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UGA celebrates Women’s History Month

In recognition of the 2022 national Women’s History Month theme “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia will be hosting numerous virtual programs in March.

Stephanie Y. Evans (Submitted photo)

This year’s virtual keynote address will be presented by Stephanie Y. Evans, professor of Black women’s studies; former director of the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and affiliate faculty in the Department of Africana Studies at Georgia State University. She is an affiliate faculty in the Center for the Study of Africa and Its Diaspora and the Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience at Georgia State University. Her research interests include Black women’s intellectual history, memoirs, mental health and wellness. She has published books on Black women’s yoga history, travel memoirs, Black women in the ivory tower and Black women and public health.

Her virtual keynote address, titled “Black Women’s #HISTORICALWELLNESS: Traditions of Connecting Self-Care to Social Justice,” will take place on March 29 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Contact Terri Hatfield at for more information.

The Institute for Women’s Studies will continue its tradition of hosting a film series during March featuring documentaries highlighting the often-untold stories of women. This year’s film screenings will be virtual with a new film becoming available for streaming each week. Information on the virtual watch pages for each film can be found at

This year’s film screenings include:

  • “Defiant Lives”: March 7-11
  • “Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS”: March 14-18
  • “A Normal Girl”: March 21-25
  • “Feed the Green: Feminist Voices for the Earth”: March 28-April 1

A complete list of Women’s History Month programming is available online at

Women’s History Month at the University of Georgia is hosted by the Institute for Women’s Studies, part of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Co-sponsors include the Institute for African American Studies; Mary Frances Early College of Education; Department of English; College of Family and Consumer Sciences; Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; Graduate School; Institute of Higher Education; Department of History; Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication; Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy; Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law; Multicultural Services and Programs; Hugh Hodgson School of Music; Department of Philosophy; School of Public and International Affairs; and the Department of Sociology.