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Women's History Month 2021

Women's History Month at Simpson College

Women's History Month graphicMarch marks Women's History Month, a time to observe and celebrate the vital role of women in American history. Please join Simpson College by taking part in the virtual events listed below. Check back for additional details as events are added.

We've Come a Long Way Ladies! A Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment Through Song

Wednesday, March 3 | 1-2 p.m. | Zoom

Mezzo-soprano and Simpson alumna Audrey Johnson ('05) kicks off Women's History Month with a virtual performance of "We've Come a Long Way, Ladies! A Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment Through Song." Co-sponsored by Women's & Gender Studies, Culver Public Policy Center, and Department of Music.



Women in America Lecture

Thursday, March 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Zoom

Mikki Kendall, author of "Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot," delivers the 2021 Women in America Lecture virtually at Simpson College



Sexual Citizens: A Conversation About Sex, Power and Assault on Campus

Wednesday, March 17 | 1-2 p.m. | Zoom

Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan, authors of the book "Sexual Citizens," discuss their landmark study of sex, power and assault on campus. 

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APO Women's Piece

Week of Sunday, March 21

Before March 15, the APO Women’s Piece seeks to honor, uplift, and magnify the voices of women, both in history and alive today. Any Simpson student is invited to submit virtual performance work for this year’s showcase. Please send any questions or filmed submissions to eden.moad@my.simpson.edu by March 15. A public screening is planned for the week of March 21, date and time TBD.


Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice Panel

Thursday, March 25 | 7-8 p.m. | Zoom

Panel featuring doula Olivia Samples ’17 (women’s and gender studies minor), Dr. Lastascia Coleman and author Lyz Lenz.

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Friday, March 26 - Sunday, march 28 | Zoom

Societal expectations and pressures drive a woman to lash out in Sophie Treadwell’s classic drama. Written in 1928 and based on the trial and execution of Ruth Snyder, this expressionistic play, performed online, takes the audience on one woman’s quest to discover purpose in her life in a world that does not see her. Directed by Jennifer Nostrala ’85, professor of theatre arts.

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DeRay McKesson of Pod Save the People and Campaign Zero

March 31 | 12:45-1:30 p.m. | Zoom

Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson, host of Pod Save the People and co-founder of Campaign Zero, discusses his work on criminal justice reform and other issues.