Women's Center


Daisy Hernandez, 2010 Keynote Speaker

National Women's History Month

Women’s history isn’t irrelevant and boring; it’s amazing.  It will make you proud and inspired--and more educated about U.S. history and feminist movements.

The Women’s Center celebrates National Women’s History Month during the month of March each year, beginning with our inaugural year of 1990. We, and often other departments or groups, host a variety of events throughout the month, culminating in a keynote speaker of national stature. Collaborations with other departments on campus help to facilitate this exciting pinnacle of Women’s History Month at St. Cloud State. The Women’s Center began a formal partnership with Multicultural Student Services, LGBT Resource Center, Multicultural Resource Center and Women’s Studies in 2008.  Other departments have been invaluable partners including Sherburne Hall Council, the No Hate Campaign, the Center for Continuing Studies, the Office for Institutional Equity & Access and others.

Some of the amazing women featured in the past at St. Cloud State include Angela Davis, bell hooks, Bushra Rehman, Cecelia FireThunder, Courtney Martin, Daisy Hernandez, Urvashi Vaid and Tig Notaro. 

The public celebration of women's history in this country began in 1978 as "Women's History Week" in Sonoma County, California. The week that includes International Women's Day, celebrated world-wide on March 8, was selected.  In 1981, a U.S. Congressional resolution proclaiming a national Women's History Week was established.  In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women's History Month.  It’s important to remember the phenomenal women whose accomplishments, leadership and contributions have contributed to U.S. history including the fight for equity and justice for women and girls. 

For more information, check out the National Women’s History Museum and National Women’s History Project websites:



Archived Brochures/Posters and News Coverage

2016: Calendar of Events (Keynotes by Kelley Robinson and Alexandra Tweten)

2014: Tig Notaro

2012: Urvashi Vaid

2011: Courtney E. Martin "Do it Anyway: A New Generation of Activists"

2010: Daisy Hernandez "Feminism in Our Everyday Lives"

2009: Angela Davis "Feminist Change: A New Era"

2008: Calendar of Events (Keynote: Lori Robinson, "I Will Survive")

2007: Cecelia Fire Thunder: Moving Herstory Forward

2006: "Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams" Brochure (Keynote: Bushra Rehman, "Colonize This!")

2005: "Our History is Our Strength" Brochure

2004: "Women Inspiring Hope and Possibility" (Keynote: Ann Josephine Simonton, "Sex Power and the Media")

2003: Coya Knutson

2002: Brochures, Flyers and News Clippings (ft. Judy Richardson)

2001: "Celebrating Women of Courage and Vision" Brochure (ft. Sheila Wellstone and Dr. Gail Dines)

2000: Lani Gunier

1999: "Hidden Heroes: Honoring and Celebrating Phenomenal Women in Our Communities" Brochure

1998: "Living the Legacy: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Women's Movement" (ft. Dr. Julianne Malveaux)

1997: "A Fine and Long Tradition of Community Leadership" Brochure (ft. Andrea Dworkin and Lisa Tiger)

1996: "See History in a New Way" Brochure (ft. Susan Faludi and Ann Reed)

1995: "Women's History: Promises to Keep" Brochure

1994: Calendar of Events (ft. Myrna Kostash)

1993: "Discover a New World: Women's History"  Brochure

1992: "Women's History: A Patchwork of Many Lives" Brochure (ft. Judy Gorman)

1991: "Nurturing Tradition, Fostering Change" Brochure

1990: "Courageous Voices Echoing In Our Lives" Poster (Keynote: Lillie Allen)