In 1987, Congress passed a joint resolution designating the month of March as Women's History Month to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have a number of events planned to commemorate the month that are free and open to the public. At Grossmont College, the month opens with "Let
Her Speak," a spoken word performance by students and faculty, at 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Main Quad. Music and an exhibit, "Outfits are Irrelevant," about sexual assault and women's choice of clothing, are also planned. The day ends with a self-defense workshop from 4-5 p.m. led by faculty member Jennifer Gueniot.
Other events are on tap for the month, including a Diverse Women in STEM Panel, a Women of Color and Leadership panel, and a film screening of "MissRepresentation."
Cuyamaca College is hosting a series of events for Women's Heritage Month, including a March 14 presentation, "Behind Bars: Life of a Female Inmate," from 10-11 a.m. in the Student Center, Room I-207; "Wage Disparity Presentation and Activity," where a Monopoly game will be used to explain wage gaps from 2-3:15 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Student Center, Room I-128; and an art display, "Ain't I a Woman?," with photos and other media art depicting the 2018 Women's March, and women throughout history.
A weeklong viewing begins Monday, March 19, in the Cross Cultural Center in Room I-128 in the Student Center. A presentation is set for 5-5:30 p.m.