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Celebrating Women’s History Month at Binghamton University

It’s HERstory, too.

March is Women’s History Month, and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is celebrating with educational, timely and fun events throughout the month. All events are free and open to the entire campus community (except where noted).

Sister’s Circle

An image of a group of woman of color standing in a circle with their arms around one another.

Stop by the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) lounge from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, to meet and mingle with other women of color. This is a safe, reflective space to come together and share experiences and advice. This month, we will focus on empowerment with various self-help exercises. Join us for snacks, mocktails and enlightening conversation. Self-identified women of color can register for this event here.

Location: Multicultural Resource Center, LS-G500

Notable Queer Women

A composite image of three women, including Billie Holiday, Sally Ride and Marsha P. Blackburn

Stop by the Bartle Breezeway, where the Q Center will be tabling from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, March 18. We’ll have information on trailblazers and changemakers in the LGBTQ+ community, so swing by for some insightful conversation and increase your knowledge of notable Queer women.

Location: Bartle Library Breezeway

Friends of DEI Social Mixer

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In honor of Women’s History Month, DEI will host our annual spring social mixer. From 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, we’ll be at the SUNY Broome Culinary & Event Center in downtown Binghamton. This year’s mixer is in partnership with SUNY Broome Community College and is open to all faculty and staff. Join us for food, drinks, prizes and live music from Rhythm & Blues and Jazz band Top Shelf.

Empowerment Brunch

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Join us at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, for networking and table topic discussions about women’s empowerment. At noon, we will welcome keynote speaker Toni Forge Esq. for her presentation, “She Cann,” about entrepreneurship and women in the burgeoning cannabis industry. The Empowerment Brunch is an annual event hosted by the Q Center and sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in honor of Women’s History Month. Refreshments provided.

Location: University Downtown Center, Room 220, 67 Washington Street, Binghamton

Fireside Chat

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At 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, we will reconvene with Empowerment Brunch (see listing above) speaker Toni Forge Esq. for an informal chat and mixer in the SUNY Broome Culinary & Event Center in downtown Binghamton. Snacks and beverages provided. The Empowerment Brunch and Fireside Chat are presented in partnership with SUNY Broome Community College Offices of Student Development and Diversity and Workforce Development and Continuing Education.

Location: SUNY Broome Culinary and Events Center, 78 Exchange Street, Binghamton

Culture Chat: Women’s History Month

A layered image with a sun-filled meadow and a picture of Marvel animated character Kahhori.

Join us this month for a screening of the animated Marvel series What if…? In season two, Marvel introduces the first-ever Native American superhero, the Mohawk woman Kahhori, in episode six, “What If…Kahhori Reshaped the World.” After the viewing party, we’ll talk with the series translator, writer and Mohawk community member Cecelia King. King will talk about her experience working for Marvel as well as her experience as a First Nation Indigenous woman. The event begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28.­­

Location: Multicultural Resource Center Lounge, LS-G500.

Culture Chat: WHM Podcast

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Did you know that the MRC has a monthly podcast? Cecil Hopkins, MRC coordinator, and graduate assistant Izzie DeJesus take the mic each month for a podcast honoring a heritage month or affinity celebration. This month’s podcast will feature a special Women’s History Month guest. Tune in to the Culture Chat Podcast on Apple Podcast.

Planning is still underway for some of the events listed. For more information on times, locations, and other updates, contact Cecil Hopkins, MRC program coordinator, or Richie Sebuharara, MRC assistant director. For Q Center-specific events, contact Nick Martin, associate director, Q Center. Visit B-Engaged to see what other departments and organizations are doing this month.

The division is always looking to collaborate on events to celebrate our rich history across heritage and identity. If your group or organization is planning an event, please get in touch with the mrc@binghamton.edu. We look forward to working with you.

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