Women’s History Month is celebrated annually in March to highlight the contributions of women throughout history and in contemporary society. There are a number of events in Columbus to help honor achievements of women across many eras and industries.
Veterans Voices: Kirstie Ennis' Mission to Serve
March 2: 6:30-7:30 p.m. | National Veterans Memorial and Museum (Virtual Event)
Hear from inspiring person and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Kirstie Ennis, who joined the Marine corps at the age of 17. Sgt. Ennis was in a traumatic helicopter accident while deployed in Afghanistan, and after more than 40 surgeries and the amputation of her left leg, she has become a role model and inspiration for others around the world.
Color of Science with Kellie Gerardi, Aerospace & Defense Professional
March 4: 12-1 p.m. | COSI (Virtual Event)
This digital series features live one-on-one interviews with COSI President Dr. Frederic Bertley and some of the country’s brightest scientists who are women, persons of color, and/or within the LGBTQ community. Kellie Gerardi’s work to promote citizen-science and inspire women in STEM has been featured across a broad range of media and has attracted hundreds of thousands of fans on social media. Now you have the chance to learn more about her contributions to science and ask her questions.
Celebrating Women Winemakers Tasting
March 4: 6-9 p.m. | Winans Chocolates + Coffees
In honor of Women’s History Month, Winan’s will feature wine from six women winemakers paired with house made chocolates. Tastings are just $20 per person.
Victoria Woodhull Phoenix Rising: Women in The Next 100 Years
March 11: 7:30 p.m. | Robbins Hunter Museum
This roundtable discussion will explore the legacy of Ohioan Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the Unites States, and her sister Tennessee Claflin, both vocal advocates for equal rights. Four distinguished women will join the discussion to evaluate difficulties and successes of women since the 1870s and how we can build from here.
Art+Feminism Special Guest: Marinaomi
March 22: 2-3 p.m. | Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Virtual Event)
Hear from award-winning author, illustrator, and cartoonist MariNaomi who founded and maintains the Cartoonists of Color, Queer Cartoonists and Disabled Cartoonists databases as a way to highlight underrepresented cartoonists.
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
March 24: 12-4 p.m. | Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Wexner Center for the Arts, University Libraries (Virtual Event)
Join forces to help close the gender gap on Wikipedia and improve coverage of fender, feminism and the arts on the platform. Event organizers will be available to answer questions and assist participants on an open Zoom meeting.
Backstage at the Lincoln: Black Women Rise Poetry Collective with Barbara Fant
March 31: 7 p.m. | Lincoln Theater
Created through the vision of local poet Barbara Fant, the Black Women Rise Poetry Collective offers a safe and brave space for Black women writers to share their authentic hearts and souls by writing and performing their own stories of being a Black woman in today’s world. Their poetry embraces personal traumas and triumphs, fears and faith, and journeys and joy with the purpose of sparking encouragement, inspiration, and hope. Join this event in person or online.
Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art
Through April 18 | Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Women have always pushed cartoon art forward, and this exhibition is a celebration of how women have defined the field of comics and cartoon art for generations. Ladies First (originally planned for exhibit in 2020) commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and calls attention to the transformative work of women artists in the field of cartooning then and now.