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San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) celebrates “Weaving the stories of women's lives,” Women’s History Month 2015.  UIW will host a number of on-campus events in March.  The schedule of programs features nationally acclaimed speakers and highlights a variety of diverse ethnic and religious perspectives to celebrate women and their contributions to society and our daily lives.

Events include:

“Celebration of Women” Open House" 
Wednesday, March 18, 8 am – noon; WGC Office Brackenridge Villa Basement 
Celebrate the women and girls Women’s Global Connection (WGC) collaborates with in Peru, Tanzania, Zambia and San Antonio as well as the many women and girls who serve WGC volunteers.  Contact WGC for details at (210)828-2224, Ext. 297 or wgc.mabuck@gmail.com

“Las Hermanas: The Struggle is One” – An Interdisciplinary Conference
UIW presents this interdisciplinary symposium from March 19 – 21 commemorating the history, development and legacy of a grassroots Latina movement, Las Hermanas, that challenged and changed the church and its role in society. This conference includes a variety of hands-on experiences ranging from keynote speakers, sharing of stories, and an opportunity to visit the new Heritage Center of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.  For more information on this conference, visit the Las Hermanas: The Struggle is Oneexclusive webpage.

Maestra Documentary 
Monday, March 23 and Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium, UIW presents a 33-minute documentary about nine teen girls and their journey with the National Literacy Campaign in 1961 to end illiteracy in Cuba. A discussion about adult literacy in San Antonio today will follow this powerful film.

For a full list of events, please visit the UIW Women’s History Month Page

 

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CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director public relations, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu