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Celebrate Women's History Month with CMSS

Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Sonoma County, California in 1978, then celebrated for just a week. The movement spread across the country when other communities began creating their own celebrations.

In 1980, the National Women’s History Project (National Women's History Alliance), women’s groups, and historians pushed for national recognition. President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8th, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which officially designated "Women’s History Month."

From 1988 to 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the president to proclaim Women’s History Month each year. Since 1995, each president has issued an annual proclamation designating March as "Women’s History Month."

It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8.

Schedule of Events

CMSS First Friday's: #LetsTalkAboutIt Women's History Month

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 2 - 4 p.m. SSC 1312

This event is a collaboration with SOGIE. During this event participants will engage in conversation surrounding the LGBTQ+ voice in Women's History, Fetishizing Women of Color, W.O.C.'s voice's being erased from history, and Beauty Standards. 

D.E.E.P. Impact Dialogue

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. The Union Ballroom

Join CMSS D.E.E.P. Impact Diversity Educators in dialogue exploring ways to protect mental health and activism.

Cultural Heritage Month Speaker

Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. The Union Ballroom

Tianna Soto is a writer, speaker, and educator based in New York City. With expertise in psychology, mental halth, and wellness. Tianna is dedicated to empowering college students to face their journey with clarity and confidence. This event is sponsored by CMSS and the Counseling Center.

Mid-Semester WOOSAH! 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 2 -4 p.m. UREC Atrium

CMSS and UREC are partnering to help you de-stress! Join us at UREC for FREE CHAIR MASSAGES from Cedar Stone Spa. SAY IT WITH US....WOOSAH!


D.E.E.P. Impact Dialogue

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. SSC 1075

In collaboration with the Learning Centers, join the D.E.E.P. Impact Diversity Educators in dialogue surrounding Linguistic Justice. We will explore how language impacts your ability to speak or comprehend.


Ain't I A Woman Paint & Social                                                                                                   Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Paul Jennings Common House

Join us as we paint and engage in dialogue surrounding Women's History, Women's Right's, Feminism, and Sojourner Truth's iconic speech, "Ain't I A Woman". *Space is Limited. Registration required*







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