Coastal Bend College recognizes and supports gender equality both on and off campus, but students and community members can expect some additional recognition of this important topic on Tuesday, March 3 for International Women’s Day (IWD), a day acknowledged by the United Nations, that is celebrated in more than 100 countries, recognizing the achievements of women and calling gender parity to action.
Coastal Bend College in Beeville will have information tables set up for students and community members to get information from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Companies represented for the information tables includes: Beeville Spohn Hospital, Purple Door, Community Action Corporation of South Texas (CACOST), Family Planning Clinic, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Prosperity Bank, Women’s Empowerment (WE) Empower Group, Santa Fe Health Care, Hacienda Oaks, Bee County Literacy Council, as well as CBC workforce programs and clubs.
Starting at 12 p.m., there will be panel of women from different industries including a business owner, a crime victim’s coordinator, and an OB nurse, held in R.W. Dirks Building, Room 119. The panel will be life-sized to CBC Kingsville, CBC Alice, and CBC Pleasanton. Guest speakers include Myrtle Luck, former CBC Volleyball speaking on “A Varied History of Women: Gaining More Equality and Areas That Still Need Work” at 11:30 a.m. and Lola Castro of Prosperity Bank speaking on “Money and Credit Matters: Student Spending vs Saving” at 1 p.m.
“Our goal of celebrating International Women’s Day on campus is to raise awareness about what it means, to celebrate the accomplishments of women, and discuss what we can do as a whole to work towards equality for everyone,” said Luz Miranda. “We have come a long way but we have to work together as a whole to overcome the gender equality challenges that still exist.”