Women's History Month
Celebrate Women's History Month with us by attending these dynamic upcoming events.
Opening reception for “Brave & Bold Women in University of Idaho History” display
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 1
U of I Library, Second Floor
On the first day of Women's History Month, attend the opening reception for the "Brave & Bold Women in University of Idaho History" display on the second floor of the library, which recognizes 10 remarkable women who’ve left their mark on the university. Lysa Salsbury, director of the Women’s Center, Dr. Rebecca Scofield, chair of the History department, and Dr. Yolanda Bisbee, Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Tribal Relations, will each say a few words about the important ways that women have made U of I the institution it is today. Coffee and treats will be served.
LunaFest Film Festival
5:30 p.m. pre-show reception, 6:15 p.m. film screening, March 1
Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 S. Main Street, Moscow
LunaFest is a national traveling festival of short films by independent women filmmakers. Curated by LunaTM, the nutrition bar for women, LunaFest provides a national platform for women and gender-diverse filmmakers to showcase their films. The film screening is preceded by a reception with hors d’oeuvres by One World Café. Please register to join us. Tickets are free for students and $15 for all others. LunaFest is a fundraiser for Chicken & Egg Pictures and is supported by a grant from the Student Fine Arts Fee. Learn more at the LunaFest website.
2023 Africana Studies Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture
with Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggets – Writer, Storyteller, Educator
5-6:30 p.m., March 2
As a writer and thought-leader, Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts offers those who read her work and hear her speak an authentic experience; an opportunity to explore the intersection of culture, identity and faith/spirituality at the deepest levels. She is the host of the podcast, HeARTtalk with Tracey Michae’l, and founder of HeARTspace, a healing community created to serve those who have experienced trauma through the use of storytelling and the arts. In 2022, Tracey’s critically-acclaimed book, Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration (Gallery/Simon and Schuster) was published. Black Joy won the 2023 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional. Black Joy has received rave reviews from celebrities like Kerry Washington, literary giants like Kiese Laymon and Deesha Philyaw, and media outlets like Good Morning America, Essence Magazine, and USA Today. Register now.
Idaho Women in Business Summit
8:30 a.m., March 3
University Inn Best Western
Join the College of Business & Economics for the inaugural University of Idaho Women in Business (WIB) Summit. The theme, “Be the First,” is inspired by leaders who have the strength to bravely go first while inspiring others. We will explore who we are, how we authentically lead with bravery, and how we can empower future women business leaders. The WIB Summit will provide professional and personal development opportunities for current college students as they preparing to join the workforce. The summit will connect students with successful alums and business leaders to offer networking, learning opportunities and mentoring. Learn more information.
Friday Crafternoon: Macramé
Noon to 2 p.m., March 3
Women’s Center lounge (Mem Gym, 109)
Join us for a light lunch and instructional macramé workshop by our student staff member, Jennica. All supplies provided, everyone welcome.
International Women’s Day & Holi Festival of Colors
2-4 p.m., March 8
Join the International Programs Office and the Women's Center for an energy-filled festival where you can daub supplied powdered color on other participants. Drink warm beverages and watch your friends as we celebrate. Holi is a celebration of the Hindu god, Krishna, and the legend of the Holika and Prahad. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
Optional event preparation tips:
- Apply coconut oil to hair and any type of oil to the skin, so the powder will be easily washed off
- Wear white, inexpensive clothing
- Wear ear plugs and glasses if you want to be extra careful
Webinar: Reflecting on the Impact of the Women’s Center
5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22
A panel of interns, past and current students and friends of the Women’s Center will share the impact of their involvement with the center through the years. Learn how the Women’s Center has supported faculty and staff and boosted women’s outdoor programming. Hear about the center's role as a home base for student organizations such as F.L.A.M.E. and 25+ Vandals and its support of the growth of the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program. Register now.
The Bandana Project
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, March 27
Idaho Student Union Building (ISUB), Clearwater Room
Part of College Assistance Migrant Program's (CAMP) observance of Farmworkers Awareness Week, the Bandana Project is a public awareness campaign aimed at addressing the issue of workplace sexual violence against farmworker women in the United States. It is an art-activism and advocacy project that serves as a healing tool for women across the U.S., Mexico and other countries. Decorate white bandanas with words of encouragement, motivating statements, inspirational pictures and art. All supplies provided, everyone welcome.
Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 29
ISUB, Whitewater-Clearwater rooms
Join us for a celebratory lunch to honor the 2023 awardees of the Virginia Wolf Award for their continuous dedication to activism for gender justice. Enjoy live music from The Ponderosa Quartet and mingle with friends old and new. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Friday Crafternoon: Custom Pin Buttons
Noon to 2 p.m., Friday, March 31
Women’s Center lounge (Mem Gym, 109)
Join us for a light lunch and learn how to make pin-back buttons with designs of your choice. All supplies provided, everyone welcome.