NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote, Rutgers will be hosting a series of events across the university to celebrate the contributions of women throughout history and their role in shaping the political system.
Today, 12:30 p.m.: Join CYPP for Pizza and Politics: A Student’s Right to Free Speech, where Mary Beth Tinker, a first amendment activist, will discuss the rights of students on college campuses and the challenges of preserving diversity and inclusion. Eagleton Institute of Politics, 191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick.
Friday, 12 p.m.:The annual Women’s Day at Douglass, presented by the Douglass Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program, will highlight the accomplishments of Douglass students, alumnae, and women within the Rutgers community. Ludwig Center, 9 Suydam St, New Brunswick.
March 11, 2 p.m.: Kimberly Peeler-Allen to speak at the latest session of the annual Douglass PLEN forum. Kimberly Peeler-Allen is the cofounder of Higher Heights, a national organization building the political power and leadership of black women from the voting booth to elected office. Eagleton Institute of Politics, 191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick.
March 12, 4 p.m.: Join the Zimmerli Art Museum for a talk with multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk, invited by the Institute for Research on Women as part of the university’s yearlong engagement with artists working at the nexus of art and science. Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick.
March 12, 4 p.m.: Join the department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for When Brooklyn Was Queer author Hugh Ryan in conversation with Professor Kyla Schuller. RDJC, room 103, 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick.
March 20-21.: The Center for American Women and Politics hosts its annual Ready to Run workshop, which is a national network of non-partisan campaign training programs committed to electing more women to public office. Douglass Student Center, 100 George St., New Brunswick. Registration is $195, register here.
March 24, 7:30 a.m.: Join the Eagleton Institute of Politics for Re-Drawing the Lines: Planning for the Next Decade of Election Reforms, a one-day conference that will convene decision-makers, academics, and the community to address the intersections of law and politics at the heart of legislative redistricting, the 2020 U.S. Census, and related election reforms. Douglass Student Center, 100 George St., New Brunswick. Registration is free, more information here.
March 25, 2 p.m.: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso will speak at this session of the annual Douglass PLEN forum. Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso currently represents the 13th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly. Eagleton Institute of Politics, 191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick.
March 27, 3 p.m.: The Salary Negotiation Workshop, created by the Association for American University Women, is meant to instill confidence, raise awareness of the gender wage gap, and build skills in communication and negotiation. Ludwig Center, 9 Suydam St, New Brunswick.
March 28-29, 9 a.m.: The Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M. Women's Empowerment Overnight Retreat will consist of analytical discussion, strengths assessment, hands-on women’s empowerment activities, reflection, and building bonds with peers and faculty, staff and alumni who are leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Medicine. Registration slots limited, $20 fee. Register here.