Carthage Celebrates Women’s History Month

‘Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope’

“Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.” – Myra Pollack Sadker

Each year in March, we celebrate women’s contributions to history, culture, and society.

This year’s theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” pays tribute to the selfless work of frontline workers and caregivers during the pandemic, and recognizes the countless ways women of all cultures have provided healing and hope throughout history.

Much of Western world history is dominated by the perspectives and stories of white males. Studying women’s history provides an opportunity to understand the structures in place throughout the world and their impact on women — past and present.

During Women’s History Month, we honor our foremothers and present-day activists who smashed the glass ceiling and refuse to live by narratives that limit their contributions to their families, careers, communities, nations, and the world. At Carthage, we celebrate women’s stories and explore and examine the lives of women all year long.

Scroll down to learn more about our upcoming events and use the resources provided below to learn more about how women have shaped history, contributed to important scientific advancements, conquered the business world, and much more.

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Women’s History Month Events

Tuesday, March 8

International Women’s Day Celebration

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., H. F. Johnson Recital Hall
The Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host a celebration in honor of International Women’s Day. The celebration will include musical and spoken word performances by Carthage students, faculty, and staff. Box lunches will be provided to the first 50 guests.


Wednesday, March 23

Showing and guided discussion of ‘Mama Gloria’

11:45 a.m.-1:25 p.m., Campbell Student Union Auditorium 
All are welcome to come to a showing and discussion of “Mama Gloria,” a 2020 documentary about Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen, who blazed a trail for trans people. Snacks will be provided

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Watch Films & Educational Videos about Women


Listen to Podcasts About Women


Read Educational Articles & Websites