Women’s History Month can trace its roots back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month.
Plans are underway for the 2019 Women's History Month Calendar. Join
us in celebrating the contributions of women by submitting a program for
Women’s History Month. Click here by Friday,
February 1, to submit your program. This opportunity is open to university
departments, student organizations, and GSU community affiliates.
Below are events from 2017
2017 WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
EXHIBITS & DISPLAYS
WOMENS HISTORY LITERARY WORKS & RESOURCES
Are you seeking historical information regarding great women throughout history? GSU Library has a collection of books, DVD’s and eBooks dedicated to women’s history. Visit www.govst.edu/library and select the Library Catalog located under Library Resources. Type in Womens History Month for your keyword and you will find a listing of items that are currently available in the GSU Library. Visit the library or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAFE ZONE TRAINING
2 p.m., D34150
SafeZone is a training program open to faculty and staff ONLY at this time. The goal of this program is to raise awareness about the dynamics of gender and sexual orientation while exploring different ways to embody inclusive allyship for people of all orientations, genders, sexualities, identities, and levels of being out. Participants must RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZWTNGDT by March 3rd. Space is Limited.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY TABLE
11am, Hall of Governors
Come celebrate women of all cultures and diverse backgrounds as well as learn about how women have played a major role in the world. There will be information shared about women and their experiences. For more information call 708-235-7611.
12:30pm, Lakeside Lounge
Inspired by TED Talks, come hear messages of hope and success delivered by GSU women to empower, encourage and enlighten all that attend as they share stories of being a woman in various arenas. For more information call 708-534-4551.
6pm, Cafeteria Annex
Come join us as we celebrate women through spoken word, song and other performing arts. For more information call 708-235-7362.
SHERO WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sherman Hall
The Shero Women’s Leadership Symposium allows women to share stories and experiences that will empower them, increase resilience, and promote opportunities in their personal and professional development. Register by Friday, March 24th at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZPXS5VW. For more information call 708.534.4551 or email email@example.com