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Celebrating Women’s History all throughout March

Every March we celebrate Women’s History month by gathering together in the University Libraries Makerspace on the 3rd floor of King for MakeHERspace. Like many events, this year the activities are asynchronous. From March 8 -31 participants can complete activities on their own time.

International Women’s Day

Why are we starting on the 8th? March 8 is when individuals and groups collaborate towards a shared mission to celebrate the achievements of women and call for accelerating gender parity. Learn more about International Women’s Day at http://www.internationalwomensday.com.

MakeHERspace is an interactive virtual event that includes a variety of self-paced activities centering around making and activism. Visit the website bit.ly/mhs21 to access instructions and help from Makerspace staff and librarians. Free materials will be available for pick up, while supplies last, at the King Library circulation desk starting March 1st.

  • Activist book hunt
  • Beginner Crochet
  • Landmark Selfies
  • Seed bombs
  • Easy AR w/ ios - Adobe Aero
  • Mini-zines
  • Knitting
  • Blackout Poetry

Keynote speaker will be LIVE

Half way through March the keynote speaker, Sarah Marsom, Heritage Resource Consultant will present “Crafting for Self-care”. The Libraries will host this LIVE banner-making workshop over Zoom on March 19th at 1 p.m. Registration is required for the zoom but the LIVE feed will be hosted on the Miami University Libraries’ Facebook page (@mulibraries) for the community to participate.

To create community, we are encouraging everyone to share their creations on Instagram using the hashtag #makeHERspace2021 and to tag @miamiulibraries

Grand Prize

Anyone who shares their creations on social media will be entered to win a Miami-themed gift pack from the Brick & Ivy store! All participants who pick up a supplies kit will receive a free MakeHERspace face mask!

picture of grand prize

If you prefer some privacy, email your creations to create@miamioh.edu and you will still be eligible for the grand prize. Find out more information on how to participate at bit.ly/mhs21

We are looking forward to creating this community of Craftivism the whole month of March and exploring how we can support each other.