San Jose State University’s Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program is hosting several upcoming events that focus on women’s issues. March is recognized nationally as Women’s History Month and the events will highlight historical, international and contemporary issues.
Film Screening and Q&A
The first event will be a film screening and a Q&A with the producer of the documentary “No Mas Bebes (No More Babies),” March 2, at 6 p.m. in the SJSU Student Union Theatre.
According to the event organizers, the film discusses a landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued Los Angeles county doctors, the state and the federal government after they were sterilized while giving birth at La County-USC Medical Center. The film screening will be followed with a question and answer session with the film producer Virginia Espino along with two San Jose Latina elders, Dr. Consuelo Rodgriguez and Shirley Trevino.
The event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Gender Equity Center, sociology and interdisciplinary social sciences, the history department, the Office of the Dean of Social Science, the Chicano/Latino Student Success Task Force, and the Mexican American studies department.
The Carol Mukhopadhyay Feminist Lecture Series
In March, the Carol Mukhopadhyay Feminist Lecture Series, named for the emeritus anthropology professor whose teaching and research specialties include gender, family, sexuality, and multicultural education, will begin.
March 8, 2016, 4:30-6 p.m. MLK 255
Dr. Kate Antosik-Parsons will present “Speaking About the Unspoken: Performance Art, Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A. and Women’s Reproductive Rights in Ireland.”
March 17, 4:30-6 p.m., MLK 255
Doctoral candidate Alisa Sanchez will present “Defining the Right to Choose Motherhood: Women’s Organizing During the 1991 Colombian Constitutional Assembly.”
April 20, 4:30-6 p.m., MLK 255
Dr. Amy Moff Hudec will present “Unsettled and Lost: The Consequences of Being Single in the Mormon Church.”