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University of Hartford’s Women for Change Celebrates Empowerment With Sixth Annual Calendar


Posted 10/28/2014
Posted by Meagan Fazio


The cover of this year's Women for Change calendar.

The University of Hartford's Women for Change will unveil its sixth annual calendar on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. in the University’s Mali I Auditorium. The theme of this year’s calendar, “Super (Em) Powerment,” was inspired by the University’s “Empowering Change” initiative, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

The women featured in the calendar were asked to reflect upon the sources of their empowerment and to share their thoughts through words and photographs. Each woman featured in the calendar will receive a “super-hero cape” and will have the opportunity to tell her story during the unveiling.

Women for Change’s annual calendars are created to combat the stereotypical images of women that are often depicted in calendars. This year's calendar is the largest to date, featuring 55 students, staff, faculty, alumnae, and community members. Previous calendars have sold hundreds of copies and received local and national attention. The calendar costs $10, with 10 percent of all proceeds going to the National Conference for Community and Justice. Calendars may be purchased at the unveiling or by emailing Associate Professor Mala Matacin at matacin@hartford.edu.

Women for Change is a campus-based group at the University of Hartford that is dedicated to education, support, and dialogue around issues of the representation of women, body image, and sexuality. For more information, please contact University Associate Professor Mala Matacin, founder and faculty sponsor of Women for Change, at 860.768.4541 or matacin@hartford.edu.