Cal U Marks Women's History Month

Feb 28, 2020

The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment is part of the celebration.


Cal U will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote, during Women’s History Month in March. 

“Valiant Women of the Vote” programs will honor the women who fought to win suffrage rights in 1920 and the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others. 

Iron Jawed Angels, a film starring Hillary Swank, will be shown at 11 a.m. March 5 in Morgan Hall Auditorum. The film follows Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they lead the movement to grant women the right to vote. 

“Showing this film is a fitting way to open our Women’s History Month activities,” said Dr. Marta McClintock-Comeaux, director of Women’s Studies. “Our students and the campus community need to understand the fight women endured for the right to vote.” 

At 11 a.m. March 19, the women’s studies program will be showing a TED Talk on gender-based marketing in the Women’s Center, Natali Room 117.

The University’s Women’s History Month celebration concludes with a “A Survivor’s Story,” a free public event. 

Pearl Mitchell, from the Department of Childhood Education, will discuss her recent book, My Life or His, based on her own personal experience of domestic abuse, at 9:30 a.m. March 31 in Vulcan Theatre. 

The book is published through Kelly Publishing. Mitchell is also associate pastor at New Beginning Full Gospel Church in Uniontown, Pa. 

Following her presentation there will be a reception at 11 a.m. in the Women’s Center, Natali Room 117.