Skip to main contentSkip to main navigationSkip to footer content
Events | FeaturedMarch 01, 2022

Women's History Month Slate Includes Painting, Open Mic Night.

This March, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will celebrate women’s accomplishments, legacies, and experiences as part of National Women’s History Month. 

Events will take place on the UAFS campus throughout the month, with a pair of events set March 8 to honor International Women’s Day, a global day of celebration honoring women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements.

The Boreham Library at UAFS will host book displays and has created a series of online resources about Women’s History Month at https://library.uafs.edu/womenshistory, including a reading list with a focus on women’s history, women writers, and gender equity and inclusion.  

In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women's History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. 

 

Women’s History Month Events include: 

 

Tuesday, March 1: noon to 1 p.m.,

Paint and Sip 

Local artist Aaliyah Knowles will facilitate the event, including art supplies and light refreshments for the first 30 participants.

Campus Center Room 129 

 

Tuesday, March 8: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Women’s Appreciation Flower Day with Men of Excellence

Across Campus

 

Tuesday, March 8, 6-7:30 p.m.

Women’s History Month Keynote speech with Tammy Pacheco 

Windgate Auditorium 

 

Tuesday, March 15: 4-5 p.m.

Paint and Sip 

Local artist Aaliyah Knowles will facilitate the event, including art supplies and light refreshments for the first 30 participants.

Campus Center Room 129 

 

Thursday, March 31: 6-7:30 p.m.

Women’s Empowerment Open Mic Night 

(For performer/artist sign-up please contact Lynette Thrower at Lynette.Thrower@uafs.edu)

Windgate Auditorium