Womens Herstory Month

Calendar of events for Women's Herstory Month


Expressions featuring Jasmine Mans

An author, performer, poet, teacher...yes to all of those titles, but more importantly Jasmine Mans is an artist...an artist who enjoys having various forums to express her thoughts, moods, opinions and a voice to speak out on behalf of others and the community around her.

Spoken Word Workshop with Jasmine Mans

March 2nd at 3:00 p.m. in the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center
Speak your mind, share your stories. Come by and learn how to create a spoken word piece! Facilitated by internationally-known spoken word artist, Jasmine Mans.

The Movement: Featuring Jasmine Mans, with Fong Tran & Chaz Cruz

March 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Diaz Compean Student Union Theater

Co-sponsored by Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center of Associated Students, Gender Equity Center, Human Rights, MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center.

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Presents the Carol Mukhopadhyay Feminist Lecture Series 

Queering Transgenerational Trauma: Depathologizing Pain and Navigating Narratives of Suffering

Lecture by: Yvonne Y. Kwan, PhD
Monday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Rm. 225

REDress Project | Lunch & Discussion

The Narrative Behind Missing Native Women

Tuesday, March 7 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Student Union, Room 1360
The REDress Project brings awareness to the over 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. Indigenous girls and women in the United States, Mexico, and across this continent are being murdered at far greater rates than the general population. Free lunch provided!
Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Make Wikipedia a Feminist Space!

Monday, March 13 from 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. MLK Library, Room 213
Join the movement to contribute and amend meaningful content to Wikipedia. Help grow both art and feminist representation on Wikipedia. No experience with Wikipedia editing necessary.
Sponsored by the SJSU King Library

Women’s Herstory Month Film Series  | Out in the Night: The story of the New Jersey 4

Monday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Rm. 1360
An older man sexually and violently confronts a group of African American lesbians in a gay friendly neighborhood of NYC and threatens to "fuck them straight". A fight ensues and in the end the women are rounded up and charged with varying degrees of gang assault, assault and attempted murder. They are called a "Gang of Killer Lesbians" by the media. (76 min)

Women’s Herstory Month Film Series

Film & Shorts on Transgender & Gender Non Conforming Identies

Tuesday, March 14 in the Student Union, Rm. 1360

12:00 p.m. | Becoming Johanna

When Johanna, a 16-year-old transgender Latina, begins her transition and gets kicked out of her home and school, she finds a foster family who loves her and a supportive school principal who helps her graduate and thrive. At first her mom thinks she's confused, or joking, but as Johanna's transformation continues, her mom simply can't handle the fact that her son is Becoming Johanna. (27 min.)

12:30 p.m. | Creating Gender Inclusive Schools

The students insightful and intuitive discussions will open your eyes to how comfortable young people can be when given the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings about gender. (21 min)

1:00 p.m. | Outrun

Mobilizing working-class transgender hairdressers and beauty queens, the dynamic leaders of the world’s only LGBT political party wage a historic quest to elect a trans woman to the Philippine Congress. (57 min)

Lunch & Learn | Abortion Access: Misconceptions & Stigma

Wednesday, March 15 at 12:00 p.m. in the Gender Equity Center
Join the Gender Equity Center and your peers for a lunchtime conversation about abortion access and the stigma surrounding it. We’ll delve into the intersections of class and race with access to abortion, the politics surrounding the issues, and the stigma that leaves abortion an often undiscussed topic. Food provided!

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Presents the Carol Mukhopadhyay Feminist Lecture Series

Globalization and Muslim Women’s Lives in Asia: Contesting Islamic Feminisms

Lecture by: Dr. Huma Ahmed-Ghosh
Monday, March 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Hugh Gillis Hall (HGH), Rm. 122

Lunch & Learn | Activism & You

Tuesday, March 21 at 12:00 p.m. in the Gender Equity Center
It can sometimes be intimidating to get involved and take action, even when we care a lot about the issues -- where do we start? Is it okay if we need to take a break sometimes? How do I pick an issue? We’ll discuss these questions and more, as well as connect you with the campus centers who are currently on the forefront of activism! Food provided!
Co-sponsored by the GenEC and the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center 

Women’s Herstory Month Film Series

Rights & Wrongs: The Story of Women in Islam

Wednesday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. in the Student Union, Rm. 1360
The film alternates between the history of Muhammad and the issues facing Muslim women today—from the wearing of the veil, to praying in the mosque, and attitudes towards domestic violence and honor killings. (135 min)

Women’s Herstory Month Film Series

Miss Representation

Wednesday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union, Rm. 1360
Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. (57 min)

Women’s Herstory Month Film Series


Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union, Rm. 1360
Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner SONITA tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. (91 min)