Celebrating Women's History Month

by Jennifer Booz, Chief Diversity Officer  |   

Dear UAA Community,

Each March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and acknowledge the tremendous contributions women make to our communities and the trials and tribulations they faced throughout our country’s history.

Women’s History Month began as a week of celebration by a school district in California in 1978. The event grew until lobbyists convinced President Carter to declare a national week of celebration in 1980. In 1987, Congress officially declared March Women's History Month.

This historical timeline from the History Channel is a great resource for learning more about women leaders throughout American history. In Alaska, we acknowledge and celebrate the distinctly important work of many Indigenous women trailblazers, such as Agnes Brown, Katie John, Elizabeth Peratrovich, Alberta Schneck Adams and Clara Swan.

I encourage you to check out the events and programming we will host throughout the month. These are great opportunities to learn more and engage with the campus community.

At UAA, we recognize the work of our women students, staff, faculty and leaders whose contributions help our university continue to positively impact communities throughout our state and beyond. Women can be found innovating and leading at every level of the university, and we strive to ensure UAA is an equitable place to study, teach and work regardless of gender identity.

Thank you for everything you do to make our community a welcoming space for all.

Jennifer Booz
Chief Diversity Officer

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