These women-focused spaces are serving up some serious girl power.
– KEYS SOULCARE
This Women’s History Month (and, let’s be real, always), we’re inspired by badass women doing big things. From lifting up their ancestral communities to empowering girls who are worlds away, we never underestimate the power (and worth) of a hard-working woman.
In that spirit, we’ve rounded up four online events to experience women’s history in real time — and possibly even connect with a few history-makers while you’re there.
1. Social Studies Online: Women’s History Month
Smithsonion’s National Museum of Women’s History debuts a month-long, weekly series dedicated to women. The offerings run the gamut from museum-based tools, to expert guests, to tips for tracing women’s history through media and the present day on your own. Starting Thursday, March 4. | Stream it here on Youtube.
2. “Recovering the Black Suffragettes of New York”
Join this professor-led, four-session course on the Black women who came together to help fight for (and win) women’s right to vote in New York City and state. Spanning across three generations of educators, doctors, and community organizers, among others, you’ll definitely walk away with a new girl crush or two. Tuesdays, March 9th – 30th. | Register here.
3. Cafe con Libros Book Club
Zoom into their monthly book club to discuss New York Times bestseller The Night Watchman through their signature, intersectional “feminist and bookish” point of view. (Fun fact: The book club kicked off in 2018, and has since garnered attention from The Root, Vogue, and more.) Sunday, March 14. | RSVP here.
4. She Should Run’s Video Series
Grassroots organization She Should Run hosts online gatherings of women in office and policy to debunk the path to public office and get us closer to gender parity in all areas of society. Past topics include “Creating Space for Public Leadership in a Busy Life” and “Suffrage, Race, and Power.” Even cooler news? You can now screen every discussion, anytime. | Tune in and take note here.
Which women’s history resources and learnings have inspired you? Share what you’ve explored — and are curious about — in the comments!
Photo Credit: Division of Political and Military History, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution