Women's Herstory Month

Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories

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2023 Upcoming Events

Weber Historical Society Lectures Series: Dr. Erin Bush

Monday, Feb. 27 | 7 - 8:30 p.m. | Lindquist Hall RM 101 | Virtual via Zoom

Objectionable Girls: Criminalizing Female Behavior In The Early 20th Century

Erin Bush, an Assistant Professor at the University of North Georgia, will focus her presentation on policing girls and Juvenile detention homes in the early 20th century.

In the early twentieth-century child savers “reclaimed” wayward girls in Virginia through two juvenile reformatory programs—the whites only Home and Industrial School for Girls and the Industrial Home School for Colored Girls—between 1910 and 1942. Virginia’s progressive reformers constructedand managed their girl problem within their southern racial caste system by applying overt eugenic tactics. The eugenic thinking and racism shaped state-wide reform policies in ways not previously understood. Progressive reformers policed African American in the cities and white girls in rural and mountain areas of the Commonwealth. The presence of segregated, state-supported reformatories makes Virginia an important case study to examine the crossroads of juvenile justice, racial politics, and the use of “science” in southern progressive reform.

Zoom Meeting ID: 937 9825 2566
Passcode: 655056

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International Women’s Day Luncheon

Wednesday, March 15 | Noon - 2 p.m. | Shepherd Union Ballroom A

The Women’s Herstory month theme this year is Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories. The Women’s Center and the International Student and Scholar Center jointly invite faculty, staff, and students to join our international students for lunch during this year’s Women’s Herstory Month. The purpose of this luncheon is for students to share their experiences and culture as domestic or international women, learn from one another, and build a stronger sense of belonging and community with one another over lunch in an informal environment. If you are woman-identified and a faculty or staff member and are willing to share experiences and facilitate table conversations, please RSVP for this luncheon, space is limited. 



Sister Circle: Womanism and Womanist Icons

Tuesday, March 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Shepherd Union Room 320

Join the Women's Center for our February Sister Circle: Womanism and Womanist Icons. This is a presentation on the history and importance of womanism, learning about womanist founders and icons, and why womanism is important. We will also be doing an activity/craft centered around womanism/Women's Herstory Month.


WSUSA Speaker Series: Kara Robinson Chamberlain

Wednesday, March 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Shepherd Union Ballroom C

Join the Women's Center at the WSUSA Speaker Series with keynote Kara Robinson Chamberlain. Kara will focus her keynote on telling her experiences, encouraging people to overcome adversity, and motivating attendees to make the most of their lives regardless of past experiences.

Who is Kara Robinson Chamberlain? In June 2002, when Kara was just 15 years old, her life changed dramatically. Kara was abducted and held captive for 18 hours until she escaped. While her captor was asleep, Kara escaped the restraints and his apartment. Kara went to law enforcement and was able to give them information that led them back to her captor's apartment and identified him as the man responsible for at least three other unsolved homicides. Now, Kara is involved in several organizations, outreach, and advocacy groups and projects as a means of supporting her community. She is also active on social media where she creates content that shares her story, answers questions, shares advice on healing trauma, empowers victims to become survivors, and helps loved ones support survivors. Her goal is to inspire other survivors to just keep going because they are not defined by their past. More information on Kara


Women’s Herstory Month Keynote Speaker: Devon Isaacs

Thursday, March 30 | 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Keynote: (re)imagining Selu: Healing Our Communities Through Healing Ourselves

Devon Isaacs, M.S., is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She received her undergraduate degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where she was awarded the American Indian Merit Award for contributions to Indigenous communities. She completed a postbaccalaureate research fellowship at the University of North Dakota's Seven Generations Center for Excellence before continuing on to a doctoral program at Utah State University. During her doctoral training Devon served as a Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Research Fellow, and was the recipient of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leader's Award and APA Division 35's Keepers of the Fire Award among others. Her research focuses on elevating the voices of Indigenous communities, recentering Indigenous knowledge, and clinical application of cultural competence and best practices for healing in Native American communities. She is currently completing her psychological Internship at the University of Missouri Counseling Center where she provides therapy services with a focus on underrepresented students and trauma. In her Keynote address she will mention the Cherokee Corn Mother tradition. Selu shook herself to pieces to right the wrongs of man in an ultimate act of self-sacrifice. Women have historically sacrificed themselves mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually for the greater good. Today, we must reimagine Selu's sacrifice by considering sustainable self-wellness practices as nourishing our communities also means nourishing ourselves.



2nd Annual Utah Southwest Regional Conference on Student Research in Gender and Women's Studies

March 30 & 31 | Weber State University

The Women & Gender Studies program at Weber State University and the Global Women's Studies program at BYU is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Utah Southwest Regional Conference on Student Research in Gender and Women’s Studies to be held on the Weber State University Campus.

Day of Conference Itinerary for Friday, March 31

  • 8 -9 a.m. | Check In 
    • 3rd floor Shepherd Union by central elevator
  • 9 a.m. - Noon | Presentation Sessions
    • Sessions will take place in various rooms on the 3rd floor of the Shepherd Union
  • 2 - 4 p.m. | Herstory Walking Tour: Ogden’s Untamed Women guided by Dr. Katie Nelson
    • This event is free and open to the public. Registration to the conference is required.
    • Meet at Ogden Union Station located at 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden, UT 84401

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Browning Presents! Nikole Hannah-Jones

Friday, March 31 | 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Austaud Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center

The Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities' Browning Presents! is proud to announce "An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones." Hannah-Jones will visit campus for a public discussion with KUER radio host Doug Fabrizio. 

Nikole Hannah-Jones has spent her career investigating racial inequality and injustice. Her reporting has earned her the MacArthur Fellowship, known as the Genius grant, a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards, and three National Magazine Awards. Nikole Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. The book version of 1619 Project was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, and a docuseries by the same title will premiere on Hulu on January 26. In 2016, Nikole Hannah-Jones co-founded the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. She currently serves as the Knight Chair of Race Reporting at Howard University. 

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For more information or to request accommodations in relation to a disability, contact Andrea Hernández at andreahernandez2@weber.edu