Women's History Month

About Women's History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

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Women's History Month 2022

Women Entrepreneurs: 19th Century to the Present Day
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Buley Library 24-hour Digital & Physical Display

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International Women's Day: #BreakTheBias
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Outside Buley Library (2-part segment)

Action: 3:00-5:00pm - The campus community is invited to use the medium of visual art to create powerful messages of affirmation in support & celebration of women.

Panel: 5:30-7:00pm There will then be a follow up panel of student leaders. Join us as we celebrate women's achievement and raise awareness against bias.

An Evening of Reading bell hooks
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 6:00-7:30pm
Virtual Webinar

MC'ed by WGS Graduate Assistants Gabby Ferrel & Lucy Q. Mcclure.

Across Women’s History
Monday, March 21, 2022, 7:00pm
Wilkinson Hall

Door-to-door program where we ask residents to complete a women’s history-themed crossword puzzle and those who complete it can be entered to win a prize (gift card).

Celebrating bell hooks: Seven Decades of Love and Brilliance
Thursday, March 24th, 2022, 6:00pm
Virtual Webinar

Join us for a panel discussion dedicated to the life, love, and brilliance of bell hooks.

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Women in Jazz
Tuesday, March 29, 2022; 12:30-1:30pm
Virtual Event

Women have been involved in jazz since the early 1920s, not just as vocalists, but as instrumentalists, composers, and arrangers. An understanding of jazz would not be complete without highlighting the influence and contributions of women —- women such as Bessie Smith, Valaida Snow, Mildred Bailey, Mary Lou Williams, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughn. Join us for a lecture/performance to learn about women and their amazing contribution to jazz.

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Lunch & Learn: Menstrual Health Hygiene
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Adanti Student Center, Rm. 312
Virtual Event

Do you know that discomfort, long period cycles, and irritation may be optional? Join guest speaker Sharon Lomax, menstrual hygiene specialist, and get your questions answered. Learn more on how eating and stress can contribute to menstruation. Protect the most precious jewel in the world -- you!

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Sponsored by: Buley Library, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Department of Residence life, Integrated Justice & Social Change Collaborative, Multicultural Center, and Women’s & Gender Studies Program.