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Women's History

Women's History Month 2021

March is Women's History month!

Women's History Month began in 1980 when then President Carter declared the first women's history week. Soon after many states expanded the week to the whole month and eventually in 1987 Congress declared the month of March Women's History month. Women's History month is a time to learn about the history of women's rights both within United States History and International history. It is also a time in which important and impactful women of history can be recognized, celebrated, and honored.

This guide highlights a list of campus and local events taking place during the month of March in honor of Women's History Month. This guide also offers an expansive list of library resources relating to Women's history locally, nationally, and internationally. To learn more about Women's History Month visit Womenshistorymonth.gov

UNH Events

In Conversation: Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and Dr. Katherine McKittrick

Wed, Mar 31, 6:00 - 7:15 pm (Zoom)

Featuring Black women feminist scientists talking about their forthcoming books. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a UNH assistant professor of physics and core faculty in the Women's and Gender Studies Department. Her book is "The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred." Katherine McKittrick is professor in gender studies and the graduate program in cultural studies at Queen's University. Her book is "Dear Science and Other Stories." The event will be moderated by Kabria Baumgartner, associate professor of English and American studies and COLA faculty fellow for equity and inclusion. Copies of either Prescod-Weinstein's or McKittrick's book will be available for free to the first 30 students to register for the event. Students who receive the free books must post about the event and the book on social media, tagging @UNHCOLA and @UNHfeminists and the author of the book.