College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Women's History Month

Posted on Monday, March 4th, 2019

March is Women’s History Month and the women’s and gender studies program (WGS), along with offices and departments across campus, is pleased to present a variety of events that celebrate the contributions of women to history, culture, politics and society.  

Highlights of the month include a reading group that will discuss Cynthia Bond’s novel, “Ruby.” Discussion times and locations are available on the WGS website. Ms. Bond will also be the Women’s History Month keynote speaker on March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Sabin 2.

Also, as part of an NISG initiative to provide free feminine hygiene products across campus, the Northern Iowa Feminists’ Red Basket Project will collect donated products throughout the month of March. Donations can be dropped of at the WGS office (SAB 225).

Additional Women’s History Month programming will feature, “A ‘Feminine Utopia’: Mountain Climbing, Gender and Women’s Rights in the Nineteenth Century,” by Barbara Cutter (history) on March 27 and the Diversity Colloquium, “Family Separation: The Impact of Immigration Policy on Children and Families,” on March 28.

For a full list of Women’s History Month events, visit

Women's History Month