Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives

Women’s History Month, which began with the first International Women’s Day in 1911, expanded to a week-long celebration in 1980 and a month-long celebration in 1987. This year’s observance focuses on women of character, courage and commitment, and the remarkable and often unnoticed tenacity of women. Regis is hosting a variety of events to commemorate this year’s Women’s History Month; all are free and open to the public. Please join us!



Tuesday, March 10: Screening of Miss Representation

Screening of Miss Representation, Walker's Pub, 7 – 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11: Common Ground prayer on the sacred feminine

Common Ground prayer on the sacred feminine, Newland Prayer Room, St. Regis Chapel, 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Thursday, March 12: Opening Reception for Jennifer Hope

Opening Reception for Jennifer Hope, Paintings, O’Sullivan art gallery, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 14: “Mighty Courage: The Story of Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee”

“Mighty Courage: The Story of Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee,” with Leymah Gbowee, St. Regis Chapel, 6 p.m. 

Monday, March 16 : Keynote Lecture “Rocky Flats and the Secrets of the Cold War”

Women’s History Month Keynote Lecture with Kristen Iversen, author of Full Body Burden, Mountain View Room, St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall 125, at 5:30 p.m.

From 1952 to 1992, the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, located not far from Denver, produced more than 70,000 plutonium pits for nuclear bombs, the heart of every nuclear weapon in America. Local residents and workers at the plant were largely kept in the dark about radioactive contamination of the air, water, and soil, until the Department of Energy finally conceded that Rocky Flats was the most contaminated site in America. 

In this lecture, Iversen discusses what Americans didn’t know about bomb development and production during and after the Cold War years, while sharing her personal story of growing up near Rocky Flats, and the ten-year process of researching and writing Full Body Burden.



Tuesday, March 17: Serve breakfast at The Gathering Place

Serve breakfast at The Gathering Place, Denver’s drop-in center for women, children, and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty with Regis students, faculty, and staff, 7-10 a.m. 

Wednesday, March 18: “Let Us Deal Creatively with the Gift of Being Human”

“Let Us Deal Creatively with the Gift of Being Human,” with Sr. Peggy O’Neill, S.C., St. John Regis Chapel, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 19: Gallery Talk by Jennifer Hope

Gallery Talk by Jennifer Hope on her exhibition of paintings, O’Sullivan art gallery, 7 p.m.

Monday, March 23: “Women, Writing and Homelessness”

“Women, Writing and Homelessness,” a panel of writers of women from The Gathering Place will read from their work, anthologized in One Day, One Night at a Time, Faculty Lounge in the Student Center, 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 23: Poetry reading and pottery exhibition by Laguna potter and poet, Max Early

Poetry reading and pottery exhibition by Laguna potter and pot, Max Early, Dayton Memorial Library, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, March 23: Sister Outsider spoken word poetry performance and workshop

Sister Outsider spoken word poetry performance and workshop, Walker’s Pub—performance at 7:00 p.m., workshop to follow at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25: “That Could Be Me: Alumni Women in the STEM Fields”

“That Could Be Me: Alumni Women in the STEM Fields,” a panel of alumni women will explore their experiences, Main Hall 333, 5 – 6 p.m.

Monday, Monday 30 : “The F-Word”

“The F-Word,” a community reflection on feminism, then and now, Walker’s Pub, 7 p.m.