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March Is Women's Herstory Month!

International Womens Day, 2023 Join us for a celebration of Women's* Herstory Month, beginning March 1st as we recognize the phenomenal contributions womyn have made nationally and internationally.

Womyn’s Herstory month is a time for us to celebrate the many contributions of women that have often been overlooked. This is a time for us to learn more about the impact many women have had within the U.S. and beyond, through their activism, advocacy, and community building. We are excited to share our Women’s Herstory Month calendar of events listed below, featuring phenomenal programs that we encourage you to attend. 

In honor of International Women’s Day, we are spreading the word on this year’s theme, #EmbraceEquityYou can learn more about how to get involved and raise awareness about gender equity and gender bias, challenging ourselves to unlearn gendered norms that have created barriers and limitations for women across the globe.

  • Wednesday, March 1 | Mandy and Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

    Njideka Akunyili CrosbyMandy and Cliff Einstein Visiting Artist Series and the Otis College Fine Arts Department Presents Visiting Artist Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby | 7:00pm-9:00pm, The Forum | RSVP here

    Njideka Akunyili Crosby was born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1983 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She was a participant in La Biennale di Venezia, 58th International Art Exhibition, May You Live In Interesting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff (11 May–24 November 2019). Current and upcoming solo exhibitions include Contemporary Project: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX (2022), and The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Yale Center for British Art (2022-2023). She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Arts (2020), an Honorary Doctorate of Art from Swarthmore College (2019), a MacArthur Fellowship (2017), and a United States Artist Fellowship (2021). Akunyili Crosby’s work is held in significant museum collections throughout the world. Learn more at

    This lecture is presented by the Otis College Fine Arts department and is funded through a generous gift from Mandy and Cliff Einstein. The Einstein Visiting Artist Series provides students with an opportunity to learn and engage directly with major figures in the art world today.

  • Thursday, March 2 | Community Museum Visit, LA Louver

    Art in a Museum by Alison Saar, Uproot LAL 2023Community Museum Visit, LA Louver, Alison Saar Uproot Exhibit | 2:00PM-4:00PM | RSVP here.

    The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Student Affairs is hosting a community museum visit at the LA Louvre for Alison Saar's Uproot Exhibit: L.A. Louver is proud to present new work by Alison Saar (‘81 MFA Fine Arts). In this presentation, Saar employs historical memory and media as a lens through which to view the contemporary and delves deeper into the realities, histories, and layers of Black womanhood in the United States. Titled Uproot, this exhibition excavates the intersection of racialized gender inequity and reproductive rights, taking as inspiration images of the Sable Venus and the use of herbal abortifacients as a means of resistance and revolution. Comprised of sculptures and paintings, this will be the artist’s eighth solo exhibition at L.A. Louver.

    This is open to all students, staff, faculty, and alumnx who wish to attend and is FREE. Space is limited so this will be first come first served. If you have any questions, please email

    A shuttle will be provided and will leave Otis College at 1:15pm to arrive at LA Louvre no later than 2pm. We will leave LA Louvre by 3:30pm and will be back at Otis between 4pm and 4:15pm. If you would like to meet us at the museum, you can drive yourself and park in the parking structure across from LA Louvre, where parking is validated.

  • Wednesday, March 8 | International Women’s Day

    Embrace Equity, International Womens DayInternational Women's Day | #EmbraceEquity

    For International Women's Day and beyond, let's all fully #EmbraceEquity. Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA. And it's critical to understand the difference between equity and equality. IWD 2023's campaign theme aims to get the world talking about why "equal opportunities are no longer enough." Read more about this here. We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion.  Collective activism is what drives change. From grassroots action to wide-scale momentum, we can all embrace equity.  Forging gender equity isn't limited to women solely fighting the good fight. Allies are incredibly important for the social, economic, cultural, and political advancement of women. Let's all step forward and commit to #EmbraceEquity.

  • Tuesday, March 14 | International Women’s Day Celebration Dinner

    International Womens Day Celebration Dinner: Tuesday, March 14th, At the Forum, at 6pm to 8pm

    Tuesday, March 14 | International Women’s Day Celebration Dinner

    The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is hosting the first-ever International Women's Day Dinner Celebration. This is a celebration honoring the lives, experiences, and perspectives on womanhood, inclusive of gender identity and expression. Invited faculty, staff, students, and alumnx will have the opportunity to engage in conversations about lived experiences and the significance of International Women's Day. This is an invitation only event for students, staff, faculty, and alumnx who have been selected to attend so there will be an intergenerational cross section of invited community members. Each year, a new group of women across campus will be invited to this special event.

  • Friday, March 31 | Women in Animation Creatives Panel

    Animation Creatives PanelWomen in Animation Creatives Panel | 11:00am-12:30pm, The Forum

    Join us as we speak with women creatives from all paths of the animation industry in honor of Women’s History Month. We will be learning about what each of the panelist's paths have been and ask questions about their perspective on the industry.