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Women’s History Month is Here!

Please visit the Current Events page to see all the events happening this year. Many GHC courses offer extra credit in conjunction with some, or all, events. Please see your instructor for more details.

If you’d like to share your thoughts about our Women’s History Month celebration, please reply to this post and share your thoughts here. Unsure what to write about? Learn more about some influential modern women by clicking on the image captions below.

Sheikh Hasina Wajed
Prime minister, Bangladesh
Barbara Liskov
Barbara Liskov, Ford Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited 
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Sylvia Rivera, LGBT Activist
Mohawk land and culture defender Ellen Gabriel. (Photo: Assembly of First Nations handout)
Ellen Gabriel, Mohawk Artist and Activist
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Women’s History Month is Coming Soon!

Once again, Women’s History Month celebrations are coming to Georgia Highlands College. More information will be coming to a campus near you soon!

In the meantime, celebrate Black History Month and Women’s History Month together by visiting PBS.org and learn more about some of the amazing Black Women being featured there: Inspirational Women. Get inspired!

 

Women’s History Month has officially begun

“…on the face of human history, Women’s History Month is not a beauty mark, but a scar. It is a sign of past hurt and continued healing. I hope for the day the scar vanishes into history and is visible no more.”

-Karen Swallow Prior, The Atlantic, 2013

Women’s History Month has officially begun for 2017, but do we, as a society, really want this month long commemoration?

Read Karen Swallow Prior’s “The End of Women’s History Month,” written in 2013 for The Atlantic. Prior is a professor of English at Liberty University and a research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Do you know these women?

Most people have heard the term “suffragette,” and Susan B. Anthony’s name is synonymous with women’s rights, but do you know Mrs. Pankhurst? Alice Paul? Over the next months, I plan to introduce you to many of the heroes in the fight for Women’s Rights, and not all of them are women!

If you have suggestions for other Women’s History topics, please share them with me. It’s my hope that this blog will provide our GHC community with an online venue to expand on the exploration of Women’s History happening in our on-campus events.

-Michelle Abbott, Associate Professor of English, GHC

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Image: WSPU leaders, Annie Kenney (left) and Christabel Pankhurst