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UTSA commends women's achievements during Women’s History Month

UTSA commends women's achievements during Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month 2018 Opening Reception keynote speaker, Erika Prosper, and Women’s Advocate of the Year, Anel Flores, pose with UTSA faculty Sonia Saldivar-Hull and Annette Portillo.

(March 1, 2019) -- In recognition of the contributions women have made within our society, UTSA will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of educational events throughout March.

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute and Women’s Studies Program will feature film screenings, provide lectures and book readings that promote diversity and focus on achieving social justice and women’s empowerment. The theme for this year's Women's History Month celebration at UTSA is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.”

UTSA Women’s History Month events:

Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era
Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio

A roundtable discussion and book celebration with editors and contributors to the volume. Chicana Movidas includes contributions from a wide array of scholars and activists, including leading Chicana feminists from the period.

I Didnt Come to School for This” Black Womens Experiences with Discrimination and Coping Strategies at Predominantly White Institutions
Monday, March 4, 10 a.m.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus

Noelle Fritz Hurd, associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Virginia, will discuss trade-offs associated with identified coping responses and the recommended need for institutional efforts to reduce race-related stressors and foster more inclusive campus environments.

Everyone Needs an Anthropologist…The Relevance and Utility of Applied Medical Anthropology to Pressing Health Concerns
Monday, March 4, 1 p.m.
Business Building (BB 3.04.06), Main Campus

Pamela Rao, an applied medical anthropologist, will discuss the opportunities in applied medical anthropology, career trajectories and the relevance of medical anthropology in efforts to address persistent health challenges, especially those that disproportionately impact women.

Comparative Reproductions: Motherhood in Womens Travel Writings of the Circum-Caribbean, 1800-1860
Tuesday, March 5, 11:30 a.m.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 4.04.34), Main Campus

Rikki Bettinger, history professor at The University of Houston, will discuss how placing women’s travelogues in dialogue with each other garner new insights into the gendered process of empire.

Womens History Month Opening Program and Reception
Tuesday, March 5, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus

Women’s Advocate of the Year will be honored and the Women’s Studies Undergraduate Scholarship will be awarded. Guests will also hear the keynote from former United Farm Workers advocate Rebecca Flores.

New Music Festival
Tuesday, March 5 through Thursday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Arts Building Recital Hall (ART 2.03.02), Main Campus

The three-day festival features performances by the UTSA faculty chamber ensemble, SOLI chamber ensemble, the wind ensemble and symphonic band.

Love in Drug War Years: Gendered Obligation and Bodily Vulnerability in Reynosas Prostitution Zone
Wednesday, March 6, 1 p.m.
H-E-B Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus

Sarah Luna, assistant professor in Women’s Studies at Tufts University, will talk about conceptualizes gendered obligation to explain intimacies and vulnerabilities in la zona, a prostitution zone in Mexican border city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas.

Gender and Aesthetics in Contemporary Music: An Exploration of Gender, Semiotics and Musical Meaning in Music by Living Composers
Thursday, March 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Arts Building Recital Hall (ART 2.03.02), Main Campus

Kirsten Broberg, composer, assistant professor of music composition and director of undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas will lead this discussion.

Interdisciplinary Artist and Muralist Presentation
Thursday, March 7, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus

Judith F. Baca, a Los Angeles-based artist, activist, and educator, will talk about her murals and her career as a professor at UCLA.

#metoo in the Courts: Legal Advocacy for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence
Thursday, March 7, 1 p.m.
Student Union Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus

Shelli Lyons Egger, staff counsel, Rio Grande Legal Aid, will examine the dangerous myths and misconceptions that discourage victims from coming forward in the first place and lead to revictimization when they do report.

Lecture: Carina Adly Mackenzie
Thursday, March 7, 4 p.m.
Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus

Carina Mackenzie will talk about her experiences as a female TV producer and writer in Hollywood. She will discuss the process of getting started, becoming a show runner of her own show, life in the writer’s room, and her experiences as a woman working in a male dominated profession.

Judy Baca lecture
Thursday, March 7, 6:30 p. m.
McNay Museum, 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Los Angeles-based artist, activist, and educator,Judy Baca speaks about her work and commitment to equity for all people.

Esperanza: San Antonio Women of Resistance
Friday, March 8, 1 p.m.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus

A panel of experts from UTSA and the San Antonio community will discuss the history and work of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio.

Brewing Up Texas: Women in the Industry
Friday, March 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus

As part of the Brewing Up Texas exhibit, San Antonio Girls Pint Out will lead a panel discussion with women brewers, brewery owners and beer industry executives.

Operationalizing Leadership: The Impact of Sponsorship on Womens Leadership
Monday, March 18, 3:30 p.m.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Learn about the following key aspects of sponsorship: being prepared to serve as a protégé, how to look for talent as a sponsor, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, practical leadership application tips and strategies around negotiation.

Monsoon Wedding and The Big City/ Mahanagar Film Screenings
Monday, March 18, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus

Come to a free screening of two films. Monsoon Wedding is a Bollywood romantic comedy that explores a New Delhi family who reworks traditional values in a globalized world while organizing the marriage of their eldest daughter. The Big City/Mahangar explores a housewife’s quest to find a job challenging family values.

Masterclass Presentation: Candace Magner
Tuesday, March 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.02B), Main Campus

In this master class, Candace Magner a renowned expert and publisher of Barbara Strozzi’s works will be working with several undergraduate musicians from UTSA.

Women in Resistance: From Socialist Tenant FarmersWives to Hippie Chicks
Tuesday, March 19, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus

Sarah Janda, professor of history at Cameron University, will examine subversive uses of traditional gender roles by comparing the role of women in the draft resistance movement of the Worle War I era and counterculture of the 1960s.

Exploring the Music of Barbara Strozzi
Wednesday, March 20, 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.18A), Main Campus

This lecture will explore Candace Magner’s work as a feminist musicologist and the music of Barbara Strozzi from a theoretical standpoint and historical.

Womanness in the United States: A History of Trauma
Wednesday, March 20, 10 a.m.
Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus

Author Dominique Christina will read from her book Anarcha Speaks: A History in Poems. She will also speak to the vulnerability of bodies of black women and the history of medical experimentation endured.

Body Beautiful: Health, Identities, and Bodies in Pop Culture
Wednesday, March 20, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Student Union Harris Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus

Small group, facilitated discussion on the topic of beauty and image.

Diasporic Sounds across Borders
Thursday, March 21, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.04.20) Main Campus

Ximena Violante, co-founder of Philly-based Interminable and Son Revoltura, will share their latest futuristic music project rooted in diasporic connection. This interactive talk will particularly explore improvisation shifts across culture, gender, sexuality and the body.

Monsoon Wedding Film Screening
Friday, March 22, 11 a.m.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.04.28), Main Campus

This Bollywood romantic comedy explores a New Delhi family who reworks traditional values in a globalized world while organizing the marriage of their eldest daughter.

Reflections on Gender and the Global Refugee Crisis
Monday, March 25, 12 p.m.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Rawan Arar, sociologist and postdoctoral fellow at Brown University, will discuss the social construction of the global refugee story, focusing on gendered experiences in everyday life that fall outside the mainstream story of refugee displacement.

The Big City/ Mahanagar Film Screening
Monday, March 25, 6 p.m.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus

This film explores a housewife’s quest to find a job challenging family values.

Equity-based, Trauma-informed Sexual Violence Prevention and Healing: A Conversation with The Rape Crisis Center
Tuesday, March 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.48), Main Campus

This discussion looks at how the Rape Crisis Center engages trauma-informed, person-centered, prevention-based approaches to promote norms and behaviors that advance safe, health, inclusive spaces for all.

Rhodessa Jones: A Women of the 21st Century
Wednesday, March 27, 12 p.m.
H-E-B Student Union Bexar Room (HSU 1.102), Main Campus

This lecture and multi-media performance will examine use of theater as a “healing tool” in order to begin the process of a creating a dialogue to examine conditions that can affect daily lives. 

The CIA and Torture: Case Studies, the Law, and Government Accountability
Thursday, March 28, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Business Building (BB 3.02.03), Main Campus

Jennifer K. Harbury, an activist, author and attorney who monitors and promotes human rights in Guatemala, will lead this discussion.

The Big City/ Mahanagar Film Screening
Friday, March 29, 11 a.m.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.04.28), Main Campus

This film explores a housewife’s quest to find a job challenging family values.

 

- Navarr Gonzales


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