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Welcome to Women’s Heritage Month 2014 at UIC


Although women now outnumber men in American colleges nationwide, the reversal of the gender gap is a very recent phenomenon. The fight to learn was a valiant struggle waged by many tenacious women—across years and across cultures—in our country. After the American Revolution, the notion of education as a safeguard for democracy created opportunities for girls to gain a basic education—based largely on the premise that, as mothers, they would nurture not only the bodies but also the minds of (male) citizens and leaders. The concept that educating women meant educating mothers endured in America for many years, at all levels of education.

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Coming Events


“Me, My Mother and Sharmila Tagore” - one woman play by Fawzia Mirza Wednesday,
March 5th 12:00 - 1:30 PM

“Starvation Politics: Women, Race, and Gender in the 'Discovery' of Hunger in America” - Professor Laurie Green, University of Texas, Austin
Wednesday, March 5th 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Support UIC Women’s Athletics - BASKETBALL Thursday,
March 6th 7:00 PM SPEAK OUT @ UIC Friday, March 7th 4:30 - 6:30 PM

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