Otter Cross Cultural Center

International Womxn's Day

The International Womxn's Day Celebration is an event that recognizes and celebrates womxn, femme, and non-binary individuals who have made significant contributions towards gender equity, feminist liberation, and intersectional approaches to their work and activism.

International Womxn's Day 2024: Let's Inspire Inclusion
Friday, March 8th, 2024
10:00 am — 10:00 pm

International Womxn’s Day 2024 is an all-day event as we host a womxns summit with different workshops, seminars, speakers, and other events that celebrate the womxn in our community and on our campus by dismantling patriarchy and working towards intersectional feminist liberation!

With our theme in mind, we will forge a better world by inspiring others to understand and value womxn's inclusion. When womxn themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment.

Our schedule of events may change, so keep an eye on MyRaft for updates. Feel free to attend any or all events, mix and match as you please. Secure your spot on MyRaft, and remember to have your parking permit ready. For more information on parking, please visit Parking Services.

Schedule at a Glance:

Mothers Brunch
10:00 am — 11:30 am

Join the OC3 and OSU as we celebrate our mothers on campus for International Womxn's Day! This Brunch will provide our mothers with a chance to mingle and meet other parents on campus and learn more about the resources available to them.

A brunch meal will be provided and this is a child-friendly event.
Spots are limited, register on MyRaft

Please note: Minor participants/attendees must remain in supervision of their parent or legal guardian during the course of this event.  Cal State Monterey Bay's staff, faculty, students, and guests will not be held responsible or liable for the supervision of any minor participant/attendee during the event.

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Sexual Education Workshop
12:00 pm — 1:30 pm

Join us for an educational conversation on all things womxn's health: the menstrual cycle, queer sex-ed, and breaking the stigmas around womxn's sexual empowerment!

Featured Guest Speaker: Roxanna Curiel

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Womxns Inclusivity Panels
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm

Join the OC3 and OSU for a moment of networking, learning, and empowerment at this Womxns Panel! Hear some amazing presenters as they speak on their experiences as Womxn of Color, and the importance of inclusivity as a tool of success. 

Featured Panelists: Dr. Vanessa Lopez-Littleton, Nhizoni Chow Garcia, Rachelle Escamilla, and Linda Schaedle

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All Gxrls Party
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Join us for the finale of International Womxn’s Day at this exclusive all-gxrls party meant to celebrate and uplift the womxn/womxn-identifying in our community!

Open Mic from 7:00 pm
Share your talents! Poetry, singing, performance art.... anything that empowers you
to a supportive audience of other womxn. Starring a Special Guest Performer! Sign ups available here.

Dance Party from 8:00 pm — 10:00 pm
Come dance and celebrate the night away with your fellow fxmmes, hosted by DJ Baby Dizzle! Photo booth, mocktails, and more will be available all night!

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Past events have included:

  • A public art workshop with acclaimed artist Favianna Rodriguez.
  • An evening celebration recognizing womxn on campus with a keynote.
  • A screening of the documentary MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.
  • A poetry workshop and a keynote from acclaimed spoken word artists, FreeQuency.
  • A poetry reading by poet Yesika Salgado.
  • A lecture by Dr. Charlotte Davidson on Indigenous Studies, education policy, and land-based methodologies
  • A panel and Q&A with the hosts of the empowering podcast: AsianBossGirl
  • WOW Fest: A Celebration of Womxn through storytelling, art, and open mic performances