'Women ruled pop culture this year'

Women’s History Month events at UTA celebrate women in pop culture, society and history

Monday, Mar 04, 2024 • Cristal Gonzalez : contact

A group of four women

To celebrate Women’s History Month, students and campus groups are hosting events across The University of Texas at Arlington campus.

This year the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program is hosting “Women in Pop CultHER” with the Intercultural Student Engagement Center, the Department of Global Engagement, Career Development Center, Women of Gold, RVSP, Fraternity and Sorority Life and Health Services.

Dustin Harp

“Women ruled pop culture this year,” said Dustin Harp, director of the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program and associate professor in the College of Liberal Arts. “'Barbie,' the biggest movie in Hollywood, was led by women, and Taylor Swift and Beyoncé had the two highest-grossing world tours.

“We’re going to be celebrating women in pop culture, but we’re also going to be thinking critically about women’s role in society, in history and in spaces where women’s voices are not being represented.”

Events include:

  • The Department of Global Engagement’s bi-weekly Global Grounds chai break in the University Center’s Palo Duro Lounge on Thursday, March 7, at 4 p.m.
  • Women of Gold’s leadership panel for women, “EmpowerHER,” on Friday, March 8, in the University Center’s Rio Grande Ballroom from 6-8:00 p.m.
  • Women’s History Month Pop CultHER Game Time on Wednesday, March 20, in the University Center’s Red River Room, from noon to 1 p.m. Test your pop culture knowledge and win cool prizes. Lunch will be provided.
  • A screening of “Barbie” on Wednesday, March 20, from 6-8 p.m. in the Rosebud Theatre in the University Center. Free pizza, popcorn, cotton candy and more will be provided.
  • Pop CultHER Con on Thursday, March 21, from noon to 3 p.m. in the University Center’s Rio Grande Ballroom. There will be music, friendship bracelet stations, lunch, poetry, dance presentation and more.

For the full list of events, visit the UTA Events Calendar.