Women's History Month

The Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change, along with offices, centers and student organizations across campus, is proud to present the calendar of events for the annual university-wide celebration of Women's History Month.

Women's History Month is the designated month worldwide that highlights contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The month features a variety of panels, lectures, socials, women's sports and community activities and events.

All are welcome to come and celebrate the achievements and progress of women!

Are you hosting an event for Women's History Month? Let us know! Submit your event, and we'll add it to this calendar!

For more information, contact Madison Eagle.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Madison Eagle at eagle.41@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Center for Belonging and Social Change Events 2023:

Menstrual Product Drive 

Date: All March 

Millions of people across the country are suffering the consequences of not being able to afford period products. Join us in collecting donations to benefit our community in Central Ohio and on our campus. Donations will be collected in the Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change lobby. Accepted donations include: unopened pads, liners, tampons, adult diapers and reusable cups (all sizes and brands accepted). Donations will be distributed to LLS CHOICES and YWCA Columbus. In exchange for donations, participants will receive a Center for Belonging and Social Change fanny pack or zipper bag.  

Contact Madison Eagle (eagle.41@osu.edu) for more information. 

Women’s Equal Pay Day: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 

Time: 6 – 8 p.m. 

Location: Ohio Union, Round Meeting Room 

Collaborator: FOCUS 


Women’s Equal Pay Day marks the day into the year on which it takes for women on average to earn what men did in the previous year. Join us for a Salary Negotiation Workshop to learn about the gender pay gap, conduct market research for target salary, how to identify and articulate your personal value, and develop your own negotiation responses and strategies. 

Contact Madison Eagle (eagle.41@osu.edu) for more information. 

“She Did That” Documentary Night  

Date: Thursday, March 2 

Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.  

Location: Hitchcock 131 

Host: Undergraduate Business Women’s Association 

Get in touch with the “reel” world and join us for a watch party of the 2019 documentary She Did That (Runtime: 1 hr 11 min). This film is an uplifting story of the passionate pursuits of Black women and their entrepreneurship journeys to raise the glass ceiling. We’ll have a trail mix bar for your enjoyment and an opportunity to write and receive letters of encouragement! 

Fill out this online form to RSVP.

Contact Brooke Harvey for more information. 

International Women's Day Summit 

Date: March 8, all day

This International Women’s Day join us for panels, speakers, workshops and community as we recognize, celebrate and empower our community of Women at The Ohio State University. Registrants will receive an information packet with the day’s programs, zoom links/locations, and speaker information prior to March 8. 

RSVP is required. Fill out this form to register to attend: go.osu.edu/iwd2023 

Bouquets & Body Positivity  

Date: Tuesday, March 21 

Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m. 

Location: Grove Room 

Host: Undergraduate Business Women’s Association 

Join us and Bloom with your Peers at Bouquets and Beauty Standards as we welcome the Body Project from Ohio State’s Student Wellness Center! We will hear a research-based discussion on body-acceptance and challenging the “appearance ideal” and as we listen and learn we will make bouquets inspired by the encouragement we need to take home and remind us of how we can grow every day. 

Fill out this online form to RSVP.

Contact Brooke Harvey for more information. 

Hip Hop Literacies Conference 2023

Hiphop And Queer/Trans Black Feminisms 

Date: March 30-31 

Host: Dr. Elanie Richarson, Professor in OSU Department of Teaching and Learning 

Location: Hybrid, Ohio State University, Frank Hale Black Cultural Center 

Participants of the Hiphop Literacies Conference join a community of those concerned with African American/Black, Brown and urban literacies, who are interested in challenging the sociopolitical arrangement of the relations between institutions, languages, identities, and power through engagement with local narratives of inequality and lived experience in order to critique a global system of oppression. The conference brings together diverse scholars and artists from local, national, and international places. HHLC continues to highlight research, teaching and advocacy with the goal of making a difference. HHLC creates a public-facing space for local educators, parents and students to participate and dialogue around issues that affect Hiphop generation youth. 

Click Here to learn more and to register. 

Trans Day of Visibility: Thriving and Visibility Open Mic

Date: Friday, March 31, 2023

Location: Clinton Room, Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road

Host: Center for Belonging and Social Change

In celebration of the Trans Day of Visibility, the Center for Belonging and Social Change is partnering with Central Ohio’s Trans Talks for a community story-sharing event. This event will feature speakers from the local trans community and an open mic, so anyone can share their story who wants to.

RSVP Link: go.osu.edu/tdov


Community - Give Back & Wrap Up  

Date: Saturday, April 1 

Time: 11 a.m.  

Location: Houston 1874 Room 

Host: Undergraduate Business Women’s Association 

Join UBWA in celebrating all that we have learned and accomplished this Women’s Month! Bring a friend, sister, aunt, mentor, etc. to help us support the women of Columbus and give back to our community in partnership with Period Pantry. Then enjoy a meal and discussion about the importance of women’s empowerment and how we can continue to empower each other every day of the year. 

Fill out this online form to RSVP.

Contact Brooke Harvey for more information. 

Campus Events 2023:

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance Documentary Screening and Director Q&A  

Date: Friday, March 3, 2023

Time: 7 p.m. 

Location: Wexner Center for the Arts

Host: Wexner Center for the Arts with OSU student group Cinéseries.

Alanis Obomsawin’s political life has always been inseparable from her creative life. With roots in music and activism, Alanis Obomsawin arrived to the world of filmmaking when the National Film Board of Canada hired her to consult on other people’s projects. Eventually taking the camera into her own hands, she has built a body of work comprised of over 50 films and counting, each one another step towards building a more just existence for Indigenous peoples across North America. From preserving traditions through song, to putting herself and her camera on the frontlines of Indigenous/First Nations resistance to relentless state repression and violence, to her unwavering belief in the power of education to change the world, the legendary Abenaki filmmaker will be joining us at the Wex for a memorable evening including a screening of Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance followed by a post-screening Q&A.

Disability Justice & Abolition with Mia Mingus

Date: Friday, March 31, 2023

Time: 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Host: Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Join the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Center for Ethnic Studies, and the Disability Studies Program in a virtual space for conversation and study with Mia Mingus, moderated by Kayley DeLong. This event is free and open to the public on Zoom.

Registration and More Information can be found online: https://wgss.osu.edu/events/disability-justice-abolition-qa-mia-mingus