Women's HERstory Month

Women's HERstory Month: Break The Bias


Women’s Herstory Month Keynote Speaker: An Afternoon with Photojournalist Lynsey Addario

LynseyAn Afternoon with Photojournalist Lynsey Addario

  • Tuesday, March 15
  • Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Virtual Event (Zoom) or watch party at WSU Elizabeth Hall 323! 

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Photojournalist Lynsey Addario covers major conflict zones across the globe, including the Middle East, South Asia, Haiti, and Africa. A Pulitzer Prize winner, she is a regular contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, and TIME magazine. In 2015, American Photo Magazine named Lynsey one of five “Most Influential Photographers” of the past 25 years for changing the way we see world conflict. Most recently, she has covered the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Syrian refugee crisis, the ISIS advance in Iraq, the civil war in South Sudan, and the flow of African and Middle Eastern migrants into Sicily.

Lynsey has been the recipient of numerous international awards throughout her career, including a MacArthur Fellowship or 'Genius Grant' in 2009, the Overseas Press Club’s Oliver Rebbot award for her series “Veiled Rebellion: Afghan Women,” and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for her photographs in the New York Times’ ‘Talibanistan.’ In 2010, Lynsey was named one of 20 women on Oprah Winfrey’s Power List for her “Power of Bearing Witness” and one of Glamour Magazine’s 20 women of the year in 2011.

Sponsored by the Women's Center; the Division of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Student Involvement & Leadership; Department of Communications & Lampros Family Foundation; Honors Program; Women & Gender Studies Program; The Signpost; Goldenwest Credit Union; Society of Professional Journalists

Replay of keynote

Join us for a live replay of Lynsey Addario's keynote!

  • Thursday March 17
  • 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Virtual Event (Zoom)

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"She Continued on Despite Them"      Poetry Contest


To celebrate Women’s History Month, we not only want to highlight the stories and lives of women of the past but also our own students! We invite you to submit an original poem about how you have persevered despite the circumstances. The contest is open to any WSU student and submissions will be accepted until March 27, 2022.

Winners and prizes will be announced at the end of the month. Submit your poem by emailing womenscenter@weber.edu.

Sponsored by the Women's Center. 

Film Screening

“Frame by Frame” Directed by Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli

  • Tuesday, March 1
  • 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Elizabeth Hall 229
  • All are welcome to attend and the event is free.

The film follows four Afghan photojournalists who face the realities of building a free press after decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.


Sponsored by the Stewart Library Collections.

The Rodriguez Family Tragedy

The Role of Policing and Police Violence in the Movement for Battered Women in Dallas, Texas

While investigating the police murder of Santos Rodriguez in 1973, Chicana activist Frances Rizo uncovered a long history of domestic violence in the Rodriguez family life, particularly involving Santos’s mother, Bessie. Five years prior to Santos’ death, Bessie Rodriguez shot and killed her abusive ex-police officer husband during an altercation. As a result of this discovery and because of her own experiences with domestic violence, Rizo launched one of the first movements in Dallas for a battered woman’s shelter and later served on a task force with Black, white, and Native women to hold the Dallas Police Department accountable in the mid-1980s after police refused to arrest perpetrators of domestic violence.

Sponsored by the Weber Historical Society, WSU Alumni Association & the Department of History.

Women’s Herstory Month Luncheon

  • Wednesday, March 16
  • Noon - 2 p.m.
  • Shepherd Union Skyroom (SU 404)


The Women’s Center and the International Student and Scholar Center jointly invite faculty, staff, and students to join our international students for lunch during this year’s Women’s Herstory Month. Everyone is welcome as we focus on the experiences of women students, faculty and staff.

The purpose of this luncheon is for students to share their experiences and culture as a domestic or international woman, learn from one another, and build a stronger sense of belonging and community with one another over lunch in an informal environment.

If you are a woman faculty or staff member and are willing to share experiences and facilitate table conversations, please join us. We have space for 120 participants.

Sponsored by the Women's Center and International Student & Scholar Center.

Sister Circle: Toxic Positivity & "Grind" Culture

  • Wednesday, March 30
  • 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Shepherd Union, Room 321

This event works to tackle the topic of toxic positivity and the negative effects it and grind culture can have on a person’s mental and physical health.

Sponsored by the Women's Center. 

Take Back The Night

Come support survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence. This year we have jo blake; faculty in the Department of Performing Arts at Weber State University and the director of joBdance., a conceptual site-specific multidisciplinary dance company as our keynote speaker. We will then march through downtown Ogden and will conclude with a survivor speak-out and vigil to honor victims and survivors, where members of the community will be invited to share their experiences and messages of support.

Sponsored by the Women's Center. 

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International Women's Day Celebration

Utah Women Learn, Lead, & Lift

  • March 8
  • 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Zoom Event
  • RSVP

Even though Utah has such a powerful history of women using their voices to change society for the better, in recent years Utah has consistently been ranked as one of the worst states for women’s equality. However, Utah women are now emerging in vital ways that lift homes, schools, workplaces, communities, and society at large. As Margaret Mead famously stated, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." As more Utah women collectively strive to use their unique gifts and capacities in ways that can positively transform society, all Utahns can rise together.

Gender and Women’s Studies Conference

Utah Southwest Regional Conference on Student Research in Gender and Women’s Studies

  • March 24 & 25th
  • Brigham Young University

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43rd Indigenous Voices Pow Wow

  • Saturday, March 26
  • Doors open at 10 a.m.
  • Dee Events Center - just show up!

This year’s Pow Wow includes singing, competition dancing, arts and crafts, food and more. The event is free and open to the public, allowing accessibility for families and students to enjoy the experience of Native American Pow Wow culture.

Learn about the 2022 Head Staff and Pow Wow schedule