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APSU celebrating Women’s Empowerment Month with several events

Ashley Kautz at last year's celebration

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – For the past two years, Austin Peay State University has celebrated Women’s History Month by hosting a week’s worth of events dedicated to honoring and celebrating women from all walks of life. This year, Austin Peay has extended its annual “Women’s Empowerment Week” into “Women’s Empowerment Month,” with several free public events scheduled from March 13-April 14. Each one takes a unique approach in recognizing women’s pioneering leadership and their impact on the diverse areas of education. 

Women’s Empowerment Month will begin at noon March 14 in the MUC 103 BC with Lunchtime Forum: Let’s Talk about Pronouns. Montgomery County District 21 Commissioner David Shelton and LGBTQ+ Clarksville: The Kaleidoscope Network will be in attendance, and pizza will also be served.

From 5:30 -7:30 p.m., March 15, at 416 College St., APSU will host a Women's Empowerment Month KickOff. Speakers will include Dannelle F. W. Whiteside, APSU’s vice president for legal affairs and organizational strategy, and Valerie Guzman, CEO of United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region. The goal is to encourage participants to take action, care for their mental and physical health and show appreciation for others. Following the remarks from speakers, attendees can learn how to get involved with the nonprofit organizations in attendance, enjoy giveaways and take the opportunity to show gratitude to influential women in their lives.

Other activities scheduled throughout the month include: