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By Ella Mitchell, Contributing News Editor • June 14, 2024

Events to celebrate Women’s History Month for every day of March

Camille DeSanto | Assistant Photo Editor
Celebrate Women’s History Month by watching women-made films, painting famous female figures on medallions and learning about pivotal women in history.

Mark your calendars with a slew of online events recognizing Women’s History Month.

As the pandemic continues, you can sign up for a virtual event for every day of March and learn about the female progress through the decades. From book talks to film discussions, here’s a rundown of ways you can celebrate Women’s History Month every day of March.

March 1 | National Women’s History Month discussion series
Listen to journalist Julie Scelfo during a discussion series on remarkable American women of the 19th century. This episode covers the life of Native American doctor Susan La Flesche Picotte.

March 2 | “In A League of Their Own” A History of the AAGPBL
Engage in a presentation on the history of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.

March 3 | Women’s Filmmaker Festival, part one
Tune in to a film festival hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This first virtual live event focuses on Cecilia Vicuña’s short films “Semiya” and “Un nudo vivo.”

March 4 | Virtual Salon: In Her Honor
Hosted by A Tour of her Own, a women tourism association, participate in an interactive virtual event that allows women to share stories about important women in their lives.

March 5 | Living History: Celebrating Women’s History Month
National Churchill Leadership Center Director Justin Reash will chat with GW professors Hope M. Harrison and Jisoo Kim about how the study of history has changed over time for women scholars.

March 6 | HERSTORY art exhibit 
Examine a Zenith Gallery exhibit featuring the work of more than 25 women artists.

March 7 | Bad B*tch Medallions
Join a craft workshop hosted by CraftJam that guides participants through painting their favorite women figures on medallions.

March 8 | International Women’s Day Chamber Music Concert
Listen to a livestreamed concert by Sands Films Music Room featuring the music of late women composers Alma Mahler, Amy Beach and Irene Poldowski.

March 9 | The DC Student Consortium on Women, Peace and Security launch event 
Sign up for a launch event for a GW student-led organization that works to educate people about the importance of integrating women and gender into security and foreign policy analysis.

March 10 | Women’s Filmmaker Festival, part two
Take part in a film festival hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This second virtual live event focuses on artist and writer Coco Fusco and her 2004 film “a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert.”

March 11 | Women in Leadership Author Panel
Join a discussion with Laurie Ruettimann, the author of “Betting on You” and Christina Reynolds and Stephanie Schriock, the co-authors of “Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World.”

March 12 | Agents for Change? Women and Protests in The National Archives Collections
Listen to a talk hosted by the National Archives on the most important stories of women protesters and activists that have been buried.

March 13 | The Women of Impressionism
Hear about the history of impressionism and women artists’ place in it.

March 14 | Socialist Feminist Reading Group: Bread and Roses by Andrea D’Atri
Join a book club discussion of “Bread and Roses: Gender and Class Under Capitalism.”

March 15 | National Women’s History Month discussion series
Tune in to a discussion with journalist Julie Scelfo about remarkable American women of the 19th century. This episode covers the lives of Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, two of the first women in America to receive medical doctorates. 

March 16 | Discovering Women Sculptors
Listen to one of a series of online talks about women sculptors from the 17th century to modern day.

March 17 | Women’s Filmmaker Festival, part three
Participate in a film festival hosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This third virtual live event focuses on artist, filmmaker and writer Mariam Ghani and her films “DIS-EASE” and “The Fire Next Time.”

March 18 | (Re)claiming Our Love: Social Justice and Domestic Violence Conference
Hosted by The Network – Advocating Against Domestic Violence, join this two-day conference to learn about anti-oppression strategy, alternative methods advocacy and healing.

March 19 | ‘The Feminist Art of Harlem: A Celebration of Remarkable Women’ webinar
Sign up for a webinar hosted by the New York Adventure Club that highlights the history of remarkable women from Harlem, New York.

March 20 | Black Women’s History Improvised
Listen to a comedy show hosted by Soul Sista Comedy on Black women in history.

March 21 | FLY! Online Festival of Black Women’s Film
Tune in to the last night of a series hosted by the production company Sheba Soul Ensemble to watch and discuss two female-made films: “Suwi” and “Rafiki.”

March 22 | Women in STEM Book Club – How to Talk Robots
After reading the book, “How to Talk Robots: A Girls’ Guide To a Future Dominated by AI,” join a book club discussion.

March 23 | Women’s History Month Kahoot Tournament
Join a virtual Kahoot tournament hosted by the women and gender studies department at George Mason University that covers several feminist and intersectionality topics.

March 24 | Women’s History Month Virtual Poetry Readings
Participate in a virtual poetry reading hosted by Maryland poet Laureate Nancy Mitchell.

March 25 | Women, Let’s Check In
Discuss your experiences, positive and negative, about being a female in the workplace.

March 26 | Uncovering Hidden Stories: Women in the Archives
Hosted by The National Archives and moderated by historian Angelina Osborne, join a discussion about stories of women who “campaigned to have control over their lives and their families.”

March 27 | Women’ History Month: Celebrating Women in Politics and Policy
Hear from the experiences of female Harvard alumni who hold jobs in policymaking, politics and public service in a discussion hosted by Harvard Alumni Shared Interest Groups.

March 28 | Trivia Hunt: We Can Do It!
Get your roommates together for a virtual trivia game about famous women for a chance to win $2,500.

March 29 | National Women’s History Month discussion series 
Tune in to a discussion with journalist Julie Scelfo about remarkable American women of the 19th century. This episode covers the life of suffragist, journalist and co-founder of the NAACP, Ida B. Wells.

March 30 | Untold Stories: Women Who Changed the Course of WWII
Listen to a lecture hosted by the National Cryptologic Museum on important women figures in World War II.

March 31 | Women Crushing Wednesdays: Professional Girl Chat Series
Ask high profile women professionals questions about their secrets to success in the male-dominated workplace at this Q&A hosted by EmpowHERment Inc.

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