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March 16
Women's History Month

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The vital contributions of women and girls to United States history are celebrated during the month of March. Learn more about Women’s History Month, and read the White House’s Proclamation on Women’s History Month.

ACOG Betsey, Lucy and Anarcha Days of Recognition

Every year on February 28 and March 1, the dates that bridge Black History Month and Women’s History Month, ACOG formally acknowledges Betsey, Lucy, and Anarcha, the three enslaved Black women whose exploitation led to foundational advances in the field of obstetrics and gynecology that benefit millions of patients today.

This year, ACOG held the first-ever Betsey, Lucy, and Anarcha Memorial Lecture “Achieiving Justice in Medicine.” Watch the archived lecture here.

Campus & Community events:

Saturday, March 26: The Wisconsin Women of Color Network, Inc. (WWOCN) will celebrate Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 26, 2022 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. RSVP for Women's History Month Celebration

UW-Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color Awards took place on March 3, 2022. Carola Gaines, one of the awardees, is a long-standing member of the UW Ob-Gyn Department Chair’s Community Advisory Council! Learn more about this year’s honorees and check out photos from the event.

Learn More:

Women's History Month 2022 | Milwaukee Film (mkefilm.org)

PBS programs honor Women's History Month - PBS Wisconsin

Celebrate Women’s History Month with BadgerLink Resources | BadgerLink

Women's History | BIG History | Wisconsin Historical Society (wisconsinhistory.org)

Voices to Celebrate Women’s History Month 2022 – StoryCorps

Take Action:

15 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month 2022 | Your Dream Blog (liveyourdream.org)

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