During the month of March, Utica University and the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Student Transitions celebrate Women’s “Herstory” Month.
Women’s “Herstory” Month began with the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women in 1978, who planned Women’s History Week around March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day.
The celebration quickly spread, and in 1980 the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women's History Alliance) successfully lobbied for federal recognition of the week-long holiday. In 1987, it was lengthened to a month-long observance in March.
This month is to reflect on and celebrate the often overlooked contributions women have made to our society over the years, and to recognize the continued fight for gender equality.
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Throughout March, Utica University also observes:
- Magha Puja Day (Buddhism) | March 6
- Purim (Judaism) | March 6
- Hola Mohalla (Sikhism) | March 8
- Holi (Hinduism) | March 8
- International Women’s Day | March 8
- St. Patrick’s Day (Christianity) | March 17
- Spring Equinox / Ostara (Paganism) | March 20
- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination | March 21
- Ramadan Begins (Islam) | March 22
- World Water Day | March 22
- Ram Navami (Hinduism) | March 31
- Cesar Chavez Day (March 31)
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Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Student Transitions
Excellence in Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards Banquet
Donohue Concourse, Gannett Memorial Library
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