Celebrate Women’s History Month and Focus on Mental Health in March

Happy March and Women’s History Month. Below are a few initiatives we would like to highlight this month: 

Women’s History Month — The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.  

BYU’s Mental Health Matters Initiative — We aim to inspire, inform, and involve students as we change the stigmas about mental health on BYU’s Campus. The vision of this campaign is to bring awareness to the current state of mental health on BYU’s campus and equip students with resources needed to be active advocates in improving their own mental health and supporting those around them. 

March 1 – 31 Women’s History Month

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” — Maya Angelou

“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” — Melinda Gates

Many of the following events have been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please confirm before attending.

March 16 – 28 BYU Mental Health Matters Campaign 

3/16 Kick-Off Campaign 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Brigham Square

3/17 “I AM NOT ALONE” 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Brigham Square

3/18 PEN Talks: Forum Topic – MENTAL HEALTH Join an open dialogue among BYU students with diverse perspectives. Light meal provided. 6:30 – 8:00 PM  WSC Varsity Theater

3/19 Trauma Specialists’ Panel 7:00 – 8:00 PM  WSC 3225

3/23 Destress At The Wall 5:30 – 7:00 PM  The Wall, WSC 

3/24 Meet & Greet with CAPS 12:30 – 1:30 PM  WSC 3211

Keynote Speaker: Cougar Hall 7:00 – 9:00 PM  WSC 3211

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” — Glenn Close

March 3 BRAVO! “We Shall Overcome” — Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” showcases music that moved and motivated generations of civil rights activists and defenders, interwoven with recordings of Dr. King’s electrifying speeches.

7:30 PM  de Jong Concert Hall (Tickets Required: eventtickets.byu.edu/)

March 6 Latter-day Saint Women and Scripture: A Maxwell Institute Student Symposium — An event that gathers Maxwell Institute student research assistants together to share insights from research focused on women and scripture.

9:30 AM – 2:30 PM  Education In Zion Theater – JFSB

March 7 “Phenomenal Woman”: An International Women’s Day Celebration — featuring cultural dance, music, and poetry. 

5:30 PM  Kiwanis Park Pavilion

March 10, 17, 24, 31 Women’s History Month Brown Bag Talk: “National Connections in Utah’s Suffrage Story” — Better Days 2020 historians Katherine Kitterman, Tiffany Greene, and Rebekah Clark will present on Utah suffragists’ connections with the national movement, from 1870 to 1920 and beyond.

12:00 – 1:00 PM  Utah State Archives Conference Room (346 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) 

March 17 Career Success Series: Positive Psychology & Resilience — Career Director, Linda Evans, gives a presentation on coping with failure and challenges through positive psychology and gospel principles. Come and learn about these topics and more! 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM  JFSB B192

March 24 Forum: Dambisa Moyo, International Economist — Dambisa Moyo, International Economist, will deliver the forum address. She is a Zambian economist and author who analyzes the macro economy and global affairs. She currently serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, the financial services group, Seagate Technology, Chevron Corporation, the global miner Barrick Gold, and the 3M Company. She is powerful thinker and influence around the world as a female leader. Come hear her speak to us! 

11:05 AM MT  Marriott Center

March 27 & 28 BYU Cedartree Memorial Competition Pow Wow — The Annual BYU Cedartree Memorial Competition Pow Wow is a two-day event that features competition Native-American dancing and drumming, and Native American jewelry, art, and food vendors. Come learn more about this beautiful culture and community! 

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on both days  Wilkinson Center Ballroom 

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