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Upcoming Diversity Opportunities, March 16th- March 22nd

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will send out upcoming opportunities every week we think will be of interest. We hope that you will help us continue to build a library culture of diversity and inclusion.

Movie Discussion: On the Basis of Sex
Monday March 18th, 12:00pm-1:00pm 220 Townsend Hall

Come join The Bridge to discuss the role of Academy Award Nominee Felicity Jones playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she re-creates this inspiring movie based on a true story. Let’s examine the fight that RBG with her husband and her passion as portrayed in the film takes on for eliminating gender discrimination. This movie enkindles what it looked like to be a woman challenging the law. How does RBG’s constant drive and willingness to speak of freedom inspired you.

Watch the film for Free Wednesday Film on March 13th in Wrench Audiorium at 8:00pm and join the discussion the following Monday.

Lose Hate Not Weight: An Intersectional Feminist Approach to Diet Culture
Monday March 18th, 2:30pm-3:30pm Leadership Auditorium

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist, and one of the nation’s leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is a contributor for Forbes and pens a weekly column called Take the Cake on Tovar edited the anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012) and The Feminist Press published her manifesto, You Have the Right to Remain Fat (August 2018). Her new book, FLAWLESS: Radical Body Positivity for Girls of Color, comes out in March 2020 from New Harbinger.

The Department of Textile and Apparel Management Presents – Design for Disability: Adaptive Clothing Innovations Symposium – Free and open to the public!
Tuesday March 19th, 2:30pm-4:00pm Wrench Auditorium

oin us for a discussion about designing adaptive apparel for people living with disabilities as we tackle this topic from a user-centered perspective and address innovative materials and design approaches for the burgeoning market. Panelists from Cotton, Inc., NBZ Apparel and the Great Plains ADA Center at the University of Missouri will discuss the adaptive clothing barriers facing people living with a disability and future opportunities for apparel innovations. The symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 19 from 2:30-4:00 pm in Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union South). Free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Kerri McBee-Black (

12th Annual Women’s Health & Wellness Fair
Wednesday March 20th, 11:00am-1:00pm Stotler Lounge

The Chancellor’s Status of Women Committee invites all students, faculty, and staff to join us at the 12th Annual Women’s Health & Wellness Fair from 11am- 1pm in Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union on Wednesday, March 20th. Come enjoy FREE fun, snacks, and information for your well-being (or to share with the women in your life)! This event celebrates women’s health and wellness by bringing together more than 35 organizations for a “one stop shop” resource fair. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn, grow, and get some free swag!  For questions, contact Heather Hoffman

Africa Presents Kris Holloway an African Book Series
Thursday March 21st, 6:00pm-9:00pm Wrench Auditorium

The Africa Hub is continuing its African Books series.

We are hosting Kris Holloway Thursday, March 21, 2019, during Women History Month. Holloway is the author of the critically acclaimed Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali. She is co-author of Shores Beyond Shores: from Holocaust to Hope (2018).

While on campus, she will deliver a lecture to talk about her book and serving in the Peace Corps, she will do a book signing/reading and she will visit classes as well as talk to students about service, studying abroad, and maternal health.

This event is made possible by the financial support of the International Center, CAFNR International Programs, and The office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and eLearning.


Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is the Public Health and Community Engagement Librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri.