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Women's History Month 2022

Since March of 1987, Women’s History Month is celebrated annually. The purpose is to amplify women’s voices around the world, to honor the contributions that women have made in the past, and to recognize the progression women continue to make in contemporary society.  

The theme for this year is Providing Healing, Promoting Hope. The theme is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history. The Women's Resource Center is planning a variety of events that align with the theme, which will be a mixture of virtual and in-person events. See below for more details!

Women’s Hygiene Drive

All donations will be given to the Survivor Empowerment Center (formerly Women’s Center) and Saluki Food Pantry. We are collecting the following new products:  menstrual products, deodorant, hair scarves, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, shampoo, and conditioner. Donation boxes can be found in the Student Multicultural Resource Center and various locations around campus. 

Co-sponsored by Lambda Theta Alpha, Naturalistas, and the Black Affairs Council 

 March 28 

Bearing the Brunt: The Impact of Structural Racism on Women| 4 pm

Location: Student Services Building 150 or Via join us via zoom here.

March 29

Speaker: SIU School of Law Gloria Farha Flentje| 5 pm

Location: SIU School of Law Auditorium

Sponsored by Women's Law Forum

March 30

Picture a Scientist| 5 pm

The discussion will address the challenges and opportunities that students and scientist/professional women face in academia in general but also at SIU. Panelists will showcase the resources available to women, either students, professionals, or academics at SIU which help address some of these well-known gender inequities.


  • Lizette Chevalier, Ph.D., PE, D-WRE, Fellow ASCE, Associate Provost for Academic Programs, Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering
  • DebraKlamen, MD, MHPE. Senior Associate Dean for Education & Curriculum, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Education
  • MeeraKomarraju, Ph.D., SIUC Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor of Psychology
  • Sharon M. Locke, Ph.D., SIUE Director, Center for STEM Research, Education, and Outreach, Professor of Environmental Sciences
  • Susan Thompson Hingle, M.D., SIU School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Human and Organizational Potential, Vice-Chair of Education and Faculty Development

Prior to attending this panel discussion, please view the documentary Picture a Scientist. This film can be accessed on Netflix or you can use the directions below to access the film according to your affiliation.

  • SIUC users can access the video via this link.
  • SIUE users can access the video on Primo using the following link.
  • Springfield users on the Springfield campus can access the video via this link.


Sponsored by Advance at SIUE and TIME 

March 31

Black Women's Brunch| 12 pm

This is the 2nd annual BAC Black Women's Brunch, we created this event to provide a space for Black women to celebrate themselves over good food & community.  Come brunch with us in your cute clothes to discuss self-love & care! Attendees must register for the brunch here.  

Co-Sponsored by Black Affairs Council

Healing Through Art: Honoring Our Trans Mothers| 1 pm

Join us in SSB room 150 to learn more about our trans foremothers! Attend one or all three events in this series to learn about important transwomen of color who fought for LGBTQIA+ rights before, at, and after Stonewall. After learning more about their work and contributions, we will use the arts to relax and process at a deeper level. No artistic talent needed! All are welcome! 

Co-Sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center  

Transgender Day of Visibility | 6 pm

Join us at the Carbondale pavilion for speakers such as Carli Álvarez, Grayson Alexander, and keynote Elise Malary for International Transgender Day of Visibility, and then a march along the Carbondale Strip! All invited, just bring a mask!

Location: Carbondale Town Square

Sponsored by Rainbow Cafe and WGSS RSO