Women's History Month (March 2015)

With roots that can be traced back to 1978, the first celebration of Women's History Month began in Santa Rosa, CA as an unofficial women’s history week, which involved over one hundred women sharing special presentations in the classrooms of local school communities, an essay competition and a parade. After news of the great success in Santa Rosa, the movement quickly grew. In February of 1980, President Carter announced the week of March 8th (International Women’s Day) as the National Women’s History Week. By 1986, 14 states had already declared the entire month of March as Women’s History Month. One year later, Congress agreed and announced it officially!

Join ISLSI as we celebrate Women’s History Month and all those who continue to struggle for women’s rights to equality!

  • Spotlight Musicians: Beggar's Ride
    Monday, Mar. 2, 2015| noon -1:30 p.m.
    SMC Campus Center 2nd Floor Elm Rooms A & B
    Bring your lunch and listen to live music. Beggar's Ride,  Baltimore's contemporary folk duo of award winning songwriters Claudia SanSoucie and Kate Macguire, are a great female duo with in sync harmonies and intricate guitar arrangements.

  • R.A.D. Demostration
    Thursday, Mar. 12| noon -1 p.m.
    SMC Campus Center, Rm 349
    Come learn how to protect yourself and feel comfortable knowing that you have to tools to do so.

  • V-Day UMB presents: "Any One of Us" 2015
    Friday, Mar. 20, 2015| 7 -9 p.m.
    SMC Campus Center Elm Ballroom A & B
    UMB students, faculty and staff will perform a collection of raw, honest, and fierce stories written by women in prisons across the nation. The voices in the play move forward toward healing, understanding, and change with the ultimate goal of using these words to impact policy, laws and treatment of incarcerated women.

  • Service Learning Project: Women's History Month
    My Sister's Place Women's Center
    Monday, Mar. 30, 2015 | 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
    Volunteers will assist with meal services for women and children that are experiencing homelessness.
  • TurnAround's Take Back The Night
    Mar. 2015| 6 -8 p.m.
    Baltimore, MD
    Join TurnAround's Take Back the Night march and rally to raise awarenss in our community about sexual violence and to honor survivors.