Women in politics, whether a part of the Supreme Court, the US senate or served time as the First Lady are often looked up upon this month.
Women’s History does not only celebrate individual women, but the collection of women as a whole. This month serves as a reminder of the misogynistic history women were under for a majority of history. NW college president Greg Christy sent out a campus-wide email when the month started, and gave interesting statistics about women. White women were unable to vote until 1920. Women have the minority leadership roles in the corporate world. Many women recognize a pay gap between them and their male coworkers. Women make only 27% of Congress.
On March 2, the learning commons partnered with NW’s Women in Leadership by providing selections of books written by women, for women. The genres varied from Women and Science, Memoirs from Remarkable Women, Women and Faith, Fiction by and about Women and Women in Leadership.
Even though the month is over half-way done, there is a myriad of events that students can attend on campus to celebrate Women’s History Month. “Hidden Figures,” a movie that is based on three black female mathematicians at NASA during the Space Race, is having a showing on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vogel Room. On March 28, La Mosaic is hosting a notable women trivia night at 8 p.m. in the Ramaker Fireside Room.
NW is exceptional at providing resources based on the prospective history month, and Women’s History Month is no exception.