BY RISHON SEABORN
Salisbury University honored women’s history month by highlighting historical moments through exhibits, speakers and films.
This year’s theme for women’s history month was “Working to Form A More Perfect Union: Honoring Woman Activism.”
This reinforced theme was displayed through artistic work displayed throughout Blackwell Library as well as the gallery in the Fulton School of Liberal Arts.
Documentaries supporting the intellectual development of women in the workforce were shown throughout the month, as well.
“He Named Me Malala” and “Triangle Fire” were the featured films of the month and worked to encourage SU students, faculty and community members to think and talk about the impact of women.
Women’s history month committee chair Kara French said she is devoted to enlightening others on women’s history on a global and local scale.
“The rich history of women of the Eastern Shore is always available,” French said. “Especially with the wealth of information available at the Nabbs Center for students.”
French said she is a firm believer in instilling and sharing ethical values from everyone including educators to environmentalists. She said she believes that this is an opportunity and teaching experience that everyone can benefit from.
SU strives to emulate a culture where women are in positions of power. According to French, the culture is important for generations to see the progress of the Eastern Shore’s history and progress.
“The goal of the women’s history month committee is to highlight under-represented minorities,” French said.
There is always an open opportunity to learn about the heritage of the land and knowledge of accomplishments that affect a town historically, she said.
French gives attribution to the Fulton Public Humanities Program for supplying a broader coalition to be established. According to her, the impact of Salisbury’s commitment to uphold and honor women’s history month creates a strong foundation for students to stand on.
French said she believes the positions and acts of leadership that students have obtained over the semesters accurately reflect the values of SU. It continues to challenge students to think beyond the boundaries and limits of the classroom.
The idealism amongst the college minds allows other related issues, such as gender and sexuality, to be compared and contrasted, she said. This is paving the way for new societal goals to be reached and improved.
The final week of women’s history month will be celebrated with one last film “Triangle Fire” that will be held on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. A brief discussion will be held afterwards.
Although women’s history month ends in March, there will be an extension of the art exhibits in the gallery and Blackwell Library. They will be running for at least another week and is open to the campus and community.
“It’s pleasing to have a whole month dedicated for women’s history,” French said. “But the accomplishment of women within society can be acknowledged every day.”