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Women's History Month

2022 Women's History Month Colloquium

Women’s History Month Colloquium

Asynchronous events March 28-31, 2022

Celebrating African American women! Look for yard signs around campus all week.

Created by HIST 213 African American Women students (Spring 2021)

“Women’s History at the Debs House” tours with

Allison Duerk, Director, Eugene V. Debs Museum

Email to reserve tours. Mask are required.


Most events are in the Cunningham Memorial Library at ISU.

Library Events Area is on the main floor in the south-east corner. Library Room 028 is on the lower level.


Monday 28

  • 9:00 am , Dr. Ruth Fairbanks (History, Gender Studies)

Role Play game on the founding of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War Two - Library Events Area – Advanced Registration Required by March 25, e-mail to play.

  • 1:00 pm , Ms. Michelle Morahn (History)

“When Cinderella Ran the Show: Bertha Duppler Baur in Chicago” Library Events Area

  • 1:00 pm , Dr. Debra Israel (Economics; Gender Studies)

“From Commons to Poverty: The Nobel Prize-winning Economics of Elinor Ostrom and Esther Duflo”

Library Room 028


Tuesday 29

  • 9:30 am , Dr. Lisa Phillips (History; Gender Studies)

“Gendering Service Work: Wal-Mart from the 1950’s-1970’s” Library Events Area

  • 12:30 pm , Dr. Namita Goswami (Multidisciplinary Studies-Philosophy, Gender Studies) and Dr. Amanda Lubold (Multidisciplinary Studies-Sociology; Gender Studies)

Documentary: 13th Description: Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

       Library Events Area

  • 12:30 pm HIST 313 Capitalism, Dr. Lisa Phillips (History)

“Gendering Service Work: Wal-Mart from the 1950’s-1970’s”  Library Room 028


Wednesday 30

  • 9:00 am, Dr. Keri Yousif (Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Gender Studies)

 “WTF? Gender and Swearing Interactive” Interactive Presentation Library Events Area

  • 9:00 am , Dr. Ruth Fairbanks (History; Gender Studies)

 WAAC Game Reflection Library room 028

      “Women in the Legal Profession” Panel moderated by Josie Angel DEDE I, HMSU


Thursday 31

  • 12:30 pm Dr. Barbara Skinner (History)

“Women and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine” Presentation Library Events Area

  • 5:00 pm “Missing in America: White Woman Syndrome and Its Effects on Black Women and Girls, Nina Mims (student research paper presentation) Library Events Area

Many thanks to our generous sponsors

  • Gender Studies Program
  • Schellenberg Social Justice and Community Endowed Fund
  • Department of Multidisciplinary Studies 
  • Department of History and African and African American Studies
  • Department of Economics
  • Cunningham Memorial Library
  • Eugene V. Debs Museum