The 2022 Women’s History Month events theme was “Those Who Dare.”

Regular updates about events can also be found on the Women’s Center FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages.

Monday March 1st

Women’s History Month Kick-Off: Tune in with FreeQuency

7pm in Student Union Ballroom

Come out and enjoy a powerful performance by spoken word artist, FreeQuency!

Tuesday, March 2nd

Sip N Paint: Banned Baddies

4-6pm in Student Union Ballroom

Join the UIS Women’s Center to learn about & paint controversial figures who are breaking barriers! Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

Friday March 4th

Feminist Friday: You’re Not Ovary-Acting

3-5pm in the Diversity Center SLB 22

Join the Women’s Center and PPGA for a discussion about female reproductive health and advocating for yourself!

Saturday March 5th

Hidden Figures Movie

1-3:30pm Diversity Center SLB 22

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. presenting a showing of the Best Picture nominated film “Hidden Figures.” This film highlights the story of three brilliant African-American women and their key roles in NASA during the Space Race.

Tuesday March 8th

Women’s History Month Service Project: Wooden It Be Lovely

Register on UISConnection

Join us as we work to better the lives of women through meaningful work at “Wooden it be Lovely.”  This social enterprise offers hope and employment to women struggling with addition, poverty, and/or abuse.  Women are hired to refurbish and sell donated wooden furniture. They are paid an hourly wage and in addition, receive a healing and mentoring environment.

We will be priming chairs, cutting fabric, and maybe even do a little painting as well.  Dress in clothing you don’t mind getting paint on.

Transportation will depart from LRH at 12:45pm and will return to campus by 3:30pm.

ECCE Speaker Series

Chicanas of 18th Street Recording

5-7pm on Zoom

Please e-mail Daniel Aguilar at dagui2@uis.edu for link to recording.

This Women’s History Month event brings together an author and two activists featured in the book Chicanas of 18th Street: Narratives of a Movement from Latino Chicago (2011, U. of Illinois Press) to discuss the historic social justice movements that they engaged with and how their experiences were impacted by their race, gender, and class.  In conversation with a contemporary Chicago activist, we will learn about the relationship of these historic struggles to conditions and activism in Chicago’s Latinx communities today, as well as the ways that women at the grassroots can work together for social change.

Wednesday March 9th

Women of Color Wednesday

4-6pm Diversity Center SLB 22

This week’s topic is on Women of Color in the media.

Nuestras Historias

6-8pm Zoom

E-mail womencenter@uis.edu to get meeting code.

Join the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), Women of Distinction, and our special guests from The Hispanic Women of Springfield in a discussion! Together, we will be covering topics such as the importance of language, education, and mental health and its impact across cultures.

Thursday, March 10th

DiversiTea: Celebrating Queer Women
4-6pm Diversity Center SLB 22

Join us in celebrating Diversitea and Queer women with coloring pages with powerful quotes or images from queer women, past and present, while discussing gender norms/stereotypes/roles and how there is no singular way/person/body that represents a woman. For questions, comments, and/or accommodations, reach out to gss@uis.edu or call at (217) 206-8316.

Tuesday, March 22nd

AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop

4-6pm on Zoom

The Career Development Center, Women’s Center, and Diversity Center are proud to present AAUW’s Work Smart salary negotiation workshops on our campus. AAUW Work Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. In this two-hour workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion, role-play, and learn different skills necessary to identify and articulate your personal value. Workshop will be held from 4pm to 6pm via zoom.

Register Here

Wednesday, March 23rd

Film Night & Letter to Self

7-9pm Student Union Ballroom

Join Women of Distinction, The Women’s Center, and Delta Kappa Epsilon for an empowering film night on the feminist movement. Followed by this, we invite you to reflect and write a letter to yourself as a form of self-awareness and self-care.

Thursday, March 24

DiversiTea: WHM Screening of My Name is Pauli Murray

4-6pm Diversity Center SLB 22

One of the most important social justice activists of the 20th century uou’ve probably never heard of! ‘RBG’ filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West return with a documentary portrait of a forgotten but brilliant queer Black legal scholar who influenced the work of Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Learn about the extraorinary life and contributions of Pauli Murray, a twentieth-century human rights activist, legal scholar, feminist, poet, Episcopal priest, labor organizer, and multiracial Black, LGBTQ+ community member of transmasculine experience, who famously coined the phrase, “Jane Crow” and addressed intersectionality and the oppression of Black women.

Danza de Damas

7-8pm Student Union Ballroom

Come join Baile Monarcas as we both perform and learn about the important role women play in Latin American dances.

Friday March 25th

Feminist Friday: TBD

3-5pm Diversity Center SLB 22

Wednesday, March 30th

First Gen Connection Series

3-5pm in Student Union Ballroom

Thursday, March 31st

Transgender Day of Visibility

Outwrite Heteronormativity: Queer Representation in Literature

4-6pm Diversity Center SLB 22

Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility by joining a discussion about queer representation in literature.