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Women's History Month

A guide to information and resources for Women's History Month at the George A. Smathers Libraries

Observances at the Libraries

Throughout March, the Libraries host events and activities that highlight the achievements and lives of women all through history. Explore and engage with our community as we honor the contributions and achievements of notable women and their impact on our society.

Library West

Check out our Women's History Month display on the 2nd floor of Library West. Find books by and about the women who tell our stories, follow us on social media, and celebrate International Women's Day by telling us about the women who inspire you.

Latin American and Caribbean Collection

Happy Women's History Month! Come by LACC to check out some books by and about Latin American & Caribbean women. Our collage board honors those who have contributed to so many different fields of human endeavor and innovation. Learn more by reading our blog post.

Education Library

Check out our Women's History Month display on the 1st floor of the Education Library, located in Norman Hall. We want to highlight the
women in history who fought for equality and diversity. Be it politicians, educators, activists, or individuals who wanted to change their community for the better. We acknowledge those women who changed history and are currently changing history today.

Governor's House Library

Celebrate the women of St. Augustine who made history, wrote history, and preserved history by exploring this online story map from the Governor's House Library.

Health Science Center Libraries

Join us for the Women's History Month Out Loud, Wednesday, March 20, 12-1pm. Listen to literature written by or featuring the lived experiences of women authors at HSCL.

International Women's Day

March 8, 2024

The outline of a woman's silhouette is filled with a collage of additional silhouette images of women. The text reads International Women's Day, March 8. #InspireInclusion.

"The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2024 is Inspire Inclusion.

"When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world.

"And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

"Collectively, let's forge a more inclusive world for women.

"Read more about a definition of what it means to inspire inclusion here."1

1."International Women's Day 2024 campaign theme: #InspireInclusion,"  International Women's Day, accessed February 2, 2024,

Events Around Campus


CURBS Workshop: Women in Tech

Monday, March 4, 2024, 4:30 pm

Reitz Union, Room 2325

The purpose of this workshop is to elevate female voices and experiences on campus who perform tech or AI related research.


Black Women Leaders in Law

Monday, March 18, 2024, 11:00 am

Turlington Plaza

BWLL will be tabling to meet interested UF students and inform them of how to become a part of the organization in the coming year.


Dr. Vanessa Wills: Claudia Jones, Black Woman Workers, and the Cause(s) of Oppression

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 4:30 pm

Ustler Hall

Claudia Jones was a Black, working-class woman of Trinidadian descent and an activist who participated in freedom struggles in the U.S. and the U.K. during the first half of the Twentieth Century. Among her achievements, she is notable for having developed the view that Black, working-class, women experience “triple oppression” on the basis of their race, gender, and economic class, and that therefore, in the U.S., the sociopolitical situation of Black, working-class, women plays a unique and central role in the struggle against all forms of oppression. Jones’s position has variously been described as a proto-intersectional or early Black Feminist view. However, Jones’s view seems to differ from these, in that while she brings focus to issues of racism and sexism in her analysis, she is nonetheless also quite willing to argue that ultimately, it is capitalism and class exploitation that operate as a fundamental cause of these forms of identity-based oppression. In this talk, I will discuss Jones’s legacy as well as recent scholarship on her work, and argue that while Jones’s ideas have significant overlap with influential present-day models for discussing racist and sexist oppression, her model of “triple oppression” is nonetheless inseparable from its theoretical foundations in a Marxist class analysis that centers the role of economic hierarchy and domination.


Women's History Month Out Loud

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 4:00 pm

UF Health Science Center Libraries

The Smathers Libraries promote literature through lived experiences! Join us as we host an open mic event celebrating Women's History Month.


The Real Cost of Racial Justice: Black Women Fundraisers and the Radical Organizing Tradition

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 5:00 pm

Ustler Hall, GSWS Atrium

Join us for the African American Studies Mellon Foundation Speaker Series featuring Dr. Tanisha C. Ford, professor of history at The Graduate Center, City University of New York on the history of Black Women’s philanthropy and organizing.

The African American Studies Mellon Foundation Speaker Series has been made possible in part by a major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Higher Learning Grant Opportunity.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women Studies, Department of History, and the Office of Black Student Engagement.


2024 Women in Leadership Forum

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 5:00 pm

Pugh Hall Ocora

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Bob Graham Center Student Fellows join with the Bob Graham Center for Public Service to host the 2024 Joan S. Forrest Women in Leadership Forum. This year’s stellar panelists are leaders in business, higher education, health care operations, and politics. 


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