A Month of Women’s History

There will be many events around campus throughout the month of March to celebrate Women’s History Month.

Women’s History Month started with the first International Women’s Day on March 8, 1911.  Due to the growing popularity of this day, Congress expanded to make it Women’s History Month in 1987.

March 3 marks the hundredth anniversary of the suffragists march on Washington.  During this historic march, five thousand women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue demanding the right to vote.  This was the very first Civil Rights parade to use the nation’s capital as a backdrop.

The theme for this years’ National Women’s History Month is “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”

The Women’s Center, located in the basement of the Student Center has a lot of information about events taking place to celebrate women during this month.

Some of the events include a movie night, poetry night, and a women’s leadership conference.

For more information on events being hosted for Women’s History Month here at Mizzou, go to wgst.missouri.edu.

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Amber Smith