2020 Womxn's Herstory Month

Womxn's Herstory Month calendar of events.

100 Years of Women's Suffrage in the South Bay Exhibit 

Open until Dec 15, 2020 | MLK Library

Martin Luther King Library

"100 Years of Women's Suffrage in the South Bay" will be showcasing items from our Special Collections & Archives

Open Mic: Trans Visibility

Thursday, March 5 | Student Union Starbucks | 6:00 - 8:00 pm 

MOSAIC & Gender Equity Center 

Join us on March 5th for an open mic where will be celebrating trans visibility day with special guest, Evolve Benton at 6pm! We welcome any and all volunteers to express themselves in any way, shape, or form. Come vibe our and support the community!

Keynote & Booksigning: Sonya Renee Taylor

Tuesday, March 10 | MLK Library 225 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm 

Gender Equity Center

Co-sponsors: AFAM Studies, African American Student SSC. MOSAIC

Sonya Renne Taylor is an artist, activist and the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company. Sonya has spoken on a variety of topics, from body empowerment, radical self-love as transformative action, intersectional social justice, as well as poetry and performance workshops.

100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage: Dr. Bettina Aptheker

Wednesday, March 11 | MLK Library 225 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm *Light refreshments will be served

Martin Luther King Library  

King Library is kicking off our year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage on Wednesday, March 11th at 4pm with an opening reception featuring Dr. Bettina Aptheker. Dr. Apthker is faculty at UCSC and has taught and worked in feminist studies since the late 1970s.

Spartan Speaker: Ibtihaj Muhammad

Wednesday, March 11 | Student Union Ballroom | 7:00 pm

Student Affairs

Three-time All American | Olympic Sabre Fencer | 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Author of Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream and The Proudest Blue, Ambassador with the US Department of State's Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative

Mujer Divina: The Divine Feminine

Thursday, March 12 | Chicanx/Latinx SSC | 5:00 - 7:00 pm

rsvp: bit.ly/mujer-divina

Caesar Chavez Community Action Center    

Come in community to discuss how Latinx culture and machismo has shaped our ideas about body image and stereotypes of mujeres. In this workshop, learn how you can combat those ideologies within the Latinx culture. After the workshop and discussion, come in community to reclaim your power as a muxer by creating a visual representation of how you see yourself.

Art Gallery: Gender through Cultural Storytelling

Monday, March 16 | Student Union Rm 4
10:00 am - 6:30 pm *Open Mic 5 - 6:30pm

Gender Equity Center & MOSAIC 

The Gender Equity Center and MOSAIC Cross-Cultural Center will be hosting an art gallery on the intersection of gender and culture. This is an opportunity for folks to share their narratives of gender through cultural story-telling.

Latinas and Libros (Book Club)

Tuesday, March 17 | Student Union Rm 3 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | rsvp: bit.ly/latinaslibros2020

Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center

In collaboration with the SJSU Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center, join us for an evening to celebrate the contributions of Latinas in literature and our Latino Heritage. This event will feature Latina authors sharing their inspirational stories, book signing, Mexican hot chocolate and pan dulce.

Reproductive Justice and Transnational Feminism

Wednesday, March 18 | Hugh Gillis Hall 229 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm 

Gender Equity Center & Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

Transgender Day of Visibility

Monday, March 23 | 7th Street Plaza | 9:00 - 5:00 pm 

Soma de Bourbon and SISS students  

Please join Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Science students in making buttons, and squares for our trans flag. We will be doing activities and discussing the way all students can become allies to stand with trans, gender queer, and gender nonconforming SJSU students. 

Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: Carol Mukhopadhyay Lecture Series

Monday, March 23 | MLK Library 225 | 1:30 - 2:40 pm 

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department

In this presentation, Dr. Larissa Mercado-Lopez, associate professor of Women's Studies at California State University, Fresno, will discuss her work as a children's book writer and sensitivity reader for children's literature. Drawing from black and Chicana feminist thought on the power of children's books, she will situate her work within the larger contexts of women of color feminism and Latinx children's literary writings. 

Zines for Queens

Tuesday, March 24 | Student Union Rm 4B | 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, March 25 | MOSAIC | 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Caesar Chavez Community Action Center    

Celebrate women's history month by learning the importance of writing our own history and contribute to a collective zine based on poetry by women of color!

Nuestra JENTE : Postcolonial Sexualities

Tuesday, March 24 | PRIDE Center | 1:00 - 2:30 pm 

PRIDE Center

Join us for a discussion on postcolonial gender variance and how it challenged sexuality.  

Film Screening: RBG

Wednesday, March 25 | Student Wellness Center 122 | 1:30 - 2:45 pm 

Gender Equity Center   

In honor of Womxn’s Herstory Month, we will be screening RBG. It is An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women. 

Black Women’s Collective Meetings

Tuesday, March 3 | Sankofa Circle
Wednesday, March 25 | Whine Down 

For more details like time and location, visit their instagram @ black.womens.collective


These events are wheelchair accessible. For accommodations please contact sjsugenec@gmail.com