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Event Guide: Women's History Month

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Women's History Month


Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.

Did You Know? Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week

Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year.

In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women’s History Week. Subsequent Presidents continued to proclaim a National Women’s History Week in March until 1987 when Congress passed Public Law 100-9, designating March as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, each president has issued an annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

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Women's History Month

Once I Was You: Discussion with Author Maria Hinojosa

Once I Was You: Discussion with Author Maria Hinojosa

Wednesday, March 31
6 – 7:30 p.m.

Co-Sponsored with SAC’s Mexican-American Studies Program

Host: Professor Lisa Ramos, Mexican-American Studies and History
Presenter: Maria Hinojosa

SAC’s Mexican-American Studies program welcomes author Maria Hinojosa to campus.

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Women's History Month - Biographies

Jimmy Carter

Virtual Women Veterans Conference

Women Veterans Conference

 Courage and Resilience: Strength through Adversity

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00pm CT

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) will host a FREE Virtual Women Veterans Conference on Zoom. All veterans, active duty, Guard, Reserves, community partners, and supporters are invited to attend. Topics will touch on personal courage and resilience, health and wellness, VA healthcare, and the courage to be during challenging times.

Featured Speaker: Shoshana Johnson, U.S. Army Veteran and Author of I'm Still Standing From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen - My Journey Home

Also Speaking:

  • Dr. Sarah Súñiga, U.S. Army Reserves Veteran, Clinical Psychologist and Women Veterans Program Manager, VA Portland Healthcare System
  • Annie Emprima-Martin, Nevada Army National Guard Veteran and Member, Nevada Women Veterans Advisory Committee


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How To Build a Movement

How To Build a Movement

By Women100

March 18 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm CT

(Free event, but you must register)


Want to bring about change but not sure how to get started?

Three highly skilled and effective activists will share their experiences and advice in this free virtual panel discussion. Participants will gain a wealth of insight to help them do more intentional work in fostering change and promoting social justice.

How To Build a Movement is the only public session offered as part of the Women 100 event Spring Breakthru. It is free but registration is required.

The panelists are Jamia Wilson, movement builder and storyteller, La’Tasha D. Mayes of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, and Kelli Wilson Begay of Native Americans in Philanthropy. The moderator is Vision 2020 New York Delegate and President & CEO of Ms. Foundation for Women, Teresa C. Younger.

Lorde of the Fly: A Feminist Poetry Workshop with San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson

Lorde of the Fly: A Feminist Poetry Workshop with San Antonio Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson

Thursday, March 25
10:50 a.m. – noon

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Host: Professor Yon Hui Bell, English
Presenter: Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson

Lorde of the Fly is a play on words to celebrate and explore the ideals of the brilliant and beloved Audre Lorde, who in her 1977 essay “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action” stated, "We can learn to work and speak when we are afraid in the same way we have learned to work and speak when we are tired. For we have been socialized to respect fear more than our own needs for language and definition, and while we wait in silence for the final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of that silence will choke us."

In the spirit of Audre Lorde, it's time to let our words fly over our fears and shatter the silence! We no longer have the luxury of waiting quietly. We will share the space with one another and celebrate our voices in all of their unique forms.  Our words are haughtier than the intimidating factors and forces that try to silence us. We are too fly for anything less than greatness.


#ChangeRapeCulture: A Workshop with Kimiya Factory
Wednesday, March 17
6 – 7 30 p.m.
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Learn about the #ChangeRapeCulture campus movement with co-founder Kimiya Factory. This will be an interactive workshop designed to inspire SAC students to work to dismantle rape culture on campus and the larger San Antonio community.


'Zine Making 101: A Workshop with Members of the San Antonio ‘Zine Fest

Wednesday, March 31
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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Host: Professor Amelia Serafine, History
Presenters: Members of the San Anto ‘Zine Fest
Suzy Gonzalez 

Explore decolonization and rasquachismo in this workshop with a focus on independent creativity and learning how to make your own ‘zine. Suzy González and the San Antonio ‘Zine Fest will discuss what ‘zines are, why they matter, and how you can start your own projects.

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Women have long been the creative force behind Native American art, yet their individual contributions have been largely unrecognized, instead treated as anonymous representations of entire cultures. Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists explores the artistic achievements of Native women and establishes their rightful place in the art world.

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

“At long, long last, after centuries of erasure, Hearts of Our People celebrates the fiercely loving genius of Indigenous women. Sumptuous, gorgeous, eternal, strange, this art is alive. Be prepared for an encounter with power and joy!”
—Louise Erdrich, author

Joan Hill’s Women’s Voices at the Council

Hearts of Our People Exhibition Video: Legacy

Pandemic Protests: A Panel Discussion

Pandemic Protests: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

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Opening Remarks: Dr. Sobia Khan, Dean of Academic Success
Moderator:  Professor Yon Hui Bell, English

Women’s History Month has its roots in protest when garment workers in New York went on strike in 1909 for better pay and working conditions, and every year on March 8, women all over the world commemorate that first protest as they continue to organize and build social justice.

This use of protest was amplified with the Women’s Marches after the 2016 election, and even more recently, in this past summer’s protests, many of which were led and organized by women. Join us to kick off Women’s History Month with local women and women-identified activists organizing for Black Lives Matter and affordable housing and healthcare.

There will be door prizes!

Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies

University of Michigan: Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies

Labor, Love, & Loss: Black Women's Networks of Care in the Transition from Slavery to Freedom

March 18, 2021 - starts at 3:00pm CT

LaKisha Simmons, University of Michigan

This talk explores themes from a new book project that considers Black women’s reproductive care work in the face of miscarriage, infant and child loss, elder care, and sickness. Although this is a book about loss, it is also a book about survival. Professor Simmons argues that during the transition from slavery to freedom, Black mothers mobilized intergenerational and intersubjective connections with other women in their community to manage sickness, take care of themselves and one another, and mourn loss.

LaKisha Simmons is associate professor in History and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on gendered experiences of racial violence and Black women and girls’ strategies for survival in the face of racism. She is the author of Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans and currently at work on a collection called The Global History of Black Girlhood co-edited with Corinne Field.

Free and open to the public. This is a remote event and will take place online via Zoom.

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The Enduring Significance of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun

Women's History Month Event:

The Enduring Significance of Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun

Monday, March 22 2021 at 12:00 PM CDT to 1:00 PM CT via zoom

Hosted by SPC Department of Student Life


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Workshop on creating oral Histories (SAAACAM)

San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum (SAAACAM) Workshop on Creating Oral Histories

Tuesday, March 23
10:50 a.m. – noon
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Host: Professor Marianne Bueno
Presenters: San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum Community Oral History Project


Learn about oral history, its significance in preserving community histories, and how to preserve oral histories in your own family and community. This will be an interactive workshop where participants will learn how to conduct oral histories with family members and practice their skills in small breakout groups.

Picture a Scientist

Picture A Scientist: A Virtual Chat with Women in the Sciences

Wednesday, March 24
6 – 7 p.m.
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Moderator: Heather Aguillar, Scobee Education Center
Presenters: Mareshia Donald, PhD and Paula Johnson Miles, PhD

This panel discussion to accompany Picture a Scientist (film available for your viewing throughout the month) will feature women in the sciences who have faced challenges, stared them in the eye, and overcame.

The Work of Maria Hinojosa

SAC's Anti-Racist Reading Group:

The Work of Maria Hinojosa

Friday, March 26
Noon – 1 p.m.
Co-Sponsored with SAC’s Mexican-American Studies Program

SAC’s Anti-Racist Allies group invites students, staff, and faculty to join them for discussion of some short works by Maria Hinojosa, a pioneering, multi-media journalist and the founder of Futuro Media group. Please pre-register so you can receive the short reading materials ahead of time.

Host: San Antonio College Anti-Racist Allies

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