Trinity University kicks off a robust slate of Women's History Month events on International Women's Day, March 8. This year’s lineup features artists and creators who have had extraordinary impact cultures, communities, and changing conversations. In addition, two Trinity alumnae headline presentations.
More information about each of these events can be found on Trinity's events calendar.
Glimpses Into the Spirit of Gender Equality
Monday, March 8 | 5:30 p.m.
Join the International Club, Trinity Diversity Connection (TDC), Student Programming Board (SPB), and Student Involvement for virtual screening and Q&A with directors Nava Kavelin ’06 and Kyle Schmalenberg. The documentary offers glimpses into advances made towards gender equality in Baha’i communities around the world.
“Learn Where to Buy Porn in Beijing 100 Years Ago”
Wednesday, March 17 | 3:30 p.m.
Join Women’s and Gender Studies to hear a virtual talk about the history of licentiousness with Y. Yvon Wang, associate professor of History at the University of Toronto. Wang’s work focuses on the cultural and intellectual studies of gender, sex, and sexualities in East Asia.
“Packing a Punch: Concision, Intensity, and Violence in Fiction and Nonfiction,” a Reading and Q&A with Joy Castro ’90
Thursday, March 25 | 1 p.m.
Joy Castro ’90, known for her short, urgent flash fiction and creative nonfiction, will share a selection of brief nonfiction and fiction pieces and address audience questions. Castro outlines the link she sees between literary form and the sociopolitical conditions that shape writers' lives in the craft essay/provocation, “On Length in Literature.”
Talk with Artist Mari Hernandez
Wednesday, March 31 | 3 p.m.
San Antonio-based Mari Hernandez is a multidisciplinary, Chicana artist who explores socially engaged and identity-based art. Specifically, Hernandez focuses on the representation of women of color in the San Antonio arts community.
The header photo, taken in 1911, features Trinity cheerleader Grace Herring and is courtesy of the Trinity University Archives.