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VCU celebrates Women’s HERstory Month

Writing workshop, study abroad event and financial empowerment webinar highlight this month’s activities.

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Virginia Commonwealth University is celebrating Women’s History Month with a slate of fun and informative activities throughout March.

Below is a sampling of the events being held this year. The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at VCU maintains a list of Women’s HerStory Month events for students and others at The list will continue to be updated as more events are added.

Support[HER] Game with VCU Women’s Basketball

Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m., Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St, Richmond

VCU women's basketball will host its first Support[HER] game on Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m. at the Stuart C. Siegel Center against George Mason. As part of the nationwide movement in supporting women's athletics, the Support [HER] game aims to break the VCU women's basketball attendance record for a non-education day game. Details available.

Pass Her the Pen (writing workshop)

Wednesday, March 13, 6-7:30 p.m., Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 907 Floyd Ave., Suite 215

Paula G. Akinwole, a published poet, writing teacher, artist, owner of PGARTistry and the creative force behind the blog “For Lack of Better Words,” will lead a writing workshop for Women's HerStory Month. Sponsored by OMSA. Details and registration available.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Rams

Tuesday, March 26, Noon-1 p.m., STEM Building, Commons North (second floor), 817 W. Franklin St., Richmond

In celebration of Women's HERstory month, come enjoy some snacks from a local womxn-owned RVA eatery and chat with other Rams about living, traveling, and studying abroad as a womxn. This event is open to all students. Details available.

Empowering Women Through Financial Inspiration

Wednesday, March 27, 6 p.m.

This virtual webinar focused on financial empowerment among women will feature a conversation with Liza Mickens, the great-great-granddaughter of Maggie Lena Walker. Walker, born in Richmond in 1864, was a pioneer of her time. Along with being the financial leader of her own family, she was the first female, African American bank president, in a post-Civil War America where she was met with challenges every step of the way. Generations later, Mickens celebrates her family's inspiring legacy. Mickens will share the unique history of her family and how it ties into her financial confidence today. Register online.