March is Women’s History Month in the United States. After 14 states declared that they wanted March to be National Women’s History Month in 1986, it was adopted nationwide in 1987.
Georgia Highlands will have Women’s History Month events on every campus this March and April.
A Memorial Women’s History essay contest will take place, where students will write about a leading figure who is significant to women’s history.
Submissions are due March 15, and winners will be announced on the 23rd.
Activities at the Cartersville campus include a HipHop Herstory March 1 at noon, a presentation by Lisa Williams of Living Water on Girls on April 20. A film series will take place on March 7, 13, 15 and 24 in room 102.
Activities on Douglasville start Feb. 28 with HipHop Herstory. On March 15, Emily Whitfield, Peace Corps regional recruiter, will host a screening and discussion of Girl Rising. On March 16, Chimamada Ngozi Adichie will do a TED Talk on “We Should All Be Feminists” and a discussion will take place.
Activities on Paulding start Feb. 28 with HipHop Herstory. A month-long Women’s History display and trivia will take place in the library.
Activities on Marietta start March 2 with HipHop Herstory in room A215. There will be a screening and discussion of Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on March 14 at 2 p.m.
Activities at Floyd start Feb. 27 with HipHop Herstory in the student center. There will be an “Equal Means Equal” screening and discussion on March 15 in room 135 in the library. A film series will take place on March 6, 13, 20 in the Solarium.
According to Carla Patterson, professor of English and Women’s History event coordinator, a full list of events can be accessed at www.highlands.edu/celebratewomen