Women's History

50 Years of the February Sisters

On February 4, 1972, the February Sisters occupied the KU East Asian Studies building for thirteen hours and demanded “resources to meet the pressing needs of women" at the University of Kansas. This series of panels honors their legacy.

The Socialist Roots of International Women's Day

In honor of Women's History Month 2021, Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee — Professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism" — speaks on the socialist roots of International Women's Day.

Smash the Patriarchy

In this lecture, Miguel Roel offers an introduction to feminist materialism and the history of patriarchy.

"Without A Whisper – Konnon:kwe"

Mohawk filmmaker Katsitsionni Fox, Haudenosaunee Knowledge Guardian Louise Herne, and intersectional feminist historian Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner discuss the documentary "Without A Whisper – Konnon:kwe," the untold story of Indigenous women's influence on U.S. suffragists.

Women Voted Here Before Columbus

Louise Herne, a Bear Clan Matron of the Mohawk Nation and Haudenosaunee Knowledge Guardian, and Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, author of the intersectional anthology "The Women’s Suffrage Movement," discuss the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) impact on early U.S. feminists.