Adams State celebrates Women’s Week March 5-9


Adams State University's 2018 Women's Week, March 5-9, has adopted the theme of International Women's Day: #PressForProgress. The theme calls for continuing efforts toward women's equality. Adams State events also are related to the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements that call for an end to sexual harassment and assault. Information about local resources will be available at each event. All events are free and open to the public. Free parking after 5 p.m. is available in the McDaniel Hall parking lot on First St.

International Women's Day, March 8, will feature presentations by students in the Women's Studies course, with topics ranging from "Women of Sanctuary" and "Black Women in the Black Panthers" to "Tattoos and Piercings: Are they gendered?"

Wednesday, March 7

"Time's Up" Panel Discussion: Answers to questions about consent, harassment and assault
Panelists include representatives from the Adams State Counseling Center, Adams State Office of Title IX and Office of Equal Opportunity, the Alamosa County Sheriff's Office, Tu Casa, Sage Youth Center, and the San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group.
6:30 p.m. McDaniel Hall 101

Thursday, March 8

International Women's Day Events
Presented by Adams State Women's Studies students
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. McDaniel Hall 101

  • 11 a.m. – Keynote Speech by Dr. Mari Centeno
  • 11:15 a.m. – Women of Sanctuary by Ro Paschall
  • Noon – Lunch & Free Concert by 68 West performing works by women
  • 1 p.m. – Is Your Make-Up Gendered? by Dana Sullivan
  • 1:30 p.m. – Tattoos and Piercings: Are they gendered? by Katherine Kinney
  • 2 p.m. – TED Talks and Guerilla Theater by David Saffold
  • 3 p.m. – Black Women in the Black Panthers by Katherine Kinney
  • 3:30 p.m. – Feminist Movement on Transwomen by Nico Centeno
  • 4 p.m. – Raffle and Closing

Friday, March 9

Kindred Spirits Lunch: "Empowerment through the Eyes of a Deaf Woman"
By student Nichola Medina
Noon-1 p.m. – Student Union Building first floor banquet rooms
Lunch provided – Sign up for lunch in La Mesa Dining Hall, meet in Banquet Rooms

Featured Film: Beauty Bites Beast
This 80-minute film addresses the complex issue of ending violence against women and girls. Its purpose is to give women and girls tools to defend themselves while an assault is taking place, rather than expecting others to rescue them.
6 p.m. McDaniel Hall 101

A powerful but peaceful option for women's self-defense
Presented by Kathy Park, 2nd degree black belt in Aikido
7:45 p.m. McDaniel Hall 117

ASU Women's Week is supported by: Women's & Gender Studies, ASU Sociology Department, ASU Counseling Center, Multicultural Student Government, CIELO, Nielsen Library, Alamosa County Sheriff's Office, San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group, Sage Youth Center, Tu Casa, and Planned Parenthood.