March is Women’s History Month and Castleton University celebrates with a variety of events including films, presentations, cultural events, and more. This year’s national theme is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope” honoring caregivers and frontline workers.
Castleton has proudly highlighted the influence of women during Women’s History Month since 1988. The University’s hallmark Women’s History Month event, “Every Woman Has a Story,” will take place every Wednesday in Huden Dining Hall beginning at 12 p.m. Over the course of five weeks, a mix of ten Castleton Women, including students, faculty, and staff, will share their personal stories in a 15-minute presentation. A meal plan is not required to attend the event and all are encouraged to hear the unique tales of Castleton women. A special door rate of $4 per person for lunch will be offered for all guests.
The Women’s History Month Committee is also hosting a book discussion for Etaf Rum’s debut novel “A Woman is No Man.” This book is based on the real-life experiences of a multi-generational Palestinian-American family, particularly the women of the family. Trigger and content warnings: This book contains references to domestic violence, alcoholism, suicide, and self-harm.
For the second year, Castleton is hosting an online fundraiser to support the Lucy Langdon Williams Wilson Scholarship. Established in 2017 by the Castleton Women’s History Month Committee, this scholarship is awarded to candidates who have shown an academic interest in understanding the nature of women’s lives and experiences, and gender as it relates to differences in power, and social change. Make a gift to the scholarship today!
Other Women’s History Month Events
Alumnae Panel: Women in Healthcare March 29 at 5:30 p.m. | Zoom
This virtual event will feature alumnae who have established successful careers in nursing, healthcare administration, and other related fields. They will briefly discuss their background in healthcare before answering questions about their experiences at Castleton, the challenges women face in the industry, how their work was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
Hiplet March 30 at 7 p.m. | Casella Theater
The Chicago-based Hiplet Ballerinas fuse classical pointe technique with urban dance styles including African, Latin, and Hip-Hop. Promoting inclusivity in their cast and audience, the company features modern music and dancers of all shapes, sizes, and colors. This event is presented by the Castleton Soundings Program.
Menstrual Product Collection Drive Through March 31 | Woodruff Hall, Room 109
Drop off menstrual products that we'll be donating to Food Banks and other collection centers across the Rutland Region.
“A Symphony of Color” Through April 2 | Castleton University Bank Gallery
Featuring works by Mary Fran Lloyd and Mareva Millarc.