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WSI hosts Women’s History Month March 3-31

by Jo Ann Jones, COEHDnews Editor    |    February 25, 2015

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The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute (WSI) will host more than 25 events in honor of the 2015 Women’s History Month. This is the 12th year WSI has hosted the month-long celebration.

Women’s History Month kicks off with the WSI Opening Reception on Thursday, March 5, at 3 p.m. in the John Peace Library Assembly Room. International artist Favianna Rodriguez will present the reception’s keynote address. Rodriguez’s keynote will focus on how her artwork has affected social change.

During the reception, WSI will honor Dr. Yvonne Katz as the 11th Women’s Advocate of the Year for her involvement in and commitment to developing women leaders in education, business and the community.

Other Women’s History Month events include:

  • San Antonio International Women’s Day March and Rally on Saturday, March 7, at the Plaza del Zacate in Milam Park (501 W. Commerce)

  • “Say Word: Performing Voices of San Anto Women Through Poetry” featuring Amanda Flores, Diamond Mason, Briauna Barrera and Tasha Green on Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in John Peace Library Assembly Room (4.04.22)

  • “Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives” featuring Dr. Stephanie Cole, Dr. Elizabeth Hayes Turner and Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez on Wednesday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in the John Peace Library Assembly Room (4.04.22)

For a full list of Women’s History Month events, visit the WSI website.

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