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Women's History Month at Misericordia University

Misericordia is pleased to celebrate Women's History Month 2022Please join us for the following events:

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Menstrual Supply Drive & Fundraiser, to benefit Ruth’s Place Women’s Shelter (Wilkes Barre, PA)

In an effort to raise awareness about period poverty, we are raising funds to purchase menstrual supplies to donate to Ruth’s Place Women’s Shelter. 100% of all funds donated will go to this. Venmo Happier Periods @HappierPeriodsMU or scan the following image.

Check out the press release below


View the 2022 Women's History Month Flyer designed by Rachel Urbanowicz

Click here to download the flyer 

Join us all month for a Twitter takeover!

Follow the hashtag #MisUwhm for stories about our favorite female trailblazers in our own communities, and throughout history.


Smash the Stigma, Tamp the Taboo! A presentation about periods and a screening of the documentary short film, Period. End of Sentence. (2018)

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, McGowan Room 

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) in 2019, Period. End of Sentence. follows a group of women in India who rebel against the taboo around menstruation by producing and selling low-cost pads, which encourage more girls to stay in school and work towards a more empowered life—while contributing the the local economy. A lot to pack into 25 minutes!


Eight Women Who Changed the World

Monday, March 14, 2022
Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, McGowan Room

Featured women include:

  • St. Joan of Arc (Reethee Anthony)
  • Lady Murasaki, author of Tale of Genji (Laine Little)
  • Mary McCleod Bethune, civil rights activist (Kas Williams)
  • Mary McMillan, PT pioneer (Laurie Brogan)
  • Candace Oviatt, oceanographer (Linda Auker)
  • Marie Curie, physicist (Charles Saladino)


Women’s Issues Forum: The Pandemic & its Effects on Women

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall, Room 219 (Alden)

Speakers will address the ways in which the pandemic has expanded the challenges facing women in the workplace and elsewhere. Panelists include Chandra Breese, Domestic Violence Service Center (Wilkes Barre); Katherine Pohlidal, Director, Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program; Andrew Chew, Director of Research, Institute for Public Policy (Wilkes Barre); Corina Slaff, Associate Professor of Business, Misericordia University.


Annual Women’s History Month Poetry Reading

Friday, March 18, 2022
Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, McGowan Room

Come listen to the Misericordia community share the words of the world’s female poets. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite authors to share. Poetry selections will also be available for participants to peruse.


Exhibit Reception: The Harmon & Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper

Saturday, March 19, 2022
Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall
Light refreshments and live music with Wendy Hinton, LaToya Martin, and Patrick Temple.
Admission free; RSVP required: / 570-674-6250


Documentary Screening & Discussion:

Hands On: Women & Climate Change (2014)

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, McGowan Room

HANDS-ON women: climate change profiles five women from four continents tackling climate change through policy, protest, education and innovation. The film powerfully demonstrates how women are transferring knowledge and local networks into hands-on strategies. Dir. by Liz Miller. View more info at the project website.


Women in STEM Lecture

Julie Malloy, General Manager of Global Partner Marketing, Intel Corporation
Thursday, March 24, 2022
7pm- 8:30pm
Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, McGowan Room


The Voices Project: Immigration

Monday, March 28, 2022
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, McGowan Room

First-year students from Misericordia University interviewed women who immigrated to the United States and created videos, podcasts, poems and memoirs portraying their stories.  Come see and hear excerpts of these stories to learn about the real life experiences of immigrants, refugees and DACA recipients.


Eco-Feminism and Philosophy: "Paving the Road to the Kleptocene:

     The Salvation Capitalism of Michael Mann's The New Climate War."

Wendy Lee, Professor of Philosophy, Bloomsburg University
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall, Rooms 218- 219 (Huntzinger & Alden)


*All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted

The Women’s History Month Event Series was made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Soyka Fund for the Humanities. Additional support has been provided by: Misericordia University’s Humanities Hub, College of Arts & Sciences, Environmental Studies Program, and the Departments of English, Psychology, Philosophy, Fine Arts, Mass Communications & Design, and History & Government

Questions about any of the events may be directed to Dr. Jennifer Black (570)674-1491

For more information on the Art Gallery events, visit the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery page.

Prior Women's History Month Events