Sloss Center celebrates International Women’s Day with video series

Mariah Anderson

International Women’s Day may have taken place Sunday, but the Margaret Sloss Women’s Center is keeping in the spirit with a month-long event.

This year, the Sloss Center chose to celebrate International Women’s Day in the form of a video series.

The videos, which should be between five and 10 minutes long, can either be similar to a TED Talk in style, or a video of artists creating or performing in accordance to this year’s theme. The 2015 theme is “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!” Members of the ISU community can submit videos for the series by contacting Shreya Bhardwaj, senior in economics.

“The intention is to celebrate Women’s Day from many different perspectives and present them in a fairly accessible manner,” Bhardwaj said.

International Women’s Day takes its roots from National Women’s Day, which was first celebrated Feb. 28, 1909. The event became international in 1911. Two years later, in 1913, was the first year International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8, the date on which it remains. The official International Women’s Day website defines the event as “a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.”

This year’s focus is on gender equality, women’s access to human right and the roles played by women in the development of their communities and countries.