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2014 Women’s Heritage Month Celebration at UIC

Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment

"This year’s theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. They have demonstrated their character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, women religious, and CEOs. Their lives and their work inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women’s experience. "
 (http://www.nwhp.org/#sthash.VOeBRg6g.dpuf)

The goal of this year’s Women’s Heritage Month (WHM) celebration at UIC is to promote activities and lectures that engage and inform our community about the diverse roles and unique contributions of women in our community. A variety of departments and organizations throughout the UIC campus community are hosting a month long array of programs and events that 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!