Women’s History Month unites women
across campus at Sacramento State
The Taiko Dan women drummers will perform Wednesday, March 12, for the 20th consecutive year as part of Sacramento State’s Women’s History Month events.
A hero can be a presidential contender or professor, a mother or grandmother, or a combination of any of those. During the month of March, heroes of all forms will be recognized as Sacramento State’s Women’s Resource Center celebrates Women’s History Month with an array of educational events highlighting women’s history, culture and achievements.
While some events will discuss the big names, such as Hillary Clinton, and some presentations will be made by women whose names appear in history books, such as co-founder of United Farm Workers Union Delores Huerta, “sometimes the most important are the mothers, grandmothers and teachers,” director of Women’s Resource Center Patricia Grady says.
“It’s really important to identify those heroes in our day-to-day life,” Grady says.
Events for the WRC’s Women’s History Month will begin at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 4 in the Library Quad. The open mic session titled, “In Our Own Words: Honoring Our Sheroes,” will allow participants to share personal stories about women who are influential in their lives—whoever they may be.
Other events are to include lectures, performances, educational films, discussions and a comedy group act, with every event being “student involved and focused,” Grady says.
While the WRC puts together the events, themes and topics of interest to be focused on for the month-long celebration, there are outside influences.
“Often times, it’s sparked by what’s relevant and going on in current situations and surroundings,” Grady says.
Such an event is the collaborative poster session by the WRC and the “Media Communication in Society” class. The session will be held in the University Union’s California Suite at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 27, and will examine the portrayal of women presidential candidates in the media.
“Brand New Shoes,” a one-woman play, will recount history with the portrayal of the life of Zora Neal Hurston, a leader in the literary movement that was the centerpiece of the Harlem Renaissance in 1925. The play will be held at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, in the University Union’s Redwood Room.
At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20, in the University Union Ballroom, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union Delores Huerta will present a lecture on immigration policies and its impact on women.
And for the 20th consecutive year, the Sacramento Taiko Dan women drummers will perform at noon, Wednesday, March 12 in the University Union’s Redwood Room for International Women’s Day. The Japanese-style drumming group was founded by Tiffany Tamaribuchi, a Sacramento State alumna who has won Taiko championships in Japan. Her first performance was part of the WRC’s Women’s History Month events.
For more information on events, visit the Women’s Resource Center at www.csus.edu/wrc/ or contact the Women’s Resource Center at (916) 278-7388. To sign up for the open mic session, “In Our Own Words: Honoring Our Sheroes,” contact Heidi Van Beek with Student Activities at (916) 278-7908. For media assistance, contact the Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
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