women's issues

Women's History Month Events at UGA

Feb 27, 2019

The University of Georgia will be hosting a variety of events for Women’s History Month this March, beginning with a screening RGB on Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. in room 271 of the Special Collections Library.

On March 18, there will be a screening of Mankiller, also in room 271 of the Special Collections Library.

Lora Smothers is the director of the Athens Freedom to Grow Unschool. She uses nontraditional approaches to educate. Her desire to teach students how to be a part of history led Lora and her family to the Atlanta Women’s March this January. This is the third and final segment of a multi-part series about women’s rights here in Athens.

Sally Sheppard spends most of her days helping and advocating for sexual assault survivors. She is the executive director of the Cottage in Athens. When she found out she had the opportunity to speak at the “Day of Resistance” on January 20, the day before the women’s march occurred, she decided to use it as a platform to inform others.

Dr. Nsenga Burton is an Athenian resident and journalism professor at the University of Georgia who attended the 2017 women’s march in Atlanta. The Women’s March was a nation-wide protest that advocated for a number of issues like women’s rights, immigration and healthcare reform, racial equality, environmental protection, and more.