Women’s History Month celebrates the contributions women have made to the United States and recognizes the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.

Here is a listing of public Fresno State events throughout the month-long celebration:

  • March 1: “Queer Women in History,” a kickoff event to celebrate Women’s HERstory Month and recognize some influential queer women in history. Presented by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s  LGBTQ+ and Gender Programs and Services, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Speaker’s Platform.
  • March 9: “The Peluda Chronicles: Embracing my Body Hair as a Latina,” a virtual discussion on the reconstruction and reframing of traditional beauty standards in the Latinx community, hosted by Latino/a Programs and Services from 1 to 2 p.m. Preregistration is required.
  • March 11: “Mathematics Colloquium-Enabling Science through Data Science at Berkeley Lab,” after Berkeley Lab,” a talk in which Dr. Deb Agarwal describe some of the challenges data scientists are helping to solve and some of the next data science and machine learning challenges that need to be tackled. Hosted by the Fresno State Department of Mathematics, this discussion will be held on Zoom from 9 to 10:30 a.m. For questions, please email ccaprau@csufresno.edu. Zoom Registration Required.
  • March 11: “Celebrating Women in Math – discussion and playing the new Notable Women in Math Playing Cards Game,” come celebrate women in mathematics, and learn how to play the new Notable Women in Math Playing Cards Game, EvenQuads, developed by the Association of Women in Mathematics. San Joaquin Valley Math Project will also give away card decks as prizes for participants. This event will be hosted by the Math Club and San Joaquin Valley Math Project in Peter Business 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. For questions, please email ccaprau@csufresno.edu
  • March 16: “Sustain: A Workshop Addressing Violence in America,” a shared space to collectively address some of the cultural issues that make the American way of life unsustainable. This program is presented by social work graduate student Gabe Yanez, with support from Master of Social Work Latino-Hmong Mental Health Initiative and Gender Programs and Services of the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, 6 to 8 p.m. at North Gym 135. Pre-registration is required. Contact: Gabe Yanez at gabrielyanez@mail.fresnostate.edu.
  • March 16: “Diversity in our Collections,” the Library Diversity Committee will highlight aspects of diversity in the library collections from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Diversity Lounge in the north wing of the second floor. Contact: Sarah Pech at pechsar@mail.fresnostate.edu.
  • March 17: “Women in Higher Ed,” a virtual panel discussion, featuring Dr. Patricia López, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction; Martina Granados, director of outreach and special programs; Kim Camarena, graduate student; Dr. Yolanda Doub, president of Latina/o Faculty and Staff Association. The discussion will be presented by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center’s Gender Programs and Services and the Fresno State Latina/o Faculty and Staff Association from noon to 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
  • March 18: “Mathematics Colloquium – Topological Graph Theory… and YOU!,” this presentation will introduce the field of topological graph theory.  Along the way, YOU will get to work on some elementary problems and present your insights, so that you will acquire a sense of how mathematicians approach topological graph theory questions. This event will be hosted by the Fresno State Department of Mathematics and will be held on Zoom from 1 to 1:50 p.m. For more information, please email ccaprau@csufresno.edu.