This event unites women in leadership through coalition, as well as connecting to University women and members of the community, inviting all to remember and to continue on in the way of these revolutionary women. It honors the history of amazing activist women, as well as continuing in the tradition of Women's History Month, a movement to inform, rebel, inspire, celebrate, and honor.
Women's History Month was established largely by the momentum of historical questioning of the sixties. Women rebelled against the traditional texts which overwhelmingly represented women as invisible subjects. As women investigated history, they demanded recognition as historians; thus breaking into a male field of study. These efforts transformed the face of history, changing its nature to examine not just the political, as in the past, but also the sociological, economic, and the wider aspects of American life. Women's courage in this time continues today, pushing the world to broaden their views and question what is seemingly normal.
"As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world."
"We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home."
(Nobel Prize-winning medical physicist)
"The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn."
"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
"My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong."
"For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women."
(The first woman in the U.S. to become a physician)
"There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers."
-Susan B. Anthony