Women's History Month - March 2013
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!
March 2013 Events
Spotlight Artist: Sandhi Schimmel Gold
Friday, March 8, 2013
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | SMC CC, 2nd floor
Come join our spotlight artist, Sandhi Schimmel Gold, for Women's History Month for an art exhibition and reception. Meet the artist, converse about inspiration around the work enjoy and stick around for the Vagina Monologues. Refreshments will be provided.
Presented by UM students and staff
Friday, March 08, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | SMC CC Ballrooms
A 90-minute performance led by UM students and staff as they tell the story of many different women. Donations will be connected in lieu of admissions and they will be donated to a charity that addresses women's issues.
Please contact for audition information.
With Dr. Barbara Bernstein of DanceInTimeProductions
Mon., March 11, 2013
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | SMC CC Fireplace Lounge
The trends we see in the arts reflect what is going on in society as a whole. Explore the expanding role of women through the art of dance.
RAD Self-Defense Training
Sponsored by URecFit
Monday, March 25, 2013
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Ballroom A
Hands-on course for women designed to emphasize confidence and self-discipline while developing and enhancing options for self-defense.