Celebrating Women’s History

National Women's History Month Graphic

Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. March has been set aside as this month in the United Kingdom and in the United States. In India, this month is celebrated in October and corresponds with the celebration of Persons Day, which is October 18.  The event traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California, participated in Women's History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women's Day).  In 1987 Congress expanded the focus to a whole month. Soon, other state departments of education began to encourage celebrations of National Women's History Month as a way to promote equality among the sexes in the classroom.

UTHSC Women's History Month Schedule of Events

Participants will have a chance to win a copy of “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th Women Workout Wednesday

Fitness Center Workout


(Hydro Tone & Circuit Training)
When: Every Wednesday at Noon in March
Where:  UTHSC Fitness Center

March 10th , 19th and 31st - Movie: Makers

Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success.

Episode 1: March 10, 2015, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Episode 2: March 19, 2015 9:30-10:30
Episode 3: March 31, 2015 2:00-3:00
Location: Madison Conference Room C-1

March 25th - Women in Higher Education in Tennessee (WHET) Event

“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives in Higher Education”

Come and learn more about women in higher education in Tennessee. Hear inspiring stories from our own UTHSC phenomenal women.

Student Alumni Center O.D. Larry Dining Hall
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Refreshments provided.
Registration required 
Sponsored by UTHSC HR
Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment

March 31st - University Health Services Informational

Learn and receive literature about the many services University Health provides for women.

Madison Plaza
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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Office of Equity and Diversity

Michael Alston, Assistant Vice Chancellor
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Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-2112
Fax: 901-448-1120