Women’s Week

Women’s Week is an annual week-long event held at ASU to celebrate, educate, and connect.

Brief History of Women’s Week

Women’s week was established by Adams State student P.V. (Tori) Martinez and Dr. Stephanie Hilwig in 2014 and with the help and support of Dr. Beez Shell and Dr. Carol Guerrero-Murphy. The event was a multi-departmental cooperation to celebrate, educate, and connect the women on campus and in the San Luis Valley community. Women’s Week was so well-received that we decided to make it an annual event!

A committee has been established to help Women’s Week thrive in the years to come. If you would like to join this committee, contact us to let us know!

2017 4th Annual Women’s Week is now in the planning stage

2016 3rd Annual Women’s Week was held March 5th – 11th

womens week banner 2015

Celebrating women – their accomplishments and continued struggles.Throughout the week Nielsen Library hosted a book display on the second floor of the library and the Hatfield Gallery, located in the Art Building, displayed the Return of the Corn Mothers: Wise Women of the San Luis Valley, photographs by Todd Pierson.

Week’s Events Included:

  • Saturday, March 5
    International Women’s Day
    10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    McDaniel Hall 101
  • Monday, March 7
    Faculty Lecture
    Women in Front and Behind the Lens
    O. Gustavo Plascencia, assistant professor of art
    6:30 p.m.
    Art Building 227
  • Tuesday, March 8
    Guest Speaker
    Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet
    Leora Tanenbaum
    7 p.m.
    Art Building 227
  • Wednesday, March 9
    Movie Night
    Dark Girls
    6:30 p.m.
    McDaniel Hall 101
  • Thursday, March 10
    Poetry Reading and Slam
    Hosted by Aaron Abeyta, professor of English; and Adams State Alumna Tori Martinez ’15
    12 p.m.
    Nielsen Library second floor
  • Friday, March 11
    Food for the Soul Luncheon
    12 p.m.
    CASA House
  • Common Reading Event
    With the Corn Mothers Panel
    6:30 p.m.
    Nielsen Library second floor

2015 2nd Annual Women’s Week was held March 6th – 14th

womens week banner 2015

  • THEME: “We Have A Voice,” celebrating the diverse voices of women because each voice is important and powerful
  • BANNER CONTEST: We had a contest during the fall semester, for the best design to be used as our second annual Women’s Week banner. We received 17 entries. A big “thank you” to everyone who entered; it was not easy to choose a winner. The criteria was that the banner design had to portray this year’s theme of “We Have A Voice.” A scholarship of $300 for ASU’s spring semester will be awarded to the winner, Tessie Pikula.
    • Week-Long Events
      • Week-long book display of feminist books in Nielsen Library
      • Week-long clothesline project
      • Week-long art show, “Women’s Voices in Art”
    • Tres Vidas performance
    • International Women’s Day Event
    • Engage the Rage: Poetry Reading Followed By a Poetry Slam
    • Panel Discussion
    • Movie Night
    • Kindred Spirits Luncheon
    • Faculty Lecture
    • Guest Lecture
    • C.A.S.A Luncheon
    • Take Back the Night
    • STEM Saturday “Girls Only” Science Event

2014 1st Annual Women’s Week was held March 3rd – March 8th

womens wk

  • THEME: No Theme
    • Public Film showing “Miss Representation,” with public discussion after
    • Women in Higher Ed presentation by Dr. Beez Schell
    • Wellness Wednesday lunch and lecture on relationships at CASA  Click here to see Youtube video 
    • Faculty Lecture with Dr. Stephanie Hilwig Click here to see youtube video
    • Tunnel of Oppression
    • Round table discussion with women from the SLV community
    • International Women’s Day-long event, organized by Dr. Lisa-Mari Centeno
    • Movie Night “Girl Rising,” with public discussion after


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