Flag to be raised for WHAM

Staff Report

A flag honoring the 19th Amendment will be raised on the We Are EIU flag pole at noon on March 1.

The 19th Amendment codified women’s right to vote into law by stating that a vote could not be denied on account of a citizen’s sex.

March is Women’s History and Awareness Month, so the flag is intended to serve as a reminder of one important facet of that history here in the United States.

Eastern’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies department has several events planned for WHAM, including:

Women in Leadership: How Representation Doesn’t Always Translate to Inclusion & Power on March 8

“Listening to the Ancestors: Ella Baker’s Lessons for 21st Centure Freedom Fighters” on March 8

Camille Campo Memorial Lecture on March 25

 

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