Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month 2017

Trailblazers and Visionaries: Women Changing History

Challenging the status quo is never easy, but women throughout history have risen to the task.  Whether they were striving for voting rights, pushing for equal opportunity in the workplace, or raising awareness about women’s health and wellness, women have shown vision, strength and determination.  Thanks to the trailblazers and visionaries who have paved the way and achieved amazing accomplishments, the world is a better place for all women.  Please join the Women’s History Month Planning Committee and the James Farmer Multicultural Center in celebrating Women’s History Month.

Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker: Marianne Schnall
Monday, March 20, 7 p.m., Lee Hall, room 411

Marianne Schnall

Marianne Schnall is a widely published writer and interviewer whose writings and interviews have appeared in a variety of media outlets including O, The Oprah Magazine, TIME.com, In Style, CNN.com, EW.com, the Women’s Media Center, and many others. Marianne is a featured blogger at The Huffington Post and a contributor to the nationally syndicated NPR radio show, 51 Percent: The Women’s Perspective. Schnall is the founder and Executive Director of Feminist.com, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization. For nearly 20 years, Feminist.com has been fostering awareness, education, and activism for people all across the world. She is also the cofounder of EcoMall.com, one of the oldest environmental websites promoting earth-friendly living




JFMC Human Rights Film Series Presents: #ChicagoGirl
March 2017


From her childhood bedroom in the Chicago suburbs, an American teenage girl uses social media to coordinate the revolution in Syria. Armed with Facebook, Twitter, Skype and camera phones, she helps her social network “on the ground” in Syria brave snipers and shelling in the streets to show the world the human rights atrocities of a dictator. But just because the world can see the violence doesn’t mean the world can help. As the revolution rages on, everyone in the network must decide what is the most effective way to fight a dictator: social media or AK-47s. Click the image above to view the trailer.