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The University of Missouri celebrates Women’s History Month every March.

Women’s History Month (WHM) at MU is a collaborative effort by the Association of Latin American Students, Chancellor’s Status of Women Committee, Department of Black Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship and Justice and The Bridge in the College of Education and Human Development. Unless otherwise indicated, events are sponsored by the WHM committee. All programs and events are free and open to the public.

We are committed to ensuring our events are accessible and inclusive. Email one week prior to the event if you anticipate barriers to your participation.

March 1, 2023

Do it for Yourself: Mindfulness and Body Workshop
The Bridge, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn more about research on body image and mindfulness. You will also be exposed to tools and engage in activities that promote the development of self-compassion and mindfulness. During our time together, we will do some self-love activities including self-affirmations and art.

March 8, 2023

Citizens Sewists: PPE Makers and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Zoom, 3 – 4 p.m.

This talk highlights the groundswell of life-saving efforts by the sewists, quilters and 3D printing enthusiasts who addressed the personal protective equipment (PPE) gap during the first wave of COVID-19 in the U.S. Whether paid or unpaid, PPE makers balanced their personal needs and others’ pandemic needs to help their communities.

March 8, 2023

Demystifying Careers in Higher Education Panel
Women’s Center, 5 – 6 p.m.

Join us to hear testimonials from esteemed faculty at Mizzou. Faculty from all over campus will share about their individual career journeys. Register on MU Engage.

March 8, 2023

Latina Women in History
Women’s Center, 7 – 9 p.m.

Join ALAS as we talk about influential Latina Women in History and how their influences remain impact today.

March 9, 2023

Family Night
Women’s Center, 6 p.m.

It’s family night at the Women’s Center! We invite you to tour our new Family Room and learn about the resources we provide for our Mizzou families. We will have food and drinks, a movie and games to enjoy.

March 14, 2023

Coffee Tuesday
Women’s Center, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Join us for this special edition of Coffee Tuesday. For Women’s History Month, we are bringing in catering from our friends at Crazy Good Burritos, a local women-owned business. Stop by and enjoy!

March 14, 2023

Art and Affirmations
Women’s Center, 3 – 4 p.m.

Come on down to the Women’s Center to relax, have fun and paint a canvas with your favorite affirmations. While supplies last! Register on MU Engage.

March 15, 2023

Middleton Center: Linguistic Justice Panel
2206 A&B Student Center, 4:30-6 p.m.

In the last year, artists Lizzo and Beyonce were separately called out for using ableist lyrics. Both responded by rewriting these lyrics. While some commentators hailed the changes as linguistic justice, others viewed the changes as linguistic oppression. If artistic language is deemed offensive, how should artists respond? Our panel examines this complex topic through the multiple lenses of gender, race and artistic expression.

March 20, 2023

Poetry Night
Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center, 6 p.m.

You’re invited to celebrate our annual Poetry Night. Join us at the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center as performers share their original work. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

March 21, 2023

Feminism in Waves
Zoom, 3:30 p.m.

Hop on to Zoom to hear Kandice Grossman, post-doctoral fellow for the Department of Sociology discuss the major waves in the feminist movement with an intersectional approach. 

March 22, 2023

Grab N Go Goody Bags
Women’s Center, 12 – 1 p.m.

As a thank you for celebrating Women’s History Month with us, we have a gift for you! Stop by, while supplies last, to grab your goody bags filled with gifts and treats.

March 22, 2023

Inspiring Latinas at Mizzou
Women’s Center, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening charla (chat) with Latinas at Mizzou which will highlight the work and experiences of Latinas on campus.  The Charla will be followed by networking over appetizers and mocktails.