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UPUA To Host Women’s Empowerment Week Events Beginning March 14

While Penn State is hosting various events throughout March to celebrate National Women’s History Month, the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) is holding events beginning Tuesday, March 14, through Friday, March 17, for Women’s Empowerment Week.

The events will highlight women’s health and advocacy. Stickers, pamphlets, and other fun items will be offered upon participation in these events.

Tea With Title IX

Representatives from the Title IX office and the Gender Equity Center will hold a discussion about the importance of reporting sexual violence on campus and the variety of resources Penn State has to support students on campus. The hour-long discussion will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, in 129ABC HUB. Treats and refreshments will be provided.

Women’s Empowerment Week Panel

Join 12 panelists for a discussion about their positions in the advocacy field from 5 to 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at the Flex Theatre in the HUB. Panelists include several UPUA leaders, Penn State NAACP President Genesis Severino-Ellis, Black Caucus President Ava Starks, Days for Girls President Shaka Ramanathan, and Student Trustee Janiyah Davis, among others.

Art And Advocacy: Women’s Leadership Painting Night

A women’s leadership painting night will run from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at the Flex Theatre. Students and staff can paint pictures of female activists while discussing the importance of female leadership.

Women’s Empowerment Day Of Advocacy

Students can learn about social justice organizations, engagement opportunities, and internships at an involvement fair-style event. It will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 17, in the Flex Theatre. Berkey Creamery ice cream will be provided.

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