2021 Women's Celebration Month Events

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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. In celebration of Women’s History Month 2021, which will take place from Monday, March 1-Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Clemson University is hosting a series of events and activities.

All Women’s Celebration Month activities will occur over Zoom, and pre-registration is required. The month is organized into three different types of activities, explained below. Please reach out to co-chairs Akiebia Littlejohn-Hicks and Katie Thurson with any questions.


2021 Events

Keynote: Black Female Founders in Clemson History, from Africa to America: Call Their Names with Dr. Rhondda Thomas
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
11:00AM-12:00PM EST
Zoom Link
Description: Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature Dr. Rhondda Thomas joins us as a keynote to kick off Women’s Celebration Month. With the theme of Women’s Celebration Month being “Embracing Intersectionality" Dr. Thomas’ keynote will highlight the experiences of Black women in Clemson’s history.

Feminist Friday #1: Gender & Communities of Faith with Clemson Interfaith
Friday, March 5th, 2021
11:30AM-1:00PM EST
Zoom Link
Join the Women’s Commission as they host a different commission or organization each week, to engage in thoughtful conversation about gender and intersecting identities.

Women’s Leadership Conference
Saturday, March 6th, 2021
9:00AM-3:00PM EST
Conference Link
The Women in Leadership Conference began with students and staff who were passionate about women in leadership. The annual conference has grown into an incredibly successful program that builds capacity and efficacy in leadership, giving conference attendees knowledge about issues in women's leadership and knowledge, skills and values to engage in the leadership process. The final deadline to register is Monday, March 1, 2021.

Writing Summit Kick-Off
Monday, March 8th, 2021
10:00AM-12:00PM EST
Zoom Link
As part of Women’s Celebration Month, the WCM Planning Committee (along with the Women’s Commission & The Gantt Center) are putting together a Writing Summit & Symposium for students, faculty, and staff here at Clemson, focusing on the theme of Embracing Intersectionality.

Women in Education Panel
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
12:00PM-1:00PM EST
Zoom Link
Join folks from across the university (and university’s networks) for Lunch & Learn Panels all throughout the month of March, focusing on the experiences of women at all stages of their career within the specified field.

Feminist Friday #2: Race & Gender
Friday, March 12th, 2021 11:30AM-1:00PM EST
Zoom Link
Join the Women’s Commission as they host a different commission or organization each week, to engage in thoughtful conversation about gender and intersecting identities.

Writing Summit Working Group
Monday, March 22th, 2021
10:00AM-12:00PM EST
Zoom Link
As part of Women’s Celebration Month, the WCM Planning Committee (along with the Women’s Commission & The Gantt Center) are putting together a Writing Summit & Symposium for students, faculty, and staff here at Clemson, focusing on the theme of Embracing Intersectionality.

Women in Business Panel
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
12:00PM-1:00PM EST
Zoom Link
Join folks from across the university (and university’s networks) for Lunch & Learn Panels all throughout the month of March, focusing on the experiences of women at all stages of their career within the specified fields.

Feminist Fridays #3: Gender & Sexuality
Friday, March 26th, 2021
11:30AM-1:00PM EST
Zoom Link
Join us for a conversation and interactive workshop on the intersection of gender and sexuality: How does our sexual identity inform our gender identity? How does our gender identity inform our sexuality? Why do these identities matter in the context of feminist practice and action?

Writing Summit Working Group
Monday, March 29th, 2021
10:00AM-12:00PM EST
Zoom Link
As part of Women’s Celebration Month, the WCM Planning Committee (along with the Women’s Commission & The Gantt Center) are putting together a Writing Summit & Symposium for students, faculty, and staff here at Clemson, focusing on the theme of Embracing Intersectionality.

Women in Arts Panel
Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
12:30PM-1:30PM EST
Zoom Link
Join folks from across the university (and university’s networks) for Lunch & Learn Panels all throughout the month of March, focusing on the experiences of women at all stages of their career within the specified fields.

Women in Health Panel
Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
12:00PM-1:00PM EST
Zoom Link
Join folks from across the university (and university’s networks) for Lunch & Learn Panels all throughout the month of March, focusing on the experiences of women at all stages of their career within the specified fields.


Activity Types for Women’s Celebration Month 2021

Feminist Fridays: Join the Women’s Commission as they host a different commission or organization each week, to engage in thoughtful conversation about gender and intersecting identities.

Women in Panels: Join folks from across the university (and university’s networks) for Lunch & Learn Panels all throughout the month of March, focusing on the experiences of women at all stages of their career within the specified field.

Writing Summit & Symposium: As part of Women’s Celebration Month, the WCM Planning Committee (along with the Women’s Commission & The Gantt Center) are putting together a Writing Summit & Symposium for students, faculty, and staff here at Clemson, focusing on the theme of Embracing Intersectionality.

We are assisting Special Collections & Archives in documenting the experiences of women in academia through a collection of published thought-pieces. We encourage members from across the Clemson community to participate, including undergraduate students, Master's students, PhD students, Junior Faculty, Senior Faculty, etc. This is an opportunity for students to not only publish and work with faculty members but to also get the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of collaborating with other authors.


Social Media

Please follow the Clemson Women’s Commission (@clemsonwomenscommission) & the Gantt Multicultural Center (@cuGantt) social media accounts to learn more about more upcoming events as well as social media takeovers throughout the month.

Partners

Co-sponsored and coordinated by the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center, Women’s Commission, Commission on the Black Experience, Commission on Latino Affairs, LGBTQ+ Commission, Graduate Student Government, and the Call My Name Project.

Accessibility Needs

For questions and accommodations, please contact Akiebia Littlejohn-Hicks (akiebih@g.clemson.edu) or Katie Thurson (kthurso@g.clemson.edu).