Georgia State University centers and departments are commemorating Womxn's HERStory Month during March, designated in the U.S. officially as Women’s History Month, alongside International Women’s Day on March 8.
The month in the United States had its origins when Congress first passed legislation leading to “Women’s History Week” in 1982. Since 1995, U.S. presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating March as Women’s History Month, recognizing achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.
On the world stage, International Women’s Day on March 8 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, while also marking a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
Check out a list of events during the March 2022 observances at Georgia State with this year's theme, "In Our Garden: Celebrating Womxn* of Past, Present, & Future," as well as other events and opportunities from other departments and units around the university.
More events can be submitted through the link below.
*Note from Cultures, Communities & Inclusion/Multicultural Center:
- The term “womxn” is used by the Center as an inclusive term and spelling to validate individuals whose experiences exist beyond social norms of womanhood. With the inclusion of the Multicultural Center’s use of the spelling “womxn,” the Center aims to amplify the identities and experiences of women of color, transgender individuals, and individuals who are non-binary/non-conforming.
Inspiration for This Year's Theme
This year's theme, "In Our Garden: Celebrating Womxn of Past, Present, & Future," is inspired by Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose. In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983) is Walker's first collection of nonfiction writing.
The book is available at the University Library - click here for more information through the GIL search system.
Cultures, Communities & Inclusion
Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
30 Courtland St. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Submit gently used clothing to donate to a local women's shelter. This drive will last all month.
Becoming a PRO (Panthers Ready for Opportunities)
Thursday, March 3, 11:30 a.m.
Across Georgia State Campuses:
Alpharetta: AA - 2195
Atlanta: Student Center East Room 217
Clarkston: NC, Rm. 2220
Decatur: SF, 2100
Dunwoody: NB, Rm. 2100
Newton: 2N, Rm. 1100
Becoming a Pro: Summit - Panthers not only graduate at high rates, their college experience at Georgia State University is aimed to prepare them for life beyond college. Join us in person or virtually for our 4th annual summit focused on networking, career opportunities, and interpersonal skill management. Let's stay ready to have the ability to remove obstacles in the way of success!
Women Entrepreneurs in Arts & Entertainment
Thursday, March 3, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Rialto Center for the Arts Lobby, 80 Forsyth Street N.W.
Rialto Center for the Arts
Successful business women and entrepreneurs Chloe and Maud Arnold of the renowned dance company the Syncopated Ladies where they will discuss their experiences as women entrepreneurs navigating the world as business leaders and artists. The Syncopated Ladies will perform later in the evening (further details about the performance are located below).
Syncopated Ladies Live at the Rialto
Thursday, March 3, 8 to 10 p.m.
Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth Street N.W.
Rialto Center for the Arts
Ground-Breaking All-Female Masters of Step and Tap Dancing to today's cutting-edge music--from Pop to Hip-Hop to Salsa and even a couple of tear-jerking ballads--Syncopated Ladies Live is electrifying, stirring and energizing. It is a nonstop, action-filled show, featuring critically acclaimed musicians and vocalists. The Emmy-nominated choreographer Chloe Arnold was discovered by Debbie Allen and the troupe was featured by Beyonce. Tickets are $5 for students and are available the week of the show.
In Our Gardens: Womxn's HERstory Month Kickoff Gallery Installation
Friday, March 4, 1 to 3 p.m.
Student Center East, Room 306
Multicultural Center, Spotlight Programs
Join us as we kick off Womxn's HERstory Month with the Gallery Installation. Submitted by GSU student faculty and staff, this installation pays homage to womxn past and present who have had an impact in their lives. In honor of the movie In Our Mother's Garden, a hit film on Netflix, this opening of the installation will be joined with clips of the film, panel discussion and interactive activity. This event is free and open to students, faculty and staff. Light refreshments will served.
Enhancing our Career Fields with our Cultura
Tuesday, March 8, Noon to 1 p.m.
Via Webex (see link below for more information)
LASSO and Fraternity & Sorority Life
LASSO will be hosting three Latina/x professionals for a panel that will discuss how to bring your culture and authentic self to your career field.
You Grow Girl!: DIY Self-Care Paint & Plant
Tuesday, March 8, Noon to 3 p.m.
Student Center East Lobby
In honor of International Women's Day, join the Multicultural Center for 'You Grow Girl!: DIY Self-Care Paint & Plant'! Stop by the stations to design your own mini flowerpot and plant the seeds to wellness and success! Light refreshments will be served.
Diverse Woman Panel
Tuesday, March 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Student Center East 210 - The Intersection Lounge
International Student Association Council (ISAC)
Student leaders from ISAC organizations will discuss their experiences in regards to cultural diversity and being a leader in a diverse group.
Black Sophomore Society Presents HERstory - An Annual Talent Showcase & Fashion Presentation
Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Hall in the Dahlberg Hall building
Black Sophomore Society (co-sponsors are also listed below)
HERstory is the Black Sophomore Society's annual fashion & talent showcase. The event is meant to show homage to black women through fashion, poetry, dance, and singing.
Event cosponsors are EmpowHER, Sistaz In Medicine, House Arrest 2 Championship Dance Team, Quiet Storm, Dance Ensemble, StalliSisters, Black Student Alliance, Beyond Beauty, & The National Council Of Negro Women.
Leadership in the City: Women in Wellness
Wednesday, March 23, Noon to 1 p.m.
Student Center West, Room 466/468
Celebrate Womxn's HERstory Month and hear from local womxn leaders dedicating their careers to promoting wellness! Join Leadership Programs for a FREE LUNCH and learn, where experts will discuss different areas of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being!
Heaux Tales: Embracing Intersectionality, Black Sexual Identities and Deconstructing the Politics of Intimacy
Thursday, March 24, 4 to 6 p.m.
Creative Media Industries Institute, Room 306
Office of Black Student Achievement
A moderated event where students will have the opportunity to discuss the politics and implications of this topic.
For the Culture
Friday, March 25, Noon to 1 p.m.
Instagram Live at @MultiYouGSU
FOR THE CULTURE is an intimate conversation with diverse artists, activists, educators, influencers, industry professionals, and entrepreneurs, via IG Live, with the aims of amplifying the voices of historically underrepresented /marginalized communities through the art of storytelling.
C2 presents the WOC (Womxn of Color) Nation Brunch: Celebrating Womxn of Color
Friday, March 25, 3 to 5 p.m. (register by Monday, March 21 at the link below)
Veterans Memorial Hall
The W.O.C. Nation Brunch is an culminating event that plans to center and celebrate womxn of color for their commitment to education, engagement, and student success at Georgia State! The brunch will include a keynote address entitled, “Bloom Where You Are Planted” and highlight students, faculty, staff, and alumni, whose success story represents what it means to be #StateGrown!
Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX: How Far We Have Come and How Far We Have to Go
Wednesday, March 30, 4 to 5 p.m.
Virtual (see link below)
Women's Philanthropy Network, Georgia State Alumni Association
This panel will examine the impact of Title IX on women in education since its passage in 1972. Areas of impact include access and opportunities in higher education, sports equity, and protection from sexual harassment and assault.
Queer Destress Fest
Thursday, March 31, 3 to 4 p.m.
Student Center East 206
Join the Multicultural Center, in collaboration with the Counseling Center, for Queer Destress Fest, a monthly series that focuses on factors that may contribute to stress, anxiety and other issues within LGBTQIQA and varying gender communities. Tools and resources are provided to students that help them navigate their educational journeys.
Institute for Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
The Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) has been chartered since 1994, although its history reaches back to the 1970s. Today, WGSS offers a cutting-edge academic program focusing on three areas: globalization, sexuality studies and social change.
Women's Collections at the University Library
The Georgia State Library has a useful collections guide for a vast array of information.
WomenLead is a professional Signature Experience that equips undergraduate female students with the skills, experience and networking opportunities needed to get a seat at the table among business leaders.
Women's Philanthropy Network
The Women’s Philanthropy Network is a group of dedicated volunteers and donors to Georgia State University who are passionate about its purpose of helping to build great futures for our diverse student population. The WPN also has held talks over multiple topics of interest, from voting to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diverse Faculty Alliance Women's Group
The Georgia State University Diverse Faculty Alliance Women’s Group is a community of volunteers that provides a setting for intellectual and social contact for women faculty and professionals across campuses.
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