UTHSC Women's History Month


Women's History Month

Women's Education – Women's Empowerment

Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. March has been set aside as this month in the United Kingdom and in the United States. In India, this month is celebrated in October and corresponds with the celebration of Persons Day, which is October 18.  The event traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California, participated in Women's History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women's Day).  In 1987 Congress expanded the focus to a whole month. Soon, other state departments of education began to encourage celebrations of National Women's History Month as a way to promote equality among the sexes in the classroom.

UTHSC Women's History Month Schedule of Events:

Monday, March 5, 2012
PBS Documentary
Women War & Peace Video 1: I Came to Testify
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Alumni Center Dining Hall

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Self Preservation Class
Instructor: Frank Harrison (Campus Recreation)
Time: 11:45am - 12:45pm
Location: SAC Studio #2
(please wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing)

What is Self-Preservation Training?

This program is a graphic look into the realities of the crime of sexual assault. Starting from the worst case scenario and working backwards to show how to avoid that scenario; participants are challenged to look at choices, become aware of surroundings, shown BASIC defense techniques, and then challenged to make the hardest decision of all, when not to fight. Unlike self-defense classes, this is not intended to teach participants to "fight out the situation". ?This program examines some truths that self-defense may not examine directly. The instructor is a trained martial artist, this does not mean that after an hour and a half you are a trained martial artist. This program seeks to develop awareness and confidence. This program is not a substitute for your own thoughts and common sense. You are your best defense and this program seeks to strengthen that. As this is a graphic look at a potentially emotionally disturbing situation participants are asked to realize this may bring forth some personal issues. If this occurs participants are encouraged to speak with a professional counselor.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
PBS Documentary
Women War & Peace Video 2: Peace Unveiled
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Student Alumni Center Dining Hall

Monday, March 19, 2012
PBS Documentary
Women War & Peace Video 3: The War We are Living
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Student Alumni Center Dining Hall

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Stress, Health and Happiness at Work
Instructor: Tiffany Trice (Equity and Diversity)
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Madison Plaza Conference Room (C-1)

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Self Defense Class
Instructor: Mitchell Watsky, Ph.D. (Physiology)
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: SAC Studio #2
(please wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing)

What is Self Defense Training?

In this self defense course, you'll learn how to be alert and aware of dangerous situations that can easily be prevented. In addition, you will learn to develop and utilize the following components: how to use your natural instincts to protect and defend yourself, understanding the key vital points of the body that can distract an attacker and a natural defensive stance that can throw any attacker off-guard -Basic strikes, basic blocks, basic kicks. counselor.

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Friday, March 30, 2012
PBS Documentary
Women War & Peace Video 4: War Redefined
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Student Alumni Center Dining Hall