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UGA celebrates Women’s History Month

Alan Flurry

In recognition of the 2022 national Women’s History Month theme “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” the Institute for Women’s Studies will be hosting numerous virtual programs in March.

This year’s virtual keynote address will be presented by Stephanie Y. Evans, professor of Black women’s studies; former director of the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and affiliate faculty in the Department of Africana Studies at Georgia State University. She is an affiliate faculty in the Center for the Study of Africa and Its Diaspora and the Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience at Georgia State University. Her research interests include Black women’s intellectual history, memoirs, mental health and wellness. She has published books on Black women’s yoga history, travel memoirs, Black women in the ivory tower and Black women and public health.

Her virtual keynote address, titled “Black Women’s #HISTORICALWELLNESS: Traditions of Connecting Self-Care to Social Justice,” will take place on March 29 at 4 p.m. via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Contact Terri Hatfield at for more information.

The Institute for Women’s Studies will continue its tradition of hosting a film series during March featuring documentaries highlighting the often-untold stories of women. This year’s film screenings will be virtual with a new film becoming available for streaming each week. Information on the virtual watch pages for each film can be found at

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Image: GSU professor Stephanie Y. Evans

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