Women’s History Month

2023 Women’s History Month
March 2023

We invite members of the University of Mary Washington community to submit proposals for the annual Women’s History Month Celebration calendar of events. The theme for the March 2023 Women’s History Month is “Celebrating Women:  Telling Our Stories.”

Proposals are due by Monday, December 5, 2022.  The sponsor(s) will be notified promptly. Approved programs will be included on the Women’s History Month calendar, as well as in print and electronic publications. All programs must secure their source of funding, if applicable.

Complete the 2023 Women’s History Month Program Proposal now.

2023 Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker;  Dr. Gayatri Sethi, PhD

Wednesday, March 15  |  7 pm  |  Chandler Ballroom C, University Center

A smiling woman wearing dark lipstick with her hair back in a scarf holding a book titled UnbelongingGayatri Sethi (PhD) is an educator, writer, and independent consultant. She teaches and writes about Social Justice, Global Studies, and Comparative Education. Born in Tanzania and raised in Botswana, she is of Punjabi descent, multilingual, and polycultural. She reflects on these lifelong experiences of identity, immigration, and belonging in her debut non-fiction book titled Unbelonging.

She is also the co-founder of the Desi KidLit community, an initiative to build solidarity among South Asian diaspora writers for young people. When she is not reading or recommending reads on Instagram as @desibookaunty, she is envisioning traveling and gathering in community safely again.


UMW continues to monitor campus, local, and statewide COVID-19 data and has instituted protocols to protect our campus community.  These protocols include requiring proper mask wearing while indoors, requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative test, reducing occupancy limits at events, or restricting attendance to UMW community members only, obtaining contact information from event attendees for contact tracing, and requesting that the University be notified of any positive COVID test within 14 days of attending an event at UMW.  The University may also implement additional restrictions if cases increase on campus or in the region. We encourage you to check our website for updates prior to arriving to campus for a scheduled event.


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044 or visit www.students.umw.edu/multicultural.

Please email us at umwjfmc@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding disability-related accommodations.