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Semana de la Mujer Events at UCR

UCR Celebrates Semana De La Mujer

Topics and issues affecting Latinas and non-Latinas explored

(February 28, 2005)

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( —The University of California, Riverside campus will celebrate Semana de la Mujer Monday, Feb. 28 through Friday, March 4, highlighting the contributions of Chicana/Latinas in commemoration of Women’s History Month.

All the Semana de la Mujer events are organized by UCR’s Chicano Student Programs. For more information call Chicano Student Programs at (951) 827-3821 or stop by the office, 229 Costo Hall.

Semana de la Mujer events at UCR include the following:

  • Monday, Feb. 28, — The film “Maria Full of Grace” will be screening at Noon in Terrace Room B of the Commons.

  • Tuesday, March 1 — A talk titled “Chicanas In Higher Education,” will be presented from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the International Lounge of the Commons. The presenter is Dr. Teresa Márquez-López, director of the Two-Way Immersion: Biliteracy Specialist Institute at UCR.

  • Wednesday, March 2 — A breast cancer awareness workshop will be held from Noon to 1 p.m. at the lower level meeting rooms I and II of Costo Hall. Mujeres Unidas sponsors the workshop.

  • Wednesday, March 2 — The 4th Annual Women against Violence conference will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the International Lounge of the Commons. Information will be available about self-defense and rape/domestic violence prevention. The Latinic Societas Unitas sponsors the conference.

  • Thursday, March 3 — The film “Blossoms of Fire,” will be screening at 12:40 p.m. in room 1500 of the Life Sciences building. The Department of Women’s Studies will present the award-winning documentary about the Isthmus Zapotecs of Oaxaca, southern Mexico.

  • Thursday, March 3 — The Women’s Resource Center presents “An Evening with Sylvia Guerrero” in the University Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. In October 2002, Eddie “Gwen” Araujo, a transgender teenager from Newark, California, was murdered. Authorities have publicly acknowledged that this was a hate-motivated crime. Spend an evening with Gwen's mother, as she shares her story.

  • Friday, March 4 — The Chicano Student Programs office will host a closing potluck at 5 p.m. in the lower level meeting room I of Costo Hall. Come enjoy good food & bring a dish to share.

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