BY KATI RIVERA
The month of March is Women’s History Month and March 8th was International Women’s Day.
In order to bring awareness to this month, Student Engagement hosted a set of events to empower the women of Fort Hays State University and bring awareness to others.
Alyssa McCormack, the lead event planner for the Empower Women Event on Tuesday, said that her goal for this event was to have activities that make women feel empowered and educate others about Women’s History Month.
The Empower Women Event consisted of flyers about inspirational women in history, creating your own personal tote bag, female-positive stickers, bracelets, and broken glass keychains.
The broken glass key chains acted as an ode to this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, #BreakTheBias – a campaign that works towards breaking out of stereotypes and surpassing the limits that are often set on women by society. These keychains were hand-made by the Empowering Women Team, consisting of McCormack, Ali Colwell, and Alyxius Torres.
McCormack said she was proud of the event’s turnout. She felt as though the event brought a lot of awareness to International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month as a whole.
Student Engagment has hosted multiple events this month in honor of Women’s History Month. Throughout the week of March 7-11th, the FHSU sororities tabled in the Memorial Union to promote women empowerment. The sororities passed out coloring pages with empowering sayings, handed out stickers to students, and encouraged students to write what makes strong women or who a strong woman is in their life.
Student Engagement is continuing to host events centered around Women’s Empowerment throughout the month of March. Each event can be found on TigerLink or on the CORQ app.
Equal Pay Day – Thursday, March 24th – 4:00 PM – Black and Gold Room
For more information about Women’s History Month, go to https://womenshistorymonth.gov/