Jefferson Women's History Month
Join Jefferson’s Gender and Women's Issues Network as we celebrate Women’s History Month! Women have made significant contributions to society through education, arts & literature, culture, and every aspect of life. This month, we encourage you to find unique ways to celebrate these women and many others. Browse through this webpage for more ideas on how to celebrate Women’s History Month both at Jefferson and with your friends and family at home! These events are sponsored and organized by Jefferson’s Women's & Gender Studies, Sociology, History, and Social Justice Advocates.
- Women's History Month Events at Jefferson
- Books to Read This month
- What to Watch This Month
- Podcast to Listen to This Month
- Women’s History Month Playlist
- Other Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month
Women's History Month Events at Jefferson
Tuesday, March 14
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Smith Library and online: Click here to join the WHM Read-In
Come listen or read selections by your favorite women writers, artists, scholars, and activists. There will be pieces available to read if you'd like. Share the voices who build community and shine light on the dark places. The writers who riveted us in childhood or changed the way we see the world. Drop in for a few minutes or stay the whole time.
Wednesday, March 15
Global Conversation Exchange: International Women's Day
9:10 - 10:25 a.m.
Join international students to share experiences with International Women's Day and generally honor the women in our lives who have inspired and guided us.
Wednesday, March 22
Reproductive and Parenting Health Panel
1:25 – 2:40 p.m.
Hartford Hall 204 and online: Click here to join the Reproductive and Parenting Health Panel
Access to reproductive and parental healthcare is vital for overall health. Join us to learn more about Midwifery and Childbirth with Dr. Renee Campbell and Women’s Health Care and Forensic Nursing Related to Sexual Assault with Professor Taryn Ray. There will be time for discussion after the presentations.
Thursday, March 23
2 – 3 p.m.
Health Sciences Hall B55
Wednesday, March 29
Voices of Women Who Tell Our Stories
1:25 – 2:40 p.m.
Health Sciences Hall 157 and online: Click here to join the Voices of Women meeting
A staged reading honoring the women whose stories, words, and contributions have shaped communities and histories, and whose work is often banned. Featuring work about Maya Angelou, Frida Kahlo, Alice Walker, Mamie Till, Iranian women journalists such as Niloufar Hamedi and Nazila Maroogian and others, film directors Ava DuVernay and Kathryn Bigelow, Rhonda Gorman, and more!
Women’s History Guides
The Learning Commons has a great online guide about women’s history, including a sampling of notable women in different fields, information on topics like suffrage and abolition, and ways to get involved with this topic at JCTC and beyond.
- Becoming, Michelle Obama
- Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen
- Beloved, Toni Morrison
- We Should All Be Feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Kindred, Octavia E. Butler
- The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
- 'The Sun Is Also a Star' by Nicola Yoon
- The Bell Jar, Sylvia Pratt
- I Am Malala, The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban, Malala Yousafzai
- 'An American Marriage' by Tayari Jones
- The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
- My Own Words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, By Monique W. Morris
- Our Stories, Our Voices edited by Amy Reed
- Thick: And Other Essays, By Tressie McMillan Cottom
- Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, Margot Lee Shetterly
- CITY OF GIRLS, ELIZABETH GILBERT
- Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
- The Color Purple – Alice Walker
- On Intersectionality: Essential Writings, Kimberlé Crenshaw
- Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi
- 'Sing, Unburied, Sing' by Jesmyn Ward
Once you click on a book link, you will be able to see if it is an eBook, audiobook, or a physical book. You can check out eBooks and audiobooks by signing in with your JCTC username and password and then clicking the Borrow button. To check out a physical book, you will need to come to the Learning Commons with your JCTC ID. Due to the pandemic, the bookstacks are closed, but simply tell the librarian which book you would like to checkout and they will collect it for you.
What to Watch this Month
- Hidden Figures
- Moana (2016)
- 'Queen of Katwe' (2016)
- “Captain Marvel”
- Sister act
- Knock Down The House
- What Happened, Miss Simone?
- The Color Purple
- On The Basis of Sex
- Wonder Woman
- A Ballerina’s Tale
- He Names Me Malala
Podcasts to Listen to this Month
- Hey, girl
- Thirst Aid Kit
- Call your girlfriend
- Therapy for Black Girls
- The heart
- The Guilty Feminist
- Stuff Mom Never Told You
- 2 dope queens
- 2 Queens In A Pod
- BBC Women's Hour
- Slay In Your Lane
- Girlboss Radio
- The Michelle Obama Podcast
- Small Doses With Amanda Seales
- Gettin' Grown
- 'Jesus and Jollof'
- Ratchet & Respectable
Other Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month
- Follow and Celebrate Women on social media.
- Support Women owned businesses.
- Get involved or monetarily support Women support groups or organizations.
- Research gender identity, inclusive terms, inclusion, pronouns and implement them in your daily life.
- Have an inclusive fight to Women’s issues!
- Write a thank you note to a woman that inspires you.