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March 7, 2022

Diversity Programs Office and International Women's Day

Submitted by Zelia Wiley

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In observance of National Women's History Month and International Women’s Day, the College of Agriculture/KSRE Diversity Programs Office and the K-State Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences, or MANRRS, Chapter have several events planned for Tuesday, March 8.

To kick off the day, join us for a universitywide networking and educational event hosted by the Center for Principled Business. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Business Building. You can talk to student organizations like K-State MANRRS and K-State Ag Ambassadors about establishing equity for all. During this time, women-owned food trucks will be available for lunch or a snack outside the Business Building.

After the booth fair, the College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office and the K-State MANRRS Chapter will host a hybrid seminar from 1:30-2:30 p.m. March 8, in the Wildcat Chamber at the K-State Student Union or Zoom ID: 946 1525 3371. The seminar will feature Jennifer McDonald, founder, CEO and head winemaker of Jenny Dawn Cellars LLC, College of Agriculture Master of Agribusiness graduate, and the first African American woman to open an urban winery in Kansas; Andrea Rodriguez, a third-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and a participant in the first Project IMPACT cohort at K-State; and Jennifer Rodriguez, a third-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student. McDonald and Rodriguez will speak about their "Path to Equity" and breaking the bias during the seminar.

Lastly, to continue the celebration of Women's History Month, at 5:30 p.m. on March 8, the Diversity Programs Office will partner with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. — Kappa Pi and Mu Eta Omega Chapters, K-State MANRRS, and the American Heart Association to host a virtual talk about women's heart health at Zoom ID: 963 4117 5855.

Thank you in advance for your participation and we hope you join us in celebrating International Women's Day! If you would like to see more of what is to come, please visit our social media pages — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram — or contact Zelia Wiley, assistant dean and director of diversity programs, at 785-532-5793 or zwiley@k-state.edu.

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