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International Women's Day

March 8th

Reserve your space at the International Women's Day Social
Nominate someone for recognition at the International Women's Day Social
Submit your art to the Women's Center's art show

 International Women's Week 2019 Schedule of Events

  • Monday, March 4th
    • Women's Recognition Celebration, CUB Senior Ballroom, 6-9PM
      • The rich tradition of women’s contributions to Washington State University encompasses teachers and scholars, staff and advisors, students and alumni, administrators and regents, volunteers and friends. The WSU Women of Distinction and Woman of the Year Awards are presented annually during National Women’s History Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of women to the academic and local community, and to our society.
      • Unlike previous years, this year the event will be held in the evening, and while attendance is free of charge, reservations are required (and donors are appreciated!).  Reserve your place at this celebration of women on the Palouse!
    • Facets of Fashion Art Exhibit opens in the SEB Gallery
      • This year we're exploring women's lives through the lens of fashion. This exhibit, which will be up in the CUB throughout the month, will highlight several different aspects of fashion: as art, as culture, and as pain. This exhibit was developed in collaboration with Carol Salusso and Manal Shaheen from Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles, who are lending both their expertise and portions of their collections to this exhibit. For more information, please contact Carol Salusso.
    • Fashion: The Threads that Bind Us opens in Holland-Terrell
      • This exhibit featuring classic fashion plates and the social context of fashion over time will be up in the Libraries for the first two weeks of March.  For more information, contact Lorena O'English
  • Tuesday, March 5th
    • KIND bars on the CUB Spine, 11-2
      • Join us at lunchtime to take a moment to honor the influential women in your life, and enjoy a KIND bar while you're at it.
      • We will be tabling over lunchtime throughout the week; look for us!
    • International Women's Week Social, Butch's Den, 3-5
      • Join us once again in honoring those at WSU positively impacting the lives of here and abroad. This year we’ll also be exploring fashion as a force in women’s lives throughout the week – expect to see culturally and artistically significant pieces!
      • Hot tea and light refreshments will be provided; you bring the fascinating conversation! There is no cost to attend, but space may be limited; we're accepting reservations.
      • If you would like to see someone honored at this event, please nominate them. We will visually highlight their accomplishments and the impact they have on our community during the social.
  • Wednesday, March 6th 
    • Tabling in the Cub Spine
      • Stop by between 11 and 2 to take part in an activity honoring women. 
      • Rumor has it there may be buttons or stickers!
    • Fashion as Culture Showcase, Library Atrium, 10-3
      • The International Students Council is going to have a showcase of cultural clothing from many parts of the world. Walk through the library atrium at Holland-Terrell between 10 and 3 to see pieces that belong to WSU students; if you're lucky, they'll be present to answer any questions you have about their outfits!
  • Thursday, March 7th 
    • CUB Tabling
      • If you haven't managed it yet (or even if you have), stop by our table to take part in an activity honoring important women in your life, and pick up an International Women's Day button to wear on Friday!
  • Friday, March 8th - International Women's Day!
    • Carnations in the Cub
      • From 11AM until we run out of flowers, we'll be handing out carnations and inspirational notes to anyone who wants one. Every year, we do this to honor International Women's Day. Did you get a flower last year? 
    • Women's Center Art Show "The Faces We Show" Opening Reception, 11-1
      • Campus and community artists are invited to submit pieces that connect with International Women's Day and the theme "The Faces We Show." We are accepting submissions now! 
      • Pieces will be displayed throughout Women's History Month in the Women's Center. We have remodeled and have even more space for art.
      • This midday opening reception will feature light refreshments, striking art, and interesting conversation. Stop by!
    • Fashion as Identity Coffee Hour at the International Center, 3-4
      • Join the International Center and ATVP for a casual conversation about what fashion means as part of identity. Expect the conversation to be far-reaching! If you haven't visited the International Center, this is an excellent way to get to know this invaluable campus resource.
    • Clueless, CUB Auditorium, 6-8
      • The Student Entertainment Board has gotten into the spirit of International Women's Day and our fashion theme, and will be showing Clueless! This film is a classic, and it's always worth watching.

2019 International Women's Week Committee Members

Pamela Duran, International Programs
Amy Sharp, Women*s Center
Jennifer Murray, Women*s Center
Lorena O'English, Libraries
Masha Gartstein, ADVANCE
Vanessa Corwin, ATVP
Erica Nicol, Libraries
Maureen Smith, GIESORC
Jaclyn Logsdon, International Programs
Ximeng Li, International Students Council
Valerie Ho, International Students Council
Quin Nguyen, International Students Council 
Kristen Foos, Global Scholars
Carol Salusso, Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles
Manal Shaheen, Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles


If you're interested in joining the committee in the future, please contact Pam Duran in International Programs. 

According to the United Nations, International Women's Day is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women. First celebrated in 1911, International Women's Day honors the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action. There are far too many issues of importance to women to fit into a single day, so at WSU we celebrate the entire week as part of Women's History Month. Each year, the WSU International Women's Week Committee works together to develop a calendar of events celebrating women's challenges and achievements worldwide.    

This year, the committee is exploring the theme of "The Faces We Show." We will look into many aspects of fashion: as a source of pain and tool of control; as a form of high art; and as important cultural expression. Many events throughout the week will be tied to fashion, from art exhibits to a showing of The Devil Wears Prada.