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The Women’s Center at Tennessee Tech University is celebrating women of courage, character and commitment through March.

Women’s History Month at TTU will feature information, two speakers and a movie screening to honor the often unrecognized tenacity of women as mothers, educators, innovators and leaders of business, politics, communities and institutions.

During the first week of March, there will be an informational display with quizzes and pamphlets in the first-floor lobby of the Roaden University Center.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, the film “V-Day Until the Violence Stops” will be screened in the Derryberry Hall Auditorium. The film is an outgrowth of author Eve Ensler’s play, “The Vagina Monologues,” and resulting V-Day movement to end violence against women. The event is sponsored by the Tech Players and Alpha Psi Omega dramatic honor society. Admission is $5. The money will benefit Cookeville’s Genesis House, which provides shelter and services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Nashville native and executive director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission Beverly Watts will talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Derryberry Auditorium. Watts will share her experiences as an African-American woman coming of age in the civil and women’s rights era. Her talk is co-sponsored by the TTU Women’s Center, the Office of Minority Affairs and the Commission on the Status of Women. It is free and open to the public.

Political science professor Kathryn Pearson, of the University of Minnesota, will talk about the challenges and opportunities for women political candidates as well as those already serving in elected office. Her talk is sponsored by TTU’s Center Stage and hosted by the Women’s Center. It is free and open to the public. It will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Derryberry Hall Auditorium.

Derryberry Hall is at 1 William L. Jones Drive in Cookeville.