Planet Wonder Women
Curious Planeteer working to make the Earth's changes visible, accessible and actionable.

Self-guided learning opportunities for Women’s History Month, March 2021


We’ve identified a number of self-guided learning opportunities that we’ll be engaging in throughout the month in celebration of Women’s History Month. Join us: 

Tuesday, March 2, 9, 15, 2021 

Rebel Women: Female Pirates – the Royal Museum Greenwich will host a series of talks that sheds new light on female pirates and women in combat, from Grace O’Malley – the 16th century ‘Mistress of the Western Waves’ – to pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, all of whom pushed gender and sexual boundaries on the high seas. The month ends with a different kind of piracy, celebrating the women at the heart of the pirate radio boom of the 1980s and 90s.

Time: 12pm PST / 3pm EST 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 

Panel: The Power of Story with Career Girls – the San Francisco Public Library will host a panel discussion featuring several women who have shared their educational, career and life journeys to help the next generation succeed. We explore how speaking their truth has transformed their lives.

Time: 2pm PST / 5pm EST 

Monday, March 8, 2021 

International Women’s Day: The Role of Motherhood in Society & Social Movements – the California Museum will host an online event that will discuss the role of motherhood in society and social movements. Special guests include Dr. Shirley N. Weber, California’s first African American Secretary of State, and Anna Malaika Tubbs, author of “The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation.” Both guests’ achievements are highlighted in the Museum’s signature exhibit “Women Inspire: California Women Changing Our World.”

Time: 1:30pm PST / 3:30pm PST 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice – the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian will host a conversation with educators from the National Air and Space Museum and the National Women’s History Museum that will explore what a leader is in relation to portraits of activists Sojourner Truth and Sylvia Rivera, and pilot Bessie Coleman.

Time: 2pm PST / 5pm EST 

Friday, March 12, 2021 

The 19th Amendment Featuring Martha S. Jones – the National Constitutional Center will host Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history at The Johns Hopkins University, and National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for a discussion on the 19th Amendment, with a focus on voting rights of African American women, a topic which professor Jones explores in her newest book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. Jones will also discuss her career as an author and historian, as well as answer questions from participants. 

Time: 10am PST / 1pm EST 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 

Behind every great woman is a woman – the Institute on Women’s Studies, Franklin College of Arts & Science, University of Georgia will host a conversation with Deborah Scott, Executive Director of Georgia STAND-UP, a “think and act tank” for working families and Obama Administration 2012 “White House Champion of Change Awardee.”  An accomplished advocate of universal voting rights, economic inclusion and progressive civic engagement, she is a master organizer, strategist, and highly skilled trainer.

Time: 1pm PST / 10am EST 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Women’s Liberation! Feminist Writings that a Inspired a Revolution and Still Can – the Center for American Studies at Columbia University and the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society will host Alix Kates Shulman and Honor Moore, editors of a revelatory new Library of America anthology, for a conversation about the living questions at the heart of the book: what is this tradition and what is its legacy for today? What unfulfilled possibilities need to be recovered, witnessed, and passed on in the time of #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter?

Time: 3pm PST / 6pm EST 

Thursday, March 18, 2021 

How To Build a Movement – Women 100 will host a panel discussion with three highly skilled and effective activists who will share their experiences and advice around doing more intentional work in fostering change and promoting social justice.

Time: 12pm PST / 3pm EST 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 

4:30pm PT

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong: When Women Invented Television – the American Writers Museum will host Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, NY Times bestselling author of Seinfeldia, to discuss her new book When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today

Time: 4:30pm PT / 1:30pm EST 


Love Your Body – the National Organization for Women will host a Love Your Body campaign that challenges the message that a woman’s value is best measured through her willingness and ability to embody current beauty standards. Make a video telling the world why you’re embracing the real you. Help us spread the word, and you might even be featured on this website. (Video Submission Instructions).