About Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 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, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” (from womenshistorymonth.gov)
Calendar of Events
Forward Movement: How Do We Continue the Work after Women’s Marches?
March 20, 2017 • 12pm-1pm • Flynn DisCo (Library)
The recent political climate resulted in a call to action that mobilized women and their allies to march all over the world. The question remains: what are the next steps after these marches? join us for a brown bag lunch discussion to share your thoughts on where we go from here.
Keep It Reel Films presents: “MAKERS: Women Who Make America”
March 21, 2017 • 4pm-5:30pm • Duffy 149
MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. The story is brought to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success.
Keep It Reel Films presents: “Dark Girls”
March 26, 2017 • 6:30pm-8pm • Duffy 101
Co-sponsored by the Afro-Caribbean Club and Mundos Apartes, Tierras Unidas (M.A.T.U.)
Dark Girls is a fascinating and controversial film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from American to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are.
Women of the Hill: Journeys and Achievements of Influential Stonehill Women
March 29, 2017 • 11:30am-1pm • Cleary Dining Room
Join us as we celebrate and hear the journeys of some of Stonehill’s women who have made cignificant contributions during their time at the College. this panel discussion is open to all and will include a catered lunch. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 24, 2017. Please indicate dietary restrictions or accessibility accommodations in your RSVP email if you have any.