Each March, The Women and Gender Resource Center celebrates Women’s History Month with a variety of programs and activities.

2018 Women’s History Month Events

March 7 The Power of Quilting: Connecting Women Across Cultures

To kick off Women’s History Month and our Lunch and Learn Series, Author Irene Latham will discuss the rich history of Gee’s Bend quilts and how the arts can connect us across cultures on Wednesday, March 7 from 12-1 p.m. at 205 Gorgas. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History and Phi Alpha Theta.

March 7 Exploring Diversity in Children’s Poetry with Irene Latham and Charles Waters

From 6-7:30 p.m. at 205 Gorgas, Children’s authors and poets Irene Latham and Charles Waters will explore how diversity is represented in children’s poetry through performance, reading, and discussion of their new book Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. This event is co-sponsored by the School of Library & Information Studies and the Alabama Student Chapter of the American Library Association.

March 8 Voices from Around the Globe

In honor of International Women’s Day, a panel of women at The University of Alabama will share their journeys from their home country to The University of Alabama on Thursday, March 8 from 12-1 p.m. at 3104 Ferguson Student Center. Pizza and drinks will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by Culverhouse College of Commerce Business Honors Program and Capstone International Center.

March 19 Letters of Uncertainty: The Social Insecurities of a Female Planter in Colonial South Carolina, 1700-1710

On Monday, March 19 from 12-1 p.m. at 3108 Ferguson Student Center, presenter, Aaron Hoggle, will discuss his research on an 18th century English heiress who travels to the American colonies to buy a plantation in hopes of improving her social status. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History and Phi Alpha Theta.

March 26 – A “Re-belle-ious” Woman: Researching the Life of Sara Mayfield

To conclude our Lunch and Learn Series, Jennifer Horne, poet laureate of Alabama, will present her research on the life of Sara Mayfield on Monday, March 26 from 12-1 p.m. at 3115 Ferguson Student Center. Sara Mayfield was a deep-dyed Southern woman whose experiences ranged from being an author, inventor, and sculptor to being a patient at Bryce (Alabama State Hospital for the Insane) living during the Roaring Twenties through the Civil Rights Movement. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History and Phi Alpha Theta.

We also host our annual Spring fundraiser, a film festival called LUNAFest, as part of Women’s History Month.

If you require disability-related accommodations for any of these events, please contact Paige Miller, at cpmiller1@ua.edu one week in advance of the event.


If you are unable to participate in our Women’s History Month programming, you can still contribute to our efforts by donating a book to the Frances S. Summersell Library!