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Official purple logo for International Women's Day with an infinity loop creating the venus gender symbol

What is International Women*s Day?

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. March 8th marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

IWD  is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. IT is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, IWW has been occurring for well over a century - and continue's to grow from strength to strength. 

2022 Campaign Theme: #BreaktheBias

"Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias."

-International Women's Day

  • International Women*s Day Tabling

    Tuesday, March 8, 2022

    Wednesday, March 9, 2022

    10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    CUB Spine, Ground Floor

    Join the Women*s Center, Office of International Programs, International Student Council, Undocumented Initiatives, Study Abroad, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and multiple student organizations as we table to celebrate International Women*s Day!

    Learn the significance of International Women*s Day by interacting with multiple tables set-up with varying celebrations, activities, and commemorations.

    Get your photo taken with the International Women*s Day photo-booth, make buttons, join student club(s), and so much more! If you interact with enough tables, you can enter a giveaway for a chance to get Silverwood tickets! Celebrate women's accomplishments and wonder by joining us for this dynamic event!

  • International Women*s Week Tours

    March 8 & March 9

    1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

    Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

    Join us for a special tour of Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, led by Education Coordinator Kristin Becker. In observance of International Women’s Day 2022, we will explore this year’s theme, #BreakTheBias, through the sculptures and prints of artist Alison Saar. This tour is free and open to the public.

    https://museum.wsu.edu/events/event/international-womens-week-tour-2/
     
    This tour is being offered in collaboration with the Women*s Center WSU, the International Center WSU, and other campus partners who are working to raise awareness of International Women’s Day 2022.

  • Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar Reflection Night

    Thursday, March 10

    4-5 p.m.

    Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU

    https://museum.wsu.edu/events/event/mirror-mirror-the-prints-of-alison-saar-reflection-night/
     
    We invite students, faculty, staff and community members to join in a discussion about Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation in observance of International Women’s Day 2022. Participants will reflect on the ways in which Alison Saar’s work has influenced coursework, creative practice, and individual perspectives. Please email Kristin Becker, Education Coordinator, if you would like to RSVP to speak to the group for five minutes about your experience with Mirror, Mirror: kristin.carlson@wsu.edu. All are welcome to attend, listen and join the discussion informally without RSVP.
     
    American artist Alison Saar is known not only for her powerful sculptures—she is also a master of the art of printmaking. In both forms, she employs a personal vocabulary informed by history, race, and mythology. Her influences range from ancient Europe, Africa, and American folk art. Saar’s works narrate stories of the African American experience, moving effortlessly from the personal to the political. In many of her works, she charts the tragic history of slavery in America, but her figures symbolize defiance and strength. Other recurring images are informed by jazz, romance, and desire. Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation—featuring nearly 50 prints and five sculptures by the Los Angeles–based artist—is on view at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through March 12, 2022.

     
    This event is being offered in collaboration with the Women*s Center WSU, the International Center WSU, and other campus partners who are working to raise awareness of International Women’s Day 2022.

  • Office of International Programs' Coffee Hour Series Presents: Family-Life Balance

    Friday, March 11

    3-4 p.m.

    Butch's Den

    Join the Graduate Professional Student Association & Women*s Center as we convene for the Office of International Programs' Coffee Hour Series. This session will focus on international students who are balancing family, work, academia, and life. Due to this, we encourage attendees to bring their children ages 2-12 as childcare will be provided! 

    Join your peers as folks discuss navigating higher education as international students. We are dividing this session into two parts:
    1. Hear from a panel of folks who are also navigating family-work-life balance for the first half hour.
    2. Decompress by expressing yourself creatively through painting, drawing, poetry, etc.

    Questions? Contact GPSA Vice President Marwa Aly at vpgpsa@wsu.edu