UTHSC Women's History Month
Character, Courage & Commitment
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
Popcorn and a Movie: Women Who Make America
- Episode 1: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10-11:00a.m.
- Episode 2: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
- Episode 3: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1-2:00p.m.
- Location: SAC Room 214. Sign up on the HR128 Training Calendar
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 in the last 50 years. Itís a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. The entire documentary shows in three separate episodes at least one hour long. Fresh popcorn will be served with all showings