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How will you participate in 150 Years of Women?

With events that range from lectures and public dialogues to book groups and gatherings, the commemoration can be a springboard for learning, connection and growth.

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‘me too.’ Movement founder Tarana Burke will keynote MLK Dream Week

Tarana Burke, social activist and founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement will engage in an address that will give strength and empower those who have experienced trauma or harassment.

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Hidden Figures author and book

Explore Hidden Figures

Our community-wide reading program, One Book One Northwestern, will focus on Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Throughout the academic year, community events will delve into the issues of gender, race and inclusion presented in the book.

One Book One Northwestern
three female engineers wearing shirts that say 'I'm and ENGINEER–What's your problem?'

By Degrees: Gender. Education. And Progress.

In the 2019-20 academic year, Women's Center will provide programming that confronts the persistence of inequity in higher education, the presence of classroom bias and other obstacles.

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On the Same Terms: An Exhibition

The University Archives has mined its collection to create the exhibit, On the Same Terms, located in Deering Library. Through documents and primary materials, it tells the story of Northwestern's decision to admit women.

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