CAMDEN, NJ — Rutgers-University Camden began Women’s History Month on Monday by recognizing 31 members of the university that have advanced gender equality in education, through campus action, scholarship, teaching or professional service. 

Anyone walking through the campus would see it dotted by placards describing each of the winners: like Andrea Sellers, a Veteran for serving with the Army National Guard, and Karen Kramer, a nurse practitioner at the Student Wellness Center.

The remaining events at the school are free of charge and open to the public. They will be held primarily at various locations in the Campus Center on campus (unless otherwise noted).

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A list of the events are below:

Tuesday, March 3

“Real Talk": Lecture Series with Chancellor Phoebe Haddon

The talk, titled “What Matters to Me and Why” in Room 403 at the Rutgers Law School building, will run from 12:15 to 1:15 pm.

Monday, March 23

“Fictions of Masculinity” Talk: Brandon Bledsoe

12:30 to 1:50 the West AB conference rooms, located on the lower level of the Campus Center.

Brandon Bledsoe, a former U.S. Army combat medic, will give a talk as part of the course “Fictions of Masculinity.” Bledsoe will discuss his experiences as a combat medic and veteran, his role as a father, and the relation of these topics to current ideas and practices of masculinity. He will also lead a discussion on the book Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk.

Wednesday, March 25

Women’s History Month Quizzo

11:20 a.m. to 12:20 the South ABC conference rooms, located on the lower level of the Campus Center. Guests are invited to participate in a fun and informative game of Women’s History Month Quizzo.

Monday, March 30

Gender Studies Fourth Anniversary Celebration

11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the Department of Childhood Studies conference room, located in the Artis Building at Fourth and Cooper Streets.

Members of the Rutgers–Camden community are invited to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the gender studies program and meet the new leadership team, including director Shauna Shames, an associate professor of political science.

Tuesday, March 31

“Real Talk Lecture Series at Rutgers Law: Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor Deirdre Laws

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in room 403 of the Law School Building.

Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor Deirdre Laws will give a talk on “What Matters to Me and Why.”

Wednesday, April 1

#MuteRKelly: Transforming Passion to Activism

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Penn 401 classroom, accessible from the side entrance of the Paul Robeson Library.

#MuteRKelly Co-Founder Kenyette Tisha Barnes will present a lecture, “#MuteRKelly: Transforming Passion to Activism,” and conclude with a Q&A. Barnes is a political strategist, lobbyist, public speaker, trainer, mother, and CEO of Nia Vizyon LLC, a social justice, consulting, and political strategy lobbying firm.

Thursday, April 2

Barriers to Abortion Access in the United States

12:45 to 1:45 room 206 of the Law School Building.

Odile Schalit, director of the Brigid Alliance — a travel service for abortion care – and a panel of other experts will speak on barriers to abortion access in the United States.

Thursday, April 9

Health and Social Psychologist Vicki Helgeson Lecture on Women’s Health

12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in room 201 of the Nursing and Science Building.

Vicki Helgeson — a health and social psychologist whose research focuses on how gender-related traits relate to relationships, health, and adjustment to chronic illness — will present a lecture on women’s health.

Monday, April 20

Fictions of Masculinity Talk: Julian Domanico

12:30 to 1:50 the Executive Meeting Room, located on the lower level of the Campus Center.

Guest speaker Julian Domanico, vice-chair of the Philadelphia Millennial Advisory Committee, will discuss the intersectionality of being a LGBTQ+ person of color from an immigrant family, as part of the “Fictions of Masculinity” course.

Domanico serves as the board secretary for the LGBTQ+ fundraising nonprofit, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, and board vice-chair of the urban education nonprofit, UrbEd Inc. Throughout his nonprofit career, he has advocated for education equity in public schools; for juveniles in placement; marginalized persons, with emphasis on people of color and the LGBTQ+ community; and for public policy issues impacting millennials.

Monday, April 27

Triota Induction Ceremony

5 to 7 the Multi-Purpose Room, located on the main level of the Campus Center.

New members will be inducted to the Rutgers–Camden chapter of Triota, the national women’s studies honor society.

For more information reach out to Shauna Shames at (856) 225-2974 or via email at

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