Women's History Month

March 1st - March 31st

Women's History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women's Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women's History Week celebrations the following year. Join TAMU-CC as we celebrate women’s history throughout the month of March. This month is focused on educating and reminding students of the strengths and accomplishments of women all over the world.

Women's History Month Schedule of Events

March 1: Women’s History Month Kick-off Event: Women’s History Month at Texas A&M Corpus Christi will kick-off on Tuesday, March 1, at 11:30 a.m. on the East Lawn. Islanders are invited to visit with small businesses and organizations run by and for women. The event also includes, food, fun, and giveaways, including tickets to Mariachi Las Alteñas! 

March 4: Mariachi Las Alteñas: Celebrate Women’s History Month with Mariachi Las Alteñas, a San Antonio-based all-female mariachi group which aims to raise the standards for women in mariachi music. Previously seen on “NBC Nightly News” and ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Mariachi Las Alteñas will perform live on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the TAMU-CC Performing Art Center. Ticket prices range from $7-20. Visit https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/tamucc/2089 for ticket information. 

March 5: March for the Vote: Celebrate Women’s History Month at the March for the Vote, which commemorates the National Women’s Suffrage Parade of 1913. The march will take place on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Water’s Edge Park, 602 S. Shoreline Blvd. Together, participants will remember, honor, and celebrate those bold, courageous, and powerful people who gathered in Washington, D.C. for the National Women's Suffrage Parade of 1913. The goal is to keep alive the spirit of the Suffragists who sacrificed for the right to vote and promote the benefits of advocacy. Sponsores include the League of Women Voters, YWCA, and the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education. 

March 6: Who Runs the World? GIRLS: A Performance of Songs by Women Composers: Who runs the world? GIRLS! In Celebration of Women’s History Month, join TAMU-CC’s Music Department for night of performances by Women Composers on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Voice students will perform a full setlist of songs by women composers like Judith Cloud and Lori Laitmen. This event is free and open to the public. 

March 7: “Solidarity, Not Charity: Why I Joined the Auntie Sewing Squad” and “Local Organizing in Corpus Christi w/ Chloe Torres”: In commemoration of Women’s History Month, the Mary and Jeff Bell Library will feature a special group of women who have made a difference within the Coastal Bend Community two talks, “Solidarity, not Charity: Why I Joined the Auntie Sewing Squad” and “Local Organizing in Corpus Christi with Chloe Torres.” The Auntie Sewing Squad is a women of color-led online mutual aid collective made up of 800+ seamstresses that emerged in March 2020 to meet a critical need: mask making. This talk examines how the Auntie Sewing Squad practiced solidarity through mask making and mutual aid with neglected communities, such as underfunded Indigenous communities, asylum seekers camped at the border, and Black and Brown communities negatively impacted by police violence. This event also features a talk from local Corpus Christi activist, Chloe Torres. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 7, in the Bell Library I-Create Lab, room 217. Click here to join via Zoom! 

March 8: Campus Conversations: On Tuesday, March 8, at noon, come participate in the campus conversation which will be held in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. Please check back for more information. 

March 8: Distinguished Speaker: Danielle Feinberg, Director of Lighting for Pixar: In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us for an evening with distinguished speaker Danielle Feinberg, Director of Lighting for Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios. Fienberg has worked on Disney classic’s including Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Brave, WALL-E, Coco, and more. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m. in University Center, Anchor Ballroom and is free and open to the public. 

March 10: A Book Chat with Two Difficult Women: Featuring Difficult Women by Roxane Gay and Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall: The Mary and Jeff Bell Library will host “A book Chat with Two Difficult Women,” on Thursday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in honor of Women’s History Month. The event, held on the second floor of the library, will highlight popular works by female authors including “Difficult Women” by Roxane Grey, “Hood Feminism” by Mikki Kendall, and many more! Participants will also have a chance to engage with other readers and win copies of the discussed featured works 

March 22: Celebrating the Music of Women Composers: Celebrate Women’s History Month with the TAMU-CC Department of Music during a concert celebrating the music of women composers on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The concert will include works by featured composers Bernofksy, Hall, Larsen, York, and more, performed by Islander music and voice students. The event is free and open to the public. 

March 23: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event: Islanders will honor Women’s History Month as they participate in the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, Wednesday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the university’s East Lawn. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is education, protest, and performance art with significant political, personal, and existential lessons. We ask men to walk in women's high-heeled shoes to actively confront gender stereotypes and expectations. In this space of playful confrontation and openness, it's possible to reveal and consider many of the underlying causes of sexualized violence with less defensiveness and denial. The event is hosted by Islanders for Social Justice. 

March 24: Unschooled: “Why HE makes more than SHE” featuring Dr. Diana Ivy: In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Islander Cultural Alliance in collaboration with Dr. Diana Ivy, will host an Instagram live chat, on Thursday, March 24, at noon. The chat, “Unschooled: Why HE makes more than SHE,” will focus on the disparity between income standards for male and female employees. Click here https://www.instagram.com/ica_tamucc/ to join in. 

March 24: “Between the Plancha and the Page” Virtual Talk with Dr. Monica Perales: Celebrate Women’s History Month at the virtual book talk, “Between the Plancha and the Page: Early 20th Century Mexicana Food Work and the Spanish Language Press in Two Texas Cities” with Dr. Monica Perales, Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. The virtual presentation will focus Mexican women in early20th century, Mexicana food work, and the Spanish language press.  What can food tell us about the past? How do we understand the many layers of meaning attached to Mexican women's food work inside and outside the home? Using Spanish language newspapers from two large Texas cities, this presentation looks at how Mexican women negotiated the many demands of their food work in the early 20th century. From the kinds of foods they prepared, to their consumer habits, to the kinds of jobs in the food industry available to them, Mexicans made choices about how best to meet the nutritional and cultural needs of their families by sorting through the many messages found on the pages of popular newspapers. By looking at the physical and cultural work that went into these choices, this presentation offers a new way of thinking about Mexican women's lives in a period of great change. Click here for to join via Zoom! 

March 29: Real Advice with Dr. Jennifer Epley Sanders: A Workshop on Gender, Student Success, and The Closest Alligator to the Boat: In celebration of Women’s History Month, join Dr. Jennifer Epley Sanders in a workshop on gender and student success, Tuesday, March 29, at 3 p.m. in Island Hall, room 160. The workshop will be guided by activities and discussion around Sanders’ latest book “The Closest Alligator to the Boat.” The workshop will also be accessible via Zoom. Click here to join via Zoom! 

March 30: Gendered Sexuality, Gendered Politics, Gendered Power: A Discussion with Dr. Shane Gleason and Dr. Diana Ivy: Discuss Gender Politics, Sexuality, and Power, during a live discussion with Drs. Diana Ivy and Shane Gleason on Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in Bay Hall, room 126 

March 31: Women Making History in South Texas: The Mary and Jeff Bell Library will host a special presentation “Women Making History in South Texas,” Thursday, March 31, at 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Bell Library. The presentation, honoring Women’s History Month, will focus on the impact women have had on the South Texas region through stories, artifacts, and more. 

  

Events Happening All Month:  

Women’s History Month Social Media Trivia Contest: Do you know which first lady held women-only press conferences? What about the ancient civilization that gave women equal rights to the throne? Put your knowledge to test during the Bell Library’s Women’s History Month trivia contest. Follow the handle @TAMUCCLibrary on Instagram and Facebook for a daily trivia question and the chance to be entered into a weekly prize drawing. 

Archiving Her-Story: Explore written works and artifacts depicting the women of South Texas during “Archiving Her-Story,” a collection of historical artifacts presented by the Bell Library’s Special Collections and Archives. The collection will be open and viewable to Islanders and the public throughout the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month. Special Collections and Archives is located on the second floor of the Bell Library.