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Women's HERstory Month

Events Commemorating ASU’s Women’s HERstory Month

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By Keith Chandler on February 25, 2021

Nationally, March has been heralded as Women’s History Month since 1987 thanks to the pioneering efforts of the National Women’s History Project - now called the National Women’s History Alliance. At ASU, the community has created Women's HERstory Month, commemorating women’s history with in-person and virtual events ranging from watch parties to learning about womanism. 

HERstory month is dedicated to increasing the visibility of all women in the ASU community. Join us during the month of March as we bring together clubs, organizations and community members to not only celebrate women but highlight the issues impacting women on campus and beyond. See below for this year’s event highlights and click here for a full listing of events for HERstory 2021.  


Menstrual Supply Drive

Monday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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Bringing awareness to the challenges women who menstruate experience, join us for a virtual menstrual supply drive in partnership with PERIOD. Donation items as low as $8. Hosted by the Online Student Government.

Sun Devil Stories: Women in Business

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 
1:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and knowledge sharing as our esteemed panel of female entrepreneurs share their business savvy with our ASU family. The panel, led by Latasha Causey, will feature panelists Joya Kizer (CASA Unlimited Enterprises Inc.), Crystal Patriarche (SparkPoint Studio) and Lisa VanBockern (Skin Script Skin Care). Not only are these women all proud alums, they are also all Sun Devil 100 honorees, marking them as owners or leaders of the fastest-growing Sun Devil-led businesses across the country! Come learn about how their journey as Sun Devil students helped navigate them towards their careers in business and beyond. Presented by Liberty Mutual.

Women in Aerospace Panel

Monday, March 8, 2021 
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us for a discussion on the women who have paved the way for the aerospace industry. By honoring and keeping on the name of those before us, we hope to continue their legacy.  ALL are welcome! Hosted by Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Women's Festival

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Sun Devil Fitness Center Fields

Attending the Women's Festival will be a fair-type event featuring on-campus organizations and local women-owned businesses! We will also be showing a movie while having other fun engaging activities around the SDFC Field. Hosted by the Residence Hall Association.

Lucy Parsons: American Radical, A Talk with Feminist Historian Jacqueline Jones

Friday, March 12, 2021 
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for a talk, photo slideshow, and Q&A with award-winning historian Jacqueline Jones, who will talk about the life and times of Lucy Parsons. Parsons, a radical anarcho-communist labor rights organizer who helped to found the "Wobblies" (International Workers of the World) and ignited a movement to rally the poor and middle-class to fight against the rich, is an essential and much-understudied figure of radical left history of the late 19th and early 20th century. She famously said, "Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth." Hosted by Social & Cultural Analysis and Feminist Research on Gender and Sexuality Research Group and by Barrett, The Honors College.

TomorrowTalks with Melinda Gates: The Moment of Lift

Thursday, March 18, 2021 
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Arizona State University welcomes philanthropist and former general manager at Microsoft, Melinda Gates, as a guest in its TomorrowTalks series. Gates will discuss her book, "The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World" in an online event. The conversation with Gates will be facilitated by ASU's Aviva Dove-Viebahn, assistant professor of film and media studies in the Department of English and a contributing editor at Ms. Magazine. Hosted by ASU's Department of English and Center for the Study of Race and Democracy in partnership with Macmillan Publishers. Additional assistance is provided by ASU's School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership.

Only the Beginning: Arizona's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Study Committee with April Ignacio, Jennifer Jermaine, Debbie Nez Manuel, Traci Morris

Friday, March 19, 2021 
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

On May 9, 2019, the Arizona legislature passed HB2570, creating a Study Committee on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG), which would spend the next year gathering data, reviewing policies, and producing recommendations to take the first steps of bringing this crisis to an end. In this panel, study committee members Representative Jennifer Jermaine, Debbie Nez Manuel, and April Ignacio will share updates and progress from their work with the HB2570 committee over the last year: defining the extent and scope of the crisis; situating MMIWG within centuries of genocide, violence, and colonial erasure; and outlining what's next. Hosted by Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.