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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include a new speaker for the March 23 president’s reception.

Cal State Fullerton honors women’s achievements throughout history with a variety of events during the month of March, including a March 23 president’s reception.

Some of the Women’s History Month activities include:

March 8 — International Women’s Day

To commemorate International Women’s Day, several campus organizations present the “Be Bold for Change: She Persists” event, featuring take-action tables, performances, music, food and a series of TED Talks on various women’s issues and experiences. The program runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Humanities-Social Sciences Building plaza.

March 11 — Women Veterans in Higher Education Conference

“Connect and Empower” is the theme of the fifth annual conference, featuring keynote speaker Elena Kim, field representative for Congressman Paul Ruiz and a U.S. Army veteran. The event is hosted by the Veterans Resource Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Portola Pavilion of the Titan Student Union. Registration is available online.

March 14 — Interdisciplinary Conversations on Crossing Borders

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts a 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. interdisciplinary lecture in Room 360 of the Pollak Library. Presentations include: “Investigating the Border: Chicana Feminism and Detective Fiction” by Gabriela Nuñez, assistant professor of Chicana and Chicano studies; “World Literature in the Age of Diaspora” by David Kelman, associate professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics; and “Women in Leadership: Bipartisan, Pro-Choice and in O.C.” by Natalie Fousekis, professor of history.

March 15 — Local Activists Teach-in

Melina Abdullah, chair and professor of Pan-American studies at Cal State Los Angeles and Black Lives Matter organizer, and Cristina Flores of Copwatch Santa Ana join CSUF’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department for a conversation about local activism. The 4-6 p.m. event takes place in Room 308 of Langsdorf Hall.

March 16 — Sharing Their Stories as Women Authors

Authors Tyrah Majors (“Grammy and Me”), Diana Phan (“CIA Punk” novel series, “Snack Wine”) and Dianna Blake (“College Success for Moms”) discuss their unconventional journeys into the field of publishing. The 2:30-4 p.m. event takes place in Room 205 of University Hall.

March 20 — Women in STEM

The Asian Pacific American Resource Center and CSUF Society of Women in Engineering host a noon to 1 p.m. “lunch and learn” in Room 210B of University Hall. Student speakers will discuss representation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

March 21 — Building a Career in Banking

April Diaz and Katie McEvilly, US Bank district managers, share stories of balancing their lives and careers as they moved up the banking corporate ladder. The 2-3 p.m. event takes place in Room 205 of University Hall.

March 23 — President’s Reception for Women’s History Month

President Mildred García hosts a reception focusing on “Honoring Trailblazing Women” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion. The keynote speaker is Vickie Mabry-Height, M.D., physician and author of “White Coat Secrets.”

To learn about more events, contact the WoMen’s and Adult Reentry Center at 657-278-3928.