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Celebrate Women’s History Month

Every March, the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI) commemorates Women’s History Month. What began simply as a Women’s History Week in the United States has evolved into an entire month full of celebration, education, and commemoration of women who come before us. The CMEI celebrates this month with all who identify as women including but not limited to women of color, trans-women, queer women, femme, and all other marginalized groups of women. We want to acknowledge the oppression of trans, non-binary, gender-confirming, women-identified individuals and we will focus on uplifting voices from the respective community. As Lizzo said it best, “If you feel like a girl then you’re real like a girl.”

On March 8th, we also recognize International Women’s Day with a special panel where we will dig deeper into gender and sexuality. The CMEI hopes to create programming and events with our partners to highlight and amplify the voices of women who are continuing to create change as well as championing for the women on the MSU Denver campus. This year, the theme for Women’s History Month is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope” in recognizing the ways women have provided hope and healing for many generations.

Keep scrolling down to view all events for this month! 

International Women’s Day: Breaking Gender Roles Panel & Lunch

Tuesday, March 8th, 11:30AM | Tivoli 320 ABC – Baerresen Ballroom

Please join Equity Peer Leader, Kendall Taylor-Wright, the CMEI, and the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy (GITA) as we kick off Women’s History Month over a meal. Enjoy our panel of faculty, staff, and students as they engage in an equitable dialogue including topics of dismantling cis/hetero privileges, oppressive gender roles, and creating a more equitable social justice future for all.

Panelists will include, Tyrell Allen (She, They), Director of the Auraria LGBTQ+ Student Resource Center; Netty Rodriguez (They, She), Associate Director of the GITA; representative from the University of Colorado Denver’s LGBTQ+ Faculty Assembly Committee; and students.

Women of Color & Makeup: Equity Peer Leader Critical Discussion

Wednesday, March 16th, 4:00PM | JSSB 237 CMEI Student Lounge

Please join Equity Peer Leader, Sara Vang, and the CMEI in a dialogue on the unique, complex experiences, and journeys that women of color have with makeup. We will discuss the inclusivity within Western makeup products, brands, and trends. We will also discuss how societal beauty standards affect women of color. You do not have to be a makeup wearer or makeup expert to participate in this conversation! The conversation will be unique to our individual experiences and relationships with makeup.

The Fight for Equal Pay in Women’s Soccer LFG Documentary Viewing Followed by Facilitated Discussion

Monday, March 28th, 4:00PM Viewing, 6:00PM Discussion | Tivoli Turnhalle

Campus Recreation, the CMEI, the GITA, and The Athletics Department, present LFG, CNN Films/HBO Max’s latest documentary. LFG is a no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s ongoing fight for equal pay. The film interweaves transcendent athletic performances, including a record-breaking World Cup victory in 2019, with the players’ ongoing pursuit for equal pay. The viewing is followed by a facilitated discussion led by Kat Mertz, Head Coach of Roadrunners Athletics Women’s Soccer and Netty Rodriguez, Associate Director of the GITA.

Save the Date

Transgender Day of Visibility | Thursday, March 31st

Join the CMEI, the Auraria LGBTQ+ Student Resource Center, and the GITA on March 31st to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility.

Sister Circles

CMEI Sister Circles Fall2021

Sister Circles is a group for women of self-identified women of color who gather as a collective community. This group was designed to provide a secure space for women of color to explore their identity/s, discuss challenges and strengths, and explore the needs of women in different spheres of life. Sister Circles has a priority goal of gathering women of color together in order to create a space for healing, encouragement, understanding, learning, strength, growth, and empowerment along with engaging in inclusivity.

Student Organizations

CMEI Triota

Iota Iota Iota Honor Society

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MSU Denver Women in Cybersecurity Student Chapter

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MSU Denver Women in Aviation

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Student Organizations - Sororities


Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.

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Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

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CMEI Lambda Theta Nu

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.

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Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority, Inc.

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Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

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Want to Learn More?

In celebrating women’s contributions to history, culture, and society, below are additional resources:

Why do we celebrate Women’s History Month?

  • History – reflection of women’s overlooked contributions within society and history.
  • Library of Congress – resources to commemorate and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
  • International Women’s Day – global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women, took place for the first time on March 8, 1911. The United Nations has sponsored International Women’s Day since 1975.
  • National Women’s History Museum – online presence and museum to tell the stories of women who transformed our nation.



  • United Collegiate Women’s Leadership Conference – an interactive transformational experience where women from all walks of life come together to understand the authentic leader they have within themselves, while preparing them to tackle critical issues facing their campus and larger communities.

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Campus Location:

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Campus Box 39, P.O. Box 173362, Denver, CO 80217-3362