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Our staff at women's history month 2018

Women's History Month Luncheon

A celebration of Women’s History Month, this annual luncheon provides a vehicle to celebrate women, their accomplishments and their contributions to society. The luncheon humbly began as a potluck event for faculty, staff and students at the University over thirty years ago but has since evolved into the premiere Women's History Month event in Jacksonville. Since 2014, community partners, faculty, staff and students have come together each spring to hear from globally-recognized speakers, who serve as pioneers in advancing women across the world.

The Susan B. Anthony Award and Women's History Month Scholarship are awarded each year during this hallmark event.

The Women’s History Month Luncheon is scheduled during the month of March each year and is open to the public. 



Kim Barker headshot with Ms. Barker in a white shirt


This year's speaker is New York Times Investigative reporter Kim Barker. Kim Barker is a multi-talented American journalist and war zone reporter who specializes in investigative journalism as well as narrative writing. She is best known for being the author of the memoir titled The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where she detailed her life experiences while reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Kim Barker's story was the inspiration for the movie, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," starring Tina Fey.