Women's History Month 2019

Women’s History, Gender’s Present, Feminism’s Future

Events are organized and co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, Project SURVIVE, Ourstories Club, Women’s Resource Center, African American Studies, Communication Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, LGBT Studies, Labor & Community Studies, Philippine Studies, Political Science, VĀSĀ/Oceana Studies & Talanoa Series, Ethnic Studies and Social Justice Collaborative, Gender Diversity Project, Associated Students, Office of Student Equity, Visual Media Design, and Concert & Lecture Series. Supported by your $5 Student Activity Fee.

Unless otherwise noted, events are held on the Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan (at Ocean).  All events are free and open to everyone.

For more information, call (415) 452-5825 or

For disability-related accommodations, call (415) 452-5481, 48 hours in advance.

List of Events

Monday, February 4

3:00-6:00 pm | MUB 140

Healing Through Movement

CCSF African American Studies department chair and History professor Aliyah Dunn- Salahuddin leads this dynamic movement workshop, utilizing Dunham Technique to help participants connect to our ancestors and launch our work as we start the semester.

Wednesday, February 6

9:10-10:00 am | ARTX 181

Women and Poverty Eradication in Kerala

Join visiting Fulbright scholar, Dr. Bharathy, in discussion about her work with women's collectives on democratic governance and poverty eradication in Kerala. Co-sponsored by the Political Science department.

Wednesday, February 6

7:30-9:00 pm in Cloud 246

And Thursday, February 7

11:10 am-12:25 pm Cloud 266

Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker: XXWhy with Dr. Bharathy

Join visiting Fulbright scholar, Dr. Bharathy, in discussion about her work with women's collectives on democratic governance and poverty eradication in Kerala. Co-sponsored by the LGBT Studies department.

Wednesday, February 6

5:00-6:40 pm | La Colectiva/Day Laborer Hiring Hall at 3358 Chavez Street

Women's Work, Women's Power: Women's Collectives from Kerala to SF

Join visiting scholar Dr. Bharathy, who worked with Kudumbashree in India, the largest women collective in the world, in conversation with local organizers from La Colectiva de Mujeres, who organize for justice and dignity for immigrant women domestic workers in San Francisco. Co-sponsored by the Labor and Community Studies department.

Tuesday, February 12

3:30-5:00 pm | R301

Film Screening: The Feminist on Cellblock Y

Prisoners build a feminist movement from behind bars at an all-male prison in Soledad, California.

Wednesday, February 27

12:00-2:00 pm | Upper Level Student Union

Womyn of Color Gathering

Healing Through The Arts. An exploration on how diverse art forms can facilitate individual and community healing. A healthy meal will be served.

Wednesday, February 27

7:00-8:30 pm | Creative Arts 133

Avotcja and Modúpue: Poetry, Jazz, and the Fire of Wordsong

Poetry, Jazz, and the Fire of Wordsong: Connecting the Pacific and the Caribbean through jazz. Co-sponsored by Interdisciplinary Studies and VASA/Oceania Studies

Tuesday, March 5

8:10-9:25 am | Cloud 268

An Inter-Generational Perspective on Trans Women’s Leadership: A Discussion with Janetta Johnson and Rexy Amaral Tapia

Join us for discussion with local trans rights activists Rexy Amaral Tapia and Janetta Johnson. Rexy advocates for queer, trans and GNC (Gender non-conforming) youth of color in public schools and Janetta advocates for low income transgender women of color and their families who are in prison, formerly incarcerated, or targeted by the police. Together, Rexy and Janetta both work to create resilience against police violence, racism, and poverty while they fight for gender equality.

Tuesday, March 5

3:00-6:00 pm | MUB 140

Healing & Transformation Through Laughter

Micia Mosely, a Black-centric socio-political comedian and educator, channels the power of her ancestors in this interactive workshop. With the fierceness of Harriet Tubman and the clarity of James Baldwin, Mosely demonstrates that art has power when people take action. Performers and audience members co-create experiences that prove people can laugh together and generate change.

Wednesday, March 6

6:30-9:20 | Cloud 246

Film Screening: Queen Christina

Queen Christina, starring Greta Garbo, is a 1933 film based on the true story of Queen Christina of Sweden, a cross-dressing intellectual who refused to marry. Co-sponsored by the LGBT Studies Department.

Thursday, March 14

5:00-7:00 pm |  R305

Drop the MIC (Military Industrial Complex): Feminist Leadership Against Militarism

Join Krystal Rain Twobulls and Brittany DeBarros from About Face: Veterans Against War and local activists from GABRIELA, representing the struggle for the liberation of all oppressed Filipino women, and BAY-Peace: Better Alternatives for Youth, which supports and empowers Bay Area youth to transform militarism and other forms of violence for this Bay Area stop of the national Drop the MIC tour. Co-sponsored by the Philippine Studies department.

Tuesday, March 19

Check our website for details: ccsf.edu/women

Intersecting Identities Conference

Wednesday, March 20

6:30-9:20 pm | Cloud 246

Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots: the legacies of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson

Join the History of Queer Film class for selected film screenings highlighting the legacy and leadership of trans women of color at the heart of the riots that birthed the modern LGBT rights movement. Co-sponsored by the LGBT Studies Department.

Wednesday, March 13

12:00-2:00 pm | Women’s Resource Center, Smith Hall

Women's Resource Center Open House

Come meet the student leaders at the WRC and learn about the programs and services available to all CCSF students at the Women's Resource Center.

April 2- April 30

10am-3pm Mon-Thurs | Third Floor Cloud Hall

ReDressing Injustice Installation

Commemorating the hundreds of unsolved murders and rapes perpetrated against women living in Mexico, Guatemala, and Canada, where indigenous women have
been targeted.

Saturday, April 6

Check website for details

CCSF at 14th Annual Walk Against Rape

Walk and fundraise with CCSF Project  SURVIVE’s team. Details forthcoming at ccsf.edu/women.

Thursday, April 11

4:20-7:00pm |  R305

Immigrant Women at Work

Join us for a film screening of Rape on the Night Shift and discussion on grassroots organizing led by janitors leading the fight by immigrant women workers against workplace sexual harassment, and the role of civil rights law in supporting their efforts. Co-sponsored by the Latin American and Latino/a Studies department.

Thursday, April 25

11:10-12:25 | Batmale 203

Poetry Book Reading: The Inheritance of Haunting with Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes

Join CCSF alumna and queer Latinx poet, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, for a reading from her new book of poetry, the "Inheritance of Haunting" which was selected for the 2018 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize.

Thursday, April 25

5:00-8:00 pm | Check out website for location details: ccsf.edu/women

Writing as Alchemy (for Healing)

Join Tanea Lunsford Lynx, a third generation born Black San Franciscan on both sides, artist, activist, educator, abolitionist, and award-winning writer for this interactive workshop on the role of the written word in the process of healing and transformation.