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Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

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    Half a Century

    Legacy: Trailblazing and Empowering Social Justice for Women and Marginalized Groups

50th Anniversary

Join us as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina. Since its founding in 1973, this program has been at the forefront of advancing gender equity by fostering inclusivity, empowerment and critical thinking on our campus. With an unwavering commitment to social justice and equity, we invite you to a series of events to honor this remarkable journey and envision a future of progress and understanding.

WGST receives SC Humanities Grant for 50th Anniversary

The WGST Department is excited to receive the SC Humanities Grant for its 50th Anniversary. The mission of South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually. South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.

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