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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 2019: #metoo

Surfacing Sexual Assault and Harassment



Image by Desiree DeWeese


2019 Women's History and Awareness Month Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 26, MLK Union, Arcola/Tuscola Room, Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity Symposium


Keynote: "The #MeToo Movement: Transition From Outrage to Action,” Tuesday, March 5, 6 pm at the Doudna Lecture Hall, Julia Proscia, Labor and Employment Nonprofit Attorney, Member of the Illinois Senate's Task Force on Sexual Misconduct, EIU Alumna


Wednesday, March 20, 4-6 pm at the Doudna Lecture Hall, Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival (co-sponsored with the Coles County Arts Council


Wednesday, March 27, 5-7 pm at 7th Street Underground, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Awards Ceremony


Sunday, March 31, 2:30 pm at the Wesley Methodist Church, Concert of Women Composers, featuring violist Elaine Fine and pianist John David Moore


April 11-14, The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Directed by Tanisha L. Pyron    Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC.



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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