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Marquette was first Catholic university to admit women alongside men
MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Center for Intercultural Engagement and Marquette’s Women’s Innovation Network are sponsoring a number of events to celebrate Women’s History Month this March. Most events are free and open to the public.
In 1909, Marquette University became the first Catholic university in the world to admit both women and men, continuing the university’s founding commitment to educational access.
Friday, March 8, all day
The Women’s Innovation Network will sponsor an International Women’s Display all day on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union.
Tuesday, March 19
The Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) will host Lunafest, a film festival showcasing eight short films that are by, for and about women in Todd Wehr Chemistry. Film screenings will begin at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
All funds raised will benefit the Soroptimist International of Milwaukee “dream” programs: “Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women” and “Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls.”
Registration required online. Early bird tickets are available for $15 through Tuesday, March 5. Free tickets are available for Marquette students and volunteers; enter promo code MU-WIN (applies only to student tickets on Eventbrite registration).
Wednesday, March 20
Women’s History Month will be the focus of Campus Ministry’s Soup with Substance at 12 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, room 157.
Monday, March 25
There will be a Women’s Health Panel at 12 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, room 157. The event is sponsored by the Women’s Innovation Network.
Friday, March 29
The Women’s Innovation Network will sponsor a screening of “On the Basis of Sex” at the Varsity Theater at 8 p.m. The film chronicles the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she fights for equal rights for women.