For the past 34 years, the federal government has chosen the month of March to recognize the importance of women in American society. It began as a 7-day celebration called Women’s History Week in 1981 and became Women’s History Month by 1988. The University of Washington is bringing this national event closer to home this March with a few events you’re invited to attend.
The Women of Courage: Daring to Lead benefit gala is at the Sheraton on Saturday, March 7. This is the UW Women’s Center’s largest event of the year and will feature dinner, a performance by vocalist Josephine Howell, dancing, and a silent auction. Ten women will be honored for their contributions to local and global communities. More information and tickets here.
Celebrate female empowerment this weekend with Women Who Rock “Rocking Media Justice.” Events start the night of Friday, March 6 with a kick-off party at Hollow Earth Radio in the Central District and continue Saturday with a musical brigade and rally followed by the 5th annual Women Who Rock: (Un)Conference, Music, Arts & Media Festival. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. More info at womenwhorockcommunity.org.
You have until Monday, March 9 at 8 a.m. to nominate a colleague for the 11th annual Celebrating UW Women program. This is a wonderful way to honor faculty, staff, and students who go above and beyond. Celebrating UW Women is non-competitive: all nominees are honored in an online gallery and at the reception on Thursday, March 19 at 4 p.m. All three campuses are invited, and UW Tacoma has a concurrent program. I attended the Seattle event last year and loved meeting women from all over UW. Learn more here.
Do you know of any other events during Women’s History Month? Please let us know in the comments!