Buffalo is a city known for diversity and celebrating people’s differences. There were numerous events that different places in the area hosted throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month. This month, Buffalo celebrates Women’s History Month, specifically through a collaborative program at the Buffalo History Museum.
The program consists of different events and exhibits. One of the events, “A Superhero Comes to Buffalo: The ‘Real Harriet Tubman,” will take place on March 17 from 5-8 p.m. Dr. Kate Clifford Larson, a bestselling author, will lead a discussion on Harriet Tubman. The event, hosted by the Uncrowned Community Builders, the Uncrowned Queens Institute and Clifford Larson herself, has a free admission, beginning with a reception.
Other events include “Marching with Aunt Susan” which will take place on March 29 from 2:30- 4 p.m. in which musicians perform a program based on women’s suffrage and “Emblem of Equality: Woman Suffrage in Western New York,” in which the museum honors it being 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
Women and Gender Studies are planning on visiting the History Museum for the exhibit. They will be covering any admission fees, and plan on going at 12 p.m. on March 28. They will also be collaborating with USA Justice Committee and hosting a movie night on March 27 at 6 p.m. in Old Main 203. They will be showing “The War Against Women.” They have also been very active on their social media in honor of Women’s History Month. They dedicated a post to Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to be elected to Congress and someone who accomplished a lot in terms of politics, posted an inspirational quote on International Women’s Day as well as other posts from the start of the month.
Other ways Buffalo residents can celebrate Women’s History Month is by visiting Seneca Falls, NY. The Women’s Rights National Historical Park, sheds light on the first woman’s rights convention, the Seneca Falls Convention, held in 1848. The park consists of numerous historical sites including the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House. Visiting the park is one way that locals can honor Women’s History Month as it is a major historical landmark just under two hours away from Buffalo.
Buffalo and Canisius find ways to celebrate diversity and individuality every day, and continue to do so for months like Black History Month and Women’s History month. Between the events that were planned and the active social media posts, more people are being encouraged to honor and celebrate Women’s History Month.