Ink on architectural film depicting women holding hands.
Lia Halloran, "Paper Dolls," ink on architectural film, 2017. Purchased with funds from the Escalette Endowment.

Chapman Hosts Virtual Events in Celebration of Women’s Herstory Month

This March, Chapman University honors the extraordinary contributions of women and their pivotal role in history with a month-long series of virtual events. From film screenings to panel discussions, each event will amplify the voices, stories and talents of women at Chapman and beyond.

All events will be held virtually and are open to the entire Chapman community.

Women’s Herstory Month Kickoff, Student Leader Panel, Tuesday, March 2, 7 p.m. 

Join the Cross-Cultural Center for a conversation about student leadership, feminism and intersectionality on Chapman’s campus. The panel will feature student leaders who identify as gender minorities. The event will end in a giveaway. Zoom Code: 93058825083

The Female Gaze Film Festival, Thursday, March 11, 7 p.m. 

Join Dodge College of Film and Media Arts for an online screening featuring films created by Dodge female filmmakers. A Q&A will follow the screening along with an awards ceremony. To participate in the film festival, email your film submissions to The Female Gaze Film Festival.

Women’s Herstory Month Art Workshop, Monday, March 15, 7 p.m. 

Join Chapman’s Cross-Cultural Center for some art history fun! Local artist collective Ni Santas will be leading a workshop on Cuban artist Belkis Ayon. Attendees will be making a piece replicating Ayon’s art. Zoom Code: 999 1874 2004

Celebration of Women: Intersectional Storytelling & Uplifting Voices, Friday, March 19

Residence Life and First Year Experience brings you their inaugural virtual showcase featuring a collection of performances to celebrate women. Submit your own art or performance that celebrates Women’s Herstory Month and/or the female experience. The event will be pre-recorded, available for streaming on Friday, March 19 and will benefit the academic success of students identifying as Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) and LGBTQI+. Donate to the Celebration of Women Scholarship Fund.

Women’s Herstory Month Keynote: Betty Valencia, Tuesday, March 30, 6 p.m.

The Cross-Cultural Center will close out Women’s Herstory Month with keynote speaker Dr. Betty Valencia! Having recently graduated from Chapman with a Ph.D., Valencia is an active community organizer at Chapman and in the city of Orange. Hear her speak about her life and work. Zoom Code: 916 6804 2238


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