Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. Read more about the History of International Women's Day
We will view Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's well-known TED talk, "We Should all be Feminists". Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun, uses humor and levity to offer a unique definition of feminism for the 21st Century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.
Support for these and other events come from Texas Tech University Black Student Association and Tech FMLA (Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance)