Women’s Week 2024—Ball State University’s annual celebration of women's achievements and contributions to society—will be March 25-29. The celebration, organized by Ball State’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and African American Studies (WGAS), will be marked with numerous free events at the University.

One of the many planned events will feature a keynote address by Loretta Ross—renowned feminist, activist, and scholar—at 7:30 p.m. March 26 at Pruis Hall. Ms. Ross has spent her life advocating for reproductive justice, human rights, and social justice. She is a co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, which is dedicated to amplifying the voices of women of color in the reproductive justice movement. Additionally, Ms. Ross is a visiting professor at Smith College, where she teaches courses on reproductive justice, race theory, and human rights.

Ms. Ross’ keynote address, “Calling In the Calling Out Culture,” is free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to have Loretta Ross as our keynote speaker for Women’s Week," said Dr. Sharon Jones, chair of Ball State’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and African American Studies. “Her tireless work and dedication to the women’s movement inspire us all, and we can’t wait to hear her insights and perspectives on the issues that matter most to women today.”

In addition to Ms. Ross’ keynote address, Ball State’s Women’s Week events include panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities—all designed to empower and inspire women to pursue their goals, break down barriers, and make positive impacts on the world.

While all Women’s Week events are open to the public, some events have limited seating. See a full list of Women’s Week 2024 events online.