Multicultural Center celebrates women's history in annual event
Wonderful women event to recognize women across campus
The ASU Multicultural Center will be celebrating their annual Wonderful Women of ASU event in recognition of Women's History Month Wednesday, March 26 in the University Center lobby.
"This event is important just to recognize all the women that make this institution a better place," said Erika Baeza, Assistant Director of the Multicultural Center. "Students are recognized as well, especially women whose character show strength and are good role models in our society."
Wonderful Women of ASU was made to honor and recognize all female staff, faculty and student staff that have made an impact on the students of ASU. Pink ballot boxes have been place all over campus since early March so the student body can nominate their candidates.
Students can nominate women for multiple reasons.
It can be the little things that are important said Baeza. It can be the person who helps a student with scholarships to the person who is simply friendly and makes their day a little bit better.
The Women's History Month Celebration will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include refreshments, educational information as well as the Wonderful Women Ceremony. ASU President Dr. Brian May will also make an appearance to introduce and award the nominees.
The Multicultural Center also wants to focus on some of the inequalities that women still face today in society and in the work place. As well as recognize the accomplishments and progression women have made throughout history.
"There is still a glass ceiling when it comes to payment and promotion for women," said senior Carmela Booker. "There are still different standards held for women than there are for men. I think there has been improvement but since some people are resistant to even admitting women are treated unfairly, it is hard to make progress."
Junior Devon Bolan said that the older generation is still clinging to the idea of sexism.
"For example, waitresses in restaurants, I see the older generation acting inappropriately towards them because that's how they grew up," said Bolan. "That's what they know and it's not appropriate."
Recognizing this month is very important to the Multicultural Center and students on campus.
"Women's History Month is important to me because it promotes awareness," said Bolan. "It keeps the drive going for equal pay and job opportunities in fields like math and science for women."
Booker said that most history taught is from the white male perspective and there are many different viewpoints that we can learn a lot from.
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