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Women's History Month Resource Guide

Important Dates

IWD 2023 - EmbraceEquity - JusticeDignityHopeMarch 8: International Women's Day 

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. IWD is not country, group, nor organization specific. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network, or media hub is solely responsible for IWD. The day belongs to all groups collectively, everywhere.


March 10: Harriet Tubman DayBlack and white photo of Harriet Tubman

Whereas Harriet Tubman—whose courageous and dedicated pursuit of the promise of American ideals and common principles of humanity continues to serve and inspire all people who cherish freedom—died at her home in Auburn, New York, on March 10, 1913; Now, therefore, be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That March 10, 1990 be designated as “Harriet Tubman Day,” to be observed by the people of the United States with appropriate ceremonies and activities. 

2023 Events

February 27 - March 3: Pennoni Women's Week

Break through the bias with Drexel Pennoni Honors College Women’s Week, a celebration of women in our community. All are welcome to attend!

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March 1 - March 31: The Aunties of FX's Reservation Dogs

Celebrate the talented Indigenous women from FX's hit television series Reservation Dogs who are changing the narrative of contemporary Indigenous women on screen. Program available to stream all March.

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March 1: NSS X AMWA Women in STEM Trivia Night

Join The Neuroscience Society (NSS) and American Medical Women’s Association at Drexel (AMWA) in our collab event for this presentation about important and often unrecognized female figures in medicine and neuroscience.

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March 6: President’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Speaker Series: Drexel Women's History Month Panel Discussion

Drexel University will honor the legacy of pioneering African American NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who has inspired a generation of women and people of color to become today’s leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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March 8: Feminist Frontiers: Women, Leadership and Education Transformation

This panel hosted by the Drexel School of Education brings together feminist scholars from diverse disciplines to identify gaps and opportunities women face as leaders in diverse education contexts from around the world.

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March 9: Afghan Women Speak: Voices from Within and Beyond

This conference is dedicated to women of Afghanistan. This conference aims to provide a non-political academic platform for Afghanistan's women to discuss and speak about their current status in contemporary Afghanistan.

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March 9: Celebrating International Women's Day!

Join the Drexel CCI Doctoral Student Association to celebrate International Women's Day!

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March 10: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians: An Author Talk with Jasmine Brown

Brown will discuss her new book Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the 21st Century, and engage with the audience for Q&A.

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March 11: CultureFest! Celebrate Women Artists & Creatives

This March edition of CultureFest pays homage to Women’s History Month by raising up often overlooked contributions of movers and shakers across cultures, communities, and all throughout history.

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March 13-15: Film Screening: "RBG: Hero. Icon. Dissenter."

Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women and Philadelphia NOW for a virtual screening of RBG, a documentary exploring the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a pioneering advocate for women’s rights and gender equality.

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March 14: Embrace Equity: The State of Women in Tech and How to Empower Yourself for Longevity

The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI), the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council, Doctoral Students Association (DSA), along with Drexel Women in Computing Society (WiCS) are proud to host a special International Women’s Day (IWD) inspired conversation with Angela V. Harris.

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March 16: Symposium on Action for Sexual and Gender Minority Health

The Drexel Queer Inclusion, Equity, Health, and Rights (QuIEHR) Working Group will be hosting our first-ever Symposium on Action for Sexual and Gender Minority Health.

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March 22:  Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party

Join the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Commission for Women and Philly NOW for an evening of conversation with Stephen Shames and Ericka Huggins, authors of the acclaimed book Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party.

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March 23: Lesbian Cultural Production and Queer(ing) the Archives

This special Women’s History Month event celebrates the flourishing of feminist cultural production and queering the archive by feminists and lesbians, both then and now.

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Celebrate Women's History Month at Drexel

Celebrate and learn here at Drexel. Check back throughout the month as more events are added.

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Women's History Month Events via Eventbrite

International Women's Day 2023: Virtual Events for Celebration and Inspiration.

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2022 Events

February 28-March 3: Pennoni Womxn's Week

Pennoni Womxn’s Week, planned by a volunteer committee of staff and students, is a weeklong event focused on the issues and challenges faced by those who identify as womxn. 

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March 3: Pennoni Womxn's Week: Exploring Intersectionality 

Intersectionality, a concept first defined by legal scholar, Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, has become more mainstream over the past decade.

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March 9: Mining Our Memories to Write Powerful Personal Stories 

Whether you're trying to write a memoir or a personal essay, it all begins with our memories. The trick is setting those memories free, getting them down on paper, and figuring out what story they want to tell.

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March 9: Happy Birthday Harriet! An Art Making Event

Library patrons of all ages are encouraged to visit the Queen Memorial Library to make art in varying mediums (drawing, collage, etc.) celebrating Harriet Tubman’s 200th birthday!

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March 9: Women in Leadership: Military Service to Country 

Join the Chinese American Museum in conversation with four remarkable women who have served our country.

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March 10: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Please join Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice and No More Secrets for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

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March 10: International Women's Day Talk: "Being A Catalyst for Change You Want to See" with Mary Odabashian, '89 

Drexel's College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) and the DEI Council are proud to host this special International Women’s Day (IWD) session - #BreakTheBias

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March 14: Drexel Libraries' Winter ScholarSip featuring Professor Sharrelle Barber 

Professor Barber will lead a discussion on her current research that focuses on the intersection of place, race, and health in the United States and Brazil.

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March 15: Author Talk: ‘The Sentence’ with Louise Erdrich 

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a program featuring award-winning writer Louise Erdrich, author of The Sentence, in conversation with Allison Waukau, vice president of the American Indian Library Association. 

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March 16: A Conversation with Five Black Ballerinas 

Philadelphia Ballet hosts Dance Theater of Harlem stars and members of the 152nd St. Black Ballet Legacy. 

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March 21: Feminist Futures: Education Research on Gender, Climate Change and Corruption 

Education is key to addressing gender equity. This panel brings together feminist scholars from diverse disciplines to discuss.

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March 24: ARTDACITY View From Above: Black Women Breaking Barriers, Unapologetically 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, ARTDACITY is highlighting women breaking barriers unapologetically in their communities and careers.

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March 30: Asian American Women in Media 

Asian-American Women on breaking generational pressures & defining success in celebration of Women's History Month, hosted by Luskin X Visual Communications.

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March 31: Alice B. Kroeger Distinguished Lecture Series: Juliane Schneider 

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Drexel Metadata Research Center is proud to present a lecture from Juliane Schneider.

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March 31: A Conversation About Women in Government 

Please join Drexel's VIsionForward for an engaging and interactive conversation about women in government. 

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April 7: DUBAC Women in Leadership Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship 

Join alumni, students and friends for a candid conversation from a panel of esteemed women leaders.

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Celebrate Women's History Month with the Free Library

Celebrations of the women and girls that solidified their legacies within history, and homages to honor those that forever changed the lives of their families and communities.

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Your Voice. Your Power. Your Vote. 

Hosted by the Philadelphia Commission for Women. Making democracy work.

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