Women's History Month started in 1987, recognizing the contributions of women for their valuable contributions to events in history and society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. This year's theorem: #BreakTheBias. Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality.
Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.
- 25th Annual "Braided Streams: Women of Faith Speak" moderated by Imogene Stulken - Monday, March 14, 2022 at 11-11:50 a.m., Dugan Hall 209, South Campus
- A panel of women students from diverse faith traditions will reflect together on their experiences of the intersection between religion and gender.
- Wikipedia-a-thon: Women of Lowell - Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 1-4 p.m., O'Leary Library Mezzanine
- Wikipedia is the world's largest free reference website. It is written collaboratively by the people who use it, yet in 2021, a study of the platform revealed that just 19% of the 1.5 million biographical articles on Wikipedia were about women, and less than 20% of the editors identifies as women or non-binary. This event aims to train students to edit Wikipedia and ensure that our students can help redress the gender imbalance of the platform by contributing information about the women of Lowell.
Virtual Field Trips:
Here are some third party virtual field trips you can take to get some more information about this heritage month!
- National Women's History Museum Online Exhibits - This Women's Museum offers many different online exhibits for people to explore such as Outdoor Adventures, Standing up for Change, the Women of NASA, Breaking In: Women in STEM and many other things as well! They also offer bookings done via Zoom about different topics such as Women Pioneers of Computer Programming, Katherine Johnson and the Mathematics of the Space Race The Second Wave of Feminism: The Lavender Menace and many more.
- Mill Girls - an Interactive EP - This interactive experience features four songs from the new musical by Diana Lawrence, Samantha Beach and Jess McLeod. This was performed by HAMILTON alums Nikki Renée Daniels, Alysha Deslorieux and Nikhil Saboo, with Bri Sudia, Lucy Godínez and violinist Val Vigoda.
- Women's History Month Lib Guide - A list of resources to help the UMass Lowell community celebrate Women’s History Month. Find out more about the history and significance of this month, the important women from history, and those who are making it today.