Women's History Month

Women's History Month Events have been postponed or canceled due to COVID-19.

Women’s History Month is celebrated annually during the month of March to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of women to our nation’s past, present, and future.  It coincides with International Women's Day on March 8th, and, this year, it marks the centennial of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote.  In recognition of this culmination of the women's suffrage movement, the University of Pittsburgh is offering throughout the month various events that will speak to how far we as a people have come, and how we far we still need to go, to value and ensure the equality and contributions of all of our citizens.

List of Events

Women in the Windows Tour

March 1, 2020 until March 31, 2020

Heinz Chapel

In celebration of Women’s History Month we invite you to learn about some of the inspirational women featured in the Chapel’s tallest windows.  Thirty minute tours, given by Heinz Chapel docent Karen Sebolt, are available at noon on Tuesdays throughout March.  No reservations are required except for groups larger than 15.  Other times available upon request, 412-624-4157.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.


How Many? An Organ Concert of Women's Compositions

March 8, 2020 at 3 P.M.

Heinz Chapel

In honor of International Women's Day, Regina Kettering presents organ works by women. The concert includes pieces from the 1500s to present day.

Quinta Voce

March 15, 2020 at 3 P.M.

Heinz Chapel

The Quinta Voce Wind Quintet makes its Heinz Chapel debut featuring timeless and newly published works by women. Featured will be the Suite for Wind Quintet by Amanda Harberg; Pastorale by Amy Beach; Three Nature Walks by Alexandra Moldar-Suhajad;, along with Argentine tangos and African-American spirituals arranged by prominent women composers.

The Mission Continues #hermission

March 21, 2020 from 9:00 A.M.– 4:00 P.M.

New Baldwin Library

As part of National Women's Month, 3rd Platoon will hosting a female led service project with the Baldwin Library. We will building Adirondack chairs, filling and building garden boxes, building a rabbit fence and painting outdoor seating.  All ages/abilities/identities are welcome!


Greater Harmony Chorus

March 22, 2020 at 3 P.M.

Heinz Chapel

This women’s chorus performs four-part a cappella music, in barbershop style and other harmony styles. First organized in 1974 in the town of Harmony, the chorus has 59 members.

Female Veterans Day and Advocate Recognition Ceremony

March 25, 2020 from 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

University Drive Atrium at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Join us to celebrate Pennsylvania’s Female Veterans Day and recognize and honor four advocates for western Pennsylvania women Veterans.  The keynote Speaker is Aryanna Berringer, Director of the Office of Veteran Services at the University of Pittsburgh.


Indiana University of Pennsylvania Student Organ Recital

March 29, 2020 at 3 P.M.

Heinz Chapel

Organ students of Christine Clewell at IUP will perform in recital as part of their studies. All of the works on the program are by women composers.  Clewell is assistant professor of organ and keyboard at IUP, which has maintained an organ program for nearly 140 years.