The campus is asked to wear purple to show support for International Women's Day.
Various student organizations will staff tables from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hodson Science and Technology Center atrium, Coblentz Dining Hall and Whitaker Campus Center Commons to help raise money for the globally known Malala Fund, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the obstacles many girls face in accessing educational opportunities around the world. For a minimum donation of $1, individuals will receive a specially designed button publicizing the #BeBoldforChange movement at Hood. More information about this organization can be found at www.malala.org.
A postcard writing session in the Beneficial-Hodson Library will give people an opportunity to send thanks and acknowledge influential women in their lives.
At 1 p.m. at the peace pole outside of Whitaker, the Rev. Beth O’Malley will lead a reflection about issues faced by women and girls in the U.S. and around the world (if weather does not cooperate, the gathering will take place in Coffman Chapel).
Helene Cooper will speak to the Hood and larger Frederick community at 7 p.m. in Whitaker Commons. Cooper is a Liberian-born American journalist and author who is a Pentagon correspondent for the New York Times. Entitled “How to Get a Woman Elected President: Lessons from Liberia," her lecture will include select readings from her new book, "Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf." The lecture will be followed by a book signing. Light refreshments will be provided. The talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Global and International Studies, the Graduate School, and the Office of International Student Services.