Women’s History Month: Events and Exhibitions at U-M

Women’s History Month: Events and Exhibitions at U-M

In March 1928, female students and alumnae would see the cornerstone for their own building set in place, establishing the League—originally the campus center for womens' activities.

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. This month, enjoy the following selection of events, exhibitions, performances, and presentations—in-person and at home—that will shine light on women’s rights historically, on racial equality for women of color, and more.

In-person Events:

STITCHED TOGETHER FWC CENTENNIAL QUILTING EXHIBITION

To celebrate the U-M Faculty Women’s Club 100th anniversary, its Quilting Section proudly presents examples of the many traditional and non-traditional quilts their members have designed and created. Special opening day hours & chat with quilters: 2-4pm on Sunday, March 6th.

When: March 6 – 15, 2022

CFE NETWORKING EVENT: THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS: A NETWORKING EVENT FEATURING GUEST SPEAKER MARIANNA KERPPOLA, FOUNDER AND CEO OF POISERA.

This One’s for the Girls: a networking event featuring guest speaker Marianna Kerppola, Founder and CEO of Poisera. Poisera helps moms forge their own journey. Through daily, personalized check-in conversations, we help moms navigate the highs and lows of pregnancy and postpartum. Women have been driving change, scaling heights, and breaking barriers for centuries. Come join fellow women in tech as we shine a spotlight on Ann Arbor and University of Michigan women leading change in our very own communities.

When: Thursday March 10,  5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

At Home Events:

40TH ANNUAL WCTF CAREER CONFERENCE | THE TIME IS NOW!

The Women of Color Task Force is excited to host its 40th annual career conference free this year on March 4, 2022. This historic event will be a free virtual 1-day conference featuring a keynote fireside chat with Social Justice Leader and Movement Strategist, Tamika D. Mallory, one of the organizers of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington and co-president of The Women’s March, Inc. Ms. Mallory will be discussing the conference theme: “The Time is Now!”

When: Friday, March 4, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

CEW+INSPIRE MIDWEEK MINDFULNESS-GUIDED SIT

As part of the CEW+Inspire initiative, CEW+ holds mindful meditation sits virtually on Wednesdays at 12:15. Mindfulness Meditation is a skill that can be learned and when practiced has the power to enhance a sense of wellbeing, focus, and interconnectedness. As we all continue to navigate uncertainty and challenges that are inherent in the act of being human, we benefit from and are grateful for diverse cultures and traditions across the globe. 

When: Wednesdays at 12:15 PM EDT

REVERSING THE SHE-CESSION: A MODERATED CONVERSATION ON EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GETTING BACK TO WORK

In conjunction with Women’s History Month and the Alumni Association’s Diversity Dialogue Series, join three panelists as they provide advice and tangible career insights for alumni as they navigate re-entry into the workforce after a career gap or break due to COVID or other reasons. Featuring Alumnae panelists, Dr. Lynn Wooten will address her research on the she-cession, panelist, Natalie Paul, will discuss insights and advice from a recruiter perspective and the use of LinkedIn. Last but not least, hear the empowering story of fellow alum, Jill Sacher who got back to work after a 14-year career break.

When: Thursday, March 17, 12 PM EDT

THE CLEMENTS BOOKWORM: “WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHS” COLLECTOR’S CORNER WITH CYNTHIA MOTZENBECKER

In celebration of Women’s History Month, prolific collector Cynthia Motzenbecker will share and discuss historic images of women from her private collection. Beginning with daguerreotypes and ambrotypes, she will comment on the development of techniques and photographic history illustrated by her examples. Motzenbecker is a member and past president of the Michigan Photographic Historical Society.

When: Friday, March 18, 10 AM EDT

More Information

 If you would like your event to be included in this series, email arts-culture@umich.edu.