Women's History Month
Women's History Month
During the month of March, Miami University commemorates and encourages the studying, observing and celebrating of the vital role of women in the U.S. and across the globe. This month foregrounds both the accomplishments and struggles for women and girls in the past and in contemporary societies. In the U.S., Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981. In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”
Perspectives on Women in Sports
Wednesday, March 6
4 p.m., Laws Hall 100
Access to women in sports continues to grow on all levels of competition. Reflecting on key moments in contemporary sports can provide insight on the future of women in sports. Professors of Sport Leadership and Management, Adam Beissel, Ph.D., and Callie Batts-Maddox, Ph.D., will review case studies on the state of women’s soccer and women’s baseball that will provide insight about where the field of women’s athletics is moving to next.
Stories at the Crossroads: International Women's Day Celebration
Thursday, March 7
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Shriver Center, Heritage Ballroom
Join us in honoring and empowering women in celebration of International Women's Day. This day is an opportunity to recognize the remarkable contributions and achievements of women globally and to inspire positive change for gender equality.
Content Warning: The stories shared at this event may include sensitive and challenging topics.
This event is open to all, regardless of gender, and we encourage everyone to attend and support/celebrate women's achievements and gender equality. Let's unite and take action to create a more equal and inclusive world.
Register your attendance today!
Sponsored by: The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Office of Transformational and Inclusive Excellence
Breaking Barriers: Women Leading Change
Wednesday, March 13
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Shriver Center, JDOL A/B
Join us on a transformative journey with a dynamic panel of women who are leading change in academia and various industries. This panel brings together women who have challenged norms, debunked stereotypes, and paved the way for positive change. Panelists will share stories of resilience, innovation, and leadership. These women are at the forefront of breaking down barriers and creating a more inclusive and equitable future.
Sponsored by the Office of Transforamtional and Inclusive Excellence and the Center for Career Exploration and Success.
Inclusive Community Days
Monday, March 18
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Center for Diversity and Inclusion
In recognition of our individual and collective need to support one another through self-care during this time, the Office of Transformational and Inclusive Excellence (TIE) and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, invite faculty, students, and staff to participate in one of the following quiet space times to decompress and participate in self-care. We will have small individual and group activities for reflection and wellness. Light refreshments will be available. Drop by as you are able during the event time.
Sponsored by the Office of Transformational and Inclusive Excellence and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
Moving Forward a More inclusive STEM Field: Women's Voices and Perspectives at Miami
Tuesday, March 19
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Armstrong Student Center, Room 1080
Join us as our panelists discuss their transformative journey’s as women in the STEM field. They will discuss their research, teaching, and contributions to the field and broader society. Panelists will also share personal and professional challenges along their career trajectory. Light refreshments will be available.
Sponsored by: Office of Transformational and Inclusive Excellence
University Libraries Resources
Ways to Connect
- Women of Color Leadership Support Network (Faculty and Staff)
- American Association of University Women (Students)
- Women of Kollour Excellence (W.O.K.E.) Group (Students)
- Advancing Women in Entrepreneurship (Students)
- Black Women Empowered (Students)
- Regionals Empowerment for Determined (RED) Women (Everyone)
- Love You Like A Sister (Students)
- Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. (Students)
- Lib Guide
- Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (Regionals)
- Student Counseling Service
- Gender Equity
- Intersectionality Resources
- PBS Learning Media: Women’s History Month Collection
- StoryCorp: Stories to Honor Women’s History Month
- Netflix Film: Knock Down the House
- PBS: The Vote
- PBS: The Codebreaker
- Smithsonian: Women’s History Month
- National Women’s Hisotry Museum: Online Exhibits
- What’sHerName Podcast
- Financial Feminist Podcast
Cultural Celebration Series: Women's History Month/National Deaf Hisotry Month
Wednesday, March 1, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Please join the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion to learn more Women's History Month, National Deaf History Month, and connect with on-campus resources. The Cultural Celebration Series is an event series designed to celebrate cultural heritage months.
Sponsored by: The Office of Isntitutional Diversity and Inclusion
The Healing and Transformative Journeys of Women of Color: Panel
Virtual Event: Register Here
Join us for a discussion on the transformative and healing journeys our panelists have experienced as women of color. This event will entail an exploration of their personal and professional lives as it relates to the complicated interplay of healing and identity politics many women of color have to navigate on a daily basis.
Sponsored by: The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, The Office of Student Wellness, Unidos, and Women's, Gender, and Sexulaity Studies.
Rebecca Nalge: Tribal Sovereignty 101
Sihdeler Hall, 152
Award-winning podcaster and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Rebecca Nagle will discuss what a federally recognized tribe is, how U.S. policy impacts the rights of tribes, and how the rights of tribes deeply impact the lived experiences of tribal citizens. This event is a Western College Legacy Seminar and is cosponsored by the Myaamia Center.
The event will be live-streamed for anyone who is not able to attend in person. Register here to watch the event online.
Sponsored by: Individualized Studies (Western Program), Myaamia Center, Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation.
Lilleana Cavanaugh: Leadership Journey as a Latina in Public Office
Shriver Center, Heritage Room
Keynote with Reception to follow
Based on her personal experience, Lilly will share insights about public service from the unique perspective of her multicultural experience. She will share about how we are strengthening an ecosystem to support Latino leadership in Ohio and working towards building a more diverse pool of leaders for the future. Lilly will speak to the qualities of women leaders who are authentic, visionary, persistent and driven. She will explore the importance of advocating for Latino leadership and building wider representation in public office.
Sponsored by: UNIDOS, Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, Association of Latinx Faculty and Staff, Global Initiatives, International Faculty and Staff Association, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.
Intro to Mad Studies
Armstrong Student Center, 1086
Interested in a field where activists, scholars, and educators delve deeply into the experience of psychiatric disabililty? You may have heard of ableism, but what bout sanism, or prejudice against people with the label of mental illness?
Come to this introductory and interactive workshop to learn about the exciting and emerging field of Mad Studies, an academic and activist movement that emphasizes the experience and expertise of individuals navigating various mental health issues in their daily lives.
Sponsored by: Miami Disability Studies Program, the Miller Center for Student Disability Services, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.