Women's History Month

Women's History Month 2021 will begin on Monday, March 1 and ends on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.  The 2021 Women’s History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote.”  The theme honors "the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others."100womensufferage


Events

March 2, 2021

Vanguard: What If Black Women Have Always Led the Movement for Voting Rights?

12:30PM - 1:45PM

Reigister at: https://tinyurl.com/BlackWomenLed 

Sponsored by: Historical Studies, Constitution Day Committee, ADP/PEP, William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy, Sara & Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center, Africana Studies, WGSS, & MASS.


Spring Ahead to Self Care

4:30PM - 5:30PM

https://stockton.zoom.us/j/99408994692?pwd=dmdRWmxJVlA3VVAzcytJRlZzejN4Zz09 Password: 569280 

Sponsored by: The Office of Student Development


March 4, 2021

Digital Leadership: Using Your Voice to Make a Difference

12:00PM - 1:00PM

https://stockton.zoom.us/j/91996554501?pwd=SGRPS1F2VlIrK0hYM25rRFpvemtDUT09 

Sponsored by: The Office of Student Development


Women in Hip Hop Summit ft. MC Lyte 

12:30PM - 2:30PM

Register at: https://bit.ly/3pqPoCz

Sponsored by: Africana Studies, The Office of Student Transitions, Access, and Retention, The Office of Residential Education & Student Services


Zina Saro-Wiwa: On Mourning and Memory

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Register at: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IqND1kNiTKa5X7GZ5DGqcA

Sponsored by: The Smithsonian Institute


7 Steps to Start Your Business in 2021

7:00PM - 8:15PM

https://stockton.zoom.us/j/98769117416?pwd=R0pYamV0NGZ6cUp0M0N1WUpqZ1V0UT09 Password: 879645

Sponsored by: The New Jersey Small Business Development Center, The School of Business, The Office of Student Development


March 8, 2021

March 8, 2021 is designated as International Women's Day

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International Women's Day 2021 campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge

A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.

So let's all choose to challenge.

How will you help forge a gender equal world?

Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

Let's all #ChooseToChallenge.


"And She Could Be Next" Screening & Q&A with Filmmakers (Episode 1)

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwhm-presents-and-she-could-be-next-film-screening-episode-1-tickets-140420586755

Sponsored by: National Women's History Museum


March 9, 2021

Searching for Suffrage: Book Talk with Author Kimberly Hamlin

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Register at: https://www.prekindle.com/event/24774-searching-for-suffrage-book-talk-with-author-kimberly-hamlin 

Sponsored by: The Library of Congress


March 10, 2021

Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Lessons from Activist Histories with Coco Fusco

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-filmmakers-festival-tickets-137497509753?aff=WFFTrumbaCalendar 

Sponsored by: The Smithsonian Institute


March 11, 2021

Pivot the Perception

12:00PM - 1:00PM

https://stockton.zoom.us/j/91996554501?pwd=SGRPS1F2VlIrK0hYM25rRFpvemtDUT09 

Sponsored by: The Office of Student Development


In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice - discussing activists Sojourner Truth and Sylvia Rivera, and pilot Bessie Coleman

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-dialogue-smithsonian-objects-and-social-justice-tickets-137887997713 

Sponsored by: National Portrait Gallery


Women in Politics: A Discussion of the Role of Women Through American Politics History

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Zoom Link on OspreyHub

Sponsored by: Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority, Inc.


Building a Winning Business Plan

7:00PM - 8:15PM

https://stockton.zoom.us/j/99410342138?pwd=Lzd1cjdMYm1MdkdUMnVEaGtkekROQT09 Password: 966093

Sponsored by: The New Jersey Small Business Development Center, The School of Business, The Office of Student Development


March 12, 2021

Women's History Jeopardy

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Zoom Link on OspreyHub

Sponsored by: The Coalition for Women's Rights


March 13, 2021

Movie Night! "Someone Great"

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Details Coming Soon

Sponsored by: SET


March 15, 2021

"And She Could Be Next" Screening & Q&A with Filmmakers (Episode 2)

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nwhm-presents-and-she-could-be-next-film-screening-episode-2-tickets-140422664971 

Sponsored by: National Women's History Museum


March 18, 2021

"It Takes a Village: Birth & Liberation in Communities of Color"

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Sponsored by: La Mesa -The Residential Oasis for Intercultural Engagement,  togetHER: Empowering + Mentoring Women of Color, Student Transition Programs, Themed Living Communities, and Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority, Inc.


March 19, 2021

Comedian Maya May

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Zoom Link on OspreyHub

Sponsored by: SET


March 20, 2021

Steminism

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Instagram Live @stocktonenvl

Sponsored by: The Stockton Environmental Club


March 23, 2021

Telling Our Own Stories: Women of Color in the Dramatic Arts ft. Charly Evon Simpson

4:30PM - 6:00PM

Zoom Link on OspreyHub

Sponsored by: Stockton University Theatre & Africana Studies


From Dissertations to Careers

4:30PM - 6:00PM

Zoom Link on OspreyHub

Sponsored by: Organizational Leaders in Action


March 24, 2021

Black Mental Health Matters

2:10PM - 3:30PM

Link TBD

Sponsored by: Academic Achievement Programs


March 25, 2021

You Want to Start a Business? You Should Hear This!

12:00PM - 1:00PM

https://stockton.zoom.us/j/91996554501?pwd=SGRPS1F2VlIrK0hYM25rRFpvemtDUT09

Sponsored by: The Office of Student Development


Creating and Using Your Elevator Pitch

7:00PM - 8:15PM

https://stockton.zoom.us/j/97893650300?pwd=enhZVVVVSlRjcGxMRitYb1pQVVpRZz09 Password: 117354

Sponsored by: The New Jersey Small Business Development Center, The School of Business, The Office of Student Development


March 26, 2021

Covenant House Sleep Out

8:00PM - 11:59PM

Sponsored by: Greek Council, Alpha Phi Omega, Fraternity & Sorority Life, The Office of Student Development


March 29, 2021

I Will...ARTiculuate Healthy & Safe Sex Options

2:00PM - 3:00PM

https://stockton.zoom.us/j/94554183008

Sponsored by: Student Transitions Programs


March 30, 2021

Transcendence Clothing Swap

12:00PM - 4:00PM, TRLC

Sponsored by: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Center, Wellness Center Peer Educators


A History of Women's History Month

Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.

Did You Know? Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week

Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year.

In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women's History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week.

Subsequent Presidents continued to proclaim a National Women’s History Week in March until 1987 when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, each president has issued an annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

The National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes the yearly theme. The 2021 Women’s History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote.”


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