In the tradition of celebrating heritage, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) has been observing Women’s History Month throughout March.
There have been biweekly emails with trivia on notable women in addition to women’s history banners on the path by Campus Center. Every Thursday, the College shares profiles of powerful SMCM women on its Instagram and Snapchat accounts.
The 19th annual WGSX Colloquium, presented by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, will be held this year from March 21-22. All events will take place in Cole Cinema. The theme of this year’s colloquium is Dismantling Borders. This series will begin with a lecture by Nazia Kazi, assistant professor of Anthropology at Stockton University, on Islamophobia, White Supremacy and Systemic Ignorance at 4:30 p.m. and will end at 8:15 p.m. with a colloquium roundtable of all featured speakers moderated by Professor Joanna Bartow, professor of international languages and cultures, followed by a reception in Aldom Lounge.
March is Women’s History Month, which has been celebrated annually in the United States since 1987. The month was first observed as a week in the Sonoma, Cali. school district in 1978. In 1980, the week of March 8 was declared Women’s History Week by President Jimmy Carter, and in 1987 it was expanded into a month.