Women’s History Month

“Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion”

International Women’s Day 2024 (Awareness Event)

Wednesday, March 8

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on 8 March. It offers an opportunity to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. 


Women History Month Book Display at Geisel Library

During the whole month of March, Geisel Library will feature several books displays in celebration of Women's History Month. The main level will feature a display near the IT Help Desk, a display on the lower level in the juvenile collection will feature children's books, and an online display will feature eBooks. As with all our displays, you are welcome to check out any books that catch your eye!


Film & Discussion: My Name is Pauli Murray

Tuesday, March 5, @5 pm, Dana 1-D

A 2021 documentary about Pauli Murray, a lawyer, Queer activist, scholar, writer, co-founder of NOW, and Episcopalian priest, whose legal writing established the framework used by Thurgood Marshall in Brown v Board of Education (1954), desegregating public education.

Sponsored by Intercultural, TEDA and Gender Studies Department 


Chill & Paint

Wednesday March 6, @ 5:00 pm, McCready Event Space

Come and join us for a night of canvas painting and mocktails. Facilitated by student artist Erin Ford, participants will be instructed on how to paint a picture related to celebrating Women’s History Month.

Sponsored by The Intercultural Center


Film & Discussion: Finding Sally

Thursday, March 21 @ 5pm, Dana 1-D

This one-hour episode in the PBS series AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange is a 2020 political autobiography documentary, presenting the efforts of the young filmmaker, Ethiopian-Canadian Tamara Dawit, to learn about the involvement of an aunt in the Ethiopian Civil War, overthrowing Haile Selassie.  This aunt, whose photo is in all the family photo albums but whose life story was deeply un(der)known, disappeared after the war.  Dawit learns that her activist aunt had been on Ethiopia’s Most Wanted list for her role in the war—a discovery, and a search process, that profoundly changed Dawit’s sense of where and how she belongs in the world.  

Sponsored by Africana Studies, Gender Studies, and the Intercultural Center


Film & Discussion: Shirley

Tuesday, March 26, @ 5pm, McCreary Event Space

Come see a new biopic about Shirley Chisholm, with Regina King as Shirley Chisholm, cosponsored by the Intercultural Center and Gender Studies.  Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress, served seven terms there.  A founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus and a co-founder of NOW, Chisholm championed civil rights, publicly funded daycare, and equity in education.  Enter to win memorabilia from her Presidential Race!

Sponsored by Gender Studies, and the Intercultural Center