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UTSA celebrates women’s contributions in history

 UTSA celebrates women’s contributions in history

(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 Womens History Month events include:

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 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.

Navarr Gonzales

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