Women's History Month


Women's History Month

Women's History Month is an annual celebration in March that highlights the contributions of women throughout history and contemporary society. The Tampa campus Office of Multicultural Affairs and campus partners host a series of educational and celebratory events throughout the month.

Read our story of how women are playing leading roles on all three of our campuses.

WHM Kick-Off
Women's History Month Program



We will be accepting event submissions from USF student organizations, departments, and committees throughout the month. 

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Real Talk Roundtable:  "Gender and Healthcare"

March 3| 12:00-1:00pm |Microsoft Teams Link 

Healthcare is a gendered institition, where we constantly gender our patients.  But what if someone's gender does not align with their sex?  What happens if you misgender a patient?  Or stereotype based on their gender?  Join Women's and Gender Studies Professor Dr. David Rubin and Pharmacy Alumni Dr. Kimberly Padawar for their talks on "Rethinking Gender and Sex in Healthcare" and "Perspectives on Gender Affirming Care".   

Hosted by:  USF Health Shared Student Services  

SOS- Stampede of Service:  Women's History Month Kickoff

March 3| 2:00-5:00pm| MSC CLCE Office

Do you want to get involved?  Would you like to create positive social change through volunteering?  Want to learn more about UN SDG:  Gender Equality?  Interested in meeting new people?  Looking for a GCP approved event?  If you answered yes to any of these, then SOS is for you!  The purpose of SOS is to get students engaged in the Tampa community through meaningful service experiences while connecting with one another.  The goal is to help move students develop mentally along with the Active Citizens Continuum by expanding awareness about social issues and how best to address solutions to root causes of those issues.  The Kickoff provides an opportunity to learn about service and co-curricular involvement at USF and sing up for volunteering.  Join us for this drop in activity (willtake 45 minytes to an hour).  Program begins every hour at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. 

Hosted by:  Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement  

How Capitalism Co-opted Feminism

March 4| 1:00-2:30pm| SLC 1400 & Microsoft Teams  

From the Modern Women of the 20's smoking, "Torches of Freedom", to Material Girls of the 80's accumulating massive debt as a sign of independence, to Girl Bossess of today exploiting other women for their own gain, the feminist movement has been undermined since its inception by greedy capitalists.  Join us as we take a look into how capitalism has co-opted feminism for insidious purposes, how they affect us today, and what we can do about it to make a better tommorrow for everyone. 

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, St. Petersburg campus 

Women in Leadership Panel

March 7| 12:00pm| Microsoft Teams

Join us for our second annual women in leadership panle featuring distinguished leaders at USF Health:  Deborah DeWaay, MD, FACP Usha Menon, Ph.D, RN, FAAN Tricia Penniecook, MD, MPH Amanda Tritsch, Ph.D, LAT, ATC, CSCS Amy Schwartz, PharmD Olga J. Joanow, JD.

Hostd by:  USF Health Shared Student Services  

Bulls & Banter:  Gender Equality

March 7| 5:00-6:00pm| Microsoft Teams   

Join CLCE for a peer led conversation about gender equality in a virtual setting.  For more details and the link to the event, please see Bullsconnect.

Hosted by:  Center for Leadership and Civic Enagagement

International Women's Day:  Break the Bias 

March 8| 3:00-5:00pm| The Edge

Come join and celebrate International Women's Day by participating in interactive fun activities that celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias, and influence behavior.  We will have painting lessons, pot decorating, photo booths, Kahoot, prizes and food! 

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, St. Petersburg campus 

Religion, Gender, and Sexuality

March 8| 4:30-6:00pm| MSC 3707

Please join the Religious Studies Club as we explore religion at the intersection of gender and sexuality with USF Professor of Sociology, Dr. Cavendish. 

Hosted by:  Religious Studies Club  

Understanding Gender Dimensions of Covid-19 in The Labor Market:  What happend in Latin America and the Caribbean?

March 8| 4:00-5:00pm| Mircrosoft Teams

ISLAC is invested in recognizing and creating awareness about Women's Day, highlighting their social, economic, and political achievements, without losing sight of the current challenges they face across the world.  Join us for this free virtual lecture featuring Dr. Laura Ripani. 

Dr. Ripani is Chief of the Labor Markets and Social Security Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).  She specializes in the area of labor markets, with a particular interest in improving labor market opportunities for all.  She has published extensively in academic journals in the areas of labor markets, social protection, and education.  In her twenty years of experienc, Laura has developed an extensive network of international contacts in the public, private and academic sectors and has become a thought leader for labor economics and the future of work.  Prior to joining th IDB, she worked at the World Bank on projects related to the link between poverty and labor markets in Latin America.  She holds a M.A. and Ph.D in ecnomics from the University of Illinios, Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A and M.A in economics from the National University of La Plata, Argentina. 

Hosted by:  The Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean      

University Lecture Series:  Self-Love- Confidence, Inspiration, and Fierceness with Aly Raisman 

March 8| 8:00-9:00pm| MSC Ballrooms, Doors open at 7:30pm 

Aly Raisman, team captain of the gold medal winning Women's Gymnastics team in 2012 and 2016, is the second most decorated American gymnast of all time.  A leader on and off the floor, Raisman uses her platform to promote body image and encourages everyone to be comfortable and confident in their own skin.     

Hosted by:  Center for Student Involvement 

QTPOC & Coffee 

March 10| 5:00pm-6:00pm| MSC 3300

Please join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for QTPOC & Coffee, a conversation series that addresses the intersections of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity.  Free coffee with a mug and snacks. 

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tampa campus

Intersex Care with Dr. David Rubin

March 10| 6:00pm| Microsoft Teams Register here

What resources does Hil Malatino's short, often sweet, always incisive, and absolutely indispensable pocketbook Trans Care (2020) offer for theorizing not only new trans carewebs, but also intersex care?  Dr. David A. Rubin, Associate Professor it the Department of Women's & Gender Studies at USF will distill a kindred theory of intersex care from Malatino's work, arguing that Malatino's thereorization of trans care emerges through a crtitical intersex ethos, and ethos grounded int he lived experience of people whose bodyminds do not fit standard definitions of male and female. 

Hosted by:  Department of Women's & Gender Studies  

Centre Gallery, After Hours:  Craftpolooza

March 10| 7:00-9:00pm| MSC Crescent Hill

Join us in all types of craft making while honoring key influential women in history.

Hosted by:  Center for Student Involvement and Office Multicultural Affairs, Tampa campus

Solidarity is a Verb:  SWANA Liberation, Gender Rights, and Refugee Experiences 

March 17| 6:00pm| Microsoft Team

Join us for this moderated panel of gender rights poets, scholars, and Southwest Asia and North African refugees who will share insighs on the crisies in Afghanistan and Palestine, placing each within its historical context of U.S. involvement.  As Florida is set to receive thousands of refugees from Afghanistan in the next year, the panel will help attendees begin to understand local implications and experiences of US imperialist complicity as it relates to the West's hesitance to confront human-rights issues in Sothwest Asia and North Africa, more generally.  Panelists include Zahra Wakilzada and Dina Awshah; moderator will be Dr. Rahi Dayerizadeh.  This event is part of the WGS Anti-Racism Series. Register here

Hosted by:  Department of Women's & Gender Studies 

Hear Her Cry- An Open Discussion on Maternal Mortality

March 21| 6:00-7:00pm| MSC Ballroom C

In honor of Women's History Month, the Maternal and Child Health Student Organization (MCHSO) will be collaborating with the Office of Multicultural Affairs to have a campus-wide discussion about women' health, specifically the issuse of maternal mortality.  Join us as we address the who, what, why, and how.  This will be a heart-felt conversation you do not want to miss.   

Hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tampa campus and the Maternal & Child Health Student Organization

Bulls & Banter:  Gender Equality

March 23| 3:30-4:30pm | MSC 1306

Join CLCE for an in-person peer led conversation about gender inequalities. We will be discussing the effects gender inequality has on us and others. Come share your thoughts and listen to others in a curious, respectful, and safe environment.

Hosted by:  Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement

Civic Conversation Series:  Gender Equality (UNSDG 5)

March 24| 12:30-2:00pm| Microsoft Teams

The Civic Conversation Series is a monthly panel program that explores diverse expert perspectives on current topics of public interest and invites critical discussion about ethical leadership and engaged citizenship.  This virtual session will feature a conversation about Gender Equality, aligned with the UN Goal #5.  Our featured panelists will discuss persistent gender-based challenges and share opportunities and approaches to create more equitable and empowering environments for girls and women.  This program is open to all members of the USF community and invites guests.   Register here

Hosted by:  Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement 

Hispanic Writers in The United States

March 25| 6:00-7:30pm| Microsoft Teams

Join us for a panel of women writers that will share their stories and their work.  The speakers will be Adriana Pacheco, Sara Cordon, Naida Saavedra and Mariana Graciano.  For more information and the link to the event, please email Luisa Villamil at

Hosted by:  The Department of World Languages & SGSA

Women of Color Retreat

March 27| 10:00am -3:00pm| St. Petersburg campus

The Women of Color Retreat was created a few years ago due to Women of Color expressing themselves about not having a safe place on campus.  Because of that, the Women of Color Retest was created to provide a safe and inclusive space for Women of Color to come together and share their experiences without any judgement or hesitation.  The space allows Women to fo through a wholistic experience that allows Women of Color to feel confident and cope with societal stereotypes and oppressions they may face.  The retreat allows Women of Color to hear from speakers and peers who they share common experiences with.  Overall, the retreat creates safe and inclusive space for Women of Color.  For more details, reach out to DeWaye Anderson at      

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, St. Petersburg campus 

Preserving LGBTQ+ History:  A conversation about LGBTQ+ archives and why they're important

March 29| 6:00pm|  Zoom

Special Collections is hosting a very special conversation for #WomensHistoryMonth with Edie Daly (she/her), local lesbian activist and community organizer, and S.L. Crawley, PhD (they/them), Associate Professor in the USF Department of Sociology.  Edie is a feminist, lesbian, and peace activist that has served the greater Tampa Bay LGBTQ+ community through the decades, and donated the very first LGBTQ+ collection to Tampa Special Collections that served as the foundation of what is now our largest collecting area.  Dr. Crawley's areas of expertise include gender and sexualities theories, queer and feminist theory, epistemology and qualitative methods, and social psychology and sociology of sport focusing on productions of identity and social impacts on the physical body.  Dr. Crawley was also instrumental in creating the Women & Gender Studies Department at USF.  Join us as we explore gender amd sexuality history and the role libraries serve in preserving, advocating for, and making accessible LGBTQ+ history materials. Please RSVP to Christina Stevens at

Hosted by:   USF Libraries 

Ladies Night:  Meet Me at the Bar

March 29| 7:30-9:00pm| The Well

Join us at the gym to gain confidence, talk with female trainers, and tweak your techniques with weights and other gym equipment.  Free mock-tails, t-shirts, and other swag as giveaways!

Hosted by:  Campus Rec, Center for Student Well-being, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tampa campus and USF Dining  

Literature Voyage Inspired by the "Tenth Muse"

March 30| 5:00-6:00pm| MSC 3306

Acompananos por un viaje literario con una de las mujeres Mexicanas mas influyentes en la historia y la cultura latinoamericanas, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. 

Hosted by:  ISLAC- Institute of Latin American and the Caribbean & Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tampa campus 

Movies on the Lawn:  Little Women

March 30| 8:30pm| MSC Bookstore Lawn

Bring a blanket or chair and come join us in watching this classic!

Hosted by:  Center for Student Involvement  

Ladies Lounge

March 31| 11:30am-1:30pm| MSC 3707

Free lunch and swag!  This event will host a Q&A with speakers about Women's Healthcare in the Tampa Bay area.  Hear from local doctors and a representative from Planned Parenthood about women's health and answering some important questions. 

Hosted by:  Office of Multicultural Affairs, Tampa campus and the Center for Student Well-being