Women's History Month 2013

Learn of the UIW Women and Gender Studies Concentration


Florence B. Price, first African American woman to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra

"A Song Program Honoring Women and African-American Poets and Composers" by Ruth Friedberg and Sydney King, March 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Our Lady’s Chapel, Administration Building first floor. Including the work of three women composers (Ruth Schonthal, Helen Greenberg, and Florence Price) and three women poets (Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Louise Wallace) as well as, three black composers (William Grant Still, Leslie Adams, and Florence Price) and two black poets (Langston Hughes and Paul Dunbar).

Holla @ Ya Girl: A Women’s Shout Out, Tuesday, March 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m, Marian Circle. Join us as we pay respect through artistic expression to women who have impacted us throughout our personal journey. Share your story and give thanks! For more information, contact Christina Leeth at cdgarcia@uiwtx.edu or by phone at 210. 832-2189.

Miss Representation, Viewing and Discussion, Wednesday, March 6, Library Auditorium, 4 p.m. Join us as we take a look at the impact of media on women. The viewing will be followed by a panel discussion. For more information, contact Christina Leeth at cdgarcia@uiwtx.edu or by phone at 210. 832-2189.

Mary and Mary Magdalene stay with Jesus on the cross, a stained-glass window in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word invite the community to participate in the Stations of the Cross: A Journey in Faith Walking the Way of the Cross with Jesus, the Incarnate Word—Using Scripture, Music and Prayer each Wednesday during Lent, Feb. 27-March 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. For more info, contact José Rubén De León at (210) 828-2224, x262, or jose.deleon@amormeus.org.

Religious Dance and Drama INCARNATING COMPASSION Saturday, March 9, 9 am to 4 pm, Marian Hall Ballroom. See http://www.uiw.edu/religiousarts/ Retreat groups, youth groups, prayer groups, and old and young individuals are invited to share and to learn. When Mariam wanted to claim and thank God for freedom from slavery, she led dance with tambourine in hand. When Jesus wanted to teach service, he dramatized the message taking a towel and washing feet. Come learn dance and drama to turn our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh. Free and open to the public, but please register by sending your name and contact information to March9registration@yahoo.com or leave a message at (210)829-3854. Organized by Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D. with Terri E. Boggess, Ph.D., Chair of the Exercise and Sport Science at St. Mary's University, and of Holy Redeemer Parish, sharing “Yoga as Prayer”; Catherine L Cuasay, MA, LPC Expressive Arts Therapist, and other leaders in dance and drama.

Join the San Antonio International Woman’s Day March and Rally to be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, beginning at 10 am at Dignowity Park in San Antonio’s Eastside. 

Yitz Jordan, March 18, 4-6 p.m. Marian Hall Ballroom. According to the Huffington Post, “Y-Love (Yitz Jordan) is a critically acclaimed, revolutionary, ex-Hasidic Jewish hip-hop artist making his name in the world of urban music. Called ‘the soundtrack to social progression’ by URB Magazine, Y-Love refers to his style as "global hip-hop," seamlessly weaving multiple languages such as Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic, and Latin.” Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Concentration, for more information, contact Dr. Emily Clark ejclark@uiwtx.edu

“In Search of Spider Woman: Navajo Ethnogenesis and Navajo Weaving” by Dr. Sally E. Said. Moody Lecture and reception March 19, 4:30 pm., Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Said, a professor in the UIW Department of Modern Languages, who was named 2013 Moody Professor for her outstanding work as an educator, will present ideas about Spider Woman and the place of this mysterious deity in Navajo culture and cosmology, especially as regards the iconic role of women. Dr. Said brings both research as a scholar and her extensive experience among Native Americans.

Women of Faith Breakfast with Candis Richardson, Thursday, March 21, Marian Ballroom, 10 a.m. Ms. Richardson will lead a bible study on women of faith followed by group discussions. Free Breakfast will be available. Seating is limited. For reservations or further information, contact Christina Leeth at cdgarcia@uiwtx.edu or by phone at 210. 832-2189.

“Women and Water Issues: Local and Global” by Dr. Patricia Lieveld. Thursday, March 21, 4:30-6 p.m. Joyce Building 126. Hosted by Women’s Global Connection, a non-profit organization sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and UIW. Dr. Patricia Lieveld, Professor in the Feik School of Pharmacy, has collaborated extensively with WGC’s partner women’s group in Tanzania to address water transport and health in the villages. She will share the stories, research, photos, and local/global involvement in this exciting initiative. The collaborative water initiative is one of the many projects that supports WGC’s mission of “promoting the learning and leadership of women in the least advantaged regions and countries of the world.” For more information, contact the WGC office, 832-3208, wgc.alisonbuck@gmail.com

“Women Leadership Forum and Announcement of the Sr. Dorothy Ettling Future Female Leader Scholarship” hosted by the Women Faculty of the Rosenberg School of Optometry March 22, 2013, 4:00-6:30 pm, Rosenberg School of Optometry, Rooms 301 and 304. Dr. Janice Scharre, Consultant to Rosenberg School of Optometry, will be the featured speaker at this gathering focusing on success stories of some of the great women leaders both within the UIW community and outside UIW. The two recipients of the “Sr. Dorothy Ettling Future Female Leader Scholarship” will be announced at this event. This scholarship is available to all UIW female students seeking graduate degrees on the main campus or one of the professional programs including optometry, pharmacy and physical therapy. Applications for the scholarship are due March 15, for information on applying for the scholarship, see http://www.uiw.edu/education/scholarship.html For more information, contact Dr. Narges Kasraie nkasraie@uiwtx.edu

WOW Monthly Meeting, March 23, For more information, contact Trinidad Macias (210) 832-5628 or trmacias@student.uiwtx.edu. Women of the Word or W.O.W. is an organization supported by the Graduate Support Center and is dedicated to serving women in the university community in the areas of mentoring, networking, and service. It is an avenue in which women can come together to discuss current gender issues in the university and surrounding community. Our goal is to collaborate with the Women’s Studies discipline, Women’s Global Connection, San Antonio organizations and community members that promote the success of women. W.O.W. membership is open to all graduate women at the University of the Incarnate Word and is welcoming to Faculty, Staff, and Undergraduate females.

Celebrating Women Vendor Fair, Tuesday March 26, 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. Marian Circle. Various services for women by women will be available. Join us and leave feeling celebrated! For more information, contact Christina Leeth at cdgarcia@uiwtx.edu or by phone at 210. 832-2189.

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, a report by Dr. Jessica Kimmel, March 26, 12 noon to 1 p.m. Tilton Room, Joyce Building. Brown bag lunch. Drinks and sweets will be provided. Dr. Jessica Kimmel participated in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, March 4 to 15, 2013, in New York City as a delegate of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction. She was among women from 157 countries who developed recommendations on women’s issues for the United Nations. Learn more of this gathering http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/ Dr. Kimmel of the Dreeben School of Education has been recognized with the UIW Presidential Teaching Award. In WCCI, she was a major leader in the 2013 World Council of Curriculum and Instruction Conference in Taiwan http://wcciworldconference.com/. For more information, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk kirk@uiwtx.edu

A group of American nuns from St. Louis were among the first to protest the violence against peaceful demonstrators that had taken place in Selma, Alabama.

Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness to Change,a documentary hosted by the Women’s Leadership in the Civil Rights Movement class. March 27, 6 - 7:30 pm, Marian Hall Ballroom. In 1965 a nonviolent protest for voting rights was stopped by police and opposing protestors on what is now known as “Bloody Sunday.” In response, Dr. Martin Luther King sent out a call to priests, clergy, religious leaders of all faiths and denominations to support the quest for voting rights through their physical presence in a nonviolent march from Selma to Montgomery. Six nuns from the Midwest participated in the march and others provided services to the marchers behind the scenes. This documentary includes interviews of some of the sisters and archival footage of the march. http://www.aptv.org/as/sisters/sisters.asp A discussion will follow. For more information, contact Dr. Sherry Herbers Herbers@uiwtx.edu

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We are grateful to Women’s Month Planning Committee and Contributors: 
Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, Chair, Anita L. Anderson, Terri E. Boggess, Alison Buck, Deborah Bussineau, Emily J. Clark, Catherine L Cuasay, José Rubén De León, Esmerelda de los Santos, Shandra Esparza, Sister Dorothy Ettling, Ruth Friedberg (Professor Emeritus), Flor García-Wukovits, Adeola Grillo, Stephanie Grote-Garcia, Michael Guiry, Sherry Herbers, Narges Kasraie, Noah Kasraie, Sydney King, Jessica Kimmel, Tiffany-Jade Kreys, Christina D. Leeth, Patricia Lieveld, Betsy Leverett, Pat Lonchar, Trini Macias, Sr. Sally Mitchell, Janice Scharre, Sally Said, Tanja Stampfl, Michelle Tabit, Kathy Vargas, Amy Wagner, Vanessa M. Wilson, “Women’s Leadership in the Civil Rights Movement” class members, and the Rosenberg School of Optometry Women Faculty.