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WIU Honors Women's History Month 2023

March 1, 2023

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL - - Throughout March Western Illinois University will honor Women's History Month with a schedule full of events.

This year's theme for the national celebration is "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Story."

"Women are the backbone of our civilization, and it is important to recognize the many stories they tell," WIU Women's Center (WC) Graduate Assistant 'Damilola Abiodun-Adewusi said. "Women's History Month is an opportunity to celebrate women's history, accomplishments and experiences in our world. We honor the women who speak out, inspire others and share their stories. They are today's trailblazers and their voices make our world a better place for future generations. So let's celebrate the brave women who tell our stories and recognize their vital role in carving out a more equitable, just and beautiful world for us all."

Campus events planned as part of this year's celebration include:

  • Wednesday, March 1, 1-6 p.m., Multicultural Center: Beautifully Wrapped Center

  • Thursday, March 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Multicultural Center, WC Lounge: AMPLIFY Your Body Positivity

  • Tuesday, March 7, 5-6 p.m., Multicultural Center: Journaling and Yoga Session

  • Thursday, March 9, 5-7 p.m., Multicultural Center, first floor Casa & WC Lounge: HERstory Through the Arts

  • Tuesday, March 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Multicultural Center: Movie Night with the Veterans Resource Center

  • Wednesday, March 22, 4-6 p.m., Multicultural Center, first floor Women's Center Lounge: Wings and Women (Paint & Sip)

  • Thursday, March 23, all day, Multicultural Center, Women's Center: Love Your Body Basket Distribution

  • Monday, March 27, 3:30-5 p.m., Multicultural Center, Boardroom: Who Knew It? The Mysteries of Women's Reproductive Health

  • Tuesday, March 28, 5-7 p.m., Multicultural Center: Zumba Dance

  • Thursday, March 30, 5-7 p.m., Multicultural Center: Queer Fashion Show

  • Sunday, April 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Multicultural Center: Women's Empowerment Brunch

For more information on WIU Women's History Month of events, call the WIU Women's Center at (309) 298-2242.

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