National Women’s History Month is celebrated in March each year to honor the myriad contributions of women in history, culture and society. This annual celebration has local roots in Sonoma, where a school event in the late 1970’s spurred groups across the country to raise awareness and share their stories. Today, it comprises a month-long series of activities organized locally and globally. The 2018 theme is “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

Our campus’s Gender Equity Resource Center — serving the UC Berkeley community for over 45 years — is committed to fostering an inclusive, safe experience for everyone. The Center advocates for gender equity, seeks to strengthen the women’s and LGBTQ+ communities, and coordinates with a host of other programs and services.

Take some time this month to check out special events for students (and others) ranging from the Celebration of Women in Technology — UC Berkeley WiCSE (Women in Computer Science and Engineering) 40th Anniversary Event, to Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, to the 22nd annual Berkeley Haas Women In Leadership Conference titled “Evolve: Develop, Progress, Advance.”