Women's History Month
The 2018 UCF Women’s History Month follows the theme established by the National Women’s History Month Project: #NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
“The 2018 National Women’s History theme presents the opportunity to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. Through this theme we celebrate women fighting not only against sexism, but also against the many intersecting forms of discrimination faced by American women including discrimination based on race and ethnicity, class, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, and many other categories.” Read More.
The UCF community of faculty, students, and staff are joining together to celebrate women’s history month and to highlight women’s achievements and challenges to gender equity. The national women’s history month project began in the 1970’s; the U.S. Congress declared March as national women’s history month in 1987. This effort is intended to promote UCF traditions honoring women faculty, staff, and students, and encourage the entire campus to use March 2018 as a platform for recognizing and improving the lives of women affiliated with our campus.
Winner of the 2018 Women's History Month Poster Contest
Winner of the 2018 Women’s History Month Poster Contest: Connie Cheung
Congrats to Mrudula Peddinti for designing the 2017 Women’s History Month Poster:Enlarged for print
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, UCF Women’s and Gender Studies and the UCF Hitt Library will offer main floor displays all month. You can participate in events around campus (come back to this page for updates):
Half the Sky Series (2 parts) – March 1st. More information.
Center for the Success of Women Faculty – daily honorees throughout the month. Website.
Women in Politics – March 1st. 1:30-2:45 pm Barbara Ying Center. The Women’s and Gender Studies program together with the Women’s Executive Council of Central Florida presents a panel on women and politics. Featuring UCF Knight Anna V. Eskamani and others. Discussion on best practices and resources for women thinking about running for government and leadership positions in general. Open to the public. FREE
Women’s History Month Opening – “Cheers to Women” March 5th, noon to 2 pm SU Cape Florida Ballroom.
March 5th – 3:30 pm at UCF Valencia West – See the movie “Iron-Jawed Angels” (can count for diversity credit) – Free Popcorn and Pizza! RSVP through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/woment-history-month-movie-showing-iron-jawed-angels-tickets-42138614731
Let’s Be Clear Walk Tuesday, March 6, 2018 noon to 2 p.m. Ferrell Commons.
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry – March 7, 2018, 1 p.m. SU Room 316 CD. MSC hosts a film screening focusing on the brilliant women who founded the modern Women’s Movement from 1966-1971.
March 8 is International Women’s Day – #PressForProgress. Participate in the SU Atrium by choosing your international She-roe and wearing a button in her honor.
Peace Film Series (2 Parts): Iron Jawed Angels. March 13th. More Information.
Drag Divas – March 20th, 7 pm. SU Pegasus Ballroom. Join LGBTQ+ Services for its third annual UCF drag show. The show will feature Orlando community drag performers on stage and a conversation following the show. Be sure to bring cash tips that will directly benefit the LGBTQ+ youth at Orlando’s Zebra Coalition.
Bernarda Alba – March 22-31, 2018 Various shows. Purchase tickets. Bernarda Alba tells the tale of a powerful matriarch, who imposes a strict rule on her household following her second husband’s funeral: “Not a breath of outside air is going to enter this house. It’s going to feel like we’ve bricked up the doors and windows,” she proclaims. Bernarda’s five daughters, however, struggle with her cold wishes. The girls’ dreams and desires challenge their mother’s harsh rules and the outside world begins to slowly permeate their isolated existence.
“Women’s Uprising” Becoming your own Boss – student partnership for UCF and Valencia West at the Special Events Center (building 8) March 26th from 3-4:30 pm. Free food; great speakers. RSVP through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-uprising-becoming-your-own-boss-tickets-43131312918
“Vagina Monologues” – March 31, 2018 – 6pm in the Pegasus Ballroom. Join Victim Services for our annual student-led production of The Vagina Monologues, a play that celebrates female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery.
WEAR RED for Equal Pay Day – April 10th – several opportunities
- SU Atrium 9 AM – 3 PM – “Tell us what equal pay is and why equal pay is important” and Join the Big Photo Opp at Noon
- John C. Hitt Library. Main Floor – 10 – 11:30 AM and 12:30 – 2:00 PM. “Tell us why you need equal pay”
- UCF Valencia Osceola, Building 4, 3rd Floor – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM and 3:30 – 5:30 PM
- UCF Valencia West, Building 11, Atrium – 9:00 – 11:30 AM
International Women's Day Student Profiles
Check back for new student profiles throughout Women’s History Month honoring our international students!I AM THE FACE OF UCF
Equal Pay Day
Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year, the exact day differs both by year and by country. Women of Color typically face far greater odds in reaching pay equal to men’s pay.
2018 – April 10th – several opportunities to participate and learn more. Wear Red to support all women!