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Schedule of Events

Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced

The 2020 theme celebrating women’s suffrage has been extended into 2021. We continue our celebration of the women who have fought for women’s right to vote in the United States. In recognition of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, we honor women from the original suffrage movement as well as 20th and 21st century women who have continued the struggle (fighting against poll taxes, literacy tests, voter roll purges, and other more contemporary forms of voter suppression) to ensure voting rights for all.

Date Event Location

Tuesday, March 9
7 p.m.

Film Screening & Discussion: Disclosure
Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the First Ladies Organization in watching this film on trans representation in the media. A discussion will follow.

Union Boardroom

Thursday, March 18
7 p.m.

Celebrating Women’s Suffrage
Sigma Alpha Iota will perform suffrage songs, and Dr. Elyssa Ford will discuss how women fought for the vote here in Maryville, including the important role that an all-women’s band played in a national suffrage parade in DC. Also watch on Facebook Live.

Union Boardroom

Thursday, March 25
7 p.m.

Visiting Writer Series: Kathryn Nuernberger
Kathryn Nuernberger is a Missouri poet who has written about grief, desire, and motherhood. For more on her latest project:


Wednesday, March 31
4 p.m.

Awards: Influential Women of Northwest
Join us to honor female students, staff and faculty who have had a positive impact on Northwest. Also watch on Facebook Live.

Union Boardroom

Other Activities

March 1 - March 31

Women's Suffrage Displays

B.D. Owens Library

Events sponsored by: Diversity and Inclusion Office, Missouri Gold, Sigma Alpha Iota, First Ladies Organization, WHM Advisory Board, and the following schools and departments: Humanities and Social Sciences, Fine and Performing Arts, and Language, Literature, and Writing.