A historic anniversary in the nation’s evolution on suffrage and the contributions of women in every aspect of American life are featured in the programming sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Committee on Resources and Services for Women (CSRW) throughout March in celebration of Women’s History Month.
The schedule of events, which are free and open to the public, includes the following:
*March 6, 12:30 p.m., Liberal Arts Building, room 108 – “Across Time and Cultures: Violence Against Women,” a talk by USM faculty members Dr. Kate Greene, Dr. Jeanne Gillespie, and Dr. Marie Danforth.
*March 9, 6 p.m., Marsh Auditorium, Hattiesburg campus – Abbie Conant presents “You Sound Like a Ladies’ Orchestra: My Experiences with Gender Discrimination and How I Have Responded with My Art,” co-sponsored by the USM School of Music and CSRW
*March 9, 8 p.m., Marsh Auditorium – Abbie Conant Guest Artist Recital, sponsored by the USM School of Music
*March 11, noon, Liberal arts Building, room 102, Hattiesburg campus, “Nevertheless, They Persisted: Women’s Rights Activism Across Time and Place,” sponsored by History Women’s Caucus
*March 13, 12:15 p.m., McCain Library 308 – Jennifer Brannock, University Libraries, presents “Victoria Gray Adams and The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party: Exploring Sources in Special Collections”
*March 24, 6:30 p.m., Bennett Auditorium, Hattiesburg campus – University Forum presents Dr. Marjorie Spruill, “Votes for Women: The Story of the Nineteenth Amendment”
*March 27, 12:15 p.m., Asbury Hall 317BB – closing of Women’s History Month 2020
*March 27, 7 p.m., Theatre and Dance Building, room 115 – The Women’s Concert: An Evening of Dance Celebrating Women’s History Month
The CSRW is an interdisciplinary group of USM faculty, staff, and student members interested in women’s issues in general but especially on campus and in the local Hattiesburg community. Since 1984, the CSRW has been active in the promotion of women’s issues by creating a women’s center/library (a collection of books, media, and other resources), organizing conferences with renowned guest speakers, producing major cultural events, and providing funding for research and services to faculty, staff, and students.
For more information about the CSRW and Women’s History Month 2020 events at USM, contact Dr. Laurel Abreu, CSRW communications director, at [email protected]; on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/usmcsrw/.