On this page you will find a wealth of resources that highlight crucial Awareness Months throughout the year. With a goal of providing meaningful integration of relevant learning and discussion on a regular basis, within the NBS community and beyond, this page will continue to expand as the year continues.
Directly below you will find resources for the most current Awareness Month, and below that you can find an overview of what is to come, as well as an archive of previously shared resources.
March - Women's History Month
March is Women’s History Month
, the celebration began as part of protest movements in North America and Europe related to women’s suffrage (the right to vote). In 1975, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 8 International Women’s Day
"to recognize that securing peace, social progress, the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms requires the active participation, equality, and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security." From there Women’s History Month was established in different parts of the world.
As we shift from Black History Month to Women’s History Month a reminder that identities are multi-faceted and not monolithic. Check out this TedTalk from Kimberlé Crenshaw
about the concept of intersectionality and its importance. (Trigger Warning: video footage of police violence against women in last 3 minutes)
Films and Videos:
Online Educational Resources
In celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility - March 31
Founded in 2009 by activist Rachel Crandall, March 31 is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of the discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. Crandall was inspired to establish this day as a means to celebrate the resilience and accomplishments of transgender people, in addition to the Trans Day of Remembrance (November 20).
Disclosure (Official Trailer)
- from executive producer Laverne Cox and director Sam Feder comes a documentary that chronicles over 100 years of trans representation on screen