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Women's History Month

library and online resources for research on women's history, feminism, women's studies, and other related topics. Highlights St. Mary's University annual programming for Women's History Month.

2018 Women's History Month events at St. Mary's University

See Women's History Month 2018 at St. Mary's University ( for updates:

February 2018

  • Real Talk 2.0 #MeToo - Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Alumni Athletic & Convocation Center, Hospitality Suite. Office of Civic Engagement (Tegan Nelson). A presentation and dialogue around the history of #MeToo and the social movement that was created. Conversation led by Iliana Mallett and Rosa Castillo.
  • Feminism and Philosophy - Friday, Feb. 23, 2 to 4 p.m., University Center, Alumni Conference Room. Department of Philosophy (J. Colin McQuillan, Ph.D.). A conference on feminism and philosophy, featuring the following presentations: "Paradoxes of Birth," presented by Fanny Söderbäck, De Paul University and "Transforming Llantos into Gritos: Latinx Feminism and the Decolonial Imaginary," presented by Emma Velez, Pennsylvania State University.
  • Modern Day Slavery: Sex Trafficking in Southwest Texas - Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5 to 6:30 p.m., University Center, Conference Room A. St. Mary's Charles H. Miller Chair in Human Dignity and the Office of Civic Engagement (James Greenaway, Ph.D.). A panel conversation about human trafficking in South Texas with an emphasis on sex trafficking. 

March 2018

  • Weekday Mass - Throughout March - 12:15 p.m. (MWF) and 12:30 p.m. (TR), Reinbolt Hall, Assumption Chapel.  (Wayne Romo) Female saints will be honored on their Feast Days.
  • Art Exhibit: Prints, Painting, Pastels by Stefani Spears -  March 8 through April 15Blume Library2nd Floor, building hours
  • Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Award and Franzke Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Award Reception - Thursday, March 1, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Alumni Room. (Diane Duesterhoeft, Sonia Garcia, Ph.D.)
  • Marta Prada Pelaez, The Battered Women and Children's Shelter: "A Journey Through Time" - Thursday, March 1, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Moody Life Sciences, Room 101. School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Gwendolyn Diaz Ridgeway, Ph.D.). Marta Prada Pelaez, CEO of the Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc., will be on campus to speak on the topic of domestic violence in our community and how to prevent it. Pelaez will also speak on how to empower survivors of domestic abuse. 
  • Little Women: The Broadway Musical - Friday, March 2; Saturday, March 3; and Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 4, 2:30 p.m., Treadaway Recital Hall. Drama Department (Alicia Rodriguez).
  • 28th Annual San Antonio International Women's Day March and Rally - Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m., Columbus Park, 799 W. Martin Street, San Antonio, Texas 78207.
  • Classics Reading Group — The Princess of Clèves by Madame de Lafayette - Monday, March 5, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., University Center, Faculty Lounge (Richard Pressman, Ph.D.).
  • Women of Faith Series - Tuesday, March 6, Noon to 1:30 p.m., University Ministry living room (Wayne Romo).
  • Wonder Women: Gender Representation in Caldecott-Winning Children's Books - Tuesday, March 6, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Reinbolt Hall, Room 305. Teacher Education Department, Women's Studies Program (Angeli Willson, Ph.D.).
  • Community Conversations - Environmental Issues and Policy: Challenges for San Antonio's Health and Growth  Tuesday, March 6, 5:30 p.m., University Center, Conference Room A. Institute for Public Administration, Politics and Public Policy (Charles Cotrell, Ph.D.). Amy Hardberger, J.D., Associate Dean and Professor of Law for St. Mary's School of Law, will moderate the program. Panelists include Councilwoman Ana Sandoval; Elena Craft, Ph.D., Senior Health Scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund; and Douglas Melnick, Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of San Antonio. Reception prior to panel program.
  • Nevertheless She Persisted: Women's Resistance Movements during Dictatorships (special lecture for Gender and Comparative Politics course) - Wednesday, March 7, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., St. Louis Hall, Room 330. Political Science Department (Betsy Smith, Ph.D.).
  • Art Opening: “Stefani Job Spears: Prints, Paintings, Pastels – Thursday, March 8, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Art Exhibit area, Blume Library. Fine Arts Department (Brian St. John). Exhibit is March 8 through April 15.
  • Women of Faith Series - Tuesday, March 20, Noon to 1:30 p.m., University Ministry living room (Wayne Romo).
  • Book Club: Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldua - Tuesday, March 20, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Cotrell Learning Commons. English and Communication Studies Department (Kathleen Maloney, Ph.D.).
  • A Woman’s Perspective on the Marianist Story: Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon & Marie Thérèse de Lamourous - Thursday, March 22, Noon to 1 p.m., Casa Maria Marianist Community. Presenters: Jessica Gonzalez Uhlig and Sister Grace Walle, F.M.I. Please RSVP to  Jessica Uhlig or Sister Grace.
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as Scientific Concepts in Contemporary Medical Research - Thursday, March 22, 3:30 to 5 p.m., Charles Francis Hall, Room 008. Presenter: Dr. Amanda Hicks, College of Medicine, University of Florida. (Eric Chelstrom, Ph.D.).
  • Revelations of Power: An Interactive Simulation – Thursday, March 22, 5 to 6 p.m., University Center, Conference Room C. Co-sponsors: Ignite, MEChA, Social Justice League, Women’s Studies. (Carolyn Tubbs, Ph.D., Sonia Garcia, Ph.D., Ximena Mondragon).
  • Pink Smoke Over the Vatican - Thursday, March 22, 7 to 9 p.m., Moody Life Sciences, Room 102. Theology Department. (Allison Gray, Ph.D., and Sara Ronis, Ph.D.)
  • Blessing of Women - Friday, March 23, 9:10 to 9:45 a.m., Barrett Memorial Bell Tower. Marianist Sisters and University Ministry. (Sister Grace Walle)
  • Greek Goddesses and the Rewards of Persistence - Tuesday, March 27, 9:45 to 11:00 a.m., Reinbolt Hall, Room 101. Theology Department (Allison Gray, Ph.D.). How do two goddesses whose tale begins in kidnapping and sorrow end up with widespread devotion and control over the underworld? Come learn the stories of Demeter and Persephone, mother and daughter who persist in their efforts to be reunited, Greek goddesses whose worshippers were guaranteed the reward of a happy afterlife. This is a special presentation by Assistant Professor of Theology, Allison Gray, Ph.D in conjunction with a regular class meeting for "New Testament Themes: Miracles and Power." Members of the campus community are invited to join the conversation about how the stories of ancient goddesses can inspire women to speak up and claim power.
  • Women of Faith Series - Tuesday, March 27, Noon to 1:30 p.m., University Ministry living room. University Ministry welcomes Natalie Steiner, Jewish Student Life Coordinator for Hillel, for the Women of Faith Series. (Wayne Romo).
  • Student Panel: Gender and Organizational Culture - Tuesday, March 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Blume Library, Media Viewing Room. English and Communication Studies Department. (Katherine Hampsten, Ph.D.). Recent events, such as the #MeToo movement, have shone a spotlight on issues regarding gender and the workplace. This student-led panel explores the ways in which organizational cultures and gendered experiences intersect. Panelists will discuss topics including sexual harassment, parental leave, and gender-based disparities in wages and opportunities for promotion/advancement. The university community is invited to join in this timely discussion.
  • Women in STEM Luncheon - Wednesday, March 28, Noon to 1:45 p.m., University Center, Conference Room A. School of Science, Engineering and Technology (Claudia Araiza). RSVP (required) to Claudia Araiza at or 210-436-3317.
  • Women in Law Leadership Awards - Thursday, March 29, Noon to 1:30 p.m., Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Alumni Room. (Sister Grace Walle)

April 2018

  • Salary Negotiation Workshop - Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m., St. Louis Hall, Room 330. Co-sponsored by Ignite and Younger Women’s Task Force-AAUW (Geovanie Ordoñez, Ximena Mondragon, Shenee Simon)

The St. Mary's University Women's History Month facebook group provides planning information and additional details about Women's History Month activities and related events.

The 2018 St. Mary's University Women’s History Month Committee:

Violeta Diaz, Diane Duesterhoeft, Sonia Garcia, Allison Gray, Todd Hanneken, Kathleen Maloney, Jerry Poyo, Sara Ronis, Betsy Smith, Carolyn Tubbs, Necia Wolff

Anne Edmunds, Anndria Flores, Liz Garcia, Marcy LaBossiere, Kathe Lehman-Meyer, Tegan Nelson, Wayne Romo, Sister Grace Walle

Ximena Mondragon, Hannah Odom, Samantha Perez, Socorro Salazar, Kayla Treviño, Andrea Zamora

Geovanie Ordoñez, Jessica Gonzalez Uhlig

Affiliated Faculty and Staff
Claudia Araiza, Charles Cotrell, Gwendolyn Diaz Ridgeway, Father Tim Eden, Leona Pallansch, Belinda Roman, Brian St. John

February 2018

Flyer for February 21, 2018 event.
#Me Too poster

Flyer for February 23, 2018 event.

Feminism and Philosophy

Image for February 27, 2018 event.

Human Trafficking

March 2018

Flyer for March 1, 2018 event.

A Journey Through Time: Featuring Marta Prada Pelaez, The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter

Flyer for Little Women: The Broadway Musical.

Little Women: The Broadway Musical

Flyer for March 6, 20, and 27 events.
Women of Faith

Flyer for March 6, 2018 event.

Wonder Women flyer






Flyer for March 22, 2018 event.

Flyer for A Woman’s Perspective on the Marianist Story

Flyer for March 22, 2018 Revelations of Power event.

Revelations of Power - An Interactive Simulation

Flyer for March 23, 2018 event.

Blessing of Women

April 2018

Flyer for April 5, 2018 Salary Negotiation workshop.

Salary Negotiation Workshop - Having Our Say with Our Pay

Program Material - 2018 Women's History Month