Womxn's History Month 2024

This March, we are celebrating Womxn’s History Month on the SJSU campus and specifically highlighting womxn who embody our theme of “Womxn Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion”. We dedicate March to celebrating womxn’s contributions to history, culture and society. WHM has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. This year, WHM will take place from Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 31, 2024. 

Listed below is our calendar of events for the month. To stay up to date and see our online campaigns, follow @sjsugenec on instagram.

Poetry Workshop with Olivia Gatwood: Reclaiming Shame with the Ode

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
4:00PM - 6:00PM
MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center

Join us for a poetry writing workshop featuring poet Olivia Gatwood and explore how writing can aid us in healing and finding our voice.

Olivia Gatwood is the author of two poetry collections, New American Best Friend and Life of the Party. She has received international recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. Her performances have been featured on HBO, HuffPost, MTV, VH1, and the BBC, and more. Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Foundation, Sundance Film Festival, Lambda Literary, and The Missouri Review. Her debut novel, Whoever You Are, Honey, will be released in Summer 2024. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she lives in Los Angeles.

Sponsors: Gender Equity Center, PRIDE Center, MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center, and the Student Union.


Womxn’s History Month Open Mic Night

Thursday, March 7th, 2024
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Student Union Starbucks
Join us at the Student Union Starbucks for the March Open Mic in honor of Womxn's History Month! If you have something to share, please come share your artistic talents with the SJSU community or stop by to enjoy the amazing preformances.
Link to sign up: tinyurl.com/MosaicWHMOpenMic

Sponsors: Mosaic Cross Cultural Center, Gender Equity Center, and Student Union


International Womxn’s Day

Friday, March 8th, 2024

Sponsers: Gender Equity Center


For All People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform

March 11th, 2024 (exhibit continues until April 20th, 2024)
2nd Floor, DiNapoli Gallery,  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform/Para todo el pueblo: Un siglo de acción ciudadana en la reforma de la atención de la salud, an English- and Spanish-language, 12-banner exhibition, tells the lesser-known story of how movements of ordinary citizens helped shape the changing American health care system.

Sponsors: SJSU King Library


Lunch & Learn: Reproductive Justice is Racial Justice

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Student Union Meeting Room 3B

As a part of Womxn’s History Month, GenEC is hosting a Lunch & Learn centered on the intersections of reproductive justice and racial justice. Come join us as we learn about the work of activists of color in the reproductive justice movement and about how to support the movement as students. This event will feature faculty members Susana L. Gallardo, Tanya Bakhru, and Grace Howard. Food will be provided!

Sponsors: Gender Equity Center


HERstory Art Exhibition

Thursday, March 14th, 2024
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Student Union Meeting Room 1
Attention SJSU artists! Do you have a passion for creativity that you’re ready to share with the world? We want to showcase your talent in our upcoming Women’s HERstory Art Exhibit!

Sponsors: César E. Chávez Community Action Center


A Life Without Limits: Faricita Hall Wyatt

Monday, March 18th, 2024 (The exhibit continues until May 31, 2024)
SJSU Special Collections & Archives Foyer

Join SJSU Special Collections & Archives for a journey through the life of SJSU alumna Faricita Hall Wyatt, ‘35 Speech, revealing her endeavors in the realms of poetry, art, civil service, education, and computer programming. This exhibit is a continuation of the Black Spartans Project, representing ongoing research to surface documentation of Black experiences throughout SJSU history.

Sponsors: SJSU King Library, The BLOC, MOSAIC, Califia (Communication Studies Performance Collective), AFAM, SJPL TeenHQ, Department of Communication Studies


Movie Night: Barbie

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Student Union Theatre

Sponsors: Gender Equity Center and the Student Union


The Nur Women's Circle: Narratives of Success

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024
7:00PM - 9:00PM
MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center
Join us for our 2nd Nur Women's Circle of the semester! We will be hosting a panel discussion where Muslim women will share their personal journeys and experiences of success. Food will be provided!

Sponsors: MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center


Discussion Space Following the “Barbie” Movie: What are the Grows and Glows of the film?

Thursday, March 21st, 2024
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Gender Equity Center
Come join us for a discussion about the grows and glows of the Barbie Movie and the reception the movie has seen recently in popular media!

Sponsors: Gender Equity Center


Workshop: Abstract Vulvas

Monday, March 25th, 2024
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Student Union Meeting Room 3A

Sponsors: Gender Equity Center and Student Wellness Center


Womxn in Leadership Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

Sponsors: Gender Equity Center and Student Involvement


Women’s History Research Guide

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