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Each year in March, the Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Eastern Illinois University hosts one of the biggest annual events on campus, Women's History and Awareness Month (WHAM).  Events include featured speakers, musicians, the Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival, and the WGS Award Ceremony.  This year's theme is #metoo: Surfacing Sexual Assault and Harassment. Check out our Facebook Page for more details about upcoming events.


WHAM 2020: The 19th Amendment at 100:

The Past, Present & Future of Women's Suffrage


 Although the Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival had to be canceled, the winning films will be available to view here until April 1.



2020 Women's History and Awareness Month Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 25, MLK Union, Arcola/Tuscola Room, Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity Symposium


Keynote: "The 19th Amendment at 100” Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 pm at the Doudna Lecture Hall, Lynne Curry, History Professor Emerita. Reception to follow.


Woman Up Conference on Leadership, 12:30pm-4pm


Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism TED Talk, 1.Topic 1: How has the 19th amendment impacted my life today? Topic 2: What is the impact of the  #MeToo Movement today? Topic 3: What can we do to get more involved in the community to support women running for office? Tuesday, March 10, 12:30pm, MLK Union University Ballroom




Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Annual Awards

During Women's History and Awareness Month undergraduate and graduate students, as well as women from the local community, are honored for their accomplishments.  Check out the below information to nominate yourself or someone you know.


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Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

3321 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920- 3099

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