Women’s History Month

March 5

Graduate Student Workshop “Finding Your Great Hunger” with Dr. Tererai Trent

2:00–3:15 p.m.

C2205 Lafferre

Join Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Tererai Trent as she facilitates a workshop on identifying your Great Hunger. Through facilitated reflection with Dr. Trent, come away with strategies for success in different areas of your life.

Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Tererai Trent

6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Missouri Theatre

Eventbrite ticketing http://bit.ly/TereraiTrent5March19. A hard copy ticket is not required.

We are excited to have Dr. Tererai Trent, internationally recognized author, humanitarian, and speaker, visit Mizzou in commemoration of International Women’s Day and in honor of Black History Month! Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest,” Dr. Trent will address issues of social justice through education, empowerment of girls and women, and universal access to quality education, regardless of gender or socio-economic backgrounds. Her 2017 book, The Awakened Woman, inspires and challenges the potential within each person.


March 5 – 9

Pop-Up Exhibit: Show Me Missouri Women 

State Historical Society of Missouri Gallery, Ellis Library

Join SHSMO for this special one-week display of materials that share the story of how women helped shape the Show-Me State. Society archivists have selected a wide array of their favorite photographs, letters, art, journals, and other artifacts illustrating changes in gender roles and women’s ongoing fight for equality. The pop-up exhibit will be in the Columbia center’s art gallery alongside other paintings of interest. To learn more about women in Missouri history, visit the Women’s Experience in Missouri Research Guide at shsmo.org/research/guides/women.


Women’s and Gender Studies Wednesdays

12-1 p.m.

Women’s Center

As a part of Women’s History Month, join us for a series of lunchtime discussions with Faculty and Affiliates of the Women’s and Gender Department about how they found their way to WGST, their research, and how WGST influences their professional trajectories. This event is free and open to the public; lunch will be provided to the first 25 participants.

March 6 Dr. Elisa Glick

March 13 Dr. Kaleea Lewis


March 6

HR, Your Family, and You

4–6:00 p.m.

HR policies are hard to understand, especially as we try to expand our family. Join us for an afternoon with representatives from Human Resources as we discuss FMLA and other family policies at the University of Missouri.


March 7

Inclusion and Belonging Series: Gender Solidarity and Workplace Culture

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Inclusion and Belonging Series.  The purpose of the series is to nurture personal, professional and community development to enhance belonging at Mizzou. The series seeks to create spaces for participants to develop inclusive strategies and deepen community connections on campus. Pre-Registration is required for all sessions. Register here.


An Evening with Feminista Jones

4:30 p.m.

Wrench Auditorium

The Department of Women’s & Gender Studies welcomes you to attend an Evening with Feminista Jones as she talks about her recent work on activism, advocacy, and intersectionality in a digital world; highlighting the central roles black feminists and black feminism play in powerful contemporary political movements (like #BlackLivesMatter, #SayHerName, #YouOKSis…). A brief reception will follow. A limited number of copies of her newest book, Reclaiming Our Space will be available for purchase.  This is a ticketed event, but it is free and open to the public.


March 8

Womxn: Art and All its Forms

7–9:30 p.m.

Cafe Berlin

Join us to experience and appreciate local Womxn artists and their art in a large variety of media. Sponsored by Association of Latinx American Students.


Captain Marvel

7:30 p.m.

Goodrich Theatre

Sponsors: Women’s & Gender Studies, The Women’s Center, MSA

Celebrate International Women’s Day at the movies with us! Get your tickets in advance and meet us at the Goodrich Theater (on Forum) for a Mizzou folks only screening of Captain Marvel!  Starring Brie Larson, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

March 11

Where’s Supergirl: Women Breaking into Comics

1 p.m.

2206 A&B Student Center

Sponsors: The Women’s History Month Committee

Join the discussion on being a woman in the comic book world. Hear from a local business owner, an artist, and an author about their experiences, challenges, inspirations, and motivations in this growing and increasingly diverse field.


March 12

Core Concepts Series: Centering Intersectionality

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Hill Hall 314

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Core Concept Series. Diversity and inclusion are labels used to express complex, multi-faceted organizational strategies, goals and values. The purpose of the Core Concepts Series is to provide members of the Mizzou community with a foundational understanding of essential ideas to promote diversity and inclusion at Mizzou. Pre-Registration is required for all sessions. Register here.

Tunnel of Oppression

2-8 p.m.

Stotler Lounge – Memorial Union

Join us for this powerful experience to learn firsthand the impacts of privilege, oppression, and power through a one-hour guided tour of the tunnel. Participants will engage in interactive simulations on the marginalization and oppression various identity groups experience on Mizzou’s campus and in society.  RSVP for tours required and can be found on MCC OrgSync.



7–9 p.m.

Dalychia and Rafaella of Afrosexology will present their Radical Self-Love Workshop on Tuesday, March 12. This workshop- specifically geared toward womxn of color-  aims to help students develop healthier relationships with themselves and others. It teaches daily practices of self-love and mindfulness, and discusses “the importance of romancing oneself and accepting and loving one’s mind, body, and soul.” Participants will learn what an ideal self-love relationship looks like, as well as how to create a personalized self-love plan for themselves.

March 13

Queer Womxn Through History

4-6 p.m.

Stotler Lounge

Take a step back in time as we explore queer womxn’s history over the last century. This museum style exhibit provides a glimpse into the world of famous queer womxn through the decades.


Free Wednesday Film: On the Basis of Sex

8 p.m.

Wrench Auditorium

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Sponsored by the MSA, the Women’s Center and IDE.


March 14

Women’s Poetry Night

6 p.m.

Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center

All are welcome to come to celebrate our annual Women’s poetry Night! Join renowned and up-and-coming poets and spoken word artists from MU and beyond as they share their literary work. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP on the Women’s Center OrgSync page. To perform complete our “Women’s Poetry Night Sign-Up” form on Orgsync.  For questions, contact Emily Tarby at elt34c@mail.missouri.edu.


March 15

Giving Birth in America

3–4:30 p.m.

Women’s Center

Sponsor: Reproaction

Featuring short films screenings and discussions, this event is aimed at learning about maternal mortality in the U.S. and how to foster productive conversations about it. There will be an opportunity to participate in an online action to raise awareness. This event is free and open to the public.


March 16

WGST Graduate Conference

9 a.m.

Tate Hall

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department is hosting their annual graduate student conference. Graduate students across all disciplines and methodologies will be presenting their research. Research can include but is not limited to issues surrounding race, class, gender, nation, religion, or disability; both U.S. based or transnational from any period. There will also be a poster presentation session featuring undergraduate work. This event is free and open to the public; RSVP is appreciated but not required. For information or to RSVP, please email mu.wgst@gmail.com.


March 17

SEC Softball Game

10 p.m.

Strickland Hall

Join members of the Women’s History Month planning committee for brunch before heading to the Mizzou Softball Stadium to cheer on the Tigers as they take on the Georgia Bulldogs. Tickets will be provided for those that RSVP to wgst.missouri.edu. The game starts at 12 pm.


March 18

Lose Hate Not Weight: An Intersectional Feminist Approach to Diet Culture

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Leadership Auditorium

Sponsor: the Center for Body Image Research & Policy, MU School of Social Work, MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, and the MU Dept. of Human Development and Family Science

Join us for the inaugural event of the MU Center for Body Image Research & Policy! Meet our speaker, Virgie Tovar; author, activist and one of the nation’s leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image.


March 19

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

6:30 p.m.

Café Berlin

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is a film about activists, made to inspire women and men to work for feminism and human rights by resurrecting the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.  The film recounts the stories of women who fought for their equality and in the process created a world-wide revolution. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference, and leadership that arose within the women’s movement. This film screening is free and open to the public.


March 20

12th Annual Women’s Health & Wellness Fair

11 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union

The Chancellor’s Status of Women Committee invites all students, faculty, and staff to join us. Enjoy FREE fun, snacks, and information for your well-being (or to share with the women in your life)! This event celebrates women’s health and wellness by bringing together more than 35 organizations for a “one-stop shop” resource fair. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn, grow, and get some free swag!  For questions, contact Heather Hoffman at hoffmanh@missouri.edu.


March 21

Parentshaming – Let’s Talk About It

9:00–10:30 a.m.

Women’s Center

From Facebook comments to family interactions, everyone has something to say about the way we raise our children. Parentshaming is a trend that we hear more and more. Why does it happen? How can we join together to support other families? Light breakfast will be provided. For questions and accommodations, contact Danielle Palomo at palomod@missouri.edu.


Women’s History Month at MU is a collaborative effort of the MU WGST Department, 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 making our events accessible. If you anticipate barriers to your participation, please contact Dani Palomo at palomod@missouri.edu one week prior to the event.