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Women's History Month events at Illinois Tech

Join the Office of Campus Life and its campus partners for the following Women’s History Month events:

Tuesday, March 7
7 p.m.
The McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Auditorium

CHISHOLM ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed
Documentary film screening, sponsored by the Department of the Humanities and the Office of Campus Life

This film chronicles the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to run for president. Her wit, spirit and charisma reminds all Americans of their power as citizens.

Wednesday, March 8
12:45–2 p.m.
MTCC Ballroom

International Women’s Day Panel & Luncheon
Sponsored by the Department of Humanities, the Office of Campus Life, the Office of International Affairs, and the Office of Student Access, Success, & Diversity Initiatives

The panel will feature female Illinois Tech students from diverse backgrounds speaking on contemporary issues faced by women around the world and at Illinois Tech.

Wednesday, March 22
12:50 p.m.
MTCC Auditorium

Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
Documentary film screening, sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story brings to life the story of a woman’s extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Nazi-occupied Paris. With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, Noor Inayat Khan was an extremely unusual British agent, and her life spent growing up in a Sufi center of learning in Paris seemed an unlikely preparation for the dangerous work to come. Yet it was in this place of universal peace and contemplation that her remarkable courage was forged. In early 1943, Khan was recruited as a covert operative into Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive (SOE). Churchill’s orders: to “Set Europe ablaze.” After the collapse and arrest of her entire network, Khan became the only surviving radio operator linking the British to the French Resistance in Paris, coordinating the airdrop of weapons, explosives, and agents and supporting the rescue of downed Allied fliers.

Friday, March 24
noon–1 p.m.
Hermann Hall, Lower Level 002

Women and the Workplace Panel Discussion
Sponsored by Alumni Relations

Moderator Dawn Schuette and an esteemed alumni panel host an engaging discussion examining their experiences in the workplace.

Tuesday, March 28
12:50–1:40 p.m.
MTCC Ballroom

Provost Talk
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Campus Life

Hear from our very own Provost Frances Bronet as she discusses her life and work, and offers insight and advice.

Friday, March 31
2 p.m.
Off-campus

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Tour
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life

Bring Chicago history out of the closet. Join us for a tour of Hull-House and explore early 20th century stories of gender non-conformity, diverse definitions of family, and fierce self-expression. Hull-House was world-renowned for supporting immigrants and world peace, but did you know it paved the way for LGBT rights? We will address the question, “Was Jane Addams a lesbian?” and consider the historic context that complicates both the answer and the question itself. On this participatory tour we will explore historic artifacts and contemporary conversations. We will consider how history connects with today’s struggles for social justice and how we might expand our own notions of gender and sexuality.

Questions about any of these events? Contact Lynne Meyer at 312.567.3160 or lmeyer2@iit.edu.