Quad Cities Campus

Women's History Month

The Women’s March on Every Continent

Brazil

Brazil Women's March 2017

Italy

Italy Women's March 2017

Tel Aviv

Israel Women's March 2017

Antarctica

Antarctica Women's March 2017

Washington DC

Washington DC Women's March 2017

Kenya

Kenya Women's March 2017

What started as the Women's March on Washington spread to streets and city squares from Sydney to South Carolina in 2017, with protesters marching in solidarity as a show of empowerment. Hundreds of thousands joined the women's marches to protest recent stances on gender, minorities and human rights.

I am inspired by...

Angela Davis

Angela Davis

Submission by Cameron Ruiz
Senior Liberal Arts Student
WIU-Quad Cities

Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Submission by Zachary Almquist
Graduate Student in English
WIU-Quad Cities

Brenda Milner

Brenda Milner

Submission by Ryan Colclasure, M.S.
Psychology Instructor
WIU-Quad Cities

Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams

Submission by Dan Dankert
AmeriCorps VISTA
WIU-Quad Cities

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

Submission by Kirsten Dillender
Graduate Student in English
WIU-Quad Cities

Lilian Katz

Lilian Katz

Submission by Scott Brouette
Assistant Director, Student Services
WIU-Quad Cities

George Eliot

George Eliot

Submission by Dan Malachuk Ph.D
Associate Professor of English
WIU-Quad Cities

Alice Paul

Alice Paul

Submission by Joe Rives Ph.D.
VP of Quad Cities and Planning
WIU-Quad Cities

Philippa Gregory

Philippa Gregory

Submission by Becky Graham
Undergraduate Student in English
WIU-Quad Cities

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Submission by C. Suzanne Bailey, J.D.
Associate Professor
School of Law Enforcement & Justice Administration
WIU-Quad Cities

March is Women's History Month

Local and Campus Events

Women in Law Enforcement

March 21, 2017
11:30 am
QC Complex 2126, Building B

The Criminal Justice Society welcomes investigator Tammy Fox of the Hampton Police Department to speak about her experiences and career as a woman working in the law enforcement/criminal justice system.

Fun Fact: The first woman police officer in the United States was Alice Stebbin Wells of the Los Angeles Police Department in 1910.


Second Annual Women’s History Month Essay & Poster Contest

Submission must be received by 4:00 PM on March 3, 2017 at the reception desks of Quad Cities Complex Building C.

Theme – Women in Politics: In honor of Women’s History Month, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities is proud to announce its second annual Women’s History Month Essay & Poster Contest.

The theme for 2017 is Women who have made a difference. We encourage WIU-QC students to research, reflect, and then write an essay or create a poster about a woman who has made a difference in history.

Eligibility: This contest is open to WIU-QC undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for the Spring 2017 term.

Criteria for Judging

  • Historical theme of women who have made a difference must be clearly addressed.
  • Essays and posters will be judged on content, style, structure, and mechanics.
  • Recommended essay length is between 500 and 750 words.
  • Recommended poster size is 12” X 18” and must contain at least 1 picture and 250 words
  • Essay submissions must be printed with double spacing and 12-point font.
  • All submissions must include a cover page paper clipped to the essay/poster with the following information:
    • Essay Title
    • Student Name
    • Primary Phone number
    • Primary E-mail address
  • For essays, all source material must be appropriately cited. Citations do not count toward word limit. Writing and reference tools available at www.wiu.edu/qc/library/
  • Only an individual student may submit an essay. No group submissions will be considered.
  • Submissions must conform to the WIU Student Academic Integrity Policy. More information at www.wiu.edu/policies/acintegrity.php

Prizes

First place: $75
Second place: $50

Winners will have the opportunity to publish their work on The Edge, the WIU-QC student-run online publication.