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 theme: #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.


"Women who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion"

The theme recognizes women throughout the country who understand that for a positive future we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.

  • Don't forget to BREATHE (Boundaries Reflect Evaluate Acknowledge Thankfulness Heal Energize) - Wednesday, March 6: 4-5:30 p.m., Social Justice Center, University Crossing 370.
    • Presented by NCORE and shown in Social Justice center - Empirical evidence shows that individuals emotional wellbeing and physical health can decline when experiencing chronic microaggressions (Jana & Baran, 2009). Additionally, navigating the covert layers of procedures, protocols, politics, and outright racism is multifaceted and often emotionally brutal for people of color, especially in academia. although you know that you are not alone, at times, it is so vital that we do not forget to BREATHE (Boundaries Reflect Evaluate Acknowledge Thankfulness Heal & Energize.) This interactive and reflective workshop is designed to help people of color collectively unpack some of the proverbial weights of academia, explore the importance of self-care and self prioritization, and develop practices and processes that will enable us to heal from the trauma of racism, oppression, and systemic barriers so that we can renew our internal strength, continue our leg of the race , and simply BREATHE.

  • 27th Annual "Braided streams: women of faith speak" event - Wednesday, March 13: 2-3:15 p.m., Dugan Hall 201
    • "A panel of women students from diverse faith traditions will reflect together on their experiences of the intersection between religion and gender."
  • 27th Annual "Braided Streams: women of faith speak" event - Thursday, March 14: 2-3:15 p.m., Dugan Hall 209

  • Women's History Exhibit - March 18: 5:30-7 p.m., Location - University Crossing Atrium.

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.