Campus will be closed on Friday, March 22 for Spring Break.

Women's and Gender Studies

March is women's history month

Find the full calendar of events here, with more detailed information below. 


Mujeres Valientes

March 11, 7:30am to 8:30am in the Liberal Arts entryway.

Have some refreshments and celebrate influential women with Professor Alvarez and her Chicano/a Literature students.

Contact: Lydia Alvarez

Body Image Workshop

March 12, 11am to 12pm in MP 200

Learn about body image with Pamela Sepulveda, LCSW, Community Outreach Director at Casa Youth Shelter.

Contact: Shannon Estrada

Women’s History Month Book Club

March 12, 12:30pm to 1:30pm in BK 111

A discussion of the novel Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler. The first 25 students to sign up will receive a free book. 

Contact: Damon Cagnolatti


Film: My Masculinity Helps

March 21, 11am to 12:15pm in SS 141

Film and discussion in partnership with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This film explores how African American men and boys can be allied in sexual violence prevention. From survivors sharing their stories to discussing gender roles, masculinity, and power, this film challenges myths about and misleading portrayals of African American masculinity. 

Contact: Amber Dofner -


Umoja Sista 2 Sista - More than Sugar and Spice

March 26, 11am to 12:15pm in MP 205

This workshop will take a look at current images surrounding the idea of what a woman “should be”, this workshops will provide a porch forum for participants to dialog about who they ARE. This live learning experience will allow for participants to gain a better sense of self understanding and use their language as power to express their own understanding of their personalities, media, finances and health. It is everybody’s business to empower others and make them aware of the current plight of who the Black female is in the 21st century. We’re more than just sugar and spice.

Contact: Clara Ross -

Film: Crazy Rich Asians

March 26, 2:30 to 4:30pm in LA 210

The Chinese Club will screen the movie Crazy Rich Asians, a box office hit, which presents a story about a modern day feminist fairy tale that celebrates women and wealth. This event is open to everyone on campus. 

Contact: Yiran Zhou

Film: The Interrupters

March 25, 11am to 12:30pm, Location TBD - Please check back for the location!

The Interrupters is a documentary that follows three community activists who “interrupt” potential deadly encounters and confrontations on the streets of Chicago to address the epidemic of violence in the city's roughest, most gang-plagued neighborhoods. Ameena Mathews, the daughter of a notorious gang leader on the South Side of Chicago, is one of the three interrupters chronicled in the film, whose own past involvement in violence and gangs allows her to forge close and unique relationships to the young people she seeks to mentor.

Contact Mark Olague

Community Resource Fair

March 27, 10am to 1pm in Falcon Square

Attendees can learn about resources in the community such as childcare, health care, legal aid, credit counseling, services for the disabled, shelters, social services, treatment programs foster youth services and many more. Representatives from local social service and community resource agencies will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the services they offer.

Contact Shannon Estrada

Pregnant Students Expecting Academic Success (SEAS) Workshop

March 27, 11am to 12:15pm in BK 111/112

The Pregnant SEAS workshop provides resources and education for the rights of students that are current parents or parents-to-be related to pregnancy, lactation, and parenting in general. In partnership with Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Contact: Amber Dofner -

Human Trafficking Workshop

March 28, 11am to 12pm in SS 139

This session will examine what human trafficking is, how it affects our local communities, and what we should know as community members.

Contact: Clara Ross or Shannon Estrada -

Film: Equal Means Equal

March 28, 6:30pm to 8:30pm in LC 155

Screening and discussion of the film Equal Means Equal in collaboration with the American Association of University Women.

Contact: Amna Jara

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