Baylor University's Department of Multicultural Affairs celebrates Women's History Month through a series of events, recognizing the great contributions that women have made to our nation and our campus! 

 

 In February 1980, President Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. Each year after, the dates of National Women’s History Week, (the week of March 8th) changed and every year a new lobbying effort was needed until 1987, in which Congress declared the entire month of March Women's History Month.

2021 Calendar of Events

 

March 2, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Pruit Symposium: “Something Within”: Tracing a Womanist Legacy of Self-Possession and Musical Sisterhood in the Life of Gospel Foremother Lucie E. Campbell
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Price: Free and Available to the Public

Pruit Symposium Keynote Address for Lord, Don’t Move the Mountain: Women’s Voices in Gospel Hymns and Songs, given by Dr. Alisha Lola Jones, Assistant Professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University-Bloomington

 

For more information and to receive the Zoom credentials, please click here.

 

 

March 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Truett Seminary: #sayhername: Preaching Christ and Singing the Blues in the Lament Psalms Today
Location: Virtual - Zoom

The 2021 Montalbana Lecture at Oblate School of Theology will feature Dr. Stephen Breck Reid. The lecture will review the rise of the twentieth century's anti-lynching movement and its relation to the #SayHerName movement of the twenty first century. The cries of nameless women lurk in the Psalms of Lament if we linger long enough to hear them.

 

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March 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM

School of Social Work: Women Are Essential: Social Workers Addressing Health Disparities in Communities of Color
Location: Virtual 
Price: Free

Free Social Work Ethics CEU, featuring Felicia Latson (LCSW-S), Kamilah Thomas (LCSW-S), and Cherisha Williams (MA, LPC)

 

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March 9, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Pruit Symposium: The Song-Sermon as Signature Shirley Caesar
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Price: Free and Available to the Public

Pruit Symposium Closing Address for Lord, Don’t Move the Mountain: Women’s Voices in Gospel Hymns and Songs, given by Dr. Mellonee V. Burnim, Professor Emerita, Ethnomusicology, Indiana University; Visiting Professor of Ethnomusicology, Yale University

 

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March 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM

School of Social Work: Women Are Essential: Social Workers Addressing Health Disparities in Communities of Color
Location: Virtual 
Price: Free

Free Social Work Ethics CEU, featuring Felicia Latson (LCSW-S), Kamilah Thomas (LCSW-S), and Cherisha Williams (MA, LPC)

 

Click here to register.

 

 

March 13, 2021 at 9:00 PM

Women's History Month Sundown Sessions
Location: Barfield, 2nd Floor of the SUB
Price: Free

Join us for an Open Mic Night focused on celebrating women! We will also be creating personal gratitude jars and watching a movie.

If you are interested in performing a song, spoken word, poem, etc. that honors women at the Open Mic Night, please email Sarah Patterson with your submission.

 

 

March 18, 2021 at 2:30 PM

Women's History Month: Yoga Break!
Hosted by Department of Multicultural Affairs and Baylor Wellness
Location: Barfield (2nd floor, Bill Daniel Student Center / SUB)
Price: Free

Stop what you're doing and come relieve some stress! In partnership with Baylor Wellness, we're hosting an afternoon yoga break. Join us for a yoga session led by Lilly Ettinger and free Common Grounds!

As a reminder, please do not attend the event if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. 

 

 

March 20, 2021 

Baylor Leadership Summit
Location: Virtual
Price: No charge for the month of February. There will be a $10 fee as of March 1, 2021. 

The Baylor Leadership Summit includes opportunities for students to:

  • develop cross-cultural awareness while learning to celebrate your own ethnic identity
  • build relationships with peers from other campuses through meaningful interactions
  • gain perspective on how service, education, and advocacy initiatives can be used to affect positive change in communities
  • discuss and discover best practices for leading peer organizations.

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil. 

 

For more information and to register, please click here.
 

 

March 24, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Baylor History Department: Female Political Power Before the Vote: Why Some Washington D.C. Ladies Saw No Nee for Women's Rights in the 1840s
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Price: Free

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Amy S. Greenberg (George Winfree Professor of History and Women’s Studies at Penn State University), author of Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk (Vintage Press, 2020)! This Zoom webinar will be moderated by Dr. Robert Elder (Assistant Professor of History at Baylor University). 

Space is limited so please be sure to register!

 

For more information and to register, please click here.

 

 

March 26, 2021 at 11 AM

Women's History Month: Lunch & Learn
Location: Outside of the SUB / Small Tent on 5th Street
Price: FREE to the first 200 people

Join us to celebrate Women's History Month! We will have free juice (to the first 200 people) from Oh My Juice, a local women-owned business, an opportunity for you to learn more about women from history, and Women's History Month swag!

As a reminder, please do not attend the event if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

 

 

March 29, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Women of Waco: Leadership Panel
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Price: Free

Join us for a moderated panel discussion providing an opportunity for Baylor students to hear from women leaders in the Waco community. 

Panelists:

Fiona Bond, Director, Creative Waco

Amy Gaston, Director of Local Marketing and Events, Magnolia

Lindsey Castillo, Owner, La Fiesta

Veronicka Thompson, Founder and Lead Designer, Flower + Ink Designs, Group Leader, TuesdaysTogether

Moderated by Krista Brinser

 
Please register here in advance to receive the Zoom link.

 

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office