The Stevenson Villager
March 6, 2020
March is not like any other month. March is Women’s History Month, and the Stevenson University community is hosting an array of events to commemorate moments in time that celebrate women.
Women’s History Month is “an opportunity to reflect and truly recognize the advances that we [women] have had,” said Cristina Garcia, the director of diversity and inclusion at Stevenson University. Jenna Womack, director of student activities, adds that in addition to celebrating the women today, the significance of the month is “to honor the women of our past – especially those that fought for today’s women to have better opportunities.”
An article on History.com notes that 2020 marks 100 years since women were granted the right to vote following the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. In acknowledging the importance of the month, different departments, clubs and organizations at Stevenson are hosting activities emphasizing women empowerment.