Women's History Month
Join us for Women’s History Month 2023 | #WHM2023
"CELEBRATING WOMEN WHO TELL OUR STORIES"
The 2023 theme celebrates and encourages the recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media. This timely theme honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art and news, pursuing truth, and reflecting society decade after decade.
Campus departments and programs are hosting a wide range of events to celebrate! | ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Contact Brandon Dula (firstname.lastname@example.org) for program information.
Flutronix & Third Coast Percussion: Rubix
Location: Kogod Theatre - The Clarice
Time: 3:00 PM
Two ensembles who are redefining classical music for the 21st century join forces for a special double-bill performance. Flutronix (critically acclaimed flutists and composers Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull) and the Grammy Award–winning Third Coast Percussion (Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin and David Skidmore) collaboratively composed a new work called Rubix, inspired by musical games that tie the sound worlds of these performers and composers together. The matinee program features solo sets by each ensemble in addition to their new co-created work.
This program is cross-listed with BHM2023 events.
Harriet Tubman Day Commemoration, 2023
Online and In-Person: Registration Required
Location: David C. Driskell Center - Cole Student Activities Building
Time: 4:00 - 6:30 PM
The faculty, staff, and students of the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invite you to join us for our annual commemoration of Harriet Tubman Day.
This year’s theme - “Wanted: Harriet Tubman” - considers the interplay between fugitivity and
desire. From “wanted” as a fugitive from the law to “wanted” as a legacy and symbol, this year’s theme considers the politics of invoking Tubman’s identity. Our moderator for the evening is art historian and curator, Adrienne L. Childs, who will be in conversation with muralist and labor activist, Mike Alewitz and architect/artist, Nina Cooke John about their work, process, and politics of representing Harriet Tubman within the public domain.
In 2000, Mike Alewitz was commissioned to paint a series of murals throughout Baltimore, MD commemorating Harriet Tubman. The first mural in the series “Dreams of Harriet” (25 x125 ft) depicted an armed Tubman and was subsequently decommissioned following Alewtiz’s refusal to disarm her. (See Milton C. Sernett, Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, & History). Nina Cooke John is the creative force behind one of the country’s most recent and innovative monuments to Harriet Tubman. Conceived in dialog with members of the Newark community, Cooke John’s Tubman, which replaces a statue of Columbus, will be unveiled on March 9 in Newark, New Jersey. Cooke John joins us to discuss the work, her process, and the momentary refusal by the state panel to proceed with the piece.
The public domain is a contested space, and representation is neither neutral nor inconsequential; the evening offers an opportunity to think about how we navigate these politics. Join us.
Full schedule and bios: https://go.umd.edu/TubmanDay23 | wggs.umd.edu
Women's Backpacking Trip
RecWell Adventure Program
Location: Shenandoah National Park
Time: 8:00 AM
Join a group of women on this women's backpacking trip! The trip will take place in Shenandoah NP from Saturday, March 11 - Sunday, March 12. More information can be found at the trip registration page. Only current students are eligible to participate.
Registration opens January 25 at 6 AM under adventure trips on RecWell's Active Terp website
Women at the Well: A Story from Megan George
Location: The Catholic Student Center
Time: 8:00 PM
A talk on being a woman of color and a woman of faith from aluma Megan George along with talking about the dynamics of relationship between women and struggling with body image.
More details to come as date approaches.
Supporting Women in Business Bazaar
The Residence Hall Association
Time: 5:00 PM
Business is a competitive arena for women to succeed in, which is why for Women's History Month, we choose to celebrate female entrepreneurship. Browse and shop at a variety of local business stalls and learn how these women have combatted prejudice within their fields. Featuring a number of brilliant and inspiring female leaders, come join us for Residence Hall Association's (RHA) first "Supporting Women in Business Bazaar".
(DATE AND TIME STILL FLEXIBLE)