March is Women's History Month

The 2015 National Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History MonthThis year’s theme is the opportunity to weave women’s stories-individually and collectively-into the essential fabric of our nation’s history. Accounts of women’s lives are important because they indicate strong role models. 2015 is also the 35th anniversary of the Women’s History Movement and the National Women’s History Project.

Events

Women’s History Month Quilt Exhibit in Eagan

When: March 7, 2015, 10 AM
Where: March 7, 2015
Free and open to the public.

Winona La Duke on “Women and Native Struggles Toward Ecological Transformation”

A talk by Winona La Duke, Native American activist and advocate for environmental, women's and children's rights, and founder and co-chair of the Indigenous Women's Network.

When: March 10, 2015 7:30-9:00 PM
Where: Luann Dummer Center for Women, University of St. Thomas
Free and open to the public.

A Celebration of Women’s Stories

Featuring author Virginia Wright Peterson. Peterson teaches writing at the University of Minnesota, Rochester and is writing a book on “Women of the Mayo Clinic The Founding Generation.”
When: March 23, 2015 7:30-8:30 PM
Where: Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, 1001 14th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901
Admission $10 per person

Women and Success Discussion Series: International Women’s Perspectives

In honor of International Women's Day, University of Minnesota international graduate students share perspectives of women within their own countries.

When: March 25, 11:45 am-1:00 PM
Where: Nolte Center for Continuing Education, U of M

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion of women about why and how they chose their profession, featuring new Duluth Deputy Police Chief Ann Clancey on her journey to get there.
When: March 26, 2015, 7-8:30 PM
Where: The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1325 N. 45th Ave., Duluth, MN.

History & Awareness Months and EVENTS

  • January: Martin Luther King Day
  • February: Black History
  • March: Women's History
  • April: Financial Literacy
  • May: Asian-Pacific American Heritage
  • June: GLBT Pride
  • Sept/Oct: Hispanic Heritage
  • Oct: Disability in Employment Awareness
  • Nov: Native American Heritage