Emory & Henry College enjoyed a month full of events during March to celebrate and honor women, their struggle and their achievements. Women’s History Month has been observed at the College annually since 1987.
“This is the special time of the year designated to uplift the immeasurable contributions that women have made throughout the world,” said Rev. Sharon Bowers, Special Advisor to the President, Religious and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives. “It is an opportunity for us to make our world a more inclusive space.”
The Office of DEI hosted Women’s History Month events, including a panel discussion with women in clergy about the hardships and discrimination in their vocation, and a discussion with renowned civil rights activist Dr. Jennifer Nash. Additional events included a panel with the founders of the Women and Gender Studies program at Emory & Henry. The panel discussion, “Herstory: Women and Gender Studies Program at Emory & Henry College,” provided an opportunity to discuss gender with retired professors, fellow students and program founders.