Women’s History Month 2021

photo of five Negro officers of the Women's League, Newport, RI, 1899
Five Negro officers of the Women’s League, Newport, RI (1899). Photo: National Women’s History Museum.

The Harvard Chan School honors the contributions of women in the field of public health and brings attention to longstanding issues impacting women’s health. In recognition of Women’s History Month (March 1-31), a series of virtual events will be made available to all Harvard community members.

Below you will find information on our Women’s History Month events at the Harvard Chan School and across Harvard, including the Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health, International Women’s Day, and a film screening and dialogue on Black maternal health.

Tuesday, March 2 @ 1 pm

Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health: “Advancing Health Equity: Using Evidence-Engaged Interventions Research to Transform Practice and Policy,” Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH, FACP, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health

Friday, March 5 @ 1-3:30 pm

The Stories We Tell and the Objects We Keep: Asian American Women and the Archives. Sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.

Monday, March 8 @ 1 pm

International Women's Day: "In a Time of COVID-19: The Ongoing Fight fo r Health Justice." Learn the radical history of IWD, reflect on COVID, gender, structural racism, and health justice - and share your IWD story too! Hosted by the Women, Gender, and Health Interdisciplinary Concentration. (Note: This event is limited to members of the Harvard community.)

Monday, March 8 @ 6 pm

The Future of Diplomacy is Female: A Conversation with Secretary Madeleine Albright. Co-sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership.

Monday, March 8 @ 10 pm

A Celebration of International Women’s Day with Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan. Co-sponsored with the Center for International Development, Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative, and Women and Public Policy Program.

Wednesday, March 24 @ 5-7 pm

BELLY OF THE BEAST: Film Screening and Discussion on Reproductive Injustice. Sponsored by the New Narratives Project.