John Cabot University Celebrates International Women's Day 2018

JCU is pleased to announce the celebration of International Women’s Day 2018. The campus community is proud to host a week-long series of special events that recognize the economic, political, and social achievements of women as well as discuss the many challenges that women face.

15 Minutes of Femme

International Women's Day 2017 at JCU

International Women’s Day 2017 at JCU

This year for the first time all John Cabot faculty members were invited to join the International Women’s Day initiative by devoting at least 15 minutes of class time during this week to a topic related to women.

In addition to the many professors who structure their entire courses within a gender perspective, numerous other classes will be dealing with a variety of important topics, such as the gender pay gap, reproductive freedom, female patronage, women and technology, the glass ceiling, and many more…

Check here for a full list of participating faculty and topics!

Are you a professor who has not yet informed us of the topic you will be discussing? It’s not too late! Email the information to [email protected].

Schedule of events organized by JCU students, faculty, and staff

Monday, March 5
Women of JCU – Aula Magna Regina (Guarini Campus) 5:30 pm

JCU celebrates International Women's Day

JCU celebrates International Women’s Day

The Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Fashion Club invite you to unique photo exhibition of JCU staff, students, and faculty as you have never seen them before! You can’t miss this celebration of the exceptional women in our community.

Media through the lens of gender –Aula Magna Regina (Guarini Campus) 7:15 pm

A panel discussion on women working in the media with guest speakers Barbie Latza Nadeau, from The Daily Beast, and author of Roadmap to Hell: Sex, Drugs, and Guns on the Mafia Coast, and Francesca Caferri, from the Italian daily La Repubblica and author of Non Chiamatemi Straniero.

Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, March 6
The #metoo Movement – TG3 (Tiber Campus) 12:45-1:30 pm

An open discussion on the #metoo movement, to understand where it came from, who is involved and where it’s taking us.

Pizza & drinks will be served.

Wednesday, March 7
Gender Inclusion in the Classroom – Aula Magna Regina (Guarini Campus) 7:15 pm

An open forum on how to improve gender inclusion in the classroom. Let’s talk about it and make things better! Faculty are invited to participate, bringing their experience into the discussion with students.

Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, March 8
International Women’s Day! – Lemon Tree Courtyard (Guarini Campus) 12:45 pm

Join the Women’s Leadership Initiative and the JCU Staff Council in the Lemon Tree Courtyard for a celebratory buffet. Readings and speeches by members of the JCU Community. Feel like being a speaker? Email [email protected]

Faculty, Staff, and Students are welcome!

Refreshments provided by Hummustown a social enterprise by JCU Alumna Shaza Saker, ASCS Onlus – Programma Humilitas, and Gustamundo, partners of JCU Service Learning.

Self Defense Workshop – Gianicolo Residence Gym 8:15 pm

In collaboration with Athletics and the Health & Wellbeing Office a self-defense class will be held at the Gianicolo Residence. All members of the JCU community are welcome to sign up, by writing to [email protected]

Download the full program