Published on March 1, 2022  
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The month of March is dedicated to celebrating women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Throughout the month, organizations across Samford’s campus will celebrate the numerous contributions, historic and current, of the women in our community with various events and occasions to learn and grow together.

Flowers to Empower
March 1

To kick off the month, Samford’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives will deliver carnations of appreciation to women on campus for their contributions to the Samford community.

Woman to Woman Alumna Conversation Series
Every Monday in March (7, 14, 21, 28), 6 p.m.

Every Monday in March, Samford’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives will facilitate a discussion with various alumnae that focuses on how Samford prepared them to be successful leaders.

Tune into the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives’ Facebook page to join the conversation.

International Women’s Month Worship Service
March 14, 6-7 p.m.
Hodges Chapel

Sponsored by Beeson Divinity School’s Center for Women in Ministry, this worship service will aim to glorify and worship our Triune God, give thanks to God for how he has used women in salvation history, remember the names and witness of women in scripture, and to pray for women in ministry today. Norfleete Day, Beeson alumna and retired professor, will deliver a homily on John 4, and Jess Leslie, a current Beeson student, will lead worship. All men and women are invited to attend.

Women’s History Month Lunch and Learn with April Robinson
March 15, 11:30 a.m.
Cooney Hall, Regions Community Resource Room 

April Robinson, assistant vice president for student development and support, will center her luncheon presentation on pouring into oneself so that women can be better servant leaders, professionals, mothers, mentors and friends.

Bring It On: Self Defense with Samford’s Department of Public Safety
March 23, 5 p.m.
University Center, Howard Room 

Join the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives to learn self-defense tactics and ways to stay safe with Wayne Lovell, officer in Samford’s Department of Public Safety.

Women and Wages Panel: Addressing the Gender Pay Gap
March 28, 5 p.m.
University Center, Howard Room 

In partnership with Brock School of Business and the Finance and Economics Women (FEW) student organization, the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives invites you to learn more about the gender pay gap and how to advocate for compensation that matches one’s contributions.

International Women’s Month Beeson Podcast Episode
March 29

Lynn Cohick, provost and dean of academic affairs at Northern Seminary, will talk with Beeson Divinity School Dean Douglas Sweeney and Kristen Padilla, director of Beeson’s Center for Women in Ministry, on the Beeson podcast about the contribution of women in the early church. This conversation will air on Tuesday, March 29, at Cohick also serves as an advisory board member of the Center for Women in Ministry.

Women’s History Month Lunch and Learn with Serena Simoni: Women and Forced Migration
March 30, 11:30 a.m.
Cooney Hall, Regions Community Resource Room 

Serena Simoni, associate professor and director of Samford’s International Relations Program, will lead a discussion about internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees as well as gendered causes and experiences of displacement and exile for women and girls. 


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