Women’s History Month

The University of Missouri recognizes and celebrates Women’s History Month every March.

Women’s History Month at MU is a collaborative effort of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Women’s Center; Department of Social Justice; Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity; The Bridge in the College of Education; Department of Black Studies; Chancellor’s Status of Women Committee; and The State Historical Society of Missouri. Unless otherwise indicated, events are sponsored by the WHM Committee. All programs and events are free and open to the public.

We are committed to ensuring our events are accessible and inclusive. Email muwomenscenter@missouri.edu one week prior to the event if you anticipate barriers to your participation.

See the full Women’s History Month calendar here!!!

March 9

Financial Freedom: A Talk With Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a lunch discussion with Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott, author of the award-winning Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal, and a professor whose research focuses on race, gender, and capitalism. Lunch will be provided for the first 25 registrants.

Rhoyal Flush
6:22 p.m.
Period. These days there are so many connotations to that one, simple word. Join us for a discussion about a woman’s Menstrual Cycle and the unfortunate stereotypes that surround it. Sponsored by The Revered Alpha Rho Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

March 10

WGST Wednesdays: WGST in the Age of Covid
12-1 p.m.
Join for a discussion of how the past year has highlighted the importance of WGST scholarship and opened up directions.

March 11

Ain’t I A Black Woman: Redefining Queendom
5-6:30 p.m.
What defines a queen? Who makes the definition? Join us as we explore what a Queen can be.

Gender, Education, and Economic Development
6 p.m.
Dr. Elizabeth Asiedu is an economist and professor at KU. Join us as we sit down with her to discuss her work and research regarding women’s education.

March 12

The Bridge: March Movie Discussion- Wonder Woman 1984
1 p.m.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with The Bridge and the Women’s center as we analyze themes within the continuation of 2017’s female superhero movie. The 2020 sequel finds our heroine Diana Prince in a new decade, with new rules and new meanings of what it means to be Wonder Woman.

March 15

Intro to Sexual Violence
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/987 3023 6402
Join the RSVP Peer Educators for an interactive, student-led presentation on what rape culture looks like and how it manifests in our daily lives. Additionally, you will learn about sexual violence, media-supported violence, and some ways that we can advocate for meaningful change in our society.

March 17

WGST Wednesdays: Reconstructing the Art History Canon through WGST
12-1 p.m.
This talk will look at the importance of women’s and gender studies in creating a more inclusive history of art.

March 18

Green Dot Overview
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Green Dot overview will educate bystanders on how to safely intervene in situations of power based personal violence. Audiences will be given time to think about realistic ways they could intervene in potentially violent situations and time to explore barriers to intervening.

March 19

Final Girl Friday
3 p.m.
Join the Women’s Center and WGST as we talk about the evolution of horror as a genre and what it means for the future of our “final girl.”

Final Girl Friday: Nightmare on Elm Street
4 p.m.
Craving more Final Girl Friday? Join the Women’s Center and WGST for a Friday showing a classic final girl film.

March 22

Women’s Poetry Night
All Week
The Women’s Center is excited to present the 25th Annual Women’s Poetry Night in a fun virtual experience. Throughout the week, we will showcase the work of our Mizzou community. If you would like to participate, please sign up at https://bit.ly/2OP3KYm.

March 24

How to Help a Friend
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Join the RSVP Peer Educators for an interactive, student-led presentation on how to support the people we care about. In a welcoming and supportive space, the educators will help increase your confidence when navigating those hard conversations.

Dear WC: Salary Negotiations
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
A job offer is just the first step. Learn tips and tricks for salary and benefit negotiations for your first job!