Baylor University to Host Women's History Month Events Series

February 28, 2023
Women's History Month

Baylor University celebrates Women's History Month with a series of events.

Departments across the University sponsor a variety of events in honor of Women’s History Month

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2023) Baylor University will celebrate Women's History Month (WHM), highlighting the contributions of women to events, history and contemporary society through a series of events in March. Established in 1987 by a presidential proclamation, WHM is also celebrated in the United Kingdom and Australia, with International Women's Day on March 8 and during October in Canada.

"At Baylor, we celebrate this month with a calendar of events taking place in departments across campus and in the community that embrace history, enrich our knowledge and celebrate the intellectual, artistic, political, social, economic and spiritual contributions of women," said Theresa Varney Kennedy, Ph.D., professor of French and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Baylor.

"There are a variety of events this year. Baylor Faculty have been working hard to contribute more WHM events across campus and in the Waco community and to give WHM the attention it deserves," Kennedy said.

All events are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Baylor Women Faculty Reception on March 14.

  • Thursday, March 2, 2023 - The Divine Order (2017): What Students of German / French / Italian Can Learn from Swiss Women's Fight for Suffrage - Lecture by Cindy Jones, Ph.D., lecturer in German in the Modern Languages & Cultures Department, at 4 p.m. in Draper 253 of the Draper Academic Building. Co-sponsored by Modern Languages & Cultures and Women's and Gender Studies.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - Celebrating the Teaching & Research of Baylor Women Faculty Reception at 3:30 p.m. in the Piper Great Hall, Truett Seminary. Hosted by Stephen B. Reid, Ph.D., professor of Christian Scriptures and Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity & Belonging at Baylor. RSVP required.
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023 - Witnessing the Sacred: Paradox, Pathos, and the Dramatic Present in Caravaggio and Aemilia Lanyer - Lecture by Laura Knoppers, Ph.D., department chair and George N. Shuster Professor of English Literature at University of Notre Dame, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lewis-Birkhead Lecture Hall in Armstrong Browning Library. Co-sponsored by English Department, Institute for Studies of Religion and Women's and Gender Studies.
  • Saturday, March 18, 2023 - Multicultural Women's Symposium, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center. Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - Film Screening of  Iron Jawed Angels (2004) from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Draper 152. Co-sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies and Political Science. Students may receive Creative Arts Experience credit for attending this event.
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - Madame de Maintenon's Dramatic Proverbs (1690-1710): Rehearsing for the Future - Lecture by Theresa Kennedy, Ph.D., professor of French in Modern Languages & Cultures at 4 p.m. in Draper 152. Co-sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies and Modern Languages & Cultures.
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023 - Waco Walks: Celebrates Women's History Month, led by Lisa Shaver, Ph.D., and Ashley Bean Thornton, founder of Act Locally Waco. Begins at 10 a.m. meeting at Indian Spring Park, downtown Waco.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - Lunch & Learn in the Fentress and Baines Rooms in the Bill Daniel Student Center. Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs.
  • Monday, April 3, 2023 - Film Screening of Picture a Scientist (2020). Location and Time TBD. Sponsored by Undergraduate Research and Women's and Gender Studies.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law & the Making of a White Argentine Republic – Lecture by Erika Edwards, Ph.D., associate professor of history at University of Texas at El Paso, at 3 p.m. in Room 240 of Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. Sponsored by the History Department.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.