Women's History Month

With roots that can be traced to 1978, Women's History Month began in Santa Rosa, Calif., as an unofficial women’s history week, which involved over 100 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 1980, President Jimmy Carter announced the week of March 8 (International Women’s Day) as National Women’s History Week. By 1986, 14 states had  declared the entire month of March as Women’s History Month. One year later, Congress agreed and announced it officially.

Join the office of Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives as we celebrate Women’s History Month and all those who continue to struggle for women’s rights to equality!

 

 

5Mar
12:00 PM | SMC Campus Center, Fireplace Lounge A panel of professional women from the UMB community share their professional journeys.
27Mar
11:00 AM | SMC Campus Center, 115 A discussion with the author of Untangled: A Black Womanâs Journey to Personal, Spiritual, and Sexual Freedom, Victoria Stubbs.
29Mar
12:00 PM | SMC Campus Center, 351 UMB women in leadership share information about navigating their professional and personal lives.