Women’s Heritage Month Celebration at UIC
Writing Women Back Into History
The creativity, resilience and determination of women resound in every aspect of modern day life. The goal of this year’s Women’s Heritage Month (WHM) celebration is to promote activities and lectures that engage and inform our UIC community about the diverse roles and unique contributions of women in our community.
This year, the WHM Work Group, a coalition of students, faculty and staff, are excited to invite the UIC campus community to a month long array of programs and events reflective of the widespread diversity of women on our campus. “Teach and Eat” events are a new addition to this year’s calendar, consisting of lunchtime presentations and interactive discussions where students and faculty can come together to talk and learn. The programs’ themes vary widely, from exploring work of female pioneers in the medical field to learning about how a leading journalist addresses LGBTQ issues in her field; from discussing the role of female centered community organizing in the city to watching a film on contributions made by Jewish American women in our country. The events have a strong common thread: they delve into and celebrate the lives and impact of women from a diversity of communities and cultures.
By centering UIC faculty, staff & student research and community involvement in this month-long program, we hope to provide a unified voice sharing Women’s Heritage Month activities and events to the campus community and beyond. Come join us!