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Thursday, Feb 19, 2015
 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Huddleston Ballroom


The State of the Humanities/The Humanities and the State: Chief Judge Diane P. Wood
Diane P. Wood is the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Chief Judge Wood attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning her B.A. in 1971 (highest honors), and her J.D. in 1975 (Order of the Coif). After graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge Irving L. Goldberg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1975-76), and for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court (1976-77). She then spent a brief period at the Office of the Legal Adviser in the U.S. Department of State. In 1980, she began her career as a legal academic at Georgetown University Law Center.


Fri/Sat, Feb 27 and 28th
MUB Strafford Rm

The Vagina Monologues at UNH
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. Event is sponsored by SHARPP and UNH Women’s Studies Program


Thursday, March 5, 2015
 MUB Theater I

Writers Series: Jean Valentine.  Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965. Her eleventh book of poetry is Break the Glass (Copper Canyon Press, 2010). Her new book, Shirt in Heaven, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon in 2015. Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965–2003 was the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry. The recipient of the 2009 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, Valentine has taught at Sarah Lawrence, New York University, and Columbia. She lives in New York City.


Tuesday, March 12, 2015
MUB 302

Clothesline Project.  All members of the UNH community are invited to attend a t-shirt making workshop. No registration required. SHARPP provides all materials.  

The Clothesline Project is a national awareness initiative that was started by a group of women in the 1990s who wanted to give survivors and their friends and family members a voice about their abuse. Event sponsored by SHARPP.  Learn more about the history here.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm, MUB Theater II

Sidore Lecture Series: We Still Live Here
Linda Coombs who will be speaking about indigenous language politics and the Language Reclamation Project.  Her talk will be preceded by a screening of the film We Still Live Here

Tuesday, April 14
MUB Theater I
6:00 PM     

Film: It Was Rape In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people—not just absorb faceless statistics—and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive. Ultimately, these stories shed light on how this epidemic affects us all. Event sponsored by SHARPP






Other Group 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 2015 group

The Body Project: 4 week group for students

4 Week Group for UNH Students 

  • Friday, February 13, 2015 and meets for 4 weeks ending on Friday, March 6, 2015.
  • 10:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
  • Health Services Center Conference Rooms (2nd Floor)
  • Registration is required and you MUST attend all four sessions. Group is limited to 12 participants. Sessions build upon one another so attendance is very important for the groups efficacy and confidentiality.  To register for program and more information

The Body Project uses discussion and activities to  explore the pressures to be thin, body image in the media, and how to decrease body negativity and increase body confidence. The group is facilitated by Maria Caplan, Nutrition Educator/Counselor

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