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.
The Past, Present & Future of Women's Suffrage
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
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.