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UTSA recognizes the accomplishments and advances of women during Women’s History Month

by Brian Ward, University Communications    |    March 06, 2017

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To honor the contributions of women in all aspects of society, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of events throughout March. The theme for this year’s Women’s History Month celebration at UTSA is “Arbol de la Esperanza, Mantente Firme” (“Tree of Hope, Stand Firm”).


The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute and Women’s Studies Program will feature film screenings, lectures and workshops that explore the issues women have faced and overcome to become a major force in the community.


The schedule of events includes:


Solomon’s House
Thursday, March 2, 11:30 a.m.
Arts Building (ARTS 3.01.18B), UTSA Main Campus

This exhibit explores the collections repository of the Anniston Museum of Natural History in Alabama. 


From Tubman to Assata’s Daughters: The Legacy of Black Women’s Radical Activism 
Thursday, March 2, 1 p.m. 
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.1.06), UTSA Main Campus

This lecture features Treva Lindsey, associate professor at The Ohio State University. Lindsey will speak about the history of black feminism and its impact on activism.


Screening of Bruising for Besos
Thursday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC Ballroom 1.106), UTSA Main Campus

Bruising for Besos is an art film and intimate character study of Yoli—a charismatic Xicana lesbian making familia in a queer/trans people of color scene in Los Angeles. The film contains content that may not be suitable for individuals under 18.


San Antonio International Women’s Day March and Rally 
Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m. 
Plaza de Zacate, Milam Park, 501 W. Commerce St., San Antonio

Join the San Antonio community as they celebrate respect, appreciation and love toward women for their economic, political and social achievements.


UTSA Beaks Up. Speak Up. Initiative: Bringing in the Bystander® 
Monday, March 6, 5:30 p.m. 
Recreation Wellness Center, Texas Room (RWC 2.214), UTSA Main Campus

Bringing in the Bystander® is a training program designed to help engage students in the fight against sexual violence, particularly violence against women. The training repeats at 9:30 a.m. on March 22 (RWC 1.806) and at 5:30 p.m. on March 30 (RWC 2.214). 


Eating Disorders & Body Love: The Things Mama Didn’t Tell You 
Thursday, March 9, 2:30 p.m. 
H-E-B University Center, Travis Room (HUC 2.202), UTSA Main Campus

This workshop will look at the connection historical trauma can have on eating disorders and the way colonialism has impacted the way people of color and indigenous people view their bodies.


The Gully Princess: Softness is Not a Weakness 
Monday, March 20, 6 p.m. 
John Peace Library, Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), UTSA Main Campus

Ebony Stewart, a spoken word artist, will use poetry, performance and experiences from teaching in the classroom to address sexual health, body image and self-esteem in this lecture.


On Not Belonging (Anywhere): San Antonio Artivists on Trauma and Art
Tuesday, March 21, 10 a.m.
Main Building (MB 1.124), UTSA Main Campus

In this lecture, Sarah Castillo, visual artist and author, and Anel I. Flores, a Tejana, lesbian writer, and artist, will discuss how their respective bodies of work address Chicanas’ feelings of “not belonging” and trauma. 


Mapping and Responding to School Pushout among Black Girls
Wednesday, March 22, 10 a.m.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), UTSA Main Campus

Monique Morris, president of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, will speak about the high rates of school suspension and expulsion of African American girls and the pushback by school administration.


Tejana Literature and Archives
Wednesday, March 22, 1 p.m.
Main Building (MB 2.404), UTSA Main Campus

UTSA professor emeritus Norma Cantú will hold a discussion about Tejana literature.


Can We Talk? ...About Civil Rights in Texas
Thursday, March 23, 5:30 p.m.
SAWS Headquarters, 2800 U.S. Highway 281 North, San Antonio

Mimi Marziani, executive director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, will speak about civil rights advocacy, political campaigns, election law and nonprofit management. 


YWCA San Antonio Herstory: Past, Present and Future
Monday, March 27, 11 a.m.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), UTSA Main Campus

This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.


The San Antonio Four
Tuesday, March 28, 6–7:15 p.m.
North Paseo Building (NPB 1.114), UTSA Main Campus

This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s. 


Tejana Myth, Memory and Fiction
Wednesday, March 29, 1-2 p.m.
Main Building (MB 2.404), UTSA Main Campus

Tejana/Indígena author Ire’ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.


Cultivate the Past to Prestige
Thursday, March 30, 1 p.m.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), UTSA Main Campus

Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural “Cultivate the Past to Prestige” at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.



View the original story on UTSA Today: https://www.utsa.edu/today/2017/03/whmevents.html


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