March is Marked with over One Dozen Major Events

San Antonio – From Health Care to Composers to Cardinals making a difference in the Community, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is hosting sixteen individual events marking Women’s History Month throughout the month of March. They include presentations from authors, movie screenings, musical performances and art exhibits.

One of many major events is the annual UIW Health Fair taking place Wednesday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wellness Center on the University’s Broadway Campus (4301 Broadway).  Students, employees, and members of the community are invited to take advantage of and learn more about a variety of services including dental care, glucose screenings, healthy meals, breast cancer awareness, city services and more.

Women’s History Month also includes a presentation by award-winning author Dr. Carolyn Cocca, based on her book “Superwomen.” The work investigates how and why female superhero characters have become a flashpoint for struggles over gender from Buffy, the Vampire Slayer to Captain Marvel. The presentation will take place at the Student Engagement Center at UIW on Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.

And events will conclude on Saturday, March 30, with the Girls Global Summit sponsored by Women’s Global Connection, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. More than 250 girls from over 20 area middle and high schools are expected. This event expands horizons and encourages empathy and entrepreneurship by focusing on issues facing girls and women around the globe. The Girls Global Summit will run from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

For more information on additional events to be hosted by the University of the Incarnate Word for Women’s History Month, go to the student life website.

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MEDIA CONTACT - Michael Valdes, Media and Public Relations Manager, Office of Communications & Brand Marketing, (210) 829-6001 or michael.valdes@uiwtx.edu