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Women's Center hosts an array of events for International Women's Month in March

The interns and staff of the Women, Girls and Global Justice program at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center are excited to announce and invite the public to a series of events on the Grounds of the University of Virginia, taking place throughout the month of March in honor of International Women’s Month (IWM). The month of events was inspired by International Women's Day on March 8.

Please click on the links below for further information on each event.

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“Global Education for Girls” - Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lectureship on March 17

UPDATE: We regret to inform you that today’s lecture on “Global Education for Girls: Opportunities and Challenges in Transforming Poverty” is cancelled due to Jessica Posner Odede’s illness. The “Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lectureship Supporting Women’s Education and Global Leadership” will be rescheduled.

Jessica Posner Odede, COO and founder of Shining Hope for Communities, has been selected for the inaugural Beverly Cobble Rodriguez Lectureship. This lectureship will be an annual event for International Women's Month.

The lecture and discussion, “Global Education for Girls: Opportunities and Challenges in Transforming Poverty,” will begin at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow at 6:30 p.m. For more information on Jessica and this event, please visit this link.

"Global Girlhood: A Two-Part Film Series" on March 20, 21 and 24

This event is a two-part film series featuring the films, I Am A Girl by Rebecca Barry and HerStory by Sally Nuamah. This event has a total of three showings, with light refreshments served at each showing. For more on the film I Am A Girl, visit this link. For more on the film Her Story, visit this link.

"To Cameroon and Back: Empowering Girls in the Hills of Kumbo" on March 27

Carrie Daniel will share her experiences from her internship with the Young Women’s Leader Program in Cameroon. For more info on the event, visit this link. For a preview to Carrie's presentation, visit this link.

"Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking & Sex Trafficking in the U.S." on March 31

Attend this informative and enlightening panel discussion promoting awareness and a call to action to help survivors of modern-day slavery seek justice and find freedom. Check out the list of panelists here.

For any questions or concerns about International Women's Month, please email Jaronda Miller, Program Director of Global and Engaged Scholarship at the Women’s Center, at

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