Women's History Month | MUSC | Charleston, SC – Medical University of South Carolina


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The 2022 national Women’s History Month theme is “Providing Healing and Promoting Hope.” MUSC is proud to celebrate and acknowledge the many ways women have served our community in the past and present. We also recognize the historic accomplishments and milestones achieved by our students, researchers, health care teams and professionals in many different fields.

This year, we invite you to remember and give thanks to those who have provided healing and hope. Take time to join our events, visit virtual archives and learn more from the National Women’s History Alliance.
National Women’s History Alliance – https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org
The Library of Congress Women’s History Month resources – https://womenshistorymonth.gov
Opening doors: Women at the Medical University of South Carolina online exhibit presented by the MUSC Waring Historical Library – http://waring.library.musc.edu/exhibits/MUSCwomen
MUSC’s ARROW initiative focuses on the advancement of women faculty across all missions and colleges at MUSC. Learn about their events, awards, grant support and more, plus their Career Development Program held each March – https://education.musc.edu/leadership/provost/reporting-units/arrow/programs/career-development.
Get to know some of the women MUSC is honoring this month, including notable women in our past and present.
March 9, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.: The past, present and future of gender equity in academic medicine
Presented by Daniela Harris, Title IX Coordinator & Director of Civil Rights Compliance
This virtual event will focus on the history of the residency system, the changing gender demographics of medicine, gender disparities in medical education and employment, case studies and recommendations. Q and A will follow the presentation. DEI credit is available for MUSC employees and students.
Register here, event link will be sent in advance

March 17, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Celebrate a world of flavors
Presented by Alaine Mills, RD, MUSC Wellness Dietician
This virtual presentation will provide useful information regarding healthy eating habits, meal planning, grocery shopping, food labels and nutritious foods from various cultures.
Register here, event link will be sent in advance 

March 22, 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.: Women, wellness and exercise – an interactive deskercise
Provided by the MUSC Wellness Center.
During this 20-minute virtual desk workout, learn 10 exercises you can do any time.
Register here, event link will be sent in advance

March 24, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.: Women’s health panel discussion
Sponsored by the MUSC Office of Student Programs and Student Diversity and the MUSC Student Government Association.
This in-person panel will discuss general health, maternal health, physical wellness, fitness, mental health and community health equity. Panelists will include an OB-GYN, a physical wellness professional, a mental health professional and a community health leader.
Advance registration is required. Registration link coming soon.
Location: Bioengineering room 110
March 30, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.: Women’s leadership panel
Sponsored by the MUSC Office of Student Programs and Student Diversity.
During this in-person panel, women from diverse backgrounds will discuss their leadership journeys and provide strategies for personal and professional success.
Advance registration is required. Registration link coming soon.
Location: Bioengineering room 110
March 5, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: 2022 Women’s Peace Symposium
Presented by Midlands Mediation Center
This event will bring together women from diverse communities and faiths to facilitate a discussion on the role of women as ambassadors for peace. Location: Midlands Mediation Center, 4801 Colonial Drive, Mason Hall, Columbia, SC. Event is free but registration is required.
March 8, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.: The future of women and work (and why it’s different than you think)
Presented by Reshma Saujani, CEO of the Marshall Plan for Moms
This virtual presentation will dismantle the myth of “having it all” and lifts the burden we place on individual women to be primary caregivers and to work around a system built for and by men. Presentation is free but registration is required
In partnership with The Charleston Museum, discounted tickets are available for the following tours and events. MUSC badge must be presented and discounted prices are $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12.

Family and Kid Tour: The First Ladies
Location: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403
March 2, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House
Location: The Joseph Manigault House, 350 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403
March 5, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
March 12, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
March 19, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
March 26, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Women’s History Tour at the Heyward-Washington House
Location: Heyward-Washington House, 87 Church St. Charleston, SC 29403
March 6, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
March 13, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
March 20, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
March 27, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Grimké Sisters: Conversation with Jennifer McCormick-Chief Curator
Location: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. Charleston, SC 29403
March 11, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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