Date: 3/7/17

Time: 5 – 8 pm

Location: MSC 2300C

Cost: Free!

Audience: Students

RSVP/Registration: Register at by March 2nd.

Sponsored by: The American Association of University Women at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Amnesty International, Mosaic Flowers, Feminists for Reproductive Equity and Education, Feminism for Aggies, and the Texas A&M University Women’s Resource Center.
Information: The International Women’s Day Conference is an annual event celebrating women from around the world.  Our theme, #BeBoldForChange, encourages the creation of a better, more inclusive world through a variety of panels, entertainment, and discussions.  In addition to faculty and student panels, the conference will feature performances by the Femmatas, cultural dance groups, and slam poets.  Dinner will be provided.  This free conference is open to all TAMU students.

International Women’s Day

Date: 3/8/17

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Location: Rudder Auditorium

Cost: Free!

Audience: Everyone!

RSVP/Registration: Please RSVP on the Google form will be posted on WOMEN’s Facebook and Maroonlink page.

Sponsored by: WOMEN (Women’s Organization for Motivation, Expression, and Nurturing)
Information: This event is to celebrate women achievements together. There will be speakers who will be sharing their success stories with all. Additionally, there will be performances representing women global issues and also their diverse culture.

The Invisible Millions: Human Trafficking on a Global Perspective

Date: 3/8/17 & 3/9/17

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Location: Memorial Student Center

Cost: Free!

Audience: Everyone

RSVP/Registration: No

Sponsored by: MSC Freshman Leadership International
Information: MSC Freshman Leadership International (FLI) is organizing a freshmen led awareness program focusing on the millions of people who become victim to human trafficking from a global scale. Partnering with UPD, we will sponsor a self-defense class free to the public on March 8th teaching several hand holds and what to do when put in a dangerous situation. A panel event on March 9th will include a presentation from a survivor of trafficking itself, an FBI agent, and a Texas A&M professor of sociology. Tables with more information and displays will be set up starting February 28th along with social media postings through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The self-defense class has limited spots (about 60) and requires all participants come with a UPD waiver filled out to the event. The panel event is open for a much wider audience of about 300.

In Her Own Words: A Women-Focused Book Club

Date: 3/8/17 & 3/22/17

Time: 7 – 8:10 pm

Location: MSC 2402

Cost: Free!

Audience: Students, Faculty, & Staff

RSVP/Registration: Register at

Sponsored by: Women’s Resource Center & Women and Gender Studies (WGST)
Information: In Her Own Words is a program of the Women’s Resource Center that uses a non-traditional approach to the study of women and women’s issues. The Book Club aims to unite all Aggies of all majors and genders who share a passion for acquiring and sharing information about women by providing an avenue in which students, faculty, and staff can engage in discussions and analyses of relevant literary works.

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Date: 3/24/17

Time: 10 am – 12 pm

Location: Rudder Tower, Room 504

Cost: Free!

Audience: Students

RSVP/Registration: Register at
Sponsored by: Women’s Resource Center, Career Center, Money Education Center
Information: Workshops specifically designed for college students about to enter the job market and negotiate for fair salary and benefits. In every 2 hour workshop, participants can expect to learn:

  • About the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences
  • How to quantify the market value of their education, skills, and experience
  • How to conduct objective market researchand determine a fair target salary
  • How to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers

Hats Off to Bra Art
Date: 3/28/17
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: The Village Café in Bryan, TX
Cost: Free!
Audience: Everyone
RSVP/Registration: No
Sponsored by: Health For All Clinic
Information: For the last two years Health For All, a nonprofit free health care clinic, has hosted the BRA ART EVENT as an annual fundraiser. This year we are expanding the event to include hats and want to introduce Hat’s Off to Bra Art 2017!This fundraiser will include the auction of HEALTH COUTURE ART (both HAT ART & BRA ART) to help raise money for our free clinic serving the uninsured of the Brazos Valley. The BRA ART Event was originally created in 2015 to raise funds and awareness for women’s health, specifically breast cancer detection and prevention.

Women’s Research on Women Symposium

Date: 3/30/17

Time: 3 – 5 pm

Location: Rudder Tower, Rm 601

Cost: Free!

Audience: Everyone

RSVP/Registration: No

Sponsored by: The College of Education and Human Development Office of Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives, the Educational Leadership Research Center, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Women’s Faculty Network
Information: The Committee for the upcoming Women’s Research on Women Symposium has invited 20 female faculty members to present their work on March 30, 2017, for our third annual the Poster Gallery Tour of Research on Women within the Symposium. We want to spotlight such research by women on women during our honoring of Women’s History Month.

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