A time to reflect on the progress made by woman-identified people throughout history and to recognize the contributions of women and gender diverse individuals in shaping our society.

Women’s History Month is a reminder that the fight for gender equity is ongoing, and everyone has a role to play in creating a more just and equitable society. By recognizing and celebrating the achievements of women and gender diverse people, challenging stereotypes and biases, advocating for policies and practices that promote gender equality, and recognizing the intersectionality of gender and race, we can move closer to achieving true equality for all.

Why is it important to intentionally make sure our celebration of Women’s History Month is inclusive of Trans women and women of color?

Trans women are an important part of women’s history and should be recognized and celebrated. Trans women have been marginalized and excluded from historical narratives for too long, and including their stories and achievements is critical to promoting a more inclusive and just society. Amplifying the voices and stories of trans women also helps to address the unique challenges and forms of discrimination they face. Race is another important factor in women’s history. Women of different races have faced distinct forms of discrimination and oppression, and their stories and achievements provide critical insights into the intersections of gender and race in shaping our society. Recognizing the contributions of women of all races is essential to promoting a more equitable and just society.

How can everyone get involved in the celebration of Women’s History Month?

Gender equity and feminism require the involvement of everyone, regardless of their gender or background.  Individuals can promote gender equity by challenging gender stereotypes and biases that perpetuate gender inequality. Stereotypes about women’s abilities and roles often limit women’s opportunities in education, the workplace, and other areas of life. By examining our own beliefs and assumptions, and seeking out diverse perspectives, we can help create a more equal society. Advocating for policies and practices that promote gender equality is also essential. This can include supporting pay equity, promoting family-friendly policies, and advocating for diversity and inclusion initiatives. When everyone has equal access to resources and opportunities society as a whole benefits.

A full calendar of events celebrating Women’s History Month throughout March 2023 will be listed on this page and updated regularly. 

Women’s History Month is promoted by the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center and includes campus-wide events and initiatives sponsored by departments and student organizations. It’s a time to celebrate achievements made towards the equality of all genders, and it’s also a call to action for the present and future.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, March 30

Friday, March 31

Past Events:

Tuesday, March 14

Tuesday, March 21