Events to Highlight Women’s History Month at Samford

Published on March 9, 2016 by Aly Hathcock  
Lisa Battaglia

Samford University has scheduled four Women’s History Month events during March. Sponsored by Samford’s Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives, the events are free and open to the public.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Critical Language Program hosted a March 8 screening of the film Difret.

The Student Government Association and the Samford Film Club are sponsoring a screening of Suffragette March 9 at 6 p.m. in Brock Forum. A panel discussion will follow the screening. Two convocation credits are available to students for event attendance.

Omicron Mu chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will host a March 13 event called “Celebrating Outstanding Women: Breaking Stereotypes and Redefining Success.” The event will honor Samford faculty member Carol Ann Vaughn Cross and is at 5 p.m. in the Howard Room of Beeson University Center. Convocation credit is available.

A March 30 lunch and learn at 11:30 a.m. will feature religion faculty member Lisa Battaglia from speaking about women and religion. That event also will be in the Howard Room.

Aly Hathcock is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Division of Marketing and Communication.

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