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Women's History Month 2020

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Spotlight on Women Faculty at Texas Tech 

During March, Texas Tech is celebrating women faculty who exemplify excellence in research, scholarship, creative activity, teaching, and mentoring.  Follow and post on social media to help us celebrate.

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The Texas Tech University Women's & Gender Studies is celebrating Women's History Month by showcasing women past, present and future. Taking inspiration from the National Women's History Project, we honor women who helped create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations.

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"Women Who Shaped Texas Tech" Exhibition

Beginning in 2014, the Texas Tech University Archives has chosen to honor a select group of women with an annual exhibit featuring groundbreaking, plucky and ambitious alumnae and faculty who have shaped Texas Tech's history.

The exhibit, a celebration of Women's History Month, is being held in two buildings this year. The Croslin Room of the Library will host a large exhibit of artifacts, clothing and photographs related to Texas Tech women. Included will be 11 exhibit panels featuring honorees from the previous two years' exhibits, as well as six oversized posters of women who have realized major university milestones.

The SWC/SCL will host the newest honorees of the exhibit.

For more information visit the , contact B. Lynn Whitfield, Texas Tech University Archivist at SWC/SCL, at lynn.whitfield@ttu.edu.

March 1 - Women of Color Day

  • In 1981, the National Institute for Women of Color (NIWC) was established to build a strong national network for women of African, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian, Hispanic, Latina and Pacific Island heritages and to advance the issues of Women of Color. These efforts resulted in National Strategies Conferences for Women of Color in 1982 and 1983 in Washington, DC, 1984 in Reno, Nevada and 1987 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Since then it's annually observed on March 1 and features different programs, that are held across the USA and in other countries.
  • "Self-naming is powerful, but it doesn't automatically create solidarity. We must be deliberate and conscientious when claiming identities. My resilience and resolve as a feminist comes from all of my women of color forebears, but my terms of identity specifically come from black women scholars. All women of color should understand this history and origin." - Julie Feng, 


March 2

  • STEM CORE presents "Women in STEM: Beyond the Obvious"
    SUB Red Raider Lounge | 1:00 p.m.

March 4

  • Sexism Cinema presents The Watermelon Woman | Alamo Drafthouse Theatre | 7:00 p.m. 
    Sexism/Cinema - Texas Tech faculty have selected films with female protagonists to view and discuss at Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock. Movies will begin at 7:30pm with a brief introduction. $7.00 admission for all.

March 5

  • Red Raider Talks: Framing Leadership Through Her Vision hosted by Office of the President
    Frazier Alumni Pavillion | 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Keynote Luncheon: Students-FREE, Faculty/Community Members-$15, Staff-$10
    Register available
  • Dr. Megan Kate Nelson will give a talk about her new book, The Three Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West
    TTU Library Croslin Room (lower level) | 5:30 p.m.

March 5-7

March 6-8

March 8

  • International Women's Day (#IWD2020)
    #EachforEqual is an online media campaign that runs all year long. It doesn't end on International Women's Day. The campaign theme provides a unified direction to guide and galvanize continuous collective action, with #EachforEqual activity reinforced and amplified all year.

March 24

March 25

  • Rescheduled to April 17 | noon-1:00p.m. | Via ZOOM
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    (HER)story of Women at Texas Tech - Presented by Christine Self, Ph.D and Archivist Lynn Whitfield

    It may seem like an odd fact to point out today, but when Texas Tech University was established in 1923 as Texas Technological College, the idea of a coed higher learning institution was still relatively new.

    From the early days on the high plains of Texas, women played significant roles in the development of the region. Women were a part of that breed labeled as pioneers. As a part of the development of West Texas, Texas Tech provided an opportunity for women to be pioneers of education during the schools' initial years. Four women – Mary Howard Doak, Elizabeth Howard West, Margaret W. Weeks and Florence A. Drane, true pioneers in every sense of the words, were deeply involved with Texas tech from the early days of its existence and left their marks upon the school.

    The Women Who Shaped Texas Tech Beginning in 2014, the University Archives sponsors a "Women Who Shaped Texas Tech" exhibit as part of Women's History Month, which is celebrated each March. The women selected for the exhibit meet 2-3 of the following criteria: 1) they qualify as either a "groundbreaker" and/or a "first" in Texas Tech history, 2) they have a long-lasting legacy at the university [Many often have a long-lasting legacy in their community as well], and 3) they are documented in the holdings of the University Archives either in the form of photographs, manuscript collection(s), A/V collections such as oral histories, reference files and/or faculty files.

    Join us in learning about women faculty, staff and students from past to present that have made significant contributions to research, service and teaching on our campus.

    More info on Pioneer Women of Texas Tech can be found here; http://swco.ttu.edu/University_Archive/ttuwomen4.html

March 30

  • POSTPONED - Women's History Month Speaker Series - Dr. Tanisha Ford, Associate Professor of Africana studies and history at the University of Delaware.