UC celebrates Women’s History Month

Campus events celebrate UC women who have broken barriers and worked to improve the world

At the heart of the University of Cincinnati’s diverse, equitable and inclusive success are many brilliant and resourceful women who have helped shape the future for more than 200 years.

While university pioneers such as Elizabeth Dyer and Marian Spencer broke critical sex and racial barriers across campus and the community throughout history, today’s UC changemakers are leading the way across the globe. 

During Women’s History Month in March, UC honors its heroines and this year’s national Women’s History Month theme “Women providing healing, promoting hope,” through exciting month-long events across campus.

Beginning with International Women’s Day on March 8, UC Women’s Center will present events that bring the campus community together over lunch and learn discussions, film and TV screenings and this year’s UC Woman of the Year Award. 

Each year a faculty or staff member receives the Woman of the Year award who consistently centers students in their work and shows a commitment to gender equity while advocating for women and gender minorities. Only UC students can submit nominations, due no later than March 11, on the UC Women's Center CampusLINK page. 

'Resignation as resistance: Reclaiming our time'

UC’s Sixth Annual Black Feminist Symposium titled "Resignation as resistance: Reclaiming our time," wraps up enlightening month-long events on March 29, in UC’s TUC Great Hall featuring acclaimed author and keynote speaker Tamara Winfrey-Harris

Portrait of Tamara Winfrey-Harris

Tamara Winfrey-Harris

Winfrey-Harris is a writer who specializes in the ever-evolving space where current events, politics and pop culture intersect with race and gender. As the author of "Dear Black Girl" and "The Sisters Are Alright," Winfrey-Harris’ writing can also be found in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. 

Check out the full lineup of events here.

New events will be added as they are scheduled.


Featured image at top from the 2021 C-Ring Women's Center Award Ceremony. Photo/Ravenna Rutledge