COLUMBIA — March is National Women’s History month. MU will celebrate with numerous events.
The national theme for this year is “Our History is Our Strength.”
This year’s theme "pays tribute to the millions of women who helped create a better world for the times in which they lived, as well as for future generations," according to a press release from the National Women’s History Project.
The sponsors for this year’s festivities are the Women’s History Month Committee, the MSA/GPC Craft Studio, the women’s and gender studies department, the Women’s Center and the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative.
The celebration will culminate when renowned author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou visits MU to speak at 7 p.m. April 14 in Jesse Auditorium. Tickets are free for students with a student ID and $10 for the public.
Other events include a women's health gathering, an art show and various keynote speakers. Most events — excluding the Women's Leadership Conference on March 19 — are free and open to the public.
A complete schedule of events is available on the women's and gender studies website.