Women's History Month events

Youngstown State University’s celebration of Women’s History Month continues as the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies announces the following events:

Thursday, March 12, 5:30 p.m., International Women’s Day Celebration, YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Ave. Youngstown. Celebrate the cultures of women from around the world, showcasing the dancing, music, dress and food of cultures represented in the Mahoning Valley. Tickets, $20 ($10 for students) available at www.ywcamahoningvalley.org. More info.

Alyssa Falcone

Wednesday, March 18, 2 p.m., She Who Does Not Speak Does Not Sin: The Failed Attempts At Silencing Female Voices In The 16th Century Italy, lecture by Alyssa Falcone, YSU visiting professor, Jones Room of Kilcawley Center. Falcone presents works of literature written in the 16th century that sought to erase and suppress the presence of women in famous Italian texts, such as Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron, for religious purposes.

Thursday, March 19, 5:30 p.m., League Of Women Voters' Hall Of Fame Dinner, 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown. In honor of the League’s 100th year, the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown will recognize women of high achievement. For ticket information, visit the LWVGY.

Saturday, March 21, noon to 3 p.m. By The People! Digitizing Women’s History, 561 Debartolo Hall on the YSU campus. “By the People” is a crowdsourcing initiative organized by the Library of Congress to help transcribe, review and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections. In commemoration of the centennial of woman’s suffrage, the YSU Department of History and the History Club is hosting a “By the People” transcribathon focusing on the personal papers of leading women’s rights activists. All are welcome to watch, learn, research, or participate. More info.

Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 23rd Annual Edward W. Powers Women In Stem Career Workshop, on the YSU campus. The free workshop exposes young women grades 6 to 12 to career opportunities in science and engineering. Register.

Thursday, March 26, 4 p.m., Bending To The Color Line: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage In Ohio, at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor  on the YSU campus. Carol Lasser is an emerita professor of History at Oberlin College and has focused her work on women, gender and race in American history. She is the author of Antebellum American Women; Friends and Sisters: Letters Between Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, 1846-1893; and Educating Men and Women Together: Coeducation in a Changing World. More info. Free.

Thursday, March 26, 5:30 p.m., 19th Amendment Celebration Dinner: 100 Years Of Women Voting, DeBartolo Stadium Club on the YSU campus. Celebrating the passing of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, the event is hosted by the YSU Women’s Club and the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services. More info.

Cryshanna Jackson Leftwich

Sunday, March 29, 4 p.m., Too Heavy A Yolk, The Myth Behind A Strong Black Woman, at Grace AME Church, 1137 Main Ave., Warren. YSU Professor Cryshanna A. Jackson Leftwich addresses the notion of the “Strong Black Woman” and what it implies for the community and family. Hosted by the Warren Black Caucus. Free. More info.