National Women's History Month
Mission Statement: MTSU's National Women's History Month programming recognizes, promotes, and celebrates women's contributions and causes by providing education and entertainment from a feminist perspective that emphasizes cultural transformation to achieve social justice and women's empowerment.
The National Women's History Month Committee coordinates programming each academic year, including an opening ceremony, keynote speaker, and featured presentations
Events are held throughout the year and announced through the NWHM calendar and flyers posted on campus, though the majority are held in March and announced via our annual NWHM Calendar. To receive a copy of the calendar, contact the June Anderson Center office at email@example.com or 615-898-5812.
"Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories", recognizing women, past and present, who
have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, tv,
stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media.
In addition to programming the Committee organizes, we welcome proposals for co-sponsored NWHM events or requests to add events to our Calendar. To submit a proposal, please complete a calendar submission. Calendar submissions for 2023 will be due December 9th, 2022.
The June Anderson Center is hosting a MTSU Women Storytellers Event on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023 from 11am-1pm in the MTSU Phillips Bookstore. If you are an MTSU Student, Faculty, or Staff Member who is a published storyteller, we would love for you to join us and share your story with a book signing. PLease see link for information regarding the book signing. Sign ups for the "MTSU Women Storyteller" Event will be due December 9th, 2022.
In addition to programming the Committee organizes, we welcome proposals for co-sponsored NWHM events or requests to add events to our Calendar. To submit a proposal, please complete a NWHM Proposal Form. Proposals are evaluated in the order received, based upon their adherence to the NWHM mission statement, their contribution to the diversity of programming, and the availability of funds. The Committee meets several times during each Fall semester to review proposals. Specific meeting dates will be announced annually via email to all faculty, staff, and administration. Cosponsorship proposals for 2023 will be due December 9th, 2022.
Previous NWHM Button Honorees and Keynote Speakers
|Year||Button Honoree||Keynote Speaker|
|2008||Angela Davis||Rebecca Walker|
|2009||Shirley Chisholm||bell hooks|
|2010||Gloria Steinem||Gloria Steinem|
|2012||Annie Sullivan||Marlee Matlin|
|2013||Sally Ride||Sheril Kirshenbaum|
|2014||Sojourner Truth||Soledad O'Brien|
|2015||Maya Angelou||Lisa Ling|
|2016||Benazir Bhutto||Judy A. Smith|
|2017||Madam C.J. Walker||Laila Ali|
|2018||Pat Summitt||Shalon D. Pillow & Tiffany Woosley|
|2019||Aretha Franklin||Julie Cohen|
|2020 & 2021||Mary Eliza Church Terrell
Ida B. Wells Barnett
|Dr. Mary Frances Berry|
|2022||bell hooks||Dr. Jacqueline Walters|
Watch for more information on NWHM 2023!
Committee Chair and NWHM Coordinator
June Anderson Center for Women & Nontraditional Students
Dr. Vicky MacLean
Director of Women's Studies