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Western Illinois University IDEAS Club to Host Women’s History Month Event March 21

March 21st, 2023
Western Illinois University IDEAS Club to Host Women's History Month Event March 21

MOLINE, IL – – Western Illinois University- Quad Cities IDEAS Club will host a Women’s History Month event at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in QC Complex, room 1102. The event will celebrate the women who inspire and show appreciation for women who have an impact on our communities. Participants will have the opportunity to write a letter to a woman they find inspiring and enjoy the movie Iron Jawed Angels. Pizza and refreshments will be provided to all attendees. For more information on the event, email IDEAS at ideasqcdrive@gmail.com.  Read More

Bettendorf Public Library’s Community Connections Event to reflect on Gladys Black

March 9th, 2023
Bettendorf Public Library’s Community Connections Event to reflect on Gladys Black

Bettendorf, IA – In reflection of Women’s History Month, the Bettendorf Public Library’s Community Connections series will highlight the life and legacy of Iowa conservationist and amateur bird expert Gladys Black. Community Connections – Gladys Black: The Legacy of Iowa’s Bird Lady will be held on Thursday, March 9th at 1:30 P.M. at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. This free event is open to all ages and does not require registration. This program is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the State Historical Society for The Humanities.... Read More

Western Illinois University Student Honors Association Hosting Women’s Media Drive

March 17th, 2022
Western Illinois University Student Honors Association Hosting Women's Media Drive

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Western Illinois University Student Honors Association (SHA) will host a Women’s Media Drive. This drive will be oriented toward popular media that is created by women, for women, or engages with ideas of womanhood. Content from queer women, women of color and other under-represented women is encouraged. Possible donations include books, movies, music, artwork, etc. Items can be new or secondhand. SHA invites any WIU students and staff who have created a piece of media that fits this theme to submit their own work to the drive. The organization... Read More

Urban Exposure Film Project Showcasing Women’s Films Monday

March 21st, 2021
Urban Exposure Film Project Showcasing Women's Films Monday

In honor of Women’s History Month, Urban Exposure Independent Film Project and Azubuike Arts is screening eight short films written and directed by the summer program’s young women. The festival will be streamed for free on Facebook on Monday, March 22, at 6 p.m. Each screening will be followed by a conversation between the first-time filmmakers, host Gaye Shannon Burnett (president of Azubuike African American Council for the Arts), and a special guest independent filmmaker. An online interactive Q&A will follow the short films with the Facebook Live audience. “This is first time... Read More

‘A Woman of Achievement: Stories from the Life of Lou Henry Hoover’ Presented by the Davenport Public Library

March 17th, 2021
‘A Woman of Achievement: Stories from the Life of Lou Henry Hoover’ Presented by the Davenport Public Library

The Davenport Public Library is pleased to partner with the Hoover Museum and Presidential Library for this live webinar! Join us Thursday, March 18th at 6:00 pm for “A Woman of Achievement: Stories from the Life of Lou Henry Hoover” with historian Annette Dunlap. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/dpl-thirdthursdaymarch. In World War I, Lou Henry Hoover helped start a hospital for wounded British soldiers. She was instrumental in establishing sewing factories to employ women whose men had gone off to war. In the early 1920s, she oversaw the nearly exponential growth of the Girl... Read More

Urban Exposure to Showcase Female Filmmakers on Facebook March 15 and 22

March 15th, 2021
Urban Exposure to Showcase Female Filmmakers on Facebook March 15 and 22

In honor of Women’s History Month, Urban Exposure Independent Film Project and Azubuike Arts is screening eight short films written and directed by the summer program’s young women. The festival will be streamed for free on Facebook on Monday, March 15 and 22 at 6 p.m. Each screening will be followed by a conversation between the first-time filmmakers, host Gaye Shannon Burnett (president of Azubuike African American Council for the Arts), and a special guest independent filmmaker. An online interactive Q&A will follow the short films with the Facebook Live audience. “This is first time... Read More

Western Illinois University Celebrating Women’s History Month With Virtual Book Event

February 21st, 2021
Western Illinois University Celebrating Women's History Month With Virtual Book Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, Western Illinois University (WIU) Libraries will hold a virtual presentation of Robert Lopresti’s award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count” in March. Robert Lopresti, a retired government information librarian from Western Washington University, (WWU) will discuss his award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count”(Praeger, 2017). The presentation is sponsored by WIU Libraries in acknowledgment of Women’s History Month. It will be held virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Lopresti retired in 2018, after... Read More

WIU Libraries Honors Women’s History Month by Hosting Virtual Presentation of ‘When Women Didn’t Count’

February 15th, 2021
WIU Libraries Honors Women's History Month by Hosting Virtual Presentation of 'When Women Didn’t Count'

Western Illinois University (WIU) Libraries will hold a virtual presentation of Robert Lopresti’s award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count” in March, in recognition of Women’s History Month. Robert Lopresti, a retired government information librarian from Western Washington University, (WWU) will discuss his award-winning book, “When Women Didn’t Count”(Praeger, 2017). The presentation is sponsored by WIU Libraries in acknowledgment of Women’s History Month. It will be held virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Lopresti retired in 2018,... Read More