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Women's History Month

library and online resources for research on women's history, feminism, women's studies, and other related topics. Highlights St. Mary's University annual programming for Women's History Month.

2021 National Women's History Month Theme

Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced is the 2021 National Women's History Month theme. The theme "captures the spirit of these challenging times. Since most 2020 women’s suffrage centennial celebrations were curtailed, the National Women’s History Alliance is extending the annual theme for 2021 to “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.”

"The National Women’s History Alliance is determined that the important roles of multicultural suffragists and voting rights activists continue to be recognized and honored. We refuse to allow their voices to be silenced, even by a pandemic.

"Many organizations have already rescheduled and extended their centennial events into 2021. With national attention moving on, 2021 will particularly recognize the remarkable new research, grassroots political activity, and artistic developments in every state.

"These deepen our understanding and shine a brilliant new light on local women’s political involvement, development, and leadership. Despite tremendous opposition, they refused to be silenced."  

StMU Celebrates WHM - March 2020. "Growth in Progress" by Michelee Vasquez

2021 Women's History Month events at St. Mary's University

March 2021

  • Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Awards Program - Monday, March 1, 4:00 p.m., online (Diane Duesterhoeft)
  • "Valiant Women Then and Now" Art Exhibit, featuring illustrations by Kathy Sosa and photos by Nicole Marie Moore, online. Art Department (Brian St. John)
  • Discussion of the documentary Knock Down the House - Friday, March 5, 11:00 a.m. (Claudia Donoso, Ph.D.)
  • Border Economy - Monday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. (Claudia Donoso, Ph.D. & Belinda Roman, Ph.D.) 
  • Book Club: Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story about Women and Economics by Katrine Marçal - Tuesday, March 23, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. English Literature and Language (Kathleen Maloney, Ph.D.)
  • Blessing of the Women: Feast of the Annunciation - Thursday, March 25, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., in-person (Barrett Bell Tower) and virtual. University Ministry & Law Ministry (Sr. Grace Walle, F.M.I.)

The St. Mary's University Women's History Month facebook group provides planning information and additional details about Women's History Month activities and related events.

The 2021 St. Mary's University Women’s History Month Committee:

Faculty
Prof. Bernadette Brady; Claudia Donoso, Ph.D.; Prof. Diane Duesterhoeft; Sonia Garcia, Ph.D.; Allison Gray, Ph.D.; Todd Hanneken, Ph.D.; Camille Langston, Ph.D.; Kathleen Maloney, Ph.D.; Leona Pallansch, Ph.D.; Belinda Roman, Ph.D.; Sara Ronis, Ph.D.; Prof. Brian St. John; Teresa Van Hoy, Ph.D.; Angeli Willson, Ph.D. (Coordinator); Prof. Necia Wolff

Staff
Courtney Barrie; Kathe Lehman-Meyer; Iliana Mallett; Alicia Tait, Ph.D.; Jessica Gonzalez Uhlig, Ed.D.; Sister Grace Walle, F.M.I.

Students
Diana Gutierrez; Shalini Venkat; Erin Vento

Community
Brandi Loving; Justice Rebeca Martinez

Affiliated Students, Faculty and Staff
Claudia Araiza