Cultural Heritage and Identity Celebrations Calendar

Women’s History Month

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​​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 have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. At UNL, we celebrate the great accomplishments of our leaders on this campus. Deans, directors, researchers, students, staff, and faculty. We see them all. We honor all their endeavors. We see and celebrate all their identities.

Women's History Month Activities

Dish It Up | March 7

Domonique Cudjo from the Women's Center will be leading a discussion about Women's History Month and being an intersectional feminist. Join in 12pm in the OASIS Lounge.

Women’s Wednesday | March 8

Gender Equity Trivia Game First Floor Booth Nebraska Union Come and show your knowledge. Win prizes!

Women’s History Month Celebration | March 10

An evening social event celebrating the contributions of women in a variety of fields and roles within the UNL campus and Lincoln community. Join at the Lied Center for Performing Arts from 5:30-7:30 pm

Weekly Social Media Highlights 

View weekly highlghts on Twitter and Instagram at @unlwomenscenter

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