Belmont University will be celebrating Women’s History Month this year with a focus on visionary women. The month long celebration features several events that students, faculty and staff can take part in to consider how “throughout history, women have received, shared and shaped visions that have changed the world.”
The remaining events of the month include:
- Women’s History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Mar. 18, 10 a.m.: Come be a part of information creation by contributing to editing Wikipedia page biographies about different women.
- Screening of the film “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” Mar. 20, 7 p.m.: Dr. Heather Finch, faculty fellow of English, and Marlene Hall, Campus Security’s assistant chief of programming, outreach and advocacy, will proctor the film and facilitate a follow up discussion.
- Visionary Women Keynote Address: Caron Gentry, Mar. 25, 10 a.m.: This keynote address will focus on feminist Christian realism as an approach to anxiety in international politics and how it can be applied to certain social issues.
- What Have We Learned from #Churchtoo with speaker Jenna Barnett, Mar. 29, 10 a.m: This convocation will discuss how churches have responded to sexual assault and how we respond as people of faith.
- Take Back the Night, Apr. 4, 6:30 p.m.: This powerful annual event and march focuses on giving students a voice in their own safety on their campus.
The events of Women’s History Month are sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and coordinated by English professors Dr. Sarah Blomeley and Dr. Amy Hodges Hamilton. Several of the events are also sponsored by other campus groups and organizations.
“The national theme for the 2019 Women’s History Month is ‘Visionary Women,'” said Dr. Hodges Hamilton. “We’ve decided to sharpen out focus on visionary women who have not been widely studied before but certainly changed history, both locally and globally. Join us this month as Belmont honors these women who have worked tirelessly to restore humanity in their own lives and the lives of countless others.”