SJSU Celebrates Womxn’s Herstory Month

Calendar of Events

San Jose State University’s Gender Equity Center, in collaboration with campus departments and organizations, will be presenting a variety of talks and activities in celebration of Womxn’s Herstory Month. See the list below for upcoming events.

2019 Event Schedule  


Menstrual Week!!

Lunch and Learn: Medicalization of Womxn’s Bodies

Tuesday, March 12 | Student Union Rm 3B | 12:00-1:00 pm

Gender Equity Center & Professor Bakhru

Dr. Bakhru will discuss the ways in which women’s bodies have been constructed as the “wrong” body and how women’s embodied experiences and conditions become defined as medical problems and require medical intervention and discipline.  Lunch provided, all are welcome!

Podcast: Culture and Menstruation

Wednesday, March 13 | MOSAIC Station |

Gender Equity Center & MOSAIC

Can’t make our programs but would like to listen to it on your own time? Download our podcast on Culture and Menstruation!

Reusable Menstrual Products

Thursday, March 14 | Student Union Rm 3A | 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Gender Equity Center

This is an interactive discussion about menstruation, stigma, & reusable menstrual products! All genders welcome! Free food provided!

Movie Screening: Hidden Figures

Wednesday, March 13  | Student Union Theater | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Gender Equity Center & MOSAIC & Student Union

Join us for a film screening of Hidden Figures, a moving reminder of the achievements women have made in STEM. Snack provided!


New Womxn, New Vision

Thursday, March 14 | African American/Black Student Success Center | 4 – 7 pm

African American/Black Student Success Center  

A vision board activity for Black womxn to engage in community and crafts. We are officially in 2019 and need to take control of our time and goals for the year and beyond. RSVP:


Si Se Puede! Latinas in Leadership

Monday, March 18 | Student Union Room 1B | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Student Involvement & Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center

Latinas in Leadership panel features SJSU alumnas and Latinas from various industries as part of Womxn’s Herstory Month. Open to students, community members, and SJSU alumni.

Workshop on Hair: Culture and Identity

Monday, March 25 | Student Union Rm 2B | 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Gender Equity Center

We will be hosting a discussion about how hair connects to our culture and identity. All are welcome!


Lunch and Learn: Womxn Who Lead

Tuesday, March 26 | Student Wellness Center 122A/B | 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Student Involvement & Gender Equity Center

The ‘Womxn Who Lead’ Panel seeks to give students the opportunity to engage in conversation about leadership equity. Free food provided, all are welcome!


Paint Night: Don’t Brush it Off

Wednesday, March 27 | Student Union Rm 4A | 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Caesar Chavez Community Action Center

Celebrating Womxn’s Herstory Month. Enjoy art, dialogue, and snacks! RSVP: