Women's History Month (March 2014)

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 The Office of Academic & Student Affairs as we celebrate Women’s History Month and all those who continue to struggle for women’s rights to equality!

  • RAD Introduction to Self-Defense for Women
    Fri., March 7
    Noon – 1 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 349
    Take a break from work or school and learn ways to build confidence and self-discipline while developing and enhancing options of self-defense.
    >> Register here

  • If I knew then, what I know now. Words of wisdom to my younger self
     Wed., March 12
    Noon – 1:30 | SMC CC, 1st Floor
    This drop in event, allows participants to provide words of encouragement to their younger selves regarding womanhood, body image, self-esteem, bullying or any other childhood concern.
    >> Register here

  • Body Image Panel and Interactive Board
    Tues., March 25
    Noon - 2 p.m. | SMC CC, Room 351
    Eating disorders know no size, shape, or gender. Learn more about the struggles that graduate students face, what campus leaders are doing to help our community, and how you can make a difference with others in the fight for a life free of eating disorders.
    >> Register here

  • Spotlight Artists: Rachel Elise (1st floor) and Shawnisha Hester & Margie Hatch (2nd floor)
    Fri., March 28
    5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | SMC CC, 1st and 2nd Floors
    UMB School of Social Work students display images of woman and girls at work and play from various parts of the world.
    >> Register here
  • The Vagina Monologues: Presented by UMB Students and Staff
    Fri., March 28
    7 - 9 p.m. | SMC CC, Elm Rooms
    The voices of women from different walks of life are brought to life by a cast of our very own campus community members.
    >> Register here
  • RAD Self Defense Training
    Sat., March 29 & April 5
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | SMC CC
    In recognition of Women’s History Month, URecFit, the Office of Accountability and Compliance and ISLSI are collaborating to offer a two-day training aimed at enhancing personal safety.  This didactic and hands-on training will provide practical options for responding to acts of violence against women.  $10 for UMB students, staff, faculty, UMMC & Affiliates. $20 for guests and the general public.  Registration and payment must be made at URecFit prior to the event.  This training takes place over two consecutive Saturdays, March 29 and April 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.