Women's Action Month Program Calendar

BME Women’s Action Month Book Club
3/1/2019 | 9AM | Location TBD
During the month of March, members of the BME department will be reading Lab Girl by Hope Jahren - a former GT Assistant professor. Described as "an illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world," Lab Girl is Dr. Jahren's experience of becoming a woman scientist. The book club plans to begin reading the book on the 1st of March and formally meet once near the end of March for a facilitated discussion about the book.Please contact Todd Fernandez (todd.fernandez@bme.gatech) if you would like to participate. The department plans to sponsor some copies of the book with priority given to those who are students, faculty, and staff in the department. However, participation is open to anyone who wants to read the book.
Host: Biomedical Engineering
Contact: Todd Fernandez - Todd.Fernandez@bme.gatech.edu

Celebrating  Womens’ Accomplishments in BME
3/1/2019 | 9AM | U.A. Whitaker Building
Throughout the month, the BME department will create and hanging posters around the department that recognize the accomplishment of women in biomedical engineering. Each poster will recognize one historical women and one women who is a current member of the BME department community. The posters will hang around the Whitaker building on GT's campus as well as BME spaces on the Emory campus. The posters will be posted in public spaces for any and all to see.
Host: Biomedical Engineering
Contact: Todd Fernandez - Todd.Fernandez@bme.gatech.edu

Women's Leadership Conference
3/2/2019 | 8:30AM | Historic Academy of Medicine
The Women’s Leadership Conference is a day of workshops and speakers to learn how how you can, and will, be as strong and successful as you can be. We hope that you will learn how to raise your voice to transform your workplace, community, and the world. The theme for this year is “I Will”. Tickets must be purchased in advance at $10 for GT students and $15 for non-students. Visit bit.ly/GoWLC2019 to register.
Host: Women’s Leadership Conference and the Women’s Resource Center
Contact: Melanie DeMaeyer - melanie.demaeyer@studentlife.gatech.edu

GT Women Students - What About Their Mental Health?
3/6/2019 | 9AM | 203 Smithgall (Flag) Student Services Building
In the spring of 2018, Georgia Tech participated in the Healthy Minds Study (HMS).  The HMS study purpose was to better understand issues related to students' well-being, sources of support, use of alcohol and other drugs, and mental and emotional health.  This program is intended to provide Mental Health Status and Mental Health Service Utilization/Help-Seeking data as reported by undergraduate and graduate women.
Host: Division of Student Life Research and Assessment
Contact: Dr. Brenda “B” Woods - brenda.woods@studentlife.gatech.edu

Women of Georgia Tech ERG: Fireside Chat with Becky Blalock
3/6/2019 | 2PM | Scheller College of Business, Room 300
Join the Women of Georgia Tech Employee Resource Group as we engage in an intimate discussion with renowned leader and author, Becky Blalock, as she shares her strategy on supporting your career and those of women around you. This special event is hosted in celebration of Women's History Month and jointly sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to the event.
For those interested in learning more about Becky Blalock prior to the March 6 event, consider purchasing DARE: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge. In addition to the chat and Q&A session, Becky will engage in a book signing in conjunction with the event. RSVP to attend by Friday, March 1, 2019 - https://sdie.gatech.edu/fireside-chat-becky-blalock
Host: Women of Georgia Tech Employee Resource Group
Contact: Laura Pusateri - laura.pusateri@comm.gatech.edu

Roller Derby 101
3/7/19 | 11AM | Free Speech Amphitheater
In partnership with Georgia Tech's Women's Resource Center, Yellow Jacket Roller Derby is hosting an introduction to Roller Derby event! Come boost your skating skills and learn a little about the sport we love. Skates and protective gear are available on a first come, first serve basis, but feel free to bring your own.
Host: Yellow Jacket Roller Derby
Contact: yjrdofficers@lists.gatech.edu

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
3/9/19 | 10AM-2PM | Comm Lab of Clough
The Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon is a campus-wide event focused on improving Wikipedia articles for underrepresented figures in STEM (women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities). This event gives newcomers insight and experience into how Wikipedia works and (more importantly) improves one of the largest public-facing reference resources on the Internet. Participants need only bring a laptop and charger. Food and drink will be provided!
Host: Writing and Communication Program's "Curricular Innovation Committee"
Contact: Maria Almanza - maria.almanza@lmc.gatech.edu

Grad SWE Brunch
3/10/2019 | 12:30PM | Donetto's
The Graduate Society of Women Engineers is hosting a brunch at Donetto’s. Join us to meet graduate students outside your department and take a study break from midterms. Food will be provided for the first 20 RSVP’s with preference given to paid National SWE members. All graduate Engineers and CS majors are welcome regardless of gender.
Host: SWE
Contact: Isabella Sanders - isabella@gatech.edu

Celebrating Teaching Day
3/12/2019 | 10AM | Student Center Ballroom
Celebrating Teaching Day is is an annual event hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning.  It honors and celebrates the dedication of Georgia Tech faculty and instructors who create engaging, challenging, and supportive learning experiences for their students throughout the year. This year we are featuring Dr. Alegra Eroy-Reveles as the keynote speaker with her address “Who Belongs here?”. In addition, Celebrating Teaching Day will feature a Poster Session where Georgia Tech faculty and instructors will share their recent teaching-related initiatives.  Faculty and instructors who received Thank a Teacher notes, a Class of 1940 Course Survey Effectiveness Award, and/or participated in a teaching and learning community over the past year will also be recognized during the luncheon. To register for Celebrating Teaching Day and/or the workshop, please visit: http://ctl.gatech.edu/CTD2019
Host: Center for Teaching and Learning
Contact: Carol Subiño Sullivan - csubino@gatech.edu

Between the Lines: Queer Research Hour - Visions of a Queer Black Feminist Future
3/12/19 | 11AM | LGBTQIA Resource Center
Presented by Dr. Susana Morris, Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. The speculative arts, that is, science fiction, fantasy, horror, futurist works and the like, have largely been (mis)understood as a genre written only by whites (mostly men) about whites (again, mostly men). However, by the end of the twentieth century Black cultural producers such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Octavia E. Butler, Samuel Delaney, Tananarive Due, Missy Elliot, Nalo Hopkinson, Janelle Monae, Outkast, Sun Ra, and among many others, reflected a tradition of black speculative artistry known as Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is contemporary cultural movement that illustrates how Black cultural producers participate in shaping the future through the melding of art and technology.  It is also a site for transgressive expressions of Black queer resistance. Dr. Morris will discuss her take on the visions of a queer Black feminist future seen in the works of Janelle Monae.
Host: LGBTQIA Resource Center
Contact: Camilla Brewer - camilla.brewer@studentlife.gatech.edu

Yoga for EveryBody
3/12/19 | 12PM | Student Center - Crescent Room
Self-care this week with Yoga for EveryBody! This is a free, beginner yoga class sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, GT Health Initiatives, and the Campus Recreation Complex. Mats are provided and it is recommended that participants of this class be able to get up from and down onto the floor.
Host: Women’s Resource Center, Health Initiatives, Campus Recreation Complex
Contact: Dani Lechner - danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu

Rediscovering Purpose in Teaching and Learning: Spa Day for the Teaching Mind
3/12/19 | 2PM | Student Center, RM 321
Please join us for this Faculty Teaching and Learning workshop facilitated by guest speaker Dr. Alegra Eroy-Reveles, Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Clara. Why are we here in the academy? What’s your own personal purpose for being here? Let’s explore how we reveal our authentic selves in the classroom--and how we validate and affirm our students in their own quest for knowledge and wisdom. In addition, we’ll explore strategies for sustaining both ourselves and our community of teachers and learners.
Host: Center for Teaching and Learning
Contact: Carol Subiño Sullivan - csubino@gatech.edu

Gender Discrimination Speakout
3/12/19 | 6PM | Under The Couch
This event is a gathering for all Georgia Tech students to speak out about their experiences with gender discrimination on campus and hear about the experiences of their fellow students. By having an open conversation on gender issues on campus, we hope to develop a plan to combat these issues and move Georgia Tech towards gender equality.
Host: Feminist Club
Contact: Isabella Plonk - irplonk@gatech.edu

STEM Women’s Coffee Talk: Diversity & Inclusion
3/14/19 | 11AM | Smithgall (Flag) Building, Suite 131
This month’s STEM Women’s Coffee Talk will explore topics of diversity and inclusion, examine how our identities impact our experiences and perceptions, and investigate opportunities for inclusivity within STEM fields. Free coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Host: Women’s Resource Center
Contact: Dani Lechner - danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu

Yoga for EveryBody
3/26/19 | 12PM | Student Center - Crescent Room
Self-care this week with Yoga for EveryBody! This is a free, beginner yoga class sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, GT Health Initiatives, and the Campus Recreation Complex. Mats are provided and it is recommended that participants of this class be able to get up from and down onto the floor.
Host: Women’s Resource Center, Health Initiatives, Campus Recreation Complex
Contact: Dani Lechner - danielle.lechner@studentlife.gatech.edu

Steering Conversations: Gender in the Workplace
3/26/19 | 6PM | CULC 447 Naugle CommLab
The Communication Center will be hosting a two-hour event comprising two parts: a panel featuring three women distinguished in their respective fields of business, STEM, and law, and an exhibition including profiles of seven accomplished women Georgia Tech alumni.
Host: Georgia Tech Communication Center
Contact: Chelsea J. Murdock - chelsea.murdock@lmc.gatech.edu

Women’s Day of Service
3/30/19 | 8:30AM | Smithgall (Flag) Building | RSVP Required
Come join Omega Phi Alpha and the Women's Resource Center for a day of service with local Atlanta organizations focused on providing opportunities and improving the quality of life for women and girls.  
Host: Women’s Resource Center and Omega Phi Alpha 
Contact: Melanie DeMaeyer