March is Women’s History Month at MBU

Mary Baldwin University celebrates Women’s History Month in March with a special lineup of speakers, performances, and writings. See below for the calendar of events. 

Mary Baldwin College for Women: Empowerment Hour

Celebrating Black Women’s Resilience through Poetry and Dialogue

4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, Virtual

Join Joanne Harris-Duff, CEO of JHD Diversity, and her daughter Jazzmyn as they share powerful poetry showcasing the drive for social justice. 


Shakespeare & Performance Production 

King Lear

*Postponed until a later date, Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton

Directed by Kate Eastwood Norris with Natasia Reinhardt as King Lear. Produced by Fireside Shakespeare, the Master of Fine Arts company in the Shakespeare and Performance Program at MBU.


Women’s History Book Display

March 1–31

Grafton Library main floor and online 


5.55 Menstrual Hygiene Drive

March 1-31

With the cost of a box of pads or tampons estimated at $5.55, on average one in five teens struggle to afford period products or are not able to purchase them at all in the United States. Many teens skip school due to the lack of access to supplies, creating a problem for equity in education. MBU’s drive provides about 26 low income, poverty level, and/or homeless middle and high school teens with menstrual products every two months.

Contact Madalyn Mongold or Amber Carrickhoff to donate pads or tampons for local homeless middle- and high-school students. Or Venmo $5.55 to supply one student for one month.


Trivia Night

Women’s History

Thursday, March 4, 5 p.m., Virtual

Hosted by Baldwin Program Board
Contact Samuel Irons for more info


International Women’s Day

Monday, March 8

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Learn more about women’s history here


Movie Night

Picture a Scientist

Friday, March 12, 7 p.m., Virtual 

Goodie bags available to pick up before the event and enjoy during the show.

Picture a Scientist brings to light the continuing challenges for women in science through the experiences of both long-time practicing scientists and more recently trained individuals. The film also features a discussion of the intersectionality of race and gender, and highlights published studies that provide evidence for bias and explores ideas for broader future studies. 

Sponsored by MBU STEM Clubs: the Mary Baldwin Chemical Society, the Green Team Club, and the Math Club.

Contact Stella Remigio or Associate Professor of Chemistry Maria Craig for more info.



Women in Athletics: A Minority

Tuesday, March 16, 9:30 a.m., Physical Activities Center 218


Read-In and Discussion

A Celebration of Women Writers 

Thursday, March 18, 12:15 p.m., Virtual 

The Department of English is pleased to host a reading celebrating women’s writing and women writers. If you would like to sign up to read a short selection of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction — either published or a piece of your own creative work — please fill out the form here.

Contact Professor of English Katherine Turner or Assistant Professor of English Adam Fajardo for more info.


Chaplain’s Newsletter

All About Eve

Tuesday, March 23 via email

A collaboration with REL 272 the honors course on Adam and Eve, the newsletter from MBU Chaplain and Associate Professor of Religion Katherine Low will feature artwork, discussions, memes, and posts “all about Eve.”


Sunday Recital

Featuring guest artist Seung-Hye Kim, piano

Sunday, March 28, 3 p.m., Virtual

Seung-Hye Kim is a composer and pianist of both acoustic and electroacoustic music. Her award-winning works have been selected for presentation at numerous conferences in the United States and abroad. As an active pianist, Kim has also performed and premiered numerous works for solo piano as well as works for piano and electronics.

Virtual concert: Reserve tickets here.

Contact Professor of Music Lise Keiter for more info.


Attendees at in-person events must adhere to MBU’s safety precautions including physical distancing, masking, and posted room capacity.