Cal State San Bernardino will honor the courage, accomplishments and triumphs of womxn throughout the years when the university celebrates Womxn’s History Month in March with a number of virtual events under the theme “Meeting at the Intersections: What’s HERstory.”
To help launch the celebrations, a special welcoming event, Womxn’s History Month Welcome and Trivia will be held on Tuesday, March 2, from noon to 1 p.m. by the Womxn’s History Month Planning Committee and the Santos Manuel Student Union Women’s Resource Center (SMSU WRC). Register at the event site.
The term “womxn” is used as an objection to the patriarchal idea that womxn are an extension to men and the inclusion of all womxn go beyond just cis-women.
The CSUSB events for Womxn’s History Month include:
- March 1-26: The Coyote Series Celebrates: Womxn’s History Month. Associated Students Inc. and the SMSU Women’s Resource Center will conduct a social media campaign highlighting students’ stories, art, photography, etc., as impacted by their gender identity as womxn. Follow the series on @asi_csusb, @csusb.smsu, and @smsuwrc. Students can submit entries until Friday, March 5, at 11:59 p.m. Submission link: www.tinyurl.com/coyoteserieswhm
- Every Monday in March: Marchamos con Mujeres. The Association of Latinx Faculty, Staff, and Students (ALFSS) will hold a social media campaign depicting Latinx women that ALFSS members look up to and march with. Follow on Instagram @alfsscsusb and the ALFSS Facebook.
- Every Tuesday and Thursday in March: Common Read. Join in reading Maria Hinojosa’s memoir, “Once I Was You: A Story of Love and Hate in a Torn America.” The first 100 registered participants will receive an e-copy of the book. All participants will be invited to listen to the audio book every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/WHMRead
- March 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: International Womxn’s Day will be the focus of a special panel session held by the College of Extended and Global Education. Register at International Womxn’s Day event.
- March 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Route 66 Women, a video project highlighting the history of San Bernardino, women of color and the infamous Route 66 will be held by the Santos Manuel Student Union Women’s Resource Center, the John M. Pfau Library and the Department of History. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer period with documentarian Katrina Parks (www.assertionfilms.com) and alumnus Mark Ocegueda ’10, BA history (Mellon Gateway Postdoctoral Fellow, department of history, Brown University). Register at: www.tinyurl.com/route66women
- March 22, 3-4 p.m.: Kicking Knowledge Pac II Pacs: Womxn’ History Month. The multitudes of contributions that Black women have made in society will be celebrated by the Pan African Student Success Center, the Pan African Collegiate Scholars Program and the Student African American Sisterhood. Register at https://tinyurl.com/KickinKnowledgeMar22
- March 23, 5-6:30 p.m.: Support Your Sisters Not Just Your Cisters. Trans activist and actress Toni Bryce will be featured at the event sponsored by the Santos Manuel Student Union Queer & Transgender Resource Center (SMSU QTRC). Register at https://tinyurl.com/CSUSBToniBryce
- March 25, 5-6:30 p.m.: Winding Down for Spring Break. The SMSU Women’s Resource Center and the SMSU Queer & Transgender Resource Center Mental Health Series Episode 3 will hold a follow up from an earlier presentation to help prepare for spring break and wrap up midterms. Register at https://tinyurl.com/WindingDown4Spring.
- April 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: The CSUSB annual Womxn’s Leadership Conference. This year’s Womxn’s Leadership Conference will be virtual. Visit the conference website for updates on the call for proposals and the conference details.
For more information and updates visit the CSUSB Womxn’s History Month Programs