Women’s History Month

The 2016-2017 academic year marked the first time a group of Wake Forest University students developed campus-wide Women’s History Month programming out of the Women’s Center. During it’s inaugural year, the group of students, the Women’s History Month Project, collaborated to produce three events, profile cards of five women who made contributions to U.S. history, and a calendar of events that was distributed around campus for March 2017, which included campus partner offices’ events.

Join us as we celebrate Women’s History in March 2018! Scroll down to learn about all the events happening in March for Women’s History Month.

  • Exhibit: Still I Rise: Selected Items from the Dr. Maya Angelou Collection (on-going)

    Location: Special Collections & Archives (Room 625)

    Table top exhibit: Monday-Friday, 9-5, February 1-August 31, 2018

    Sponsor: ZSR Library

  • 3/12 Just One Word

    Just One Word is an invite-only moderated dialogue that takes place over a meal, during which participants share their understanding and experience of a specific word. The host will be Dr. Paige Meltzer, Director of the Women’s Center.

    Sponsors: Diversity Education and Women’s Center

  • 3/13 Coffee Hour with Robyn Ochs

    LGBTQ Center (Benson 311), 3/13/2018, 3PM

    Robyn Ochs will be in the LGBTQ Center before her Beyond Binaries presentation to meet and talk with students, faculty, and staff.

    Sponsor: LGBTQ Center

  • 3/13 Hop Into History: Women's History Month

    Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Co., 3/13/2018, 5PM

    HOP INTO HISTORY! Women’s History Month Join us on Tuesday, March 13th from 5-6:30pm at Hoots Beer Company for Hop into History! This month’s theme “Women’s History Month” will showcase materials that highlight materials at both Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University. Chat with archivists about the materials as you enjoy a drink. Come see some “Women’s History Month” materials in person on March 13th. HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE!! The event will be kid friendly, and we will have coloring pages for kids (of all ages). We hope that you’ll join us for this great opportunity to learn more about local history and archives while enjoying your favorite beer!

    Sponsors: ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives

  • 3/13 Robyn Ochs: Beyond Binaries

    Benson 401, 3/13/2018, 6:30PM

    In this interactive program we will explore the landscape of sexuality, conduct a thought-provoking anonymous survey of those present, and look together at the data. This program will expand your perspective and change the way you think about labels.

    Sponsors: LGBTQ Center, Student Activities Fee, Provost’s Fund for a Vibrant Campus, WGS Department, Student Union, Office of Wellbeing, Women’s Center, Intercultural Center, University Counseling Center, Spectrum

  • 3/14 Seventh Annual Research Symposium on Gender and Sexuality

    Z. Smith Reynolds Library, 3/14/2018, 9AM

    This event will showcase the exciting work that our undergraduates and graduate students are doing on gender-related issues across disciplines.

    Sponsors: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, School of Divinity

  • 3/14 Women of Color Discussion

    Women’s Center (Benson 314), 3/14/2018, 5PM

    A space for women of color to meet and discuss their experiences at Wake Forest University. Open to WFU graduate and undergraduate students who identify as women of color.

    Sponsors: Intercultural Center and Women’s Center

  • 3/15 Film Screening: "Persepolis" (2007)

    Pugh Auditorium, 3/15/2018, 6:30PM

    A film screening of “Persepolis” (2007), directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi. This event is open to WFU students

    Sponsors: Women’s Center

  • 3/20 Amplify: A Women's Leadership Expo

    Reynolds Gym, 3/20/2018, 5-6:30PM

    This redesigned offering features creative stations, quick speaker sessions, and interactive challenges led by students and alumnae to help you expand your leadership toolkit and Wake Forest network. Learn more: https://womenscenter.wfu.edu/programs/amplify/

    Sponsors: Student Engagement and Women’s Center

  • 3/21 Earth Week Keynote Address with Sustainable South Bronx Founder Majora Carter

    Brendle Auditorium, 3/21/2018, 7PM

    Majora Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. Carter’s visit is a part of the Office of Sustainability’s Earth Week celebration on March 18-24.

    Sponsors: Office of Sustainability, Rethinking Community, Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Sustainability Graduate Programs, Department of Engineering, Intercultural Center

  • 3/22 Know Her Truths Conference

    Farrell Hall, 3/22/2018, 8AM

    This conference is part of an initiative to develop a meaningful research agenda on women and girls of color. Conversations will address what we know about the lives of women and girls of color, the deficits in our knowledge, and the meaningful ways in which increased knowledge about the lives of women and girls of color can influence our policy and political landscape.

    Sponsor: The Anna Julia Cooper Center

  • 3/22 Anti-Sexual Assault Movement Timeline

    Benson Vendor Table 1, 3/22/2018, 11AM

    An interactive tabling activity for students to learn more about the history of the anti-sexual assault movement.

    Sponsor: Safe Office

  • 3/22 A Conversation with Janet Mock

    Farrell Hall, Broyhill Auditorium, 3/22/2018, 5PM

    JANET MOCK is the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs, the host of the conversation series “Never Before”, a contributing editor and columnist for Allure, and a feminist activist tackling stigma through storytelling.

    Sponsor: The Anna Julia Cooper Center

  • 3/26-28 Gender Expression: Exploring, Remaking, and Expressing Gender

    Benson University Center, 3/26-28/18

    “Gender Expression: Exploring, Remaking, and Expressing Gender” is the title of the Women’s History Month art exhibition, running March 26-28.

    Sponsor: Women’s Center

  • 3/28 Safe Zone Lunch and Learn: Queering Feminism

    LGBTQ Center (Benson 311), 3/28/2018, 12PM

    March’s Safe Zone Lunch and Learn will be on “Queering Feminism” – examining feminism through a queer lens and exploring feminist understandings of queerness. Bring your lunch and join for dessert and discussion!

    Sponsors: LGBTQ Center, Women’s Center (collaborative facilitation)

  • 4/6 Queerceañera

    Location TBA, 4/6/2018, 5:30PM

    This is the third annual Queerceañera at WFU – the Queerceañera is an opportunity to learn about and celebrate Latinx identities and traditions through “queering” the quinceañera tradition. Join for food, dancing, and tons of fun!

    Sponsors: LGBTQ Center