Our 2022 Women’s History Month Theme is
Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.

This year’s theme is a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At UIW, we want to recognize the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history. The theme of women as healers goes back to ancient times. Healing is the personal experience of transcending suffering and transforming it into wholeness. The gift of hope spreads light to the lives of others and reflects a belief in the unlimited possibilities of current and future generations. Together, healing and hope are essential fuels for dreams and recovery.

 

Special Event Series: Women in Law Globally

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Peacekeeping and Just Laws as a Way of Peace Building

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Students and Lawyers Explore Issues and Career Opportunities

Zoom | 9 - 10:15 a.m. All Central Times

Graduate StudentsJoin us and hear conversations of women in law and law enforcement from Kosovo, Mexico, Uganda, and the U.S. to learn how they work for social justice by focusing on migration. The series will be moderated by Dr. Hope Frye, an internationally recognized immigration attorney and past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. This event is co-hosted by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences’ Pre-Law Program and Women's and Gender Studies, The Liza and Jack Lewis Center of the Americas, Centro Universitario Incarnate Word Campus in Mexico City, and Universidad Incarnate Word Campus Bajío in Irapuato, Mexico.

Registration

Members of the community are invited to register for this event by emailing Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu.

UIW faculty, staff and students, can register at Give Pulse with your UIW login credentials.

Register for the Series

Learn more about this event by visiting the United Nation’s CSW 66 Commission on the Status of Women website.

 

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

United Nations 66th Commission on the Status of Women Parallel Event

Zoom | 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Young Women's Global LeadershipJoin the University of the Incarnate Word’s Young Women’s Global Leadership Program to learn about the rapidly increasing need for climate action. Teams from Kosovo, Kenya, Uganda and the U.S. will discuss the drastic shifts in temperature and weather patterns that have led to the decline of water supplies, reduction of agricultural yields, health problems, heat waves and floods wreaking havoc on Mother Earth. This event will stimulate discussion to educate the public on the realities of a changing climate and secure a call to action through synergy and solidarity.

Learn more about this event by visiting the United Nation’s CSW 66 Commission on the Status of Women website.

 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

An Evening with Diana López: Children’s Author of Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla

Student Engagement Center, Room 2050-52 | 6 - 7:15 p.m.

Diana LopezJoin children's literature author Diana López as she reads and discusses her books “Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla” and “Coco: A Story about Music, Shoes, and Family” along with numerous others. This event is hosted by the Department of English and Women's and Gender Studies in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Learn more about López’s writing by visiting her website.

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Women in Leadership: Panel Discussion

Student Engagement Center Ballroom | 3-5 p.m.

Please join Career Services as we present a panel of women in leadership sharing their influences, challenges, and successes along with words of advice for young women.

Book signing opportunity with Dr. Lulu and Joseph Topinka.

UIW Registration

Panelists and Moderator

Dr. Lulul

Dr. Lulu

Pediatrician and Life Coach
Fmr. Lt. Col. and U.S. Air Force Veteran
CEO of Dr. Lulu's Life Coaching Lounge

Ada Saenz's Headshot

Ada Saenz

CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio

Laura Narpaul's headshot

Laura Narpaul

Co-Founder and President, Mach1

Alejandra Tamayo's Headshot

Alejandra Tamayo

Sr. Influencer Marketing Executive, Quantum Public Relations

Joseph Topinka's Headshot

Dr. Joseph Topinka

Adjunct Professor, UIW
Author of Just Judy, A Citizen and Leader for Illinois

 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Young Women’s Global Leadership Project Gathering

Gorman Building, Room 115 | 9 - 11 a.m.

Planting TreesJoin the Young Women’s Leadership Program from Kosovo, Uganda, Kenya and the U.S as they discuss the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #5 on Gender Equality. Young women from each team will share their stories and knowledge on gender equality in their daily lives. This project is a transformation of the Girls Global Summit, established from the former Women’s Global Connection, which remembers empowerment and research methods founded by Sister Dorothy Ettling. This event is open to the UIW community.

Learn more about this event by contacting Dr. Joan Labay-Marquez at labaymar@uiwtx.edu or visit the Young Women's Global Leadership Program website.

March-May, 2022

“Space In Between” Art Exhibit

Administration Building, Room 365 | Friday afternoons, 1 - 3 p.m.

Silk print artVisit “Space in Between,” a collaborative art project and exhibit by internationally acclaimed artist Margarita Cabrera. Cabrera creates abstract and contemporary art that speaks out for immigrants and refugees. Her art showcases issues such as cultural identity, immigration, labor, violence and empowerment. The pieces include sculptures, print art, public art, performance pieces and craft art. Cabrera’s influence stems from Indigenous folk art, Mexican craft traditions, and the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.

Learn more about Cabrera’s art exhibit by visiting her website.