Campus Life

International Women’s Day to kick off with a bang

Written for The Argo by Magdalene Coleman

Stockton University’s Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Center (WGSC), and the Toget-HER organization will honor influential women during International Women’s Day in the Campus Center Grand Hall at the Galloway campus on Tuesday, March 8 at 10 a.m.. 

According to the WGSC staff, “This event will be a big celebration!”. The occasion will kick off with a guest speaker, and the members of Toget-HER will perform for the event.

The Educational Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission in California created a local celebration of Women’s History Week in 1978. It became national in 1980 during Jimmy Carter’s Presidency, then became Women’s History Month in 1987. Between 1988 and 1994, Congress declared March as Women’s History Month annually. The Stockton WGSC webpage has the latest information on this occasion.

Toget-HER consists of young Black women aiming to empower other women of color. The Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Center, located in the F Wing of the Academic Building on the Galloway campus, is the place for female, and LGBTQIA+ students to feel welcome and be seen as equals.

Stockton University, a public, four-year institution of higher education is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, founded in 1969, has four campus locations in addition to the main campus location in Galloway, including in Atlantic City, Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine, and boasts of a diverse student body, offering an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education.