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March is Women's History Month! As we continue to celebrate 44 Days of Black History at SMC, the Campus Committtee on Inclusive Excellence Sub-Committee on Gender Equity & Women'a History Month is proud to introduce an exciting line up of programs for Women's History Month 2022. 

Dear Colleagues,

As we continue to celebrate 44 Days of Black History, March is also Women’s History Month. The CCIE Subcommittee on Gender Equity & Women’s History Month in collaboration with the Center for Women & Gender Equity and departments across campus has planned and curated a robust calendar of offerings.

 

With the theme ‘Yes, And/Both-And,’ we invite you to reflect on the intersectionalities, dualities, and nuances of issues related to gender and other prongs of identity, marginalization and privilege. Throughout the month, we invite you to join us in celebrating what has been accomplished in the intersectional fights for gender and racial equity (for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities) AND to take note of the work that still remains. 

 

Along with our weekly virtual events, we’ll have weekly coffee, conversation and community time gatherings in the Center for Women & Gender Equity and a collection of readings by and about our featured guests on Thursday mornings (from 9-11am). We invite you to drop in, chat, page through a book or even add another one to our collection. 

 

Community Engagement Students will help lead a  ‘yes, and’ social media campaign throughout the month, through which they’ll engage the campus community in recognizing and celebrating intersectional identities and coexisting truths. 

 

Sam Alberto, the Director of Residential Experience and the co-chair of CCIE-Gender Equity & Women’s History Month subcommittee will be reaching out to and accepting nominations for 51 women, allies or people across the gender spectrum, who’ve positively impacted SMC.

 

The Women’s History Month 2022 Calendar is jam-packed with exciting and important programming from multiple areas. Our committee has re-envisioned our weekend programming and here are a few highlights: We’ve scheduled a community stroll around the reservoir with Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Dr. Evette Castillo Clark, on March 5th at 10am and again on Sunday, March 27th at 10am in honor of International Women’s Day. 

 

We would like to encourage everyone to attend the Ethnic Studies Symposium on March 19th and join the Gender Equity/Women’s History Month subcommittee immediately after at 2:30pm at the Museum of Art (or virtually) for a panel discussion called “What it Means to Be in Power: Engaging in the African Art Collection.” 

 

We have multiple events each week! Please visit our calendar and keep an eye on the SMC’s events homepage for more information about what is on the horizon. 

 

Thank you in advance for your support!

 

In gratitude & Solidarity,

Sharon K. Sobotta, Director of the Center for Women & Gender Equity and CCIE-Subcommittee on Gender Equity & Women’s History Month Co-Chair

Samantha M. Alberto, Director of Residential Experience and CCIE-Subcommittee on Gender Equity & Women’s History Month Co-Chair

Professor Myrna Santiago, Director of Women’s & Gender Studies and CCIE-Subcommittee on Gender Equity & Women’s History Month Co-Chair

CCIE-Subcommittee on Gender Equity & Women’s History Month members:

Megan Gallagher, Director of CARE

Britt Royer, Museum of Art

Maya Patel, Student Lead at Center for Women & Gender Equity