Women’s History Month 2013

Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination

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The 2013 National Women’s History Month theme, Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination, honors generations of women who throughout American history have used their intelligence, imagination, sense of wonder, and tenacity to make extraordinary contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM.  For more information about the annual theme, including the national Honorees for 2013, please visit the National Women’s History Project at http://www.nwhp.org.

Friday, March 1
First Friday Live, Kicking off MSU’s Women’s History Month

Saturday, March 2
Book Signing: Jews of Springfield

Sunday, March 3
Documentary Screening: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Monday, March 4
Documentary Screening: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Tuesday, March 5
Jean Kilbourne presents “The Naked Truth: Advertising’s Images of Women”

Wednesday, March 6
Panel Discussion: Wonder Women! Super-women in American Media History

Wednesday, March 6
Documentary Screening: Miss Representation

Monday, March 18
Panel Discussion: Playing with the Boys: Title IX and Women’s Sports at MSU

Tuesday, March 19
Pamela Smith Hill presents “Pioneer Girl: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Untold Story”

Wednesday, March 20
Panel Discussion: Women Working in the Sciences

Thursday, March 21
Tekki Lomnicki presents “Clothing Optional”

Friday, March 22
Discussion: Tekki Lomnicki discusses “Clothing Optional,” a piece performed on Thursday, March 21

Monday, March 25
Celine Cousteau presents “On Being a Woman in the Field”


About Women’s History Month:

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.”  Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.”  In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”  Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.  Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” For more information about the history of Women’s History Month, please visit http://womenshistorymonth.gov.

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