(March 18, 2019) -- UTSA observes the significant contributions women have made in society through a series of educational opportunities during Women’s History Month. The events celebrate achievements toward equality as a nation featuring women in leadership, music and more.
This week, 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.”
This week's UTSA Women’s History Month events include:
Operationalizing Leadership: The Impact of Sponsorship on Women’s 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 Farmers’ Wives 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.
Learn more about the UTSA Women’s Studies Institute.
Celebrate UTSA’s 50th Anniversary and share social media posts about the 50th using the hashtag #UTSA50.
The events are a collaborative effort between student organizations, student led-groups, and campus departments.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
UTSA is a designated early voting site for the May 4 Joint, General and Special Election. Any registered Bexar County voter can skip the lines and cast a ballot at UTSA from Monday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 30.H-E-B Student Union (HSU 1.002), Main Campus
In this UTSA 50th anniversary speaker series, Roger Enriquez, UTSA associate professor of criminal justice, explores how immigration past and present helps us understand its future.Casa Hernán, 411 Cevallos St., San Antonio
Discussion will explore the new Master of Arts in Global Affairs offered through the Department of Political Science and Geography at UTSA. Guest speakers will include representatives from local and federal government, military, and civil society.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
An evening of fine food and drink inspired by UTSA’s renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection. Proceeds from the event will support UTSA’s Mexican Cookbook Collection.Hotel Emma, 136 E Grayson St., San Antonio
Grab a friend and sign up to bowl with fellow Roadrunners and raise money for scholarships.University Bowl, 12332 I-10 #10, San Antonio
The UTSA Department of Art and Art History present the work of emerging artists who are graduating from UTSA. Work ranges from traditional methods and materials, interdisciplinary and new media. Themes range from social and cultural critique to investigations that are challenging and exquisite explorations in creative form and image.Arts Building, Main Art Gallery (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
UTSA's first spring Commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m., May 18 and honors graduates from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and University College.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
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