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Women's Herstory Month 2018

By Katie Chappell

March is Women’s Herstory Month, a national observation of the valuable contributions of women to our culture and society. CSUSM has scheduled a month of programs that showcase the accomplishments of women in U.S. history.

In 1985, Congress and the President of the United States designated March as Women’s History Month. The word “herstory” was coined in the 1960s as a feminist critique of conventional historiography – that history focuses primarily on the contributions of men. Herstory emphasizes the role of women in history and comes from a female point of view.

"Women's History Month is necessary because we have been given the power by former female activists to fight for our rights and beliefs", said Marleny Hernandez, Student Peer Eucation in the Gender Equity Center. "We, as women, have been inspired to educate and discuss about the struggles we have faced and the social issues which are frontiers that are yet to be confronted."

ASI’s Gender Equity Center Dozens has partnered with organizations, centers and academic departments across campus to bring events to campus in March including lectures, movie screenings, performances and round-table discussions on the topics of women and gender issues. One of the key events of the month is the International Women's Day luncheon on Tuesday, Mar. 27 which will celebrate the women in impacting lives and the women who have paved the way for a time of lunch, mentorship, and community. This event is open to all students. Register now.