Honoring Trailblazing Women, Then and Now

May 3, 2019

UIW Commemorates Women’s History Month

Honoring Trailblazing Women, Then and Now

San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) will celebrate Women’s History month with more than two dozen on-campus events throughout the month of March. The schedule of programs features nationally acclaimed speakers, empowering forums and discussions, and platforms for a variety of diverse ethnic and religious perspectives, all of which celebrate women and their contributions to society and our daily lives.

The 2018 theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

Schedule of UIW Events:

March 1, 9-10:30 a.m.
2018 Energy Symposium featuring Paula Gold-Williams
Paula Gold Williams, CEO, CPS Energy will speaking as part of the Series presented by the School of Math Science & Engineering. UIW Student Engagement Center Ballroom

March 2, 12-1 p.m.
UIW RSO Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon
This year’s luncheon will feature guest speaker Ms. Magaly Chocano, the founder and CEO of SWEB Development. Rosenberg School of Optometry Events Room

March 4
Catholic Women Preach: A Project of Global Reach
Catholic Women Preach uses modern technology and a digital platform to bring the voices of diverse Catholic women to the proclamation of the Gospel through web-based resources. Following the liturgical year, Catholic women reflect on how the texts relate to all with a special emphasis on the lives of women, their apostolic call and their roles in the Church and the world. Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, professor of Religious Studies, speaks via video for the Third Sunday of Lent, March 4, 2018.

March 4, 2-6 p.m.
Women's Global Connection Roshnic 2018 Fashion Show
Roshnic Latif’s latest beautiful creations will be spotlighted in this fashion show that benefits Women's Global Connection. The show will be hosted by former San Antonio Express-News Fashion Writer Michael Quintanilla. To purchase advance $50 tickets and learn more, visit: www.womensglobalconnection.org/events/. McCombs Center Rosenberg Skyroom 

March 6, 12-1 p.m.
P3 Forum
The UIW Feik School of Pharmacy hosts a forum about how women help each other and manage work life while impacting our world. One student will share her experience at a women’s prison for drug trafficking in Brazil and how this experience transformed her and the women inmates. There will be time for reflection and general discussion. Feik School of Pharmacy

March 6, 3-4 p.m.
The Women’s and Gender Studies Legacy Panel: The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues will feature a panel of engaging speakers, including Dr. Lisa Uribe, executive director of Women’s Global Connection, Dr. Alex Antram, director of Headwaters Coalition, and Sr. Mary Cecilia Henry, director of the Heritage Center. Mabee Library Special Collections

March 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
3rd Annual UIW Women’s Fair
This annual fair hosts representatives from UIW and the larger San Antonio community. UIW international students will present information about prominent women around the world as presented. Participants will learn about women's health resources, community non-profits and women-run business in San Antonio. UIW Mabee Library Circle

March 8-14
Annual Celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week

March 7, 6:30-8 p.m.
Unveiling the Ministries of Medieval Women Religious
Dr. Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis will discuss what arguably was and still is the most controversial ministry Benedictine women religious performed during the Middle Ages: hearing the confessions of fellow community members, and visiting laity and pronouncing absolution over them. This talk is sponsored by Religious Studies, National Catholic Sisters Week and Women’s and Gender Studies. UIW Seddon Recital Hall

March 8, 12-1:15 p.m.
Sisters’ Stories: Courage, Compassion, and Joy
As San Antonio celebrates its 300th anniversary, we remember that Incarnate Word Sisters have been an important part of that history since 1869. Students from UIW’s Women and Faith and Spirituality and Prayer classes will share research and discuss how can we can carry these wonderful traditions of lives of generous service into the future. The event is part of National Catholic Sisters Week. Sister Sarah Lennon, CCVI, will be inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame, and Sisters who have previously been in the Hall of Fame will be recognized. Madeleine Room, Heritage Center, behind the Chapel of the Incarnate Word.

March 20, 6-7 p.m.
Women in Law Roundtable
The Pre-Law Society and Women’s and Gender Studies will host Women in Law, a roundtable discussion with Sonya Garcia, a Laredo based attorney, Caitlin McCamish, the current UIW Title IX coordinator, and Samantha Alecozay, a law student and UIW alumna. Mabee Library Special Collections Room

March 20
World Water Day
All are invited to explore the Headwaters at Incarnate Word, the only nature sanctuary in the heart of San Antonio

March 22, 2-4 p.m.
Farhad's Film Series presents "It Ain't Pretty"
This installment of Farhad’s Film Series presents the screening of “It Ain’t Pretty,” a 2017 documentary about the challenges and triumphs of female big wave surfers fighting sexism in the water, in competition, in the media and in the surf industry with the support of a closely-knit community of likeminded women. Mabee Library Auditorium

March 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tricentennial Historical Tour
The Tricentennial historical tour will begin at the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Heritage Center and highlight important places in Incarnate Word Sisters’ history and San Antonio history, including Missions Espada and Concepcin, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and San Fernando, the oldest Cathedral Sanctuary in the U.S. This event is free.

March 26, 12-1:15 p.m.
The 'New Woman' & Religious Change in America:  Learning from the Past
To close this month of dynamic events, Women’s History Month Co-Chair and Religious Studies Associate Professor Adrienne Ambrose will present this important lecture highlighting religious change over time, and what lessons can be learned from them today. Administration Building, Room 365


CONTACT:   Margaret Garcia, associate director of communications & marketing, (210) 829-6001 or mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu