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USM’s CSRW Marking 2020 Women’s History Month with Events in March

A historic anniversary in the nation’s evolution on suffrage and the contributions of women in every aspect of American life are featured in the programming sponsored by The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Committee on Resources and Services for Women (CSRW) throughout March in celebration of Women’s History Month.

The schedule of events, which are free and open to the public, includes the following:

*March 6, 12:30 p.m., Liberal Arts Building, room 108 – “Across Time and Cultures: Violence Against Women,” a talk by USM faculty members Dr. Kate Greene, Dr. Jeanne Gillespie, and Dr. Marie Danforth.

*March 9, 6 p.m., Marsh Auditorium, Hattiesburg campus – Abbie Conant presents “You Sound Like a Ladies’ Orchestra: My Experiences with Gender Discrimination and How I Have Responded with My Art,” co-sponsored by the USM School of Music and CSRW

*March 98 p.m., Marsh Auditorium – Abbie Conant Guest Artist Recitalsponsored by the USM School of Music

*March 11noon, Liberal arts Building, room 102, Hattiesburg campus, “Nevertheless, They Persisted: Women’s Rights Activism Across Time and Place,” sponsored by History Women’s Caucus

*March 13, 12:15 p.m., McCain Library 308 – Jennifer Brannock, University Libraries, presents “Victoria Gray Adams and The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party: Exploring Sources in Special Collections”

*March 24, 6:30 p.m., Bennett Auditorium, Hattiesburg campus – University Forum presents Dr. Marjorie Spruill, “Votes for Women: The Story of the Nineteenth Amendment”

*March 27, 12:15 p.m., Asbury Hall 317BB – closing of Women’s History Month 2020

*March 277 p.m., Theatre and Dance Building, room 115 – The Women’s Concert: An Evening of Dance Celebrating Women’s History Month

The CSRW is an interdisciplinary group of USM faculty, staff, and student members interested in women’s issues in general but especially on campus and in the local Hattiesburg community. Since 1984, the CSRW has been active in the promotion of women’s issues by creating a women’s center/library (a collection of books, media, and other resources), organizing conferences with renowned guest speakers, producing major cultural events, and providing funding for research and services to faculty, staff, and students.

For more information about the CSRW and Women’s History Month 2020 events at USM, contact Dr. Laurel Abreu, CSRW communications director, at [email protected]; on Facebook, visit


Written by University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit


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