Celebrate International Women's Day, March 8

Student Eva Caroline Stephani from Indonesia celebrating with her daughters.
Maggie McLemore

Student Eva Caroline Stephani from Indonesia celebrating with her daughters.

The U of A campus will celebrate International Women's Day on Tuesday, March 8. The celebration recognizes women who strive to make positive changes in our world, in our country and in our community.

The day is an opportunity to reflect on the achievements and contributions women have made and continue to make in our global society. The day also brings awareness to the gaps in women's rights across the world.

The community is invited to join in all the day's scheduled festivities. The celebration program will take place from 4-6 p.m. in the Arkansas Union Ballroom. Our keynote speaker: Dr. Shauna Morimoto, vice-chair and director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Sociology and Criminology, will speak about "Building a Community of Support to Celebrate International Women's Day." The event will feature inspirational speakers, performances and a global fashion show. The full itinerary for the day is as follows:

  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Women of the World Photo Gallery: (March 8-30) at the Anne Kittrell Gallery on the 4th floor of the Union. Portraits of U of A international and US women on display.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Flower Giveaway: Flowers will be given out to women in celebration of International Women's Day in front of the Union Food Court.
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Thank You Note Booth: Note cards will be provided for you to thank faculty, staff, family and friends who inspire you. The booth will be found in front of the Union Food Court.
  • 4-6 p.m. — International Women's Day Celebration Program: speakers, performances and a global fashion show will be the highlights of the International Women's Day program. Featuring: speakers and performers. Below is an approximate schedule for the International Women's Day Celebration Program.
    • 4-4:30 p.m. — Program featuring performances and keynote speaker Dr. Morimoto
    • 4:30-5 p.m. — True Beauty Fashion Show
    • 5-5:30 p.m. — Women & Intersectionality Booths
    • 5:30-6 p.m. — Make sure to stop by the Women of the World portraits featured in the Anne Kittrell Gallery on the way out, located on the 4th floor of the Union.

Refreshments will be served. The U of A's International Women's Day celebration is sponsored by the office of International Students and Scholars, the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education, Fulbright College and the Associated Student Government.


Cynthia Smith, assistant director of outreach
International Students and Scholars
479-575-6665, csmith@uark.edu


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