In honor of International Women's Day
Each year, the Office of International Programs cordially invites members of the UNC Charlotte campus community to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on a date in late March. The 2017 UNC Charlotte International Women's Day Celebration will take place on Tuesday, March 28 from 3:30 - 5:00pm in the Student Union Multipurpose Room. We are pleased to welcome keynote speaker, Dr. Eylem Atakav. Dr. Atakav will share about her experiences directing the documentary Growing Up Married, a film that explores the lives of child brides in Turkey. On Monday, March 27, at 6:30pm in the Belk Gymnasium Room 201 Dr. Atakav will screen her film about child brides and engage students in discussion, as a special extension of the traditional one day IWD celebration.
The IWD celebration will recognize individuals involved in international and/or women's issues nominated by their peers. All nominees will be recognized.
You are also invited to nominate someone who has made an impact on the lives of women locally or globally to be recognized and celebrated on this special day.
2017 International Women's Day Program
- Fill out the brief nomination form below to recognize UNC Charlotte women whose achievements deserve recognition by the deadline on Friday, March 17
- Learn about child brides through a screeing of Growing Up Married, and discuss with its director, Dr. Eylem Atakav in the Belk Gym, Room 201 at 6:30pm on Monday, March 27. The film is included as part of the UNC Charlotte International Film Festival 2017
- Recognize the 2017 honorees and hear from Keynote Speaker, Dr. Atakav at the Annual IWD Celebration in Student Union 340 at 3:30pm on Tuesday, March 28
an international or U.S. American female-identified student in the UNC Charlotte campus community with international interests and whose achievements deserve recognition, OR
a UNC Charlotte female-identified faculty or staff member whose work supports international and/or women's initiatives, AND
someone who has not been recognized previously (view listing of previously nominated women)
The purpose of this celebration and these nominations is to acknowledge that our campus community is filled with local women who embody the richness of internationalism and we would like to recognize these individuals for their contributions to UNC Charlotte and the world.
No accomplishment is too small, no experience insignificant.
Please take the time to nominate those whose every day actions deserve distinction. All nominees will be recognized at the ceremony.
The 2017 International Women's Day Nomination Form is now CLOSED. Please join us on Monday, March 27 for the film screening of Growing Up Married.
Learn more about International Women's Day.