Calendar of Events 

womxn's herstory month book display 

Through March 31 

The NEIU Libraries will feature a virtual book display celebrating womxn authors as well as works that reflect the lives and experiences of womxn. The display will feature e-books, streaming media, and other online resources available to the NEIU community through the library.

Sponsored by the Ronald Williams Library.

womxn in stem PANEL and networking Session 

3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2
Online via Zoom 

Are you interested in connecting with other womxn in STEM? Join us for a discussion featuring 4 guest panelists from different STEM fields. Participants will have the opportunity to network and connect with the panelists and guests after the program. 

Sponsored by the Student Center for Science Engagement, Title III STEM, and the Pedroso Center.

soy yo! Identity, education and joy

3-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2
Online via Zoom 

Sponsored by the Pedroso Center and El Centro.

movie screening: "Born in Flames" 

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2
Online via Zoom 

The radical visionary feminist film, "Born in Flames" (1983), directed by Lizzie Borden, is set in a near-future New York City, 10 years after a peaceful socialist revolution, yet all is not well in utopia: sexism and racism persist. Read more about the film and its influence in the Women and Performance (2013) Issue.

Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Start Smart: Salary Negotiation workshop

3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3
Online via Zoom 

This workshop seeks to empower womxn with skills to effectively negotiate their salary and benefits and become agents of change in their communities

Sponsored by Career Development.

book presentation: "Iranian Women and gender in the Iran-Iraq war" by Associate Professor mateo Farzaneh

3-4:15 p.m. Thursday, March 4
Contact Charles Steinwedel at c-steinwedel@neiu.edu for Zoom access.

Associate Professor of History Mateo Farzaneh has published a book on the role of Iranian women and gender in the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988. The book uses primary sources such as memoirs, wills, interviews, print media coverage and oral histories to provide an extensive and innovative account of women’s participation in this conflict and in Iranian society more broadly.

Sponsored by the History Department.

Black and Accessible 

6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 4
Event Link: Online via Zoom; Passcode: black&

Join us for a conversation with Lauren "LoLo" Spencer about her journey as a Black woman living an accessible lifestyle and taking the entertainment industry by storm. Spencer is a social media influencer whose brand is all about accessibility and confidence. She is also the breakout star in the critically acclaimed film "Give Me Liberty."

Sponsored by Stage Center Theatre, Student Disability Services, and Pedroso Center

Contact: Timothy Mays, t-mays2@neiu.edu

Reproductive Justice Trivia Night

7 p.m. Thursday, March 4
Online via Zoom; Passcode: Goldie 

Come play with us. Learn more about reproductive justice and have a chance to earn cash prizes (currently enrolled NEIU students). 

Sponsored by Student Leadership Development.

LBTQ+ Faculty/Staff panel 

3-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 9
Online via Zoom

Join us as our panel of LBTQ+ faculty and staff members share their stories and ways to rebuild the NEIU LGBTQ+ community. 

Sponsored by the Pedroso Center and Career Development.

"why we could not study:" the enrollment barriers of undocumented 1.25 generation women

5-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 9
Online via Zoom

Dr. Díaz-Strong will examine the barriers to school enrollment experienced by 1.25 generation Mexican and Central American undocumented women.

Sponsored by Undocumented Student Resources.

"tattletales from Tanqueray" book club

1-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10
Online via Zoom

Join us as we discuss a viral Humans of New York 32-part photoblog series of Stephanie "Tanqueray" Johnson, a burlesque dancer in the 60s. To read "Tattletales from Tanqueray," please login with your NEIU email.

Sponsored by the Pedroso Center.

Sister Talk: Science of a resume 

3-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 10
Online via Zoom

Sister Talk is a group for self-identified womxn and/or femme students of color to discuss issues on topics related to race, gender, and personal development. 

To ensure the quality of our conversation and time together, we strongly encourage participants to keep their cameras on and communicate through audio when possible. 

Sponsored by the Pedroso Center, Student Counseling Services and Career Development.

NEIU Virtual Cooking Class with Chef Morgan Stewart

6 p.m. Wednesday, March 10
Online via Zoom

Join Nest residents and the NEIU Alumni Advisory Board for a special virtual cooking class. Learn from chef Morgan Stewart at Gypsy Kitchen how to make carbonara pasta, an Italian pasta dish from Rome made with egg, hard cheese, cured pork and black pepper (the recipe can also be modified to be vegetarian or gluten-free). This dish is delicious, budget-friendly, and versatile!

herbody

2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 11
Online via Zoom

Students are able to come for a "grab and go" of free supplies including educational materials. They are also able to register for free birth control and Plan B upon review of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). 

Items can be picked up at The Nest from 2-4 p.m. March 11 at the 6th floor meeting room. Zoom available for anyone to chime in with questions. Contact Jennie Lasko at j-lasko2@neiu.edu.

Sponsored by Student Health Services. 

women in stem career panel 

9-11 a.m. Friday, March 12
Online via Zoom

Join us for a career panel discussion featuring women scientists in STEM different careers as part of ChicagoCHEC's Annual Women in Science Conference.

Sponsored by ChicagoCHEC. 

Carreras Speaker Series: Latinas in Executive social entrepreneurship 

3-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 23
Via Google Hangout

The Career Development at NEIU presents a webinar titled "Carreras Speaker Series: Latinas in Executive Social Entrepreneurship," which showcases inspiring stories of Latina social entrepreneurs who are founder/CEO's of local and national mission-oriented companies.

Sponsored by Career Development. 

sex work is work panel

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23
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Sex work as work is a powerful statement that "frames sex workers not as criminals, victims, vectors of disease, or sinners but as workers." (NSWP) Join us in conversation about sex work, criminalization, tech censorship, and to learn more about Alisha Walker's powerful story. Panelists include Alisha Walker and NEIU alumna Erica Friscioni. 

Visit hackinghustling.org to learn more about sex work, technology, and social justice 

Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 

sister talk: self-care 

3-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 24
Online via Zoom

Sister Talk is a group for self-identified womxn and/or femme students of color to discuss issues on topics related to race, gender, and personal development. 

To ensure the quality of our conversation and time together, we strongly encourage participants to keep their cameras on and communicate through audio when possible. 

Sponsored by the Pedroso Center and Counseling Services.

sexpert bingo

6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25
Online via Zoom

Let’s Talk about Sex! A hilarious, honest, no-holds-barred approach to sexuality education. With each bingo ball comes a topic or term to be discussed. Participants can virtually mark their boards and follow along at home on Zoom to win prizes. We’ll start by covering a variety of sexuality topics including but not limited to sex, love, healthy relationships, communication and consent, and see where the conversation takes us when students start texting in anonymous questions to be answered live.

Sponsored by the Northeastern Programming Board.

Women in Science Conference Keynote - Nykia Walker, Ph.D.

9-10 a.m. Friday, March 26
Online via Zoom

Nykia Walker, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Scholar from the University of Chicago will provide the keynote address at this year's annual Women in Science Conference which will be held virtually with this year's focus being on Women in the Biological Sciences.

Sponsored by ChicagoCHEC. 

Movie Screening: "Picture a Scientist"

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, March 26
Online via Zoom

Join us for a screening party with a short discussion for the documentary "Picture a Scientist" as part of ChicagoCHEC's Annual Women in Science Conference.

Sponsored by ChicagoCHEC. 

Speed Mentoring Session with Senior STEM Faculty and Administrators

12-1 p.m. Friday, March 26
Online via Zoom

Connect with senior STEM faculty and administrative leaders. Come in with questions.

Sponsored by ChicagoCHEC. 

Book talk: "CHICANAS OF 18TH STREET"

5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30
Online via Zoom

Sponsored by the Pedroso Center. 

Storytelling and Finding Your Voice

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, March 31
Online via Zoom

In the history of the United States, womxn’s voices have been limited and incomplete, however, they have always been present. This presentation sheds some much-needed light on the womxn from our past, present and future that have found ways to use their voice to forge paths in the areas of womxn’s rights, human rights, literature, education and more.

Sponsored by Counselor Education.

Movie Screening: "Warrior Women"

6 p.m. Wednesday, March 31
Online via Zoom

“Warrior Women” is the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, an American Indian Movement leader who fought for Native liberation and survival as a community of extended families. Through a circular Indigenous style of storytelling, this film explores what it means to navigate a movement and motherhood and how activist legacies are passed down and transformed from generation to generation in the context of colonizing government that meets Native resistance with violence.

Sponsored by Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

women's, gender and sexuality studies student symposium 

4:15-7 p.m. Thursday, April 1
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Please join us for the 16th Annual Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Student Symposium. Get feminisms! Hear majors' and minors' feminist arguments!

Sponsored by Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

At NEIU, we intentionally spell womxn with an X as an objection to the patriarchal idea that womxn are an extension of men, and the inclusion of all womxn goes beyond just cis-women.

For questions regarding the 2021 Womxn's HERstory Month, please contact Dear at v-aunaetitrakul@neiu.edu.