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Herstory Month

The Personal is Political

Since 1985, March has been designated by Congress and the President of the United States as Women’s History Month.  This proclamation is intended to recognize the struggles and celebrate the achievements of women in the United States.  The Library of Congress states that, “…women have struggled throughout our history to gain rights not simply for themselves but for many other under-represented and disenfranchised groups in America.”

Many campuses, including CSUSM, have begun celebrating Women’s Herstory Month with their communities.  The concept of herstory has been coined as a way to look at history through the experiences of women.

At CSUSM Women’s Herstory Month is a campus-wide celebration.  Our campus partners include, but are not limited to:


Board Of Directors
Campus Activities Board
Career Center
CHABSS
Civility Campaign
CSUSM Bookstore
Gender Equity Center
Hope and Wellness Center
Latin@ Center
LGBTQA Pride Center
Office Of Diversity, Educational Equity, Inclusion and Ombuds Services
Student Health and Counseling
Student Life and Leadership
The Cross Cultural Center



Herstory Events:


Just Yell Fire

USU Ballroom
March 1, 2017
6-8pm

Just Yell Fire is an interactive presentation that focuses on women empowerment, sexual assault prevention, and get away tragedies. He is the cofounder of Just Yell Fire and I was honestly blown away by his story and the work he has done after college.  Being that this event was put together last minute, I was hoping you could help me in getting the word out. The presentation focuses on women empowerment, but all genders are welcomed and encouraged.


Dr. Seuss Day

CSUSM Bookstore
March 2, 2017
5:30-7:30pm

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at our annual read-along hosted by the Gender Equity Center and the Library. This kid-friendly celebration is open to student and faculty parents and their children. Come connect with campus parents, while learning about the many services our spaces have to offer. Incentives: Free book for kids, snacks and refreshments


Civility Dialogue: Politics & Gender Identity


Cross Cultural Center
March 7,2017
11:45am-1pm

This rise of transgender bathroom bills introduced in 2016 as well as adoption into law by states like North Carolina’s House Bill 2 has stirred debate about the use of bathrooms and gender identity. Join the discussion.
 


Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Task Force Forums

Cross Cultural Center
March 7, 2017
1-2pm

Two forums have been scheduled for the campus community to provide input on draft recommendations of the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Task Force. The task force was convened by President Haynes to offer strategies to promote the inclusion of trans and gender non-conforming communities at CSUSM.
 


International Women’s Day Lunch

Gender Equity Center
March 9, 2017
Time: 12-12:50pm

Join us in the Gender Equity Center to celebrate International Women's Day. Discuss feminism and intersectionality with CSUSM faculty and how their overall work on campus influences their desire to change societal views of women in today's world

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ABC of LGBTQ: Queer Women

LGBTQ Pride Center
March 8, 2017
Time: 12-1 pm

Celebrate the many diverse identities of the LGBTQA community by joining us to play some friendly games, Q&A, and open discussion. Come take part of the great opportunities to build your community and have some free snacks!
 


AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation


Career Center
March 8, 2017
12-2pm

Come learn how to navigate the world of salary negotiation from experts at the American Association of University Women. The intent is for female-identified students to learn how to feel more confident about appealing for a salary increase.


Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Task Force Forums


LGBTQA Pride Center
March 9, 2017
6-7pm

Two forums have been scheduled for the campus community to provide input on draft recommendations of the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Task Force. The task force was convened by President Haynes to offer strategies to promote the inclusion of trans and gender non-conforming communities at CSUSM.
 


Latinx Taboos


Gender Equity Center
March 13, 2017
3-4pm

Join the GEC and the Latin@ Center as we discuss topics regarding sex, relationships, and love in Latinx families. The discussion will touch on the effects of avoiding these topics in Latinx families and providing input on how to become better educated.


Women Breaking Boundaries: Latina Leaders


USU Ballroom
March 27, 2017
5:30-7pm

A distinguished speaker series featuring successful women leaders in nontraditional fields


Women and Activism


Gender Equity Center
March 28, 2017
12-1pm

The International Women’s March was an international act of solidarity – join us at the Gender Equity Center and learn about the ways that women on our campus have been activists for an array of social issues.
 


One Mile in Their Shoes

Forum Plaza
March 28, 2017
3-5pm

Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to learn more about gender and sexual violence.


Arts & Lecture: Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff
From the Mexican Revolution to Biological Revolutions

March 30, 2017
Time: 6pm

Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff is a molecular biologist, an executive and a diversity advocate. She is the third Mexican-American woman in the U.S. to get a doctorate in science and was a key member of the team at showed for the first time at bacteria could be induced to produce insulin. Come listen to her story on biological revolutions.