May 23, 2024

UMW Celebrates Women’s History Month

Camille Cooper will present the keynote lecture for UMW's Women's History Month.

Camille Cooper will present the keynote lecture for UMW’s Women’s History Month.

On Tuesday, March 19, UMW will celebrate Women’s History Month with a keynote address by Camille Cooper. The lecture will being at 7 p.m. in Woodard Campus Center’s Great Hall. Cooper worked as a professional actress for more than 14 years, appearing in five motion pictures, more than 10 television serieses and countless print and broadcast commercials. Now the director of legislative affairs for PROTECT, Cooper delivers an engaging and humorous account of our culture’s obsession with male and female beauty ideals. The lecture is sponsored by the Campus Academic Resources Committee and the James Farmer Multicultural Center.

On Thursday, March 21, the Women’s History Month celebration will continue with a screening of “Call + Response,” a 2008 documentary film about human rights activism against human trafficking and slavery. The film will begin at 6 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. After the film, Special Agent David Rogers of the FBI ‘s Civil Rights Unit, Sara Pomeroy, founder and director of the Richmond Justice Initiative and Kate Jordan, executive director of Taskforce Shepherd and justice advocate for International Justice Mission, will facilitate a discussion. The film screening event is co-sponsored by the SGA Diversity Unity Coordinating Committee, the Office of Student Life, the James Farmer Multicultural Center, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Women of Color.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.