Women’s History Month Events Sponsored by IUP Offices and Departments

Posted on 2/28/2017 9:03:47 AM

Join us for Women’s History Month Events. Many offices and departments at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will be marking Women’s History Month by sponsoring various events throughout March. IUP will hold artistic events, celebrate women scholars, and host panels and talks.

According to the Library of Congress, Women’s History Month was designated to celebrate the struggles and achievements of women throughout the history of the United States. It first became a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, which endorsed the president to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as Women’s History Week. Following petitions from the National Women’s History Project, in 1987 Congress approved Pub. L. 100-9, which designated the month of March 1987 to be Women’s History Month. Between 1988 and 1994, Congress demanded that the president announce March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, consecutive presidents of the US have continued to issue “a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.”

IUP’s Women’s History Month Events

February 9–March 9 

Vanessa German, Art Exhibition, “Here is for Dreaming,” Kipp Gallery. Co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies and the Art Department.

March 1 

Film Series: Suffragette (2015). Sponsored by the Office of International Education. HSS B10, 6:00 p.m.

March 8 

Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Improve coverage of women and the arts while encouraging female editorship. Sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, Stapleton Library, and Digital Humanities. Stapleton, 201, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

March 8 

Honoring Our Own: A Book Launch. Chauna Craig’s The Widow’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms and Melissa Swauger’s Researching Children and Youth. Organized by Women’s and Gender Studies. University Museum, 6:00 p.m.

March 14 

American Association of University Women and IUP’s Women’s and Gender Studies scholarship applications due. One scholarship is designated for Women’s and Gender Studies minors and one scholarship is designated for non-traditional female students. Sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies and American Association of University Women. Apply online.

March 20 

Six O’clock Series: Be Bold for Change: Reshaping the World through Education. Cosponsored by the Office of International Education. HUB: Ohio Room, 6:00 p.m.

March 23 

Robyn Ochs, Speaker, Bi-Sexuality. Co-Sponsored by the President’s Commission on LBGTQ and Women’s and Gender Studies. TBA.

March 27 

Nico Slate, “Gandhi's Shadow: The Struggle to End Poverty in Rural India.” The focus of the discussion will be on sustainability issues and female empowerment. Sponsored by Asian Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Rm. 225, 7:00 p.m.

March 31 

National History Day. Organized by the Department of History. HUB, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.