March 1, 2023

Mesa College celebrates Women’s History Month with series of events and activities

By Office of Communications


San Diego, CA ---- During the month of March, San Diego Mesa College proudly celebrates Women’s History Month, with a complete schedule of events, starting with “Careering While Asian II: Women’s History Month Edition”, a panel event will incorporate womxn-asian and womxn-pacific islander identifying persons from Mesa College, alongside professionals from other industries in San Diego, to bring their lived experiences as Asian and Pacific Islander womxn onto campus. They will share their lived experiences and strategies for how they have thrived in predominantly white industries. The panel will be on Monday, March 6, from 11:10am – 12:35pm in Mesa Commons room 211.


Events throughout the month will include a variety of topics and formats, such as women in agriculture, films on women’s rights, history, careers, clubs, and dance performance and multiple art exhibitions. 


The 12th Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series featuring Dr. Gabriela Kovats Sánchez will take place on International Women's Day, Wednesday, March 8th, from 9:35 - 11:00am in G-101.


The Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series honors the founder of the San Diego Mesa College Chicana/o Studies Department and recognizes her life-long commitment to education, feminism, and dedication to the mission of the community college. For the past twelve years, this lecture series has successfully attracted a wide range of campus and community members from the regional to San Diego Mesa College to reflect on the importance of Chicana/o Studies, Women’s Rights, Civil Rights, Community Service and Education.


Events are free and open to the public.

To see the full list of events, please visit the Mesa College Women’s History Month webpage, or visit the Mesa College Campus Calendar.


About San Diego Mesa College

San Diego Mesa College is a fully accredited, comprehensive college committed to equity and excellence. We honor our diverse community of students, faculty, professional staff, and administrators who collaborate to foster scholarship, leadership, access, and innovation in an inclusive learning environment. By promoting student learning and achievement that leads to degrees and certificates, transfer, workforce training, and lifelong learning, we empower our students to reach their educational goals and shape their future. Among the largest community colleges in California, Mesa serves 25,000 students per year, 25% of whom are full-time. Mesa offers nearly 200 associate degree and certificate programs and is one of 15 California community colleges offering a four-year baccalaureate degree. Mesa ranks as San Diego’s top transfer institution, is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Military Friendly School, serving nearly 2,500 veterans and their families.


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