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January 25 – 29,  2016

Stalking Awareness Week at UNH.   It can happen to anyone, it's dangerous, its a crime.

Each year, SHARPP responds to many students who express concern about being stalked. Stalking and online stalking is a series of actions that make you feel afraid or in danger. Learn more about stalking here.

Tues, Feb 2, 2016
MUB Theater 1
Film & Discussion: The Greatest Silence - Rape in the Congo.  The world knowns nothing of these women, their stories have never been told, the suffer and die in silence.  In this film you will hear their stories.  Event sponsored by SHARPP and Women's Studies.

Wed, Feb 10, 2016
3pm, MUB Theater

Sidore Lecture Series: "Implementing Precision Medicine: Ethical concerns in a Postgenomic World" with Dr. Barbara Koenig, Institute for Health and Aging, UCSF.  Program sponsor is Center For Humanities.


Mon, Feb 15
MUB Theatre II
The New Social Entrepreneurs: From Passionate Activists to High Impact Social Change Agents.  This panel discussion event exposes students to an exciting new career path to express their activism and to drive transformative change. Social entrepreneurs develop new models and find innovative solutions to society's most pressing social and environmental problems.  Click here to view the flyer.  Program sponsored by Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise, Women's Studies program, Social Justice Leadership Project and Net Impact UNH.

Wed, Feb 17,
MUB Strafford Rm, 7pm

Songwriter Mandy Harvey will speak on her experiences of overcoming barriers she faced with her hearing impairment while she works on her passion of writing/creating music.  Program sponsored by MUB Lecture Series, Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities and UNH National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.
Wed, Feb 23
MUB Strafford Rm, 7pm
Esther Bauer, holocaust survivor will speak about her experience and her current projects.  Event sponsored by MUB Lecture Series, UNH STAND, Amnesty International, MUSO and Hillel.

February 26 & 27
MUB,  Strafford Rm, 7pm

The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Performed and directed by UNH students.  Presented by the UNH Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP). Proceeds benefit UNH SHARPP and the V-Day Spotlight Campaign

Wed, March 9
3pm, MUB Theater
Sidore Lecture Series: "The Dog Genome: Shedding Light on Human Diseases", with Dr. Elaine Ostrander, Head of Comparative Genetics, National Institute on Health. Program sponsor is Center for Humanities.
Thurs, March 10
MUB Theater II,
Telling the Truth about Rape as A Strategy of War
Psychologist, traumatologist Selvije Izeti will speak on behalf of women whose stories have been silenced as a result of the war in Kosovo.  She treats these women at the Rehabilitative Center in Prishtina.  Learn more about her story and about ongoing support for these survivors.  Event sponsored by Office of Community, Equity and Diversity, Prevention Innovation Research Center, SHARPP, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office, Political Science, Women's Commission, and Women's Studies.  View the flyer
Wed, March 30
MUB Strafford Rm
Sally Kohn, columnist and commentator will speak on "Emotional Correctness", on finding common ground and focussing on compassion and humanity.  View the Ted Talk for more information.    Sponsored by MUB Lecture Series, Office of Community, Equity and Diversity and Residential Life.
Women's Commission Annual Luncheon
Wed, March 30
12:15-1:30pm, MUB Strafford Rm
"Removing Barriers to the Vote for Women",  Prof. Jen Borda, Department of Communications will deliver the keynote on the legacy of securing the vote and the primary act of ensuring the civic future of all our daughters.
The annual awards will celebrate outstanding work from students, staff, faculty and groups in promoting the status of Women.  Special tribute will be paid to retiring faculty member Carol Conaway from Women's Studies.


Fri, April 1

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics


Women In Business Conference with panel of speakers to include; Mary Jo Brown, Founder & President of Brown Company Design, Tina Sawtelle, Chief Financial Officer, The Music Hall, Kathryn Pratt, Sr Manager of Marketing, L.L. Bean and Joanne Knight, Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor.  Engage with accomplished business leaders and alumni and build a professional support network.  Click here for more info and to register (free admission)

Wed, April 6
MUB Strafford Rm, 7:00pm


Why I Stayed with Beverly Gooden - Beverly will speak on her experience with domestic abuse and victims rights.  Event sponsored by MUB Lecture Series, Health Services, SHARPP and MUSO.

Wed, April 13
MUB, Strafford Rm

Girls Like Us: An Inspirational Journal of Survival and Success, with Rachel Lloyd, author of "Girls Like Us", and Founder/Executive Director of GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Service), will talk about her advocacy efforts made for passage of the Safe Harbour for Sexually Exploited Children Act in New York.  Read more about Rachael Lloyd


Thurs, April 14
front lawn, Thompson Hall
UNH Anti-Violence "Stepping Out to End Violence" march around campus perimeter.  Presented by SHARPP. 





Other Groups and Programs

Women's Studies events and programs

SHARPP events and programs

Being Fierce and Fabulous

The goal of the group is to provide women a safe space to explore who they are in order to live lives that are fulfilling emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually. The group will teach you about the practices of meditation, journaling, assertive communication, affirmations, laughter, community, and creative arts as ways to take care of yourself and continue growing. For more info on the Spring 2016 group

Living Well Support Group

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with others and learn how to live healthy using self-care and relaxation techniques.  Program is centered on students who may experience the following conditions; Depression, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Diabetes, Lupus, Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease  Find out more

Social Justice Educator Training (SJE)

SJE is a professional development opportunity for UNH faculty, staff and graduate students to further diversity awareness, knowledge and skill sets. We will explore “social justice” via personal and institutional lenses to analyze: power and privilege, discrimination and prejudice, inclusion and equity through the multiple social identities of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, nationality, ethnicity, ability (physical and mental), religion, etc. This process will include open and honest discussions, readings, and interactive/experiential activities in a respectful environment. The eight-hour training which is divided into two days is facilitated in a small-group setting. For more information and to register for session