Celebrating Women’s History Month
Published: March 28, 2022 by Guadalupe Martinez
Women’s History Month creates space to uplift the extraordinary legacies and lived realities of women around the world. We acknowledge their historic struggles and honor the endless contributions to librarianship, information professions, and beyond. This year, the iSchool held a free EDI symposium, “Women in Information,” to commemorate this month with forward-thinking, visionary dialogue. In case you missed it, check the on-demand webcasts for the recording.
Earlier in March, the iSchool celebrated International Women’s Day. In collaboration with the IWD 2022 theme #BreakTheBias, student group leaders shared their pledges to create a more inclusive, equitable society. Among their collective membership are the visionaries, history-makers, movers and shakers of our profession. They shared messages of support, calls to action, and celebration.
Past, Present and Future
Check out the National Women’s History Month 2022 events brought to you by The Library of Congress in collaboration with the National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Full event descriptions and more historical information is available via womenshistorymonth.gov.
- March 2 – Women of the 117th Congress: Diverse Voices
- March 3 – Women’s Directors Roundtable at the 2022 Mother Tongue Film Festival
- March 8 – Female Genius: Eliza Harriot and George Washington at the Dawn of the Constitution
- March 11, 16, 21 – Her Story: How Women and Girls Transformed the World!
- March 30 – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Great Americans” Medal Posthumous Presentation
Irish American Heritage Month
In 2021, the United States was represented by over 31.5 million Americans of Irish ancestry. (Statistics from census.gov.)
This March, the iSchool highlights the contributions of our students, faculty, staff, and communities of Irish heritage. We celebrate their stake in American history and a part of our LIS community. Follow #SJSUiSchool on all social media platforms to share your personal histories and traditions.