Women's History Month

Women in Photography: Bernadette Peña

Monday, March 2
Exhibition: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lunch & Learn: 11 a.m.-noon
Legacy Room (Ozuna 101) 

“Nuestra Gente: A Tribute to Hispanic Innovators and Dreams,” is a photo exhibit curated by Bernadette Peña featuring portraits of children dressed as Frida Kahlo, Selena, and more to celebrate historic Hispanic figures who have impacted the American landscape. Free food will be provided.

 
Women from History: Suffrage March

Tuesday, March 3
2 –3 p.m.
Begins in the Central Courtyard

Join us as we commemorate the first women’s march on Washington, first held on March 3, 1913, in which women marched to petition their right to vote. The original Suffragettes wore white blouses and long white skirts; attendees can wear whatever white clothing they have, and Suffrage sashes will be available at the event. The march will begin in the Central Courtyard and proceed to the Ozuna Library and Learning Center, where participants will be encouraged to vote in Texas primary election.

Women in STEAM: : Honoring astronomer Maria Mitchell

Wednesday, March 18 
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Pedernales 109

Maria Mitchell was the first female professional astronomer in the United States; she became instantly famous in October 1847 when she discovered and charted the orbit of a new comet, which became known as “Miss Mitchell’s Comet.” Join us as poet Cynthia Kirby Reilley recites a narrative about Mitchell, followed by an astronomically inspired art activity.

Women in STEAM: Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 26
12:30-1:45 p.m.

Legacy Room (Ozuna 101)

Join us as women representing various Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) industries share their experiences. Free food will be provided.

Health and Wellness Fair

Monday, March 30
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Central Courtyard

Speak with representatives from various community health agencies, and learn how to keep yourself healthy with on-site health services and resources. Enjoy on-site group exercise classes, food demos, and more! Plus, pledge to save lives by donating blood anytime between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. inside the Student Center Annex.

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will be held at:

Palo Alto College
1400 W. Villaret
San Antonio, Texas 78224

For information, please contact Student Life.

Phone: (210) 486-3130

Sponsored by the Student Activities Fee and the Working Writers Series.