Georgia State University centers and departments are commemorating HERStory during March, designated in the U.S. as Women’s History Month, alongside International Women’s Day on March 8.
Women’s History Month in the United States had its origins when Congress first passed legislation leading to “Women’s History Week” in 1982. Since 1995, U.S. presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating March as Women’s History Month, recognizing achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.
On the world stage, International Women’s Day on March 8 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, while also marking a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
Check out a list of events from the Multicultural Center through its Womxn’s HERStory Month celebrations, as well as other events and opportunities from other departments and units around the university.
Notes from the Multicultural Center:
- The term “womxn” is used by the Center as an inclusive term and spelling to validate individuals whose experiences exist beyond social norms of womanhood. With the inclusion of the Multicultural Center’s use of the spelling “womxn,” the Center aims to amplify the identities and experiences of women of color, transgender individuals, and individuals who are non-binary/non-conforming.
- The Multicultural Center's Womxn's HERStory Month educational initiative aims to celebrate womxn while also raising awareness of sexism and trans-misogyny. In recognition of the International Women’s Day 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge, all programs curated through collaborations between the MC and campus and community partners, will center womxn’s agency over their body and advocate for gender equality.
Women's History Month 2021 Events
- Available on demand: Spring 2021 Women Inspire Talk, "How Far Yet to Go Now? The Status of Women in Georgia, 1970 and Today" with Dr. Deirdre Oakley. (Originally held Feb. 24, 2021.) Click here to view the recording at the Women Inspire Speaker Series page.
- Monday, March 1: Music Monday with Anna Field – 3:00 pm
- Monday, March 1: Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture - In the Room: Women of Color Doulas in a State of Emergency - 4:30pm
- Wednesday, March 3: Culture Café: Womxn's HerStory Month Celebration -12:30pm to 1:30pm
- Thursday March 4: Welcome to the Pynk: A Womxn's HERstory Month Kick-Off Event – 3:00pm to7:00pm
- Friday, March 5: Robinson College of Business - Women in Leadership Panel - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
- Friday, March 5: Georgia State University Women's Basketball vs TBA
- Monday, March 8: #ChooseToChallenge - Honoring International Women's Day -12:30 to1:30 pm
- Monday, March 8: International Women's Day Coffee Hour – 2:00 pm
- Monday, March 8: Music Monday with Aryeè – 3:00 pm
- Tuesday, March 9: Journal Club for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Catalyst Program - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
- Wednesday, March 10: Black Women's Dialogue - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
- Wednesday, March 10: Freedom School 2.0: "Peace and Freedom: Black Women’s Yoga and Health History" - 7:15pm
- Monday, March 22: Music Monday with Billaé – 3:00 pm
- Tuesday, March 23: Talk Tuesday: A Conversation on Faith, Feminism & Sexual Freedom - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
- Wednesday, March 24: Susan Thomas Lectureship Featuring Natasha Trethewey – 1:00 to 2:15 pm
- Thursday, March 25: Ain't I A Woman: Truth & Triumphs of the Women's Suffrage Movement and the Mobilization by Black Women – 12:00pm to 1:15pm
- Tuesday, March 30: GSU Book Club: "Black Women's Yoga History: Memoirs of Inner Peace" - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Tuesday, March 30: A Talk with Jodie Patterson – 12:00pm to 1:15pm
- Wednesday, March 31: Trans Day of Visibility Lunch and Learn – 12:00pm to 2pm