Celebrating Women’s History Month at the University of Hartford

Celebrating Womens History Month at the University of Hartford

Lillian Wonderly, Entertainment Editor

The Hartford Events and Activities Team (HEAT) is kicking off Women’s History Month with a painting event called “Paint and Sex.” HEAT is a student-run organization that plans diverse activities, campus-wide programs, and events for students. On March 4th, students will have the opportunity to paint with artist Sophie Groenstein, an illustrator and muralist studying at the University of Hartford. There will be cake pops, boob cookies, and free safe sex products at the event. Everyone who signs up will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a vibrator. There is also an at-home option to participate as there are only 20 in-person spots available. It will be held in Konover on March 4th from 7:30 to 9 pm. The event is first-come-first-served. Sign up now through the link:

The University of Hartford is also celebrating Women’s History Month by hosting a virtual panel discussion about the impacts of Title IX from a legislative, educational, and athletic perspective. The panelists are Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, Dr. Estela López, and Dr. Sharon Beverly. Associate Dean Annette Rogers will moderate the panel. The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs. The panel will address the progress made in the last 50 years. The panel will also discuss how Title IX can continue to move us beyond lingering barriers. To celebrate 50 years of Title IX, you can register here to receive the Zoom access information: https://bit.ly/uhart50tIX.

The panel will take place on March 1st at 6:30 pm.