Iowa State has two events for Women’s History Month

Caitlin Yamada

March 1 was the start of Women’s History Month. Originally, in 1981 Congress passed Pub.L. 97-98 which allowed the president at the time to proclaim the week of March 7 as Women’s History Week.

In 1987 the National Women’s History Project petitioned for a Women’s History Month and the Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 wich designated the whole month of March 1987 Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have proclaimed the month of March Women’s History Month.

There are two event on campus specifically for Women’s History Month,“Art Walk- Women Artists in the Art in Campus Collection” and “Feminist Cross Stitch.”

“Art Walk- Women Artists in the Art in Campus Collection” is being held in the Hixson-Lied Student Success Center at the first floor lobby by the University Museums on Wed. March 21 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

“Come and join the University Museums as we explore Art on Campus created by local, national, and internationally recognized women artist,” according to the event information

“Feminist Cross Stitch” is being held in the Workshop of the Memorial Union Wed. March 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is $27 for Iowa State students and $37 for the public.

“Celebrate Women’s History Month! Choose from inspiring feminist quotes and imagery, then learn to read and follow the pattern. Get the hang of working with a needle and thread for stitching,” according to the event information. Amy Bannister will be instructing the class.

Iowa State does not have any other events scheduled.