Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Montana on at 12 noon on Monday, Nov. 3 at the MT State Capitol Rotunda in Helena. Speakers include Governor Judy Martz, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and Lt. Governor Angela McLean (invited) with picketing suffragists and a suffrage sing-along featuring Judy Fjell and the Montana Women’s Chorus. Cake and punch will be served following the brief ceremony. All are welcome to attend!
9th Annual Diversity Symposium
Formerly known as the "Day of Dialogue," the University of Montana’s 9th annual diversity symposium DiverseU will be on Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the University Center. DiverseU is a campus-wide series of events focused on topics of diversity. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members discuss, present, perform, and exhibit art throughout the day. Schedule and related events tba. For more information click here.
WORD presents a Masquerade Ball fundraiser
Women's Opportunity and Resource Development (WORD) will host a Masquerade Ball fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Loft (119 W. Main Street) in downtown Missoula. Doors open at 7:30 pm. More information to come...save the date!
Gender Expansion Project's Recognize & Remember: GenderSpectrUM 2014 at the University of Montana on Thursday, Nov. 20. This all day event has a series of gender inclusive education events and a powerful candlelight vigil to recognize and remember those of gender diversity before us that have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence or suicide. For more information, visit http://genderexpansionproject.org/.
YWTALKS: A Community Social Justice Series presents Ruth Vanita
YWTALKS: A Community Social Justice Series presents Ruth Vanita on Friday, Nov. 21 at 12 noon at the YWCA Missoula (1130 W Broadway). Professor Vanita will discuss anti-rape laws in India. India the world’s largest secular democracy, has been in the international news lately not because of higher rates of rape than other countries but because it has been the site of some of the largest-ever and most sustained protests and campaigns against rape. In response to these campaigns, the government has made laws against rape and sexual harassment increasingly punitive; the latest amendments prescribing the death penalty for some types of rape are controversial even among feminists. This event is free and open to the public. “YW Talks: A Community Social Justice Series” provides the Missoula community with a space to discover and exchange information about topics that pertain to women and those of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Community members are welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy the free lecture.