This is our Women’s History Month online resources page. Additional information will be added to it throughout the month. Please check our WHM Events page for information on events we are sponsoring during March!
Dispatches from the Twitterverse
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) March 8, 2014
Happy #WomensHistoryMonth! PS – While we celebrate it in March, women's history's going on all day every day, every month of every year.
— Soraya Chemaly (@schemaly) March 1, 2014
Write your story lest it be written for you by someone else who has absolutely no clue. #whm
— Spectra Speaks (@spectraspeaks) March 1, 2014
— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) March 8, 2014
— Jesus Fernandez Bort (@jfdezbort) March 8, 2014
Happy International Women’s Day
Write Women Back in to History Wikipedia Virtual Editathon March 2014
Professor Michelle Moravec is organizing a virtual editathon to help inlcude more female entries in Wikipedia. Keep reading to learn how you can participate!
WHEN: March 8, 19 and 28, 2014 but you are free to do whatever days work for you SIGN UP HERE
WHERE: Where ever you are? Whatever time you want to work! That is the point of a virtual editathon, to allow people who can’t make it to an in person event to participate. I’m trying to organize virtual support on the three dates, plus I’ll be sharing lots of video and web tutorials.
WHY: WikiWomen’s History Month is a wiki-coordinated program of international events and edit-a-thons focused on WikiProject Women’s History and related projects such as WikiProject Women artists, WikiProject Feminism, and WikiProject Women scientists, to be held throughout in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month in March 2014. These events can also be held ON Wiki – as themes and translation projects!
HOW: some ideas
- copy edit with eye to gender neutral language, inclusion of women as authors of references
- contribute citations to a women’s history article in need of them
- read through entries on famous men and add the women in their lives into them
- work with others to create new entries for women’s history topics
In addition to writing women into wikipedia there is a real need to expand representation of ethnicity, race, region, religion, disability, sexuality of everyone written about! Keep that in mind as you focus on “women” in this month!
LIVESTREAM: A Conversation with Janet Mock and Laverne Cox
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Time 7:30pm until 9:00pm in EDT
Wanna watch this couch conversation from the comfort of your couch?
Janet Mock (janetmock.com) and Laverne Cox (from Orange is the New Black) will sit down for an intimate couch conversation during Women’s Herstory Month. You can watch this event in real time by following this link:
NYU Women’s Herstory Month
NYU LGBTQ Student Center
NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs
NYU Institute for African American Affairs
#WomenInspire: A Women’s History Month Blog Carnival [Call For Submissions]
MSW@USC and NMSU WSP invite everyone to share their voices for a “Women Inspire” blog carnival by celebrating the incredible women who inspire you to change the world for the better. Women’s History Month has been celebrated during the month of March since the 1980′s and International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8 for almost 40 years. According to UN Women, it’s “a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.”
We all have a shero. Who is yours?
Here is how to participate in the Women Inspire Campaign:
1. Write your blog:
Use your blog to tell how your shero inspired change—change in yourself, herself or maybe on a larger scale, such as change in your community or change for a cause. Pick one of the prompts below:
She inspired me to_________by_________.
She made a difference because_________.
She created change in her community by_________.
2. Place the #WomenInspire Badge on your blog or website!:
Place the “Women Inspire Change” badge on your post or site using the HTML code provided on the campaign page or cut and paste from below.
Embed this code for the badge:
<a href=”http://msw.usc.edu/”><img src=”http://msw.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/IWDA_Badge_v2-1.jpg” alt=”Gratitude Campaign Badge” width=”150″ class=”alignleft border=”0″/></a><br />USC’s <a href=”http://msw.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/IWDA_Badge_v2-1.jpg”>Women Inspire Campaign</a></br></a>
3. Snap a selfie:
Take a selfie with your shero. If you don’t know her personally or if she lives on the other side of the world from you, use an image of her. This can be a printed picture, or an image on your phone, tablet, or laptop:
On March 8, 2014, check out the Women Inspire Blog Carnival Roundup to read, engage and follow bloggers participating in the campaign. The most inspirational blog posts will be featured on the site starting March 31, 2014.
Online Film Festival Links from #SheDocs
“Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” is the first film biography of writer and activist Alice Walker. Most famous for her seminal novel “The Color Purple” for which she won a Pulitzer Prize, Walker was raised in poverty in the rural South during the violent and seismic social changes of mid-20th century America. Women, poverty and civil rights became the inherent themes in her writing.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
This two-part film explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina students from across the US. This episode features Stephanie, a budding activist on the South Side of Chicago; Chastity, a Bronx teen whose family has become homeless; and Darlene, a Tulsa student who reenters school after having a baby in order to make a good future for her son.
Children in the slums of Calcutta are starting a revolution. Called to action by visionary former attorney Amlan Ganguly, the ‘Daredevils’ have already made radical health and sanitation improvements in one of the city’s poorest slums – awakening a neglected populace to the real possibility of change.
Daisy Bates was a complex, unconventional, and largely forgotten heroine of the civil rights movement who led the charge to desegregate the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.
See more fims available through the #SheDocs film festival here.
Panel Discussions on several films: