The Coalition for Western Women’s History at the

61st Annual WHA Conference!

October 27-30, 2021 – Portland, Oregon


The  61st Annual Western History Association Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from October 27-30, 2021. The Coalition for Western Women’s History is looking forward to seeing you at this year’s events, either virtually during the 2021 Pre-Con or on-site during the conference.

Below are some of the amazing events that the CWWH will be a part of.

2021 Pre-Con #WHA2021

All of the Pre-Con sessions will be streamed via Zoom. You must be registered for the Pre-Con event to access the sessions and Zoom links. The Pre-Con is free for WHA Members. However, if you are a non-member who has registered for the in-person conference, you will also get access to the Pre-Con for FREE. If this is the case for you, please contact the WHA office (wha@westernhistory.org) for a registration code.

ONLINE: Monday October 18, 2021

12:00 1:30 PM (CDT) Gay Rights and Reactions in the West (Sponsored by the CWWH’s QuIT Caucus)

2:00-3:30 PM (CDT) How to Assess and Implement anInclusive Program to Address Campus Assault and Harassment (Sponsored by WHA-CARES)

2:00-3:30 PM (CDT) We Can’t Forget What Happened: Gender, Violence, and Justice in the North American West (Sponsored by WHA-CARES)

ONLINE: Tuesday October 19, 2021

12:00 1:30 PM (CDT) CWWH Roundtable Pushing Buttons, Pushing Boundaries: Women’s Activism in the Transpacific West, Pacific Northwest, and in the Archive Sponsored by the Coalition for Western Women’s History (CWWH)

Browse the other 2021 Pre-Con Sessions here:



CWWH Sponsored Events at the 61st Annual WHA Conference

Thursday October 28, 2021

1:30-2:30 PM CWWH Business Meeting (Forum)

2:30-3:30 PM Committee on Race & the American West Meeting (Council)

3:30-4:30 PM Committee on Assault Response & Education Strategies Meeting (Council)

4:15 5:30 PM Coalition and CRAW Reception (Atrium Ballroom)

Friday October 29, 2021

7:00-8:00 AM Coalition for Western Women’s History Breakfast (Atrium Ballroom)

8:30-10:00 AM CWWH Branded Session Indigenous Climate Knowledge, Indigenous Climate Activism: A Critical Conversation, Sponsored by the Coalition for Western Women’s History (CWWH)

8:30-10:00 AM AIDS in the Conservative West, Sponsored by the Coalition for Western Women’s History (CWWH) QuIT Caucus

For more updates about this year’s conference be sure to check out our newest newsletter here.