Welcome to Women’s History Month!

The Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Bertha Harris Women’s Center @ CSI welcome you to learn more about what women have accomplished in history and continue to achieve today.

Please visit our Instagram feed at https://www.instagram.com/womenscentercsi/ for daily snippets about historical and living intersectional women’s history. (March 12 is one of my favorites!)

Later in the month, we will announce additional programming:

  • ​A live reading fest in appreciation of the marvelous Pauli Murray — feminist, civil rights activist, poet, professor, lawyer, priest, fierce dude, and ongoing inspiration. Watch the Amazon prime documentary, I Am Pauli Murray, and be astounded by her.
  • An event in collaboration with the CSI Library on pressing issues reflected in today’s library resources
  • An in-person open house, marking our return to in-person community-building at the Bertha Harris Center in 2N-106 (now open Tuesday mornings, Wednesdays from 10 to 4, and Thursday afternoons).

And in April, watch for an event celebrating Earth Day, with the voices of women botanists, ecologists, conservationists, and environmentalists — come and get your Rachel Carson (or Robin Wall Kimmerer or Nan Shepherd or Wangari Maathai) on!

And, happy International Day of Women, on behalf of the Women’s Center team.

(Did you know, CSI’s Women’s Studies Program, the predecessor to our current WGS Program, was the second to be established in the U.S. by only one month, and the first to graduate a student with a bachelor’s degree? Thanks to our pioneers and founders — that’s women’s history!)

By: Catherine J. Lavender, PhD