Rutgers Claretta Bellamy reports

The Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) community kicked off the beginning of Women’s History Month 2020 with this year’s theme of “The Right to Vote, The Right to Run.” The third annual campus-wide celebration titled “No More Hidden Figures – Continuing to Honor and Recognize the Sheroes Among Us” took place in the Essex Room of the Paul Robeson Campus Center on Wed., March 4. In addition to honoring women leaders of the Newark community, this event celebrated the 100-year anniversary of women’s right to vote in the United States.

The event began with a welcome from Lori Scott Pickens and Shanida Carter, co-chairs of the 2020 Women’s History Month Committee. The program was led by Sharon Stroye, director of public engagement in the School of Public Affairs and Administration.