MSU's Women's History Month: entertainment, empowerment



A "Yes We Canvas Painting Party" is among activities planned for Mississippi State's celebration of Women's History Month. Photo by: Photo by Megan Bean


MSU Office of Public Affairs



Mississippi State University is celebrating Women's History Month with a variety of fun, free programs on the Starkville campus. Activities include:


  • March 18-26 -- A Women's History Month Art Gallery exhibition showcasing community-submitted, female-centric pieces. A reception March 18 at 4 p.m. takes place in Colvard Student Union's second-floor art gallery. Both events are sponsored by MSU's Center for Student Activities and the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center.


  • March 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Female Faculty and Staff Mixer at the cafe inside Barnes & Noble at MSU. Holmes Cultural Diversity Center is an event sponsor.



  • March 21, 7-9 p.m. -- "Putting Down Your Crown," a Holmes Cultural Diversity Center-sponsored event where black women can discuss their challenges and cultivate fellowship while engaging in interactive activities centered on empowerment. The program takes place in Suite 220 at Colvard Student Union.


  • March 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. -- "Yes We Canvas: Painting Party," sponsored by the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center at Barnes & Noble cafe. Supplies will be provided for this instructional painting class presented by Jilly Bean's Pail of Paint in Starkville.


  • March 26, 6 p.m. -- "Girl, You Deserve Better" in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium. Christy Pickering will share personal experiences from an abusive relationship and discuss how she eventually found happiness. A Biloxi certified public accountant, Pickering has received numerous awards over the years for service to her local community and state. Her talk is sponsored by the President's Office, Holmes Cultural Diversity Center, MSU Athletics, Delta Gamma Sorority, the Center for Student Activities, and Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.


  • March 27, 4 p.m. -- "Sex Object: The Emotional Impact of Misogyny and Feminism's Response," presented by MSU's Gender Studies program. In Bettersworth Auditorium, Jessica Valenti will give a talk about her recent book, "Sex Object," focused on sexual objectification, the emotional impact of misogyny, and the response from contemporary feminists following the Women's Marches of 2017. A 5:30 p.m. reception will immediately follow in Colvard Student Union's Old Main Lounge.


    For more information on Women's History Month events at MSU, contact Hannah Reyes at 662-325-2691 or [email protected]




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