Ohio University Celebrates Women’s History Month

This year, Ohio University is kicking off Women’s History Month with Hillary Clinton and “Say Her Name” events.

Not only has it been a year since quarantine began, but within the first two months of 2021, we witnessed history. From the attack on the U.S. Capitol to the first woman vice president, this year is one for the books.

The university announced Tuesday that it will be partnering with Senator Clinton for a “fireside chat.” Clinton and her daughter will be discussing women in leadership as well as their new book “The Book of Gutsy Women,” in a virtual broadcast moderated by Dr. Cindy Anderson. Anderson is the chair of the Sociology & Anthropology Department here at OU. The chat will be held at 4 p.m. on March 2. Those who wish to attend can register and will be emailed login information.

Throughout the spring semester, OU will be holding Say Her Name events to honor the Black women who have lost their lives from police brutality. According to the Post, the Say Her Name movement started as an internet hashtag that has grown to focus on women whose deaths are overshadowed by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Each month, the OU Women’s Center will host free, virtual events covering topics like diversity and inclusion, domestic violence and sexual assault. As with the “fireside chat,” registration is open for those who wish to attend.

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