Women’s History Month in Baruch celebrates healing and hope – The Ticker

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Baruch College celebrated Women’s History Month in March with the theme “Offering Healing, Promoting Hope”.

The month of March is a special time to recognize and honor the achievements of women throughout history. The Office of Student Life has partnered with several Baruch community organizations to highlight the work done by women today.

“The powerful work of women to bring hope and healing has brought change in our past, brought change in our present, and will bring change in our future,” OSL said in her speech. website.

Women’s History Month celebrations began March 3 with the Grand Opening Ceremony at the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus in the second-floor lobby. The Baruch community gathered outside the OSL office and wrote empowerment letters to women.

OSL, along with Baruch’s Chapter of She’s the First and Women in Business, hosted an educational event, “Period. End of sentence”, on March 1 to raise awareness of the problem of menstrual poverty.

The event was followed by an initiative, “Project Period Drive”, in partnership with PERIOD., a youth-powered non-profit organization working to eradicate period poverty and stigma to collect products hygienic for women. The donations went to the Bowery Mission Tribeca Campus, which serves homeless and hungry New Yorkers.

For those in Baruch who celebrated Women’s History Month, it was important to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of women throughout history. From groundbreaking scientific discoveries to leading political movements, women have always been at the forefront of change, OSL mentioned.

The “He Named Me Malala Screening and Conversation” events on March 9 and 11 shared the story of Malala Yousafzai. Malala is a Pakistani education activist best known for her advocacy for the right of girls to receive an education. Malala was shot dead by the Taliban in 2012 but survived and has since become the youngest Nobel laureate.

Several Baruch organizations took the opportunity to reflect on the progress of women and a future where equality is a reality for all by organizing the “Letters for Change” event on March 10.

The event focused on drafting letters to Congress on equal rights bills. Baruch students spent a semester learning how to write letters regarding the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

The celebration of Women’s History Month continued with several events that provided an open, safe and creative space to discuss many topics with accomplished women in different fields.

Among these topics were the use of creative writing for the empowerment of women, the discussion of equality in the workplace, and representation in publishing fields.

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