March is Women's Heritage Month!
The goal of the Women's Leadership and Resource Center's annual Women’s Heritage Month (WHM) celebration at UIC is to promote on-campus activities and lectures that engage and inform people about the diverse roles and unique contributions of women in our community.
Here is a list of events happening on campus this week:
International Women’s Day: Contemplating Absences and Distances
March 10, 6:00-8:00 PM
Jane Addams Hull-House, 800 S. Halsted Street
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Gina Athena Ulysse. In her most feminist book to date, artist-academic-activist, Ulysse, uses chants, poetry, performance and photography to confront the past, which looms too largely in the present. This event is hosted in partnership with with Jane Addams Hull-House, UIC African American Cultural Center, UIC Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, and the Haitian American Museum of Chicago. RSVP here.
All events are also available on WLRC's website, http://wlrc.uic.edu.
Women's Heritage Month Keynote Speaker, Loretta Ross, is joining us as this year's Women's Heritage Month keynote speaker with a talk titled When Does Feminism Serve White Supremacy: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump?.
Monday, March 13, 1 - 3pm
Institute for the Humanities
Stevenson Hall (lower level), 701 South Morgan
Loretta Ross is a longtime African American feminist activist and leader who has organized, lectured and written extensively on reproductive justice issues, human rights, racism, white supremacy in the U.S. She is the former director of the first rape crisis center in the U.S. in the 1970s, co-director of the historic 2004 March for Women’s Lives and served in key leadership roles with the organizations SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, the Center for Democratic Renewal/National Anti-Klan Network, the National Center for Human Rights Education, and the National Black Women’s Health Project. She is the co-author of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice (South End Press, 2004), co-editor (with Rickie Solinger) of Reproductive Justice: An Introduction (University of California Press, March 2017) and SisterSong Anthology: Radical Reproductive Justice (Feminist Press, November 2017). She is currently writing a book on African American women in the abortion rights movement entitled We Always Resist.
This event is co-sponsored by the Gender and Women's Studies Program.