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Nevertheless She Persisted Theme of Women’s History Month

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Monday, March 5, 2018

The Women's Commission along with the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs at the University of Minnesota Crookston have planned several events in recognition of Women’s History Month. This year's theme is "NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

A presentation on March 8 by Associate Professor Marsha Odom and Gail Myers from the Disability Resource Center will be Nevertheless She Persisted: The History of Women's Persistence and Resistance for Equality" at 3:30 p.m. in the Prairie Room, Sargeant Student Center.

Topics for the presentation include: women who persisted; women's suffrage; the early marches and protests; discrimination; and the Equal Rights Amendment.

On March 22, there will be a panel discussion entitled "Why Are Women Still Marching?" at 3:30 p.m. in the Prairie Room, Sargeant Student Center. Topics for the panel include: current marches and protests; the "TimesUp" movement, the "MeToo movement"; Equal Rights Amendment; and the Equal Pay Act.

On March 20 at 7 p.m., the movie Hidden Figures will be shown in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Refreshments will be served including a nacho bar and movie treats. The event is free and all are welcome.


The 2018 theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”  Throughout this year, the National Women’s History Project will honor fifteen outstanding women for their unrelenting and inspirational persistence, and for understanding that, by fighting all forms of discrimination against women and girls, they have shaped America’s history and our future.  These 2018 Honorees refused to be silenced.  Their lives demonstrate the power of voice, of taking action, and of believing that meaningful and lasting change is possible in our democratic society.

Women’s History Month has been officially recognized since Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in 1987. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women. For more information, visit

For other events taking place during Women’s History Month at the U of M Crookston, visit

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Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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