University Celebrates Women’s History Month

Scheduled events include symposium, town hall, conference and panel discussions

OXFORD, Miss. – Panel discussions, a film and lectures are among several events scheduled as the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at the University of Mississippi observe Women’s History Month.

“Women’s History Month is a useful reminder of how essential women are to culture and society, and how often we overlook their contributions and influence,” said Jamie Harker, Isom Center director. “We have a diverse array of programming, focused on women’s history and the role of gender in contemporary debates and events.

“The month should be illuminating and thought-provoking for our university community.”

Events scheduled include:

  • Monday (March 18) – Lecture: Award-winning author Anne Balay will discuss her latest book, “Semi Queer: Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers.” 4 p.m., Barnard Observatory, Tupelo Room
  • Tuesday (March 19) – Fifth Annual Women’s Empowerment Keynote Address: Presented by MILCK, a recording artist and activist who empowers others to overcome adversities and rise up against negativity and oppression. 6 p.m., Ole Miss Student Union Ballroom
  • Wednesday (March 20) – Film: “Jane.” This National Geographic film recounts the life of Jane Goodall and her research that challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized understanding of the natural world through her dedicated research on chimpanzees. 6:30 p.m., Bondurant Hall, Room 204-C
  • Thursday (March 21) – Panel Discussions: “Becoming G.I. Janes: Understanding the History of Women in the U.S. Armed Forces.” 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Room 111
  • Thursday – Walk: “In Her Steps: A Guided Tour of Women’s History at the University of Mississippi.” 1:30 p.m., parking lot of the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts
  • March 29 – Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat: 4-8:30 p.m., Bryant Hall

Women’s history is everyone’s history,” said Alex White, CICCE director. “The diverse events planned highlight the intentional contributions of women.”

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