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Women of Color Who Paved the Way

Three canvases created by participants.

Women of Color Who Paved the Way

We'd love for you to join us in-person for our annual program; however, if you'd like to participate virtually, we encourage you to explore March 2021 online program, which has information about an incredible person for each day of the month.

Join us with our co-sponsor, Ohio University Libraries, in taking an art break and creating something inspired by women throughout history. 

Women of Color Who Paved the Way

March 22, 2022

11:00AM-1:00PM (you may come and go!)

Baker University Center Room 230

We include with each biography suggested art techniques, potential design elements, and more. You can participate whether or not you identify as an artist. We've seen amazing contributions from those who do not identify as artists!

We will provide pictures and biographies of women of color who have made substantial contributions to society. In the past, we have featured women from a diverse variety of background including: Maya Angelou, Tarana Burke, Shirley Chisholm, Laverne Cox, Gulabi Gang, Anita Hill, Lű Hsiu-lien, Mary Jackson, Marsha P. Johnson, Frida Kahlo, Jhumpa Lahiri, Audre Lorde, Wilma Mankiller, Fe Villanueva del Mundo, Shirin Neshat, Rosa Parks, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Mary Golda Ross, Sojourner Truth, and Malala Yousafzai.

We know the pictures and biographies selected for each event may not be comprehensive and encourage participants to bring their own inspiration as well. Art supplies will be provided, but if you have a specific vision in mind, please bring supplies specific to your vision. 

Participants working on canvas for a Women of Color Who Paved the Way event.
Women of Color Who Paved the Way participants painting on canvases.