UTHSC Women's History Month

Women's History Month

Inspiration Through Women

Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. March has been set aside as this month in the United Kingdom and in the United States. In India, this month is celebrated in October and corresponds with the celebration of Persons Day, which is October 18.  The event traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California, participated in Women's History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women's Day).  In 1987 Congress expanded the focus to a whole month. Soon, other state departments of education began to encourage celebrations of National Women's History Month as a way to promote equality among the sexes in the classroom.

UTHSC Women's History Month Schedule of Events:

Saturday, March 9, 2013
8 AM – 12 PM
Locatio: GEB, A102

Debbie Smith is a Life Coach who currently teaches first and second year students at Vanderbilt Medical School. Her course, “Let Your Life Speak: Authentic Decision-Making for Your Medical School Career” is designed to provide medical students with a unique opportunity to consider issues of personal identity, life purpose and foundational convictions, which will serve to guide them through the various decisions before them during these formative years.

Email theriving@gmail.com for registration and contact the UTSHC Wellness Council at Wellness@uthsc.edu for more information.

Friday, March 15, 2013
Self Preservation Class
Instructor: Frank Harrison (Campus Recreation)
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: SAC Studio #2
(please wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing)

What is Self-Preservation Training?

This program is a graphic look into the realities of the crime of sexual assault. Starting from the worst case scenario and working backwards to show how to avoid that scenario; participants are challenged to look at choices, become aware of surroundings, shown BASIC defense techniques, and then challenged to make the hardest decision of all, when not to fight. Unlike self-defense classes, this is not intended to teach participants to "fight out the situation". ?This program examines some truths that self-defense may not examine directly. The instructor is a trained martial artist, this does not mean that after an hour and a half you are a trained martial artist. This program seeks to develop awareness and confidence. This program is not a substitute for your own thoughts and common sense. You are your best defense and this program seeks to strengthen that. As this is a graphic look at a potentially emotionally disturbing situation participants are asked to realize this may bring forth some personal issues. If this occurs participants are encouraged to speak with a professional counselor.

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Personal Financial Empowerment Series

Presented by Human Resource, UT Federal Credit Union and SunTrust Bank

Women And Investing

Facilitators: Usman Akbar & David Fleurantin—Sun Trust Bank
When: Thursday, March 14, 2013—2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
Where: HR Training Room, 910 Madison, Ste. 725

This class will review investment strategies for women.

Retirement Planning: An Action Plan For Women

Facilitator: Alese Pewitt, Great West Retirement Services
When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013—10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Where: HR Training Room, 910 Madison, Ste. 725

This class will review retirement planning for women.

Ten Financial Facts All Women Should Know

Facilitators: Terri Gray, UT Federal Credit Union
When: Thursday, March 28, 2013—2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
Where: HR Training Room, 910 Madison, Ste. 725

This class will review essential facts of personal finance.

For more regarding the Personal Financial Empowerment Series contact Darnita Brassel in Human Resources at dbrassel@uthsc.edu