As part of Indiana University's commitment to creating environments in which all students, faculty, and staff feel welcomed, the university is proud to honor the backgrounds and identities of community members through heritage month celebrations.
Women's History Month is an annual celebration commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project, Congress passed a law that designated the month of March of 1987 as "Women's History Month." Since 1988, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women's History Month.
“Women have played a pivotal role in shaping IU and the nation,” said James Wimbush, IU vice president for diversity, equity, and multicultural affairs; dean of The University Graduate School; and the Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership. “The many activities planned across IU's campuses showcase the women and their work throughout history.”
IU campuses will celebrate the month with a variety of programs, such as panel discussions and workshops. The vast majority of these events are open to the IU community and its neighbors. Learn more about how women and their work have impacted our past, present, and future.
Below are a few events planned for Women's History Month across the IU system.
Incising to Instagram: Native American Women, Cultural Expression, and Resiliency
March 3, 2022 | 4:30 p.m.
Explore how Native American women have adapted their mediums to keep traditional art forms a part of their communities. The speaker is Emily Van Alst (Lakota/Anishinaabe), currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University.
March Speaker Series: The Women Who Built IU with Laurie Burns McRobbie
March 9, 2022 | 3 p.m.
Join the Bloomington Staff Council in celebrating Women's History Month with a virtual presentation from former IU First Lady and current IU Faculty Fellow Laurie Burns McRobbie, who will discuss The Women Who Built IU project.
Liberal Arts and Women in Leadership Panel Discussion
March 30, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.
Hear from successful women who are liberal arts alumni and/or are leaders in their industry. Panelists will share their stories and highlight how Liberal Arts skills land successful careers in leadership.
Women's History Month Paint and Sip
March 7, 2022 | 2:00 p.m.
Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for a paint and sip event celebrating Women's History Month. Guided instruction is provided by a local artist from Paint the Towne, and all supplies are included. You must register in advance to attend by contacting Yemi Mahoney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Care@Work Webinar - The Future of Women and Work (And Why It's Different Than You Think)
March 8, 2022 | 12 p.m.
Join Reshma Saujani, CEO of Marshall Plan for Moms and Founder of Girls Who Code and Care.com CEO Tim Allen as they discuss equitable workplaces and their own experience of parenting during a pandemic.
Honoring Women's History Month: Social Work and Critical Feminism Virtual Panel Discussion
March 10, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.
Panelists will describe the discipline of women and gender studies and discuss how social workers can (a) advance equality and equity with women and gender-nonbinary persons, (b) incorporate critical feminist theory into social work practice, and (c) intervene on current social issues that affect women and gender-nonbinary persons. Attendees can ask questions of the panelists and engage in dialogue. Presented by: April Lidinsky and Christina Gerken.
IU South Bend
A Matter of Justice: A Discussion of Abortion
March 1, 2022 | 4:00 p.m.
Start Women's History Month with the Political Science Club and Professor April Lidinsky, who joins the club for a guided discussion on abortion and women's rights. Additional Information is available at https://titanatlas.iusb.edu/event/7860365
International Women's Day: Party with a Purpose Drop-in Service Project
March 8, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.
In Malawi and many other countries, girls commonly miss a week of school during their monthly period due to lack of supplies, limited bathroom facilities, and cultural stigma. This results in dropout, infections, childhood marriage, and other preventable problems. Join us to cut out, pin, and sew reusable sanitary napkins to be sent to girls in Malawi. If possible, please bring your scissors! Other materials are provided. Honors students must stay for at least one hour to receive credit. Questions? Contact Honors Program Intern, Kaitlyn Dow, at email@example.com.
Additional Information is available at https://titanatlas.iusb.edu/event/7896397
Fidelity Workshop - Retirement Income Planning for Her
March 9, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.
Designed for women investors and appropriate for all genders, this workshop will help you learn more about your retirement savings and plan for future income.
Please see the IU Events Calendar for a complete listing. Also, visit diversity.iu.edu for profiles of notable IU women.