(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 Racial Justice Book Club was established at UTSA by members of the campus community to explore social justice following acts of racial violence across the nation over the last few years. We are reading The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas by Monica Muñoz Martinez. We will meet every Wednesday in September and October at 2 pm on Zoom.Virtual Event
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at our very own street fair - Calle UTSA. We will have activities, performances, food, music, and piñatas to break open.Student Union Paseo
"La Plática" is a space for thoughtful dialogue to build a sense of connection among the Roadrunner Community by getting to know each other better and sharing what's on our minds and about ourselves to increase to increase awareness of diverse perspectives.Virtual Event
This September 30, the Friday Series will feature Prof. Milena Ang, who will be presenting A Tren to Nowhere: Statistic Development and the Politics of Racial, a paper co-authored with Tania Islas-Weistein where they discuss Mexico's long history of state-led development projects that contribute to economic and racial inequality. The authors argue that despite professing racial justice, official discourses surrounding the Tren Maya reproduce existing symbolic and material forms of racism.McKinney Humanities (MH 4.01.01,) Main Campus
We invite you to learn about the process of screenwriting and explore the intersection of identity and pursuing dreams from Jorge Ramirez-Martinez and Raymond Perez, screenwriters for the Selena: The Series, released on Netflix. They will discuss their careers and writing process, including how their identities as Mexican American and gay men have shaped their professional experiences.Virtual Event
Please join us in remembering those who have entered the next part of life by designing a nicho box in their memory. This workshop will provide the necessary items to create your nicho box, though please remember to bring a photo or small object that can fit in a 3.5 x5x1 inch box (small jewelry box).John Peace Library GroupSpot B, Main Campus
Come celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month with La Comunidad at The University of Texas at San Antonio. We will have food, games and dancing!H-E-B Student Union Ballroom 1 & 2, Main Campus
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