Women's History Month

Women’s History Month began as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.”  Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” 

At the University of Alaska, Anchorage we have been celebrating Women’s History Month since the early 1990s.  Every March many activities are held to commemorate Women’s History Month – these include the Legacy Lecture Series, panel discussions, and film screenings among others.  UAA’s Women’s Studies Program partners with other campuses and community organizations to cross-promote other activities that celebrate women and their accomplishments throughout history.