Women’s Empowerment Awards & Reception

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Ole Miss Student Union

Hosted by UM Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, the University Lecture Series, E.S.T.E.E.M., Ole Miss Athletics – Student Athlete Development, Ole Miss Student Housing, and the Associated Student Body.

Connie Lim AKA MILCK  wrote the song “Quiet” in response to her own experiences with abuse. Recently the “me too” movement has show us that what our society considers acceptable can be changed dramatically by women coming together to speak out with a unified voice.

A sexual assault survivor herself, MILCK uses music as a vehicle to tell her story in hopes of inspiring victims of oppression and abuse to speak up and reclaim their voices. With a powerful and empowering message about perseverance and strength, MILCK inspires audiences to vocalize their inner struggles, never give up on their dreams, fight for what they believe in, and never let anyone try to silence their authentic voice.

Women who have made outstanding contributions to the University of Mississippi, past and present, will also be recognized. A reception will follow. Tickets are available beginning March 1st at the Ole Miss Box Office (Ford Center) for students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Admission is free, but seating is limited to 500 attendees. For more information or disability accommodations, please contact The Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement at (662) 915-1689 or inclusion@olemiss.edu.

In Her Steps: A Guided Tour of Women’s History at the University of Mississippi

Thursday, March 21, 2019


Gertrude C. Ford Center Parking Lot

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement and UM Athletics

In partnership with UM Athletics, the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement will give a guided tour of historical buildings and/or locations commemorating women. This tour will educate participants on the contributions from women at the University of Mississippi.

Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat

Friday, March 29, 2019


Bryant Hall

Hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

In partnership with various departments and student organizations, the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement will host the 4th annual Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat. The retreat will address issues that impact African American woman on campus and in the local community while also highlighting the benefits and challenges associated with attending an institution of higher education. The mission is to provide a forum for engaging and interactive discussions regarding personal, social, and academic responsibility while attending the University of Mississippi.

The Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat is co-sponsored by UM Career Center, Ole Miss Athletics, E.S.T.E.E.M, and National Pan-Hellenic Council Sororities, Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  Admission is free and open to all UM students, faculty, and staff. Registration is now open: Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat Registration Form . Registration will close when all spaces are filled. Register TODAY! For more information, contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu.

For more information, contact The Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu.

The Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies hosts a variety of events including the Student Gender Conference. See the full calendar of Women’s History Month events HERE!