National Women's History Month

NWHM Logo Mission Statement: MTSU's National Women's History Month programming recognizes, promotes, and celebrates women's contributions and causes by providing education and entertainment from a feminist perspective that emphasizes cultural transformation to achieve social justice and women's empowerment.

The National Women's History Month Committee coordinates programming each academic year, including an opening ceremony, keynote speaker, and featured presentations

Events are held throughout the year and announced through the NWHM calendar and flyers posted on campus, though the majority are held in March and announced via our annual NWHM Calendar. To receive a copy of the calendar, contact the June Anderson Center office at jacwns@mtsu.edu or 615-898-5812.

2023 Theme

"Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories", recognizing women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, tv, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media.

 

Submit an event to be included on the calendar

In addition to programming the Committee organizes, we welcome proposals for co-sponsored NWHM events or requests to add events to our Calendar. To submit a proposal, please complete a calendar submission. Calendar submissions for 2023 will be due December 9th, 2022.

Participate in our "MTSU Women Storytellers" Event

The June Anderson Center is hosting a MTSU Women Storytellers Event on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023 from 11am-1pm in the MTSU Phillips Bookstore. If you are an MTSU Student, Faculty, or Staff Member who is a published storyteller, we would love for you to join us and share your story with a book signing. PLease see link for information regarding the book signing. Sign ups for the "MTSU Women Storyteller" Event will be due December 9th, 2022.

Submit a Funding Co-Sponsorship Proposal

In addition to programming the Committee organizes, we welcome proposals for co-sponsored NWHM events or requests to add events to our Calendar. To submit a proposal, please complete a NWHM Proposal Form. Proposals are evaluated in the order received, based upon their adherence to the NWHM mission statement, their contribution to the diversity of programming, and the availability of funds. The Committee meets several times during each Fall semester to review proposals. Specific meeting dates will be announced annually via email to all faculty, staff, and administration. Cosponsorship proposals for 2023 will be due December 9th, 2022.

 

Previous NWHM Button Honorees and Keynote Speakers

Year Button Honoree Keynote Speaker
2008 Angela Davis Rebecca Walker
2009 Shirley Chisholm bell hooks 
2010 Gloria Steinem Gloria Steinem 
2011 Frida Kahlo  
2012 Annie Sullivan Marlee Matlin
2013 Sally Ride Sheril Kirshenbaum
2014 Sojourner Truth Soledad O'Brien
2015 Maya Angelou Lisa Ling
2016 Benazir Bhutto Judy A. Smith
2017 Madam C.J. Walker Laila Ali
2018 Pat Summitt Shalon D. Pillow & Tiffany Woosley
2019 Aretha Franklin Julie Cohen
2020 & 2021 Mary Eliza Church Terrell
Ida B. Wells Barnett
Alice Paul
Dr. Mary Frances Berry
2022 bell hooks Dr. Jacqueline Walters

 

Watch for more information on NWHM 2023!

 


Committee Chair and NWHM Coordinator

Maigan Wipfli
June Anderson Center for Women & Nontraditional Students
Maigan.Wipfli@mtsu.edu 
Phone: 615-898-2193

Associate Chair

Dr. Vicky MacLean
Director of Women's Studies
Vicky.Maclean@mtsu.edu
Phone: 615-898-5961

 

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