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Women's History Month



What is Women's History Month? 

Women's History Month highlights and celebrates the contributions of women in history.  Internationally, March is recognized as Women's History Month (WHM).  WHM can be traced back to the first International Women's Day, held on March 8, 1911.  

In 1980, then President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8th National Women's History Week.  In his proclamation, he stated, "From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well. As Dr. Gerda Lerner has noted, 'Women’s History is Women’s Right.' It is an essential and indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long-range vision. I ask my fellow Americans to recognize this heritage with appropriate activities during National Women’s History Week, March 2-8, 1980. I urge libraries, schools, and community organizations to focus their observances on the leaders who struggled for equality - Susan B. AnthonySojourner TruthLucy StoneLucretia MottElizabeth Cady StantonHarriet Tubman, and Alice Paul. Understanding the true history of our country will help us to comprehend the need for full equality under the law for all our people. This goal can be achieved by ratifying the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states that 'Equality of Rights under the Law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."

In 1987, Congress expanded Women's History Week into Women's History Month after being petitioned by the National Women's History Project.  

Each WHM has a theme set by the National Women's History Project.  The theme for the 2017 Women's History Month is "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business."


How does the Women's Resource Center Celebrate Women's History Month?

Each year, the Women's Resource Center hosts the International Women's Day Conference with a number of student organizations as a part of our WHM celebrations.  Additionally, the Center publishes a calendar of campus events centered around WHM.  


Women's History Month 2017 Calendar



How do I request a hard copy of the Women's History Month Calendar?

Calendars are available to individuals or groups associated with Texas A&M University by filling out a request via the Women's History Month Calendar Request Form.  All requests received by Tuesday, February 21, 2017 will be honored.  Requests received after February 21st will be honored as calendar supplies last.  Calendars will be available to be picked up at the Women's Resource Center located at Student Life 1 at Student Services @ White Creek throughout the month of March as supplies last.  Calendars will be mailed to individuals who possess at Texas A&M University Mail Stop within two business days.

Women's History Month Request Form



How do I add my event to the Women's History Month Calendar?


If you have an event you would like to see on our WHM Calendar, please submit information about your event via the Women's History Month Program Submission Form.  Calendar submissions are due no later than Friday, February 17, 2017.

Women's History Month Program Submission Form


2018 Women's History Month Events


Check back for an updated list of events!