Women’s History Month, held each March, provides the University of San Diego community a chance to showcase several important events that celebrate women. This year’s display on campus focuses on the historical portrayal of women in the media. The topic will be presented as an art exhibit in the Student Life Pavilion’s Exhibit Hall for the remainder of March. Following is a list of upcoming events:
• Tuesday, March 16: Through Her Eyes: Women’s History Month/International Women’s Day Celebration Breakfast will be held from 7 to 9:30 a.m. in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. This annual event provided attendees with an update from the 54th annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York and reports from USD students and representatives of local and global organizations, working with women and girls in areas affected by conflict. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $8 for students. For USD students interested in attending, USD’s Women’s Center has a limited number of free student tickets. Contact the center via e-mail at email@example.com.
• Thursday, March 18: Experiences of Diverse Women Discussion. This event takes place at 12:15 p.m. in the United Front Multicultural Center, located in the Student Life Pavilion, Room 418. All USD community members are welcome to join in an open discussion about diversity and women at USD. Refreshment and desserts are provided.
• Thursday, March 18: “Where the Water Meets the Sky” is a film that shows the empowerment of young women as they combat HIV/AIDS via training in filmmaking techniques so that they can tell their stories and raise awareness in their communities about AIDS. The film screens at 7 p.m. with discussion to follow, in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre.
• Wednesday, March 24: Attend a discussion meant to bring together senior women on the verge of transitioning into life after college. Takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Hahn University Center, Room 107.
In addition to these March events, the Women’s Center, located in Student Life Pavilion, Room 420, provides a space for female students, staff and faculty to meet other women on campus and a place to discuss issues affecting women. The center also seeks students interested in assisting with its many activities and events throughout the school year, including its upcoming Sexual Assault Awareness Week April 12-15. To find out more about the center go here.
— Ryan T. Blystone