Women's History Month

In celebration of March's Women's History Month, UC offers an annual series of programs and events to honor and celebrate the achievements of women at UC and beyond who have faced challenges, conquered barriers, and worked to improve the world for all women. Women's History Month coincides with International Women's Day on March 8.

The 2022 Women’s History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.

Women as healers harken back to ancient times. Healing is the personal experience of transcending suffering and transforming it to wholeness. The gift of hope spreads light to the lives of others and reflects a belief in the unlimited possibilities of this and future generations. Together, healing and hope are essential fuels for our dreams and our recovery. 

Read the full theme from the National Women’s History Alliance. 

Schedule of Events

She's Beautiful When She's Angry Screening | Date TBA

UCBA Menstrual Product Drive | March (all month long)

In collaboration with Girls Health Period, UCBA is collecting menstrual products to replenish campus restroom supplies. Donate high-quality pads (with wings), tampons, pre-packaged cotton underwear, and new sports bras at the Student Life Desk at UC Blue Ash campus Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

Activism Lunch & Learn: Allyship | March 2, 12-1:15pm (Steger 571)

Join the UC Women's Center for our monthly Lunch and Learn – food, conversation, and connection! This is the second lunch and learn of our activism series, and Graduate Assistant and WGSS Master’s student Sakina Jarmon will be leading the conversation about the dos and don'ts of allyship. Lunch provided from Chipotle (free, with inclusive dietary options). Learn more about this event!

Girls Health Period Women's Herstory Month Panel | March 5, 11am-1pm (824 Elm St. or Zoom)

Join GHP and a panel of extraordinary women to discuss career, the future of Women’s Herstory Month, and period equity. Attend in person at 824 Elm St., Cincinnati, H, 45202 or via Zoom. Register to attend. 

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day| March 7, 11am-2pm (TUC 405)

Do you know our status? Take charge of your health! Come by TUC 405 on Monday for free HIV testing in honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day this week. We can #StopHIVTogether. 

"We Are Lady Parts" Screenings & Discussion | March 8 (Part 1), March 10 (Part 2), 5-7pm (Location TBA)

This International Women’s Day, join the LGBTQ Center, UC Women's Center, and UC International for two screenings of the Peacock original series "We Are Lady Parts." The British sitcom follows a punk rock band of diverse Muslim women as they search for a lead singer and get a proper gig. Both days, enjoy free snacks, watch 3 short episodes, and stay for a rich discussion!

Recognizing & Responding to Microaggressions: Tools and Strategies for Women and Their Allies| March 9, 3-4:30pm (Zoom)

Join UC Women’s Center, the Faculty Enrichment Center, and HERS for this virtual training and discussion geared toward professional women and their allies in the workplace. Microaggressions are frequently thinly veiled everyday instances of sexism, racism, homophobia (and more) that can have a long-lasting impact on their recipients. Learn how to navigate these everyday, subtle, and often unintentional interactions or behaviors that communicate bias toward historically marginalized groups. Open to all UC faculty and staff or any gender. Log on for training #112516 OneStop. 

Jean Drive | March 21-25 (Steger 571)

Help UC’s Peers Helping Peers support Women Helping Women this month. Drop off all things denim (jackets, jeans, shorts, etc.) at the Women’s Center (571 Steger) this week, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Remember – we LOVE size diversity! All items collected will be donated to the local women’s shelter.

Girls' Night In | March 22, 8-9:30pm (FSL, Stratford Heights Building 16 Basement)

Join College Panhellenic Council for an evening of restorative yoga, journal decorating, and self-care activities. RSVP and get a free journal here! 

UC Women Vote! Voter Registration Drive | March 23, 9am-4pm (UCMainStreet)

Are you registered to vote in Ohio? Have you made a plan to vote in the early primary election? Drop by our table on March 23rd to get registered and learn more about why primaries matter!

Women's History Month with Dr. Ann Gakumo | March 23, 4-5pm

Black Feminist Symposium | March 29, 8am-7pm (TUC)

The Women’s Center’s Annual Black Feminist Symposium is dedicated to celebrating Black feminist scholarship and uplifting voices, forums, panels, and lectures that are led by students, staff, faculty, and community members. The Black Feminist Symposium works to unite Black feminist work being done at UC and in the greater Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky communities.

This year’s theme is Resignation as Resistance: Reclaiming Our Time. This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required and opens March 4, 2022.

Register via UC Women’s Center’s CampusLINK or follow and share our Facebook event page. 

Read more about the event.

Black Feminist Symposium Keynote Speaker: Tamara Winfrey-Harris | March 29, 6pm (TUC Great Hall)

We are incredibly excited to announce acclaimed author and speaker Tamara Winfrey-Harris as this year’s keynote. Winfrey-Harris is a writer who specializes in the ever-evolving space where current events, politics, and pop culture intersect with race and gender. She is the author of Dear Black Girl and The Sister Are Alright, both available for purchase in the UC Bookstore un TUC. Winfrey-Harris’ writing can be found in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times. Ms. Winfrey-Harris will sign books following her talk. This event is FREE and open to the public. 

Activism Lunch & Learn: Earth Activism | March 30, 12-1:15pm (Steger 571)

Join the UC Women's Center for our monthly Lunch and Learn – food, conversation, and connection! This is the third in our activism series, and we’ll talk about Intersectional Activism with Graduate Assistant and WGSS Master’s student Sakina Jarmon, plus others. Lunch provided from Chipotle (free, with inclusive dietary options). Event details on CampusLINK.

Trans Day of Visibility | March 30