Colorado State University – Pueblo activities celebrate HERstory Month in March
PUEBLO – Colorado State University- Pueblo will celebrate National Women’s History Month in March with a variety of events from workshops and lectures to a performance of the Panza Monologues.
Women’s History month commemorates women’s contributions to the community and country. In the 1970s, women’s history was an unknown topic in schools and in general public consciousness. The California Commission on the Status of Women addressed this situation in 1978 by initiating a “Women’s History Week” celebration. In 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month, and March was declared Women's History Month. Since then, National Women’s History Month has grown and flourished.
Here is the list of events being held for Women’s HERstory Month at Colorado State University Pueblo:
All events will be from11 a.m. - noon in the Diversity Resource Center, Occhiato University Center 031, unless otherwise noted.
What Color is Your Goddess?- This workshop will explore students’ perception of themselves and connect these ideas with an historical or literary figure, their “goddess”. Students will participate in exercises to creatively express the characteristics of their “goddess”.
March 3 (Noon, First-Year Center, OUC 214)
The Midwife Experience- Meet a direct entry midwife . Learn about the history and current practices of midwifery. Hear about her experiences treating the women of Southern Colorado and Bali.
Women in the Media-Women’s studies students will analyze four different musical genres. They will discuss the use of sexuality in music videos and will ask questions about how this reflects conceptions of sex.
March 4 (6:30-8 p.m., OUC 031)
Saints and Sinners- The presentation will focus on female icons in Mexican literature. It will explore why some women are considered saints and others sinners. Refreshments will be served.
Domestic Violence Awareness- Margaret Reiber, director of the YWCA family crisis shelter, will address incidents of domestic violence and the resources available to those seeking assistance.
The Sex Lives of the Young and the Restless- This student led presentation will focus on the rates of Sexual Transmitted Infections, unplanned pregnancy, and safer sex practices among teenagers and young adults.
Sex Trade- A Woman’s Worth- This student-led presentation will address the rising numbers of women being kidnapped and kept or sold as sex slaves in the United States and abroad.
March 31 (5 p.m., OUC 031)
The Panza Monologues-CSU-Pueblo’s Women’s Studies program just performed its 3rd annual Vagina Monologues and will follow that with the Panza Monologues. This original piece about bellies as a symbol of Latina’s lives will be read by attendees in an effort to continue to hear the voices of women. Refreshments will be served.