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CSUSM Celebrates Women’s HERstory Month Throughout March

By Whitney Frasier

In observance of Women’s Herstory Month, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites students and the community to join campus-wide celebrations to recognize the achievements of women in the United States.

In 1985, Congress and the President of the United States designated March as Women’s History Month. Many campuses, including CSUSM, have begun celebrating Women’s Herstory Month with their communities. The concept of herstory was coined as a way to look at history through the experiences of women.

Campus-wide celebrations are being held in collaboration with campus partners including, but not limited to, the Career Center; the Civility Campaign; the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences; the Gender Equity Center; the Latin@ Center; the Office of Diversity, Educational Equity, Inclusion and Ombuds Services; the Student Health and Counseling and HOPE and Wellness Center; and Student Life and Leadership and the Cross Cultural Center.

Visit their website for a completed list of scheduled events.

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Civility Campaign: Womyn’s Herstory Month

Tuesday, March 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

University Student Union Arcade

Join the Civility Campaign in "amplifying women in today's society.” Engage in conversations about feminism, women's herstory and social justice. This event is co‐sponsored by the Civility Campaign, the Gender Equity Center, the Black Student Union, and M.E.Ch.A.

International Women’s Day Lunch

Tuesday March 8 from to 1:30 p.m.12

Gender Equity Center

Celebrate International Women's Day and discuss how international and transnational feminism influences research and politics. Interact with female CSUSM faculty members who provide global context to their work on campus. Lunch will be provided.

19th Amendment and Beyond

Thursday, March 10 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Gender Equity Center

A conversation about the transition of women in politics,focusing on Hilary Clinton (D) and Carly Fiorina (R) in the 2016 elections—will be the topic and overview of this discussion about the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage. This event is co‐sponsored by the Gender Equity Center and the Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors.

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Wednesday, March 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Career Center

Start Smart workshops are specifically designed for college students about to enter the job market. According to the American Association of University Women’s research, women one year out of college are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts receive.

By using the skills taught in this workshop, students will be prepared to: negotiate starting salaries and narrow the gap early, improve lifelong earning potential, articulate value, build confidence in negotiation style and sharpen budgeting skills. This event is co‐sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Educational Equity, Inclusion, and Ombuds Services; the Gender Equity Center and the Career Center.

Make the BREAST Choice

Wednesday, March 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Gender Equity Center

Learn about the female body and what is normal. Self breast examinations can increase chances of early detections in cases of breast cancer. This event is co‐sponsored by the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Gender Equity Center.

A Day with Favianna Rodriguez

Tuesday, March 29

Lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

University Student Union, Ballroom

Favianna is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer whose collaborative projects address migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy and interdependence. Favianna is also the director of CultureStrike, a national arts organization that engage artists, writers and performers in migrant rights.

Her lecture, “The Pussy Power Imaginary: How Art Can Shift Politics and Stop Rape Culture,” discusses emerging ways of understanding culture, movements and change, particularly around issues facing women, migrants and people of color. She will propose a “flipping of the script” toward positive and authentic depictions of sexual desire, health, choice and freedom.

She will also be hosting a workshop where students will learn the guiding principles of effective poster design and create a poster of their own utilizing stock graphics from the book, Reproduce and Revolt.

Directions and Parking

CSUSM is located at 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit Visitors may purchase a daily or timed permit in any general parking lot utilizing the daily permit machines.

About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 25-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls over 14,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.