Cultural Conversations – Women’s History Month

Culture University

Date: 11 March at 17.00-18.00

Venue: American Corner Szeged

Since 1987, every year the US President has declared March Women’s History Month. Every year, public schools focus their teaching this month on the historical influence and roles of women. Schools and communities take this opportunity to promote equality and share stories that otherwise do not receive attention. At Cultural Conversations this time, we will talk about the origin and function of Women’s History Month, and we will also talk about the cultural conversations around the month. While some criticize the idea of designating just one month for talking about women in history, others take it as a chance to make up for the gaps in the accepted historical narratives, which still focus excessively on white men. We will also talk about the cultural issues touching on women in the United States today and how they appear as part of Women’s History Month activities. We look forward to seeing you there!

Facilitator: Daniel Nyikos (SZTE, IEAS)

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