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Women's History Month: Ordinary Women Do Extaordinary Things

Women's History Month

Join us for Women’s History Month 2024 | #WHM2024

"Ordinary Women Do Extraordinary Things"

The 2024 theme is about small acts of bravery and kindness that accumulate to change the course of history. As a society we tend towards highlighting bold acts, but often forget about everyday actions like keeping oral traditions alive, celebrating natural hair textures, starting a dialogue to challenge culture and norms within our communities, or tending to the next generation. This year we wish to shine a light on the immeasurable contributions of women throughout history (and today!) who made a difference through small, everyday, meaningful actions.


2024 Events

RecWell Group Fitness Classes

Date/Time: March 3 – 29

Location: RecWell Facilities

Join UMD Recreation and Wellness for themed classes throughout the entire month of March. Yoga, Girlboss Cycle or Barre, DanceFit and more! Dialogue centered around women and featuring women-themed playlists. FREE for current UMD students or Eppley membership holders.

For the full schedule, follow @umdrecwell on instagram


"I Resist This:" Artist in Residence Charlotte Richardson-Deppe 

Date/Time: March 4, 10:00 a.m. 

Location: The Stamp Gallery

The Stamp Gallery is pleased to announce the artist residency of Charlotte Richardson-Deppe, who will utilize the Gallery as a studio, design lab and performance venue to create wearable and installation-based soft sculptures from March 1 - April 6, 2024. Her residency will culminate in “I Resist This,” a new work of soft sculpture performance taking place at 7pm on Saturday April 6.

Learn more at, or by following @stampgalleryumd on Instagram. 


Women's Backpacking Trip

with RecWell

Date/Time: March 9 – 10

UMD Recreation and Wellness is celebrating Women’s History Month with a women’s backpacking affinity trip. This trip is intended to create space for individuals who identify as women to come together for a weekend of backpacking and camaraderie in Shenandoah National Park.

Sign up at


Fourth Annual WGSS Harriet Tubman Day Celebration: Harmonies of Liberty 

with The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Date/Time: March 10, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies’ annual commemoration of Harriet Tubman Day. This year, our theme, “Harmonies of Liberty,” draws from James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

RSVP required: 


Contemporary Art Collection Tour

with the Stamp Gallery

Date/Time: March 26, 5:00 p.m. 

Tour STAMP’s own student-lead art collection, the CAPP Collection, on the last Tuesday of every month from 5-5:30 pm, followed by refreshments in the Stamp Gallery! This collection of over 70 artworks has been selected by students in CAPP since 2005. In April, the tour will highlight female artists in the CAPP Collection in conjunction with Women's History Month.

Learn more at or by following @stampgalleryumd on Instagram. 


Her Story 2024

with Adele's Circle of Women 

Date/Time: April 2, 6:00 p.m. 

Join  Adele's Circle of Women for an evening of inspiration and recognition of 5-6 extraordinary scholarship winners. Event includes hors d'oeuvres, networking with successful alumnae and TED Talk-style presentations from amazing speakers.

Email to RSVP (required for entry.)


Women's History Month 2024
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