ASU will celebrate Women’s Week


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Pictured, Tessie Pikula will receive a $300 scholarship to Adams State for her winning entry for a banner design illustrating the theme, We Have A Voice.

Celebrating women – their accomplishments and continued struggles - the Second Annual Adams State University Women's Week will be held from March 6 through March 14. For the second year, sociology major Tori Martinez '15, with support from students, professors, and staff, organized a week of activities. Events are open to the public.

The 2015 theme, We Have A Voice will include guest speakers, panel discussions, film, art, food and a Take Back the Night walk through Alamosa and the Adams State campus.

A music theatre work, Tres Vidaas, begins at 6 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Richardson Hall Auditorium. The musical, co-sponsored by Model UN and the Women's Studies Department, and produced by CORE ENSEMBLE, will feature the lives of three Latin American Women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo; Salvadoran peasant Rufina Amaya; and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. Entrance is free. Donations for Model United Nations will be accepted.

International Women's Day will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in Porter Hall. The day will include Great Stories of ASU women, by Pauline Victoria Martinez, yoga by Pam Williams, a performance by the Improv Troupe Lost and Found, experiences of women who have served in the military, and more student presentations. The day is free and open to the public.

Engage the Rage, a poetry reading followed by a poetry slam, begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Roast Café, located on 420 San Juan Ave., in Alamosa. There in NO cover charge. Cash prizes will be awarded for best poem, original work; and best performance, does not have to be original.

A panel discussion This is What a Feminist Looks Like, begins at 6 p.m., Monday, March 9, in McDaniel Hall room 101. Panelists include Dr. Benjamin Waddell, assistant professor of sociology; Dr. Jeff Elison, associate professor of psychology; Dr. Nick Saenz, assistant professor of history; Dr. Matt Nehring, chair of the Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics Department; and Evan Gibson, student. The event is free.

The documentary, Wonder Woman, will show at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in McDaniel Hall room 101. Wear your best Wonder Woman costume for a chance to win a $25 gift card. The event is free.

A Faculty Lecture, Current Women Leaders Throughout the World, by Dr. Mari Centeno, professor of political science, begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Porter Hall room 130. The event is free.

Local musician and activist Dr. Brenda Romero will speak on Hispanic Women's Voice in Music at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in McDaniel Hall room 101. The event is free.

On Friday, March 13, Take Back the Night begins at 6 p.m. with a talk/forum on sexual and domestic violence in the Student Union Building Mall Court. At 7 p.m. participants will walk through Alamosa and the Adams State campus. According to Martinez the representatives from the Counseling Department will talk to anyone about experiences encountered with sexual assault or domestic violence. "We really want people to debrief what they saw and felt during the week, after the walk," Martinez said.

Currently on display in the Art Building Hatfield Gallery, Women's Voices in Art continues through March 12. A week-long clothesline project, create a t-shirts expressing experiences with-and views on-sexual assault or domestic abuse. T-shirts and art supplies will be available in the conference room at CASA and in Student Union Building Mall Court.

For more information, visit ASU Women's Week Blog or contact Martinez at

Release by Maya Ramirez '17