The International Women’s Day Festival

Save the Date!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Time: 2-6pm

Location: Baker Ballroom

Over 600 members of the campus and community gather together every year to celebrate


Members of the Chinese Learners Association perform at International Women’s Day festivities at Ohio University March 15, 2015.

International Women’s Day at Ohio University. The International Women’s Day Festival provides an opportunity for the campus community to highlight women’s and girl’s achievements, to reflect on women’s status today, and to imagine a future where all women are valued as local, national, and global citizens.

We encourage all members of our community – domestic and international, students, faculty, staff, and community and family members – to participate in this event.


How You Can Get Involved
  1. Perform – further information, including suggestions and the application, are available here – Application Due February 17th 2016.

  2. Volunteer – a two-hour shift assists us in ensuring that the International Women’s Day Festival is a success. Click here to sign up – Application Due February 17th 2016.

  3. Table at the event with your research, artwork, or items to sell. Click here for an application – Application Due February 17th 2016.

  4. Enter the competition to design our International Women’s Day Festival poster. Past IWD posters can be viewed in the Women’s Center. Everyone is welcome to submit a poster for consideration; entries will be accepted through Friday, January 29th at 5pm. You may send a digital submission to or drop off a physical copy at the Women’s Center, in Baker 403. Submissions must include the artist’s full name, OU status (student, faculty, community member, etc.), email address and phone number as well a short 150 word biography about the artist. The winner will have their design used for the International Women’s Day Festival advertising materials, have their name included on the poster, and receive a goodie bag from the Women’s Center. Posters should include festival name, date, time and location. Other information will be added to the winning poster. Posters should be sized to fit on 11×17 paper.

  5. MC the event – open auditions for our Festival Master of Ceremonies will be held from 10-12pm and 1-3pm on Thursday and Friday, January 28th and 29th. Auditions require that an applicant present a five-minute presentation about the importance of International Women’s Day. The International Women’s Day Festival MC is in charge of introducing each performer and providing information throughout the program. Winner will receive a certificate and a gift bag full of goodies!

Students from Athens High School model clothes designed by classmate Rebecca Stretton during International Women’s Day festivities at Ohio University March 15, 2015.


About Ohio U Women's Center

The Ohio University Women’s Center serves and responds to the needs of OU women students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community. Founded in 2007, the center is dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming campus climate for all members of the community through programs, resources, referrals, advocacy, and education. Located in Baker University Center 403.
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