Women’s History Month activities begin Monday

The women’s studies and gender studies programs at Bemidji State University are kicking off their recognition of Women’s History Month with a Women in Leadership Week.

The presentation series will feature a different woman each day talking about volunteer and career opportunities in Bemidji and beyond. The workshops will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Gathering Place at BSU’s American Indian Resource Center and are open free to the public. Refreshments will be available.

Monday, March 3
Dr. Jeanine Gangeness (Twitter: @nursejeanine), founding dean of the Bemidji School of Nursing, will present a workshop on community health entitled “Honor, Empowerment and Quality: Our Time to Impact Health Care.”

Tuesday, March 4
Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht (Twitter: @BemidjiRita) will present a workshop on civic engagement.

Wednesday, March 5
Sarah LaBraaten, local business owner, will discuss entrepreneurship.

Thursday, March 6
Local social service consultants, MaryAnn Reitmeir, professor emerita of social work at BSU, and Mary Thrash, adjunct faculty in social work at BSU, will present a workshop on community service.

Women’s History Month Film Screenings
BSU is also holding free film screenings at 7 p.m. on March 6 and March 7 in Hagg-Sauer 100. Free popcorn will be available.

• March 6: Rosie the Riveter
• March 7: Thatcher – Iron Lady

Dr. Carla Norris-Raynbird, assistant professor of women’s studies, gender studies and sociology; (218) 755-2828