Film Showing & Discussion: Suffragette

6:00pm – 8:30pm
Student Center South, Theater Room 103/203

“Suffragette” is a drama tracking the women’s suffrage movement from the perspective of a group of white, educated, working females. These peaceful turned radicalized activists fought their way to equality. A panel afterwards will have a discussion about how this movement looked like for women across race and socioeconomic status as well as what the women’s rights movement looks like in current day.

Sponsored by: Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Student Program Board, & Women and Gender Resource Center


African American Studies’ Black Women’s Conference

9:00am – 5:00pm
Melcher Hall, Room 106

This conference is designed to allow a space to discuss scholarship on the experiences of Black Women. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Professor of Women’s Studies at Spelman College. Pre-register

Sponsored by: African America Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, & Women and Gender Resource Center


Opening Dialogues across Race, Region, and Religion – Then and Now

4:00 – 6:00pm
Honors College Commons

Wednesdays in Mississippi, the only civil rights project organized by women for women during Freedom Summer, brought interracial, interfaith teams of proper northern ladies to the South to bridge differences—consciously using their gender, age, and class to succeed where others failed. The panel discusses how it worked then and how the model can be used today.

Sponsored by: Center for Public History Lecture Series, African American Studies, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Tres Vidas: Celebrate Legendary Latinas

7:00 – 9:00pm
Student Center South, Theater

A chamber music theater work for singing actress and trio based on the lives of three legendary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinian poet Alfonsina Storni.

Sponsored by: Center for Mexican American Studies, Department of Hispanic Studies, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Book Signing with Niya Brown Matthews

3:30pm – 5:00pm
Barnes and Nobles Bookstore at the University of Houston

Niya Brown Matthews, author of “The Boss in You” delivers life-changing tips and strategies for improving your life and finding the success you want.

Sponsored by: Women and Gender Resource Center, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Houston Barnes & Noble Bookstores

FRI 11

HerStory: Serving in Combat

10:00 – 11:00am
Student Center South, Space City Room 214

Master Sergeant Jennifer Allara is highly decorated receiving two bronze stars and the Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor for bravery in combat. Master Sergeant Allara lead her teams in the safing and disposal of hazardous ordnance and improvised explosive devices, deploying to multiple locations, to include combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sponsored by: Veteran Services Office & Women and Gender Resource Center

MON 21

Film Showing & Discussion: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

3:00 – 5:00pm
Wellness Center Classroom (Inside Campus Recreation)

Everyone is invited to attend a showing of the film “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” and join in a discussion about the women’s movement and how misogyny and sexual violence are connected.

Sponsored by: Sexual Violence Prevention Program and Wellness Center

THU 24

19th Annual Table Talk

11:00am, Reception
12:00 – 1:30pm, Conversations over Lunch

Hilton Americas

Table Talk benefits the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and the Carey C. Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection at the University of Houston.

Sponsored by: University of Houston’s Friends of Women’s Studies

WED 30

Panel Discussion: “What does it Mean to be a Woman?”

3:30 – 5:00pm
Wellness Center Classroom (Inside Campus Recreation)

This Women’s History Month discussion will focus on what it means to identify as a woman across age, orientation, and ethnicity.

Sponsored by: Sexual Violence Prevention Program and Wellness Center