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Week of Women’s Her Stories begins this week

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The Diversity Resource Center will hold events, starting March 18, as part of Week of Women’s Her Stories, to celebrate Women’s History Month. Photo courtesy of www.rebeccaheflin.com.

The Diversity Resource Center will be hosting the annual Week of Women’s Her Stories starting Monday March 18. There will be activities going on through the week until Thursday March 21 in the Occhiato University Center.

The Diversity Resource Center puts on many programming events throughout the year and wants to make sure that all students feel welcomed on the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus. Students are always encouraged to go to the Diversity Resource Center and be welcomed to socialize in a friendly environment.

As one of the many programs put on by the Diversity Resource Center, the Women’s Her Stories will be open to anyone and will be an uplifting week to women.

On the first day of the Women’s Her Stories there will be a presentation given by Leticia Steffen concerning the film “Miss Representation” in the OUC room 031 at 6 p.m. There will be snacks provided to those who attend.

“Miss Representation” is a film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom who wanted to project to the world exactly how women are portrayed in the media. This film has many different stories that all connect with the common topic of women in the media. There are many celebrity appearances in the film as well such as, Katie Couric, Jane Fonda and Margret Cho.

When Steffen was asked to lead a discussion during Her Week she gladly took the job.

“I use this film [Miss Representation] in my Women & Media class to drum up discussion about media representations of women, and the challenges women face in overcoming some of the labels they’ve been given through their portrayals in the media,” Steffen said.

The following day, Tuesday March 19, Dr. Jackie Stroud will be leading a discussion concerning the film “Half the Sky: Turing Oppression Into opportunity for Women Worldwide” in the OUC room 031 at 6 p.m. with snacks provided.

“It looks like there are a lot of different activities people can participate in during the week, and I definitely hope I can find some time to attend the other activities. The events are a great way to celebrate Women’s History Month,” Steffen Said.