Women's History Month 2020

Our 2020 Women's History Month theme...

women with fist in airCelebrates the women who have fought for woman’s right to vote in the United States. In recognition of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, we will honor women from the original suffrage movement as well as 20th and 21st - century women who have continued the struggle (fighting against poll taxes, literacy tests, voter roll purges and other more contemporary forms of voter suppression) to ensure voting rights for all. Learn more by visiting the National Women's History Alliance. 

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Detailed - Calendar of Events

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

Music Industry Club presents Women in Music

Music Building, Seddon Hall  | 2 - 4 p.m.

Music Industry Club

The University of the Incarnate Word Music Industry Club Presents Women in Music. Three professionals from the music industry come to answer your questions! Featuring Teresa Velasquez, Debbie Green and Grace Elorreaga.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Women’s Fair

SEC Concourse | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

International Affairs

UIW Women’s History Month Committee hosts the 5th Annual UIW Women's Fair. The fair will feature students, campus organizations, UIW offices, UIW research, Women's Health booth, booths from community non-profits, organizations that benefit women and women-run businesses in San Antonio. For more information contact (210) 805-5705 or intl@uiwtx.edu.

Juana Martinez-Neal Lecture

Library Auditorium | 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Women's and Gender Studies

Caldecott Award-winning author Juana Martinez-Neal is coming to speak at UIW at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. She will be discussing her semi-autobiographical book, Alma and How She Got Her Name, which has the message that "we are everyone that came before us, and at the same time we are uniquely ourselves." Martinez-Neal, a Peruvian-American, also just illustrated Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story in 2019 and La Princesa and the Pea in 2017. Please join Women's and Gender Studies and the English Department for this special UIW Women's History Month event. To find out more about Juana Martinez-Neal, please visit her website. For further information, please contact LuElla D'Amico at ldamico@uiwtx.edu.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

UIW Wellness Fair

Wellness Center | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

UIW Sports and Wellness

The UIW Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in the Wellness Center. Over 40 vendors will be on site to promote healthy living and administer basic biometric screenings. Door prizes will be available. The event is sponsored by UIW Sports and Wellness, the Employee Wellness Committee, Student Wellness Committee and Human Resources. This event is free to all UIW students, faculty and staff, and the surrounding community.

For more information, please contact Erin Galloway at egallowa@uiwtx.edu. Contact Renee Bellanger for reserving a table on any Women’s Health Focus Projects.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

International Women's Day 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

20th Century Women Composers: Pauline Oliveros Lecture and Discussion

Library Auditorium | 1:30 p.m.

Music Department

The life and work of composers Pauline Oliveras will be celebrated! The event will include a discussion of her biography, work, and impact on music of the 20th century. Excerpts of her music and listening activities will be heard and discussed.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Cardinals in the Community: A Global Day of Service

SEC Ballroom | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability

The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability invites the community to participate in the annual spring service day, "Cardinals in the Community: A Global Day of Service" on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 9 a.m. to noon at the UIW Student Engagement Center Ballroom. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help beautify and prolong the life of the campus' Community Gardens and the Headwaters Sanctuary, address food insecurity and more. Don’t forget to bring 4 canned goods to benefit the Cardinals’ Cupboard and receive a t-shirt! For more information, please contact the Ettling Center at (210) 283-6423 or ccl@uiwtx.edu, or visit us in AD 158. Register for the Global Day of Service.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Inaugural 2020 UIW Legacy Celebration

SEC Ballroom | 6 - 8 p.m.

Women's History Month Committee

Women’s History Month 2020 falls during the Jubilee anniversary of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. As such, the Women's History Month Committee, Women’s and Gender Studies, Mission & Ministry, CHASS, and Student Engagement are all working together to celebrate students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have made a lasting impact on the history of UIW. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in the SEC Ballroom on Incarnate Word Day, March 25.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

An Hour of Prayer with UIW’s Women’s History Month Committee

Oak Tree by AT&T Building | 3 - 4 p.m.

Women's History Month Committee and Mission and Ministry Pray-A-Thon

Please join the Women's History Month Committee for an hour of prayer. Bring your own historical prayer, or join along with the committee. Don't worry if you can't come for the entire time: we simply value your presence whenever you can make it.

Friday, March 27, 2020

“Weeping with God: Praying with the Women of the World”

UIW Clock | 10 - 11 a.m.

Social Justice Leadership Class

Join us for a story, movement, music, and rituals considering challenges, resilience, and hope. Led by the Social Justice Leadership class and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk.

View past Women's History events and information