RIT celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 with a tulip giveaway in the Student Alumni Union. International Women’s Day began in 1975 and the growing international women’s movement has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in political and economic arenas. RIT’s commemoration is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts’ Women and Gender Studies Committee and International Education Committee. Co-sponsoring the event is RIT’s Center for Women and Gender. Here, Laura Shackelford, assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts, handed out flowers.