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Millikin University will be hosting a number of events during March to celebrate Women's History Month. The theme for this year is "In Her Shoes: Stories of Women in our Community."

Women's History Month traces its beginning to the first International Women's Day in 1911. Congress passed a resolution recognizing Women's History Week in 1981, which was extended to an entire month in 1987 to recognize the diverse and historic accomplishments of women that have shaped events throughout history.

Events highlighting Millikin's celebration of Women's History Month include:

Wednesday, March 4
"In Her Shoes" Kick-Off Event
6 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center

Millikin faculty and staff will share stories of their favorite pair of shoes and how the shoes have been important to them over time. Audience members will be given a shoe to "redecorate" and have displayed throughout the month in display cases in Lower Richards Treat University Center. Shoes will then be auctioned off at the end of the month to raise proceeds for Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center.

Thursday, March 19
My Journey: Warden Shelith Hansbro
6 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center

Shelith Hansbro, warden of the Decatur Correctional Center, will share her story of becoming warden and various experiences throughout her life.

Saturday, March 28
Sigma Lambda Gamma: Bras for a Cause
4 – 7 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center

Come and decorate a bra in honor of various women who have been affected by Breast Cancer.

Monday, March 30
"The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler
7 p.m., Lower Richards Treat University Center

Watch this dynamic and funny performance by Millikin students, faculty and staff. The event will raise awareness of "women issues," domestic violence, relationships and accounts of coming of age. The event will include a silent auction with all proceeds going to support Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center.

For more information on Millikin's celebration of Women's History Month, contact Millikin University's Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement at 217.424.6335 or by e-mail at ise@millikin.edu.